Monroeville is a historic, small town in southwest Alabama located in the midst of one of the world’s foremost hardwood and softwood forests. This town is best described as a community of neighbors and neighborhoods built around family and friends. The quality of life in Monroeville thrives as education, healthcare, recreational activities, day trips, senior living, affordable housing, and other local amenities provide a world-class rural lifestyle that many small towns simply cannot match.
Education leads the way as the Monroe County School Board offers premium education throughout the county to students ranging from pre-school to adulthood. The Monroe County school system is a diverse public school system with eight schools that offer favorable curriculums, extracurricular programs, and a qualified staff preparing students in achieving their highest potential as learners and citizens. The high quality schools feature a nationally recognized middle school robotics team, a full assortment of Advanced Placement (AP) classes for university preparation, and quality technical programs.
In addition to public schools, Monroe Academy is a private school alternative within the county. Monroe Academy is committed to educational excellence in a Christian environment for students ranging from pre-kindergarten to high school and boasts a 100 percent high school graduation rate over the last decade.
Alabama Southern Community College (ASCC) complements the educational choices within the Monroe County by providing associate degrees, industrial technical training, and university transfer courses. ASCC is an award-winning collegiate institution having won the National Bellwether Award for instructional excellence and workforce development, ranked in the Top 20 of more than 1200 community colleges, and designated by the National Science Foundation as one of only 14 national centers for technology training.
The Monroe County Hospital (MCH) is an accredited 94-bed facility with on-staff physicians representing a scope of medical specialties ensuring that patients receive the best care possible. MCH also provides progressive home care, occupational health, laboratory services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, cardiopulmonary services, physical therapy, kidney dialysis, radiology, and 24-Hour emergency care.
Monroeville is an evolving regional healthcare hub that offers a multitude of services and choices in addition to the hospital. The state-of-the-art Southwest Alabama Community Cancer Center is a comprehensive cancer provider that specializes in a variety of routine and specific approaches to cancer treatment. The Monroe County Health Department provides a multitude of services including nutrition, home health, immunizations, and family planning.
Recreation & Day Trips
Monroeville provides a full array of activities for residents who enjoy all types of active and passive recreation. The city is sprinkled with charming parks, soccer fields, playgrounds, two modern public pools, public tennis courts, youth sports, and a state-of-the-art YMCA .The Vanity Fair Club features a challenging 18-hole course, which spans over 6,465 yards from the farthest tee for a par 72. The club also includes a lovely clubhouse, a swimming pool, and a 10-tee driving range.
Outdoor enthusiasts may participate in the some of the best clean air and outdoor life in the southeastern United States. The Alabama River is a popular place among sport anglers and boating enthusiasts, while the rural countryside is a hot spot for bird watching, hunting, camping, hiking, and horseback riding.
In addition to these activities, Monroeville is a short distance from alternative recreational adventures. Within a day’s trip, Monroeville’s residents take pleasure in the sugar-white beaches and deep sea fishing on the Gulf Coast, the world-class theatre at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (www.asf.net), the world renowned public Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, the Spa at the Grand Hotel , gourmet cooking lessons at the Wind Creek Resort, and many other festive activities.
Monroeville continues to draw retirees into the community through its affordable housing options, recreational opportunities, and a wide range of outstanding senior services. Retirees enjoy various affordable housing options as well as excellent senior and assisted-living options such as Mockingbird Pointe Apartments, Cedar Chase and The Meadows of Monroeville. Area houses of worship along with the Monroeville Area YMCA and the Vanity Fair Club provide great programs and excursions for willing seniors. Also, volunteer options are popular through a host of civic clubs like Kiwanis, Rotary, Civitan, Three Arts and Centurettees, Belles Lettres, Daughters of the American Revolution, and The American Red Cross.
Live. Work. Play… In a very special place we call home.