One of the fastest-growing towns in Alabama; Millbrook has nearly tripled its population since 1990. Many state-government workers commute from here to Montgomery, just 10 miles away.
Outdoor activities are a big attraction. Nearby lakes and rivers provide ample opportunities for fishing, while a 15-acre downtown park called the Village Green offers excellent golfing.
A fair number of foreclosures over the past few years has knocked down real estate prices, making home buying particularly affordable here. Market conditions are improving, said Wanda Malone of Dogwood Realty, but prices are still very reasonable.Subscribe to Money Magazine
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