About Enterprise

Enterprise is a city where Old South charm combines with New South vitality to make Enterprise a wonderful place to live, learn, work and make a living. Whether you are a visitor, a new resident, or considering relocation or retiring, you will find our city ready to make you feel at home. Rated by Consumers Digest as one of the top 25 best and most affordable retirement sites in the country.

Enterprise is a community of growth and progress, friendly people, a forward thinking government and a pleasant climate. Enterprise has a diverse blend of industrial, agricultural and military history. The city offers a variety of cultural, educational, and recreational activities for all ages ranging from cultural events to continuing education. Shopping and dining includes a historic downtown district, eight shopping centers and a wide variety of businesses located throughout the city. Moderate temperatures allow year-round golfing, hunting, fishing, and many other outdoor sports. The Enterprise City Park includes tennis, walking trails, a lake, playgrounds and a picnic area. 
Whether you enjoy living in a planned subdivision or a tranquil rural setting, you will find Enterprise provides a variety of options, including quality rental property. Housing in Enterprise is plentiful and affordable. Several new housing developments will have entities such as lakes, golf courses, two-acres of land, walking trails and neighborhood shops. 

Comprehensive medical care is available through the 135-bed hospital and the 36 doctors and 10 dentists who practice in Enterprise. A wide variety of additional quality medical services are available with a 30-minute drive. For the military, Lyster Army Hospital is located five miles from the city.

The city of Enterprise invites you to discover our city and learn why our residents call Enterprise home.

Community Profile

Population (2000) 

City 21,178
County 43,165
City Average Annual Growth Rate 1990-2000 5.2%
Per capita Income (1999)  $20,493
Median Family Income (1999) $45,510

For additional information Census Information


    Find Us

Commercial Airline No
Nearest Regional Airport Dothan, 28 miles
Distance to other Commercial Airports
     Montgomery Airport 90 miles
    Panama City, FL
     Atlanta Airport
Interstate Highways No
Distance to Interstate Highways
 I-10   40 miles
  I-65 & I 85   75 miles
Four Lane Highways US HWYS 231 & 84,
State Highways Al. Hwy. 167, 27, 134, 248
Distance to:
     Atlanta 231 miles
     Birmingham 184 miles
     Mobile 181miles
     Tallahassee 188 miles
     Panama City Beach, FL 90 miles
Public Transportation no

Crime Statistics

Crime Index: 2335.20
National: 4,922.7
State: 4,889.7

* The Crime Index is a measure of the number of crimes per 100,000 population. The index is composed of selected offenses used to gauge fluctuations in the overall volume and rate of crime reported to law enforcement. The offenses included are the violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, and property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Cost of Living Index

Dothan MSA 93.1
Montgomery MSA 100

Local Taxes

Property Taxes on $100,000 home with homestead exemption:      approx. $435.00
     Total Millage Rate     .43.5
Sales Tax      8%
Automobile Tag: $15,000 vehicle      approx. $125.00

For details on Alabama State Taxes, click here. (Alabama Revenue Department)

Housing Costs

Approximate cost of 1,800 sq. ft. home with two car garage - 5 to 10 yrs old $110,000.00
Approximate cost of 1,800 sq. ft. home with two car garage - New $117,000.00


Public Water Yes
     Cost per 1000 gallons -$164.
Public Sewer Yes
     Cost of Sewage Service 80% of water usage
     Cost per 1000 kwh $74.00
Garbage Service
     Cost $10.50 per month
     Number of pick ups per week 1
Cable TV
     Cost of Basic Service $ 32.95
     Number of basic channels 50
     Percent of community coverage 100% in Enterprise

Health Care

     City 33
     County 14
Hospital Beds
     City 131
     County 20
Nursing Home Facilities 2
Assisted Living Facilities 3
Regional Health Care Center Yes
Proximity to nearest Regional Health Care Center
SE Alabama Medical Center 40 miles

Health Care Cost Index:(Available for Regional Health Care Centers only - percent of national average)

Dothan MSA 82.9
Montgomery MSA 96.4

Source: ACCRA Data

Military Posts

Ft. Rucker 7 miles

Armed Services Links

AUSA - Association Of The United States Army
Department of Veteran Affairs
Air Force Personnel Center
Bureau of Naval Affairs
Retired and Annuity Pay
U.S. Office of Personnel Management


Places of Worship 64
Denominations Protestant and Catholic


High Mean Low
Spring 78.7 66.1 53.5
Summer 91 79.9 68.9
Fall 79.3 66.9 54.2
Winter 59.1 47.3 37.2

Life Long Learning Opportunities

Post Secondary Institutions Yes
Name/Distance to nearest P/S institutions
 Enterprise-Ozark Community College
 Troy University of Dothan  25 miles
  Wallace Community College   25 miles
Public Library Yes


Community Recreation Programs Yes
Senior Programs Yes

Regional Links

SAEDP Tourism/Recreation
Southeast Alabama Network
Historic Chattahoochee Commission

State Links

State of Alabama
Alabama State Parks
Travel and Tourism
Department of Conservation
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail
Alabama Live

For more detailed county demographics, please visit the American Community Network.

Interested in more community information?

Please contact: Chamber of Commerce
Address: PO Box 310577, Enterprise, Al.  36331
Phone Number: 334-347-0581
Email [email protected]
Web site Enterprise Chamber of Commerce

For general information about retiring in Alabama, please contact Alabama Advantage at [email protected].

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