Enterprise, Alabama


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

249 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
4 Votes - "Friendliest"
3 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
1 Votes - "Best For Food"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"


Enterprise derives much of its patriotism from nearby Fort Rucker, the Home of Army Aviation. The town has also been named a Retiree Model City, ranking in the top 25 towns for military to retire. Discover the largest collection of Army aircraft in America at the Army Aviation Museum.

But Enterprise has much more to offer besides patriotism. If you are looking for some Southern hospitality, downtown Enterprise is the place to go. Find shopping and dining in addition to an interactive art studio, museums and bed and breakfasts. The town prides itself on finding the perfect balance between traditional Southern charm and progress, hence the nickname, the City of Progress.

Don’t miss the Depot Museum in a train station from 1903, the petting zoo, a historic cotton gin, farms and farmers markets. Newly opened Bamajam Farms boasts water and equestrian parks, ATV trails, bumper boats, canoeing, a fitness center, and fishing, golfing and camping—outdoors adventures for the whole family.

Enterprise plays host to many unique events including the World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Aviation Expo, and the Boll Weevil Festival. Come for Summer Fest, the Piney Woods Arts Festival, or Freedom Fest, too. See what else is going on here in local reviews.

Enterprise is an interesting little town. I was born and raised there for 18 years, until I up and moved to the desert to start up my tint shop in Yuma and go after a new life, out on my own. I haven't been back in a long time but a lot of good friends keep me posted and updated on how things have changed. I'm afraid if I go back now, I won't appreciate the place for what it is as a result of missing what I used to know.
Reviewed by JakeTint
on October 24, 2017
I joined the military and traveled the world for 23 years. In all the places I visited and lived in the U.S. (CA, TX, WA, MA, TN, AZ, KY, OH and more), I never saw a place more supporting of the military and proud of its patriotism. When I retired from the military, I returned to Enterprise because its hospitality to the military and its unabashed patriotic pride.
Reviewed by haksang
on August 19, 2013
I have live here all my life. I have traveled to many states and other countries and I have never been anywhere I like better that my "Hometown" Enterprise, Al. Also I have been afforded the opportunity to make my living the last 46 years at Ft. Rucker, Al. which is 7 miles from Enterprise and the "Home of Aviation". Enterprise has great weather year round as well as many activities and attractions to include Patriotic events celebrating and saluting our soldiers contributions to our "Free" country. We must never take their sacrifices for granted, and anywhere we see a man in uniform we should thank him for his dedication and service to our country.
Reviewed by barnes6475@roadrunner.com
on August 19, 2013
Never thought that I would call Enterprise, AL home. Being in the military and originally from Louisiana I chose FT. Rucker because it was closet to my hometown. I fell in love with Enterprise immediately. My husband and I whom I met in Germany were married in the chapel on post. We were stationed twice at FT. Rucker. After traveling all over the world my husband and I returned to retire and make Enterprise our home. So happy with the decision to make roots here. We love the community and how it supports its military members and their families.
Reviewed by ShirlynQ
on August 19, 2013
I love our town so much that I have lived here twice. We were a military family and retired here. I love to see the decorations go up when we near American holidays, and enjoy parades and events downtown to celebrate our country. Enterprise is a wonderful place to live and I should know, we moved a lot in the military and I chose this town for my children to grow up in and go to school here. Now I am remarried, and my husband chose to move here as well. He loves our community too and is excited to go all of the events that Enterprise has to offer. Kim Hoobler
Reviewed by khoobler
on August 19, 2013
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