RELOCATING YOUR FAMILY
What sets the Millbrook area apart as a great place to live and raise a family? Is it our outstanding quality of life, our famous Southern hospitality, our abundant leisure activities, our temperate climate, or our casual lifestyle? Whatever your reasons for considering a move to central Alabama, we're so excited to welcome you, and we know you'll be glad to call Millbrook your hometown.
Looking for small, quiet neighborhoods and a sense of community? Millbrook’s neighborhoods offer just that–attractive homes tucked away in wooded areas–with all price points in mind. Get started by glancing at a list of Millbrook area neighborhoods HERE. For assistance in choosing your next home, contact a local realtor HERE.
Assisted & Independent Living
Millbrook's assisted living and independent living facilities offer retirees a pleasant and independent life in a small city. Apartment style facilities also offer options for seniors.
Millbrook welcomes newcomers affiliated with all branches of the Military and the Department of Defense. Major contributors to the central Alabama economy and key employers within the Montgomery MSA are the military installations of Maxwell Air Force Base and Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex . Both are located within 10 miles of Millbrook near downtown Montgomery and the interchange of Interstates 65 and 85. Service members and their families will find that the Millbrook community is a convenient and inviting place for them to call home for any length of stay. Visit the Maxwell and Gunter website www.maxwell.af.mil
Cost of Living
Affordable home prices, moderately priced consumer goods, and low energy and fuel costs help keep the overall cost of living at a reasonable level in the Montgomery MSA. Many residents find the Millbrook area offers a more comfortable and less costly lifestyle compared to other communities in the central Alabama region.
Millbrook residents enjoy some of the lowest tax burdens in the state. The Millbrook area sales tax is 8.5% and is distributed to the state and county levels as follows:
The Elmore County Public School system serves the Millbrook population. The system focuses on students’ maximum achievement and preparation. Key indices of academic progress show continued advancement. Fifteen schools make up the Elmore County system and serve a student population of more than 10,000. Private schools also serve the Millbrook student population. Current estimates show 57.15 % of the entire Millbrook population is educated beyond the high school level, an increase from the 2000 census. Colleges, universities and schools of higher learning located in the area afford many educational options to Millbrook and regional residents. Two year colleges and technical schools located near Millbrook include Trenholm State Technical Collage, South University, and Central Alabama Community College (Alexander City). To learn more visit these websites:
Alabama State Department of Education: alsde.edu
Alabama Community College System (Post Secondary): accs.cc
Elmore County Public Schools serving Millbrook: elmoreco.com
Coosada Elementary School
Airport Road Intermediate School
Millbrook Middle School / Junior High School
Stanhope Elmore High School
Elmore County Technical Center (Wetumpka)
Robinson Springs Elementary School (Special Programs)
Major colleges and universities located within a 100 mile radius of Millbrook:
Alabama State University (8 miles)
Troy University at Montgomery (8 miles)
Huntingdon College (10 miles)
Auburn University at Montgomery (15 miles)
Southern Christian University (15 miles)
Faulkner University (15 miles)
Troy University (50 miles)
Tuskegee University (50 miles)
Auburn University (75 miles)
Healthcare needs are met by regional and community hospitals and local healthcare providers in the Millbrook and Prattville area. Extensive healthcare services are also available in Montgomery and Birmingham, Alabama. Military personnel may use the Maxwell Air Force Base medical facilities. Nearby medical facilities include:
Prattville Baptist, Prattville, AL
Jackson Hospital, Montgomery, AL
Baptist Medical Center, South, Montgomery, AL
Baptist Medical Center, East, Montgomery, AL
Recreation & Culture
Leisure venues and recreational activities are prevalent and popular in the area. The Alabama River, and Lakes Jordan and Martin, are popular destinations for water recreational activities. Both venues are short drives from Millbrook. The Alabama Wildlife Federation headquarters, located in Millbrook, provides an array of outdoor conservation venues for children and adults. Miles of boardwalks and trails situated on 300+ acres are open to the public at designated times. Visit www.alabamawildlife.org for more details. Golf courses are available throughout the area and include the award winning Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill golf course in nearby Prattville and The Pines golf course, a municipal course in Millbrook. The Grandview YMCA and Conference Center in Millbrook provides recreational options for all ages. The City of Millbrook Parks and Recreation Department maintains municipal walking trails and community parks and organizes sports leagues for youngsters in the area. Regular theatrical performances by the Millbrook Community Players enrich the community. City-wide events and festivals are an important part of community life. Annual events include the Spirit of Christmas Festival and Parade and the Mardi Gras Festival and Parade sponsored by the Millbrook Revelers. For more information visit www.millbrooktheater.com and www.millbrookrevelers.org.
Houses of Worship:
Well established churches and faith based organizations are prevalent in the area. To view a listing of area churches click HERE.
A civic minded community, Millbrook volunteer and civic organizations are very active in the community, enriching the lives of those who participate and those who benefit from the organizations’ projects. Millbrook based civic clubs include:
Coosada Millbrook Kiwanis
Millbrook Civic Club
Millbrook Garden Club
Millbrook Mens’ Club
For public safety emergencies, call 911.
For routine and administrative matters, call 334.285.6832. To report information concerning a crime and not be identified, call the Secret Witness Number at 334.285.8500. Approximately 25 police officers, including 3 detectives, a School Resource Officer and one member assigned to the Central Alabama Drug Task Force, serve the City of Millbrook incorporated area as well as its police jurisdiction. The Millbrook Police Department offices are located at 3950 Grandview Road.
For fire and health emergencies, call 911.
For routine and administrative matters, call 334.285.6707. The City of Millbrook operates a full-time and combination fire department, known as Millbrook Volunteer Fire Department. Three fire stations are strategically located throughout the city to provide the fastest possible response times inside and outside the city limits. It also provides emergency ambulance service within the city and its police jurisdiction. The Fire Insurance Rating (ISO) for the city of Millbrook is 3.
An Enhanced E-911 system, which displays the name, address, and telephone number of the caller on the E-911 operator’s screen, is supported throughout Elmore County and allows for quick response to emergency situations. If the E-911 address for your business or residence is not known, call the E-911 administrative office at (334)567-1182 to obtain the correct address for your location. All new construction requires a correct E-911 address.
The City of Millbrook is governed by a mayor and a five-member city council. The city council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The city council, a city planning commission, engineer and zoning official guide development within the city limits. A complete listing of city officials, and departments and services may be found at www.cityofmillbrook.org. Detailed information is offered below. Millbrook City Hall is located at the corner of Main Street and Edgewood Road and may be contacted at 334.285.6428.
Waste Disposal Services:
Residents and businesses located within the City of Millbrook may contact Waste Management at 334.265.8542 to receive curbside pick-up of normal household items. Visit their website at www.wm.com. Residents and businesses outside the City of Millbrook may contact Advanced Disposal at 334.215.1338 or visit www.advanceddisposal.com for more information. Residents and businesses are encouraged to be environmentally responsible and to use the City of Millbrook Recycle program when possible.
Sanitary Sewer Service (see Utility Services):
The Millbrook Utility System provides sanitary sewer service to locations throughout the city. Contact the Millbrook Utilities System at 334.285.3001 to determine the availability of sewer service for specific locations. For more information visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
The City of Millbrook Recycling Center is located on Grandview Road near the new City of Millbrook Police and Court Complex. The center is open from 9:00am until 1:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 8:00am until 2:00pm on Saturday. The facility is fenced and locked at other times. An employee is on site during open hours; individuals are responsible for off loading recyclables. The City does not charge for this service, nor does it pay for disposed items. For more information visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
Clean Up Days:
Designated clean up days are held quarterly to encourage residents to dispose of any unwanted items from their property other than household and yard trash, flammable or toxic materials such as paint, oils, and appliances containing Freon. Clean up days are held Saturday mornings, from 7:00 am – 12:00 noon, at Millbrook City Hall and are coordinated by the City of Millbrook Maintenance Department and Waste Management. For more information visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
Parks and Recreation:
The City of Millbrook maintains facilities, parks and recreational fields for public use. Park facilities include the Village Green (walking trail, gazebo, picnic areas, and open space), the historic Robinson Springs Park (natural springs, gazebo, picnic areas and green space), Kids Kingdom (playground), Legacy Park and rental facility (practice fields and small room), Mill Creek Sports complex (baseball fields, walking trail, football practice field), Memorial Center (softball fields, walking areas), Millbrook Civic Center (large meeting room and event facility), Memorial Center (senior center and small room meeting and event facility). Inquiries should be directed to Millbrook City Hall at 334.285.6428 and visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
The Pines Golf Course:
The City of Millbrook owns The Pines Golf Course, a well-maintained 18-hole golf course located at 307 Deatsville Highway. The course features 6,318 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 68.5 and has a slope rating of 113. Please call 334.285.7529 for tee times and visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
The Millbrook Public Library, located at 3650 Grandview Road is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; Tuesday, 8:00am to 8:00pm; Thursday, 8:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday, 8:00am to 3:00pm. As a member of the Horseshoe Bend Library System, the Millbrook Public Library has the ability to obtain virtually any book currently in print. The library offers computers with high speed internet access for public use. The library also conducts a story hour for pre-school children and special summer programs. For more information, contact the librarian at 334.285.6688 and visit www.cityofmillbrook.org.
Economic Development Office:
The Millbrook Economic Development Office and Small Business Resource Center is located at 3453B Main Street. Services provided through this office include small business assistance, retail and industrial project attraction and support, community development and tourism services. For assistance, contact Carol Thompson, Economic Development Officer at 334.285.0330 and visit the City of Millbrook website at www.cityofmillbrook.org.
Business Licensing, Planning & Zoning:
The City of Millbrook licensing, zoning and planning departments are located in City Hall at 3390 Main Street. To download a business license application visit www.cityofmillbrook.org and click on the Special Services tab. For more information about licenses, zoning and planning procedures and regulations, call 334.285.6428 and see below.
Electrical power service is provided by the Alabama Power Company or Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and is based on location or address. Residential service can be requested 24 hours a day by calling the Alabama Power Company Customer Service Center at 800.245.2244 or the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative Customer Service Center at 800.545.5735. To learn more visit www.alabamapower.com or www.caec.coop.
The natural gas service provider is the Alabama Gas Company. Contact the Alabama Gas Company at 334.263.2341 and visit www.alagasco.com for more information.
Water & Sewer:
Water service is provided by several water systems in the Millbrook area. Service providers are determined based on address or location. To verify the water service provider for a specific address or location, call the appropriate water system. Millbrook Utility System provides water service in the Grandview Pines area; Tri-Community Water System generally services the area south of Alabama Highway 14; and Elmore Water Authority services areas north of Alabama Highway 14, with the exception of the area serviced by Millbrook Utility System.
Millbrook Utility System
3841 Grandview Road, Millbrook, AL 36054
Tri-Community Water System
2630 Main Street, Millbrook, AL 36054
Elmore Water Authority
1633 Alabama Highway 14, Elmore, AL 36025
3056 Alabama Hwy 14, Marbury, AL
Residents and businesses located within the City of Millbrook may contact Waste Management 334.265.8542 to receive curbside pick-up of normal household items. Visit their website at www.wm.com. Residents and businesses outside the City of Millbrook may contact Advanced Disposal 334.215.1338 or visit www.advanceddisposal.com for more information. Residents and businesses are encouraged to be environmentally responsible and to use the City of Millbrook Recycling program when possible.
The landline telecommunications provider for the Millbrook area is AT&T (Bellsouth). For service or to place an order, visit www.att.com or call 888.757.6500. The local calling area (no long distance charges) includes Montgomery, Prattville, Elmore, Coosada, Deatsville, Wetumpka and nearby areas.
Cable Service Providers:
Bright House Networks is the established cable company for the Millbrook area. To learn more about cable and communication services available through Bright House call, 334.567.4344 or visit www.brighthouse.com.
Licenses & Registration
Elmore County Satellite Probate Office:
For the convenience of the residents and businesses of the Millbrook area, a satellite office of the Elmore County Probate Office is located at 4864 Main Street in Millbrook, adjacent to the Millbrook Public Library. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm. The public may register vehicles and purchase tags for automobiles, boats, trailers, recreational vehicles, and manufactured homes as well as Alabama Driver’s Licenses at this office. Non Driver Identification cards are also issued at this location. To learn more about services available at the Elmore County Probate Office, call 334.285.3054 or visit www.elmoreco.org.
Elmore County has very reasonable property taxes. The Elmore County Revenue Commissioner, located at 100 East Commerce Street in Wetumpka, processes all property tax matters. A primary residence may qualify for a homestead exemption. Contact the Revenue Commissioner’s office at 334.567.1118 for more information.
Vehicle Registration (Tag):
Vehicle registration or tag purchases may be accomplished at the Elmore County Tag and Title Department at 100 East Commerce Street in Wetumpka or at the Millbrook Satellite Office located at 4864 Main Street in Millbrook or registration may be accomplished online at www.elmoreco.org. Registration requirements are the same at both office locations. Proof of ownership is required. A new vehicle purchased in-state requires a statement of origin and bill of sale. A new vehicle must be registered within ten days of the purchase. Residents who have relocated from another state and have a current registration must obtain an Alabama vehicle registration within 30 days. A new Alabama resident must register his/her vehicle in person (the person appearing on the title/title application) and present title or copy of the title and last registration. Vehicle registration must be renewed annually. Personal property tax and all tag fees are payable before the vehicle is registered. For more information call the Wetumpka office at 334.567.1166 or the Millbrook office at 334.285.3054.
Manufactured Home Registration:
Manufactured home registration is processed the same as a vehicle registration (see above), unless it is assessed with the property on which it is located, by the Elmore County Tag and Title Department at 100 East Commerce Street, Wetumpka.
Residents are required to obtain an Alabama Driver’s License upon establishing residence. Driver’s licenses may be renewed at the Probate Judge Satellite Office located at 4864 Main Street, Monday–Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. Cash or check is acceptable. New driver’s licenses and all test requirements are administered at the Driver’s License Examiners Office located on East Tallassee Street, Wetumpka. To learn the times of written and driving tests, call 334.567.8871.
Alabama Driver's Learner's Permits may be issued to individuals fifteen years of age or older. In addition to birth certificate and social security information, individuals applying for a permit must also provide proof of school enrollment. Upon satisfactory completion of the required examination(s), the applicant will be provided a certification by the examiner. This certification must be submitted to the Probate Judge’s Office located at 100 East Commerce Street, Wetumpka where the license will be issued. A sixteen year old must have had a permit at least six months in order to obtain an Alabama Driver’s License.
Conservation & Wildlife Licenses (Hunting, Fishing, Boating):
Hunting, fishing, boating and other licenses can also be purchased at many local business and on online on the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website at www.outdooralabama.com/licenses or by calling 888.848.6887.
All persons 12 years of age and older who operate a motorized vessel on Alabama waters must have an Alabama Boat Operators Certificate. Information regarding these certificates is available at the probate offices.
Any commercial activity, enterprise trade or profession carried on for gain or for profit within the City of Millbrook and/or its police jurisdiction must obtain a City of Millbrook business license. To purchase a license contact the City of Millbrook Licensing Department at 334.285.6428. The Licensing Department is located in City Hall at 3390 Main Street. For information concerning Elmore County Licenses contact the Elmore County Probate Judge at 334.567.1139, 100 East Commerce Street, Wetumpka.
All qualified residents are encouraged to participate in the election of our governmental officials. Voter Registration Forms may be obtained at the Millbrook Area Chamber of Commerce, Millbrook City Hall and at the Elmore County Courthouse. Voter Registration Forms may also be downloaded from the Secretary of State’s website at www.alabamavotes.gov and mailed to Elmore County Board of Registrars, Elmore County Courthouse, 100 East Commerce Street, Room 205, Wetumpka, AL 36092. Any citizen may register to vote provided he or she resides in Alabama; is at least 18 years old on or before Election Day; has not been barred from voting due to a disqualifying felony conviction; and has not been declared mentally incompetent by a court. Voter registration closes 10 days prior to any election so a voter list for the election may be compiled. For further information, please call the Elmore County Board of Registrars at (334)567-1150 or log on to the Secretary of State’s web page at www.alabamavotes.gov.
The Grandview YMCA & Conference Center provides comprehensive fitness programs for all ages. For more information, visit Millbrook’s YMCA website
www.ymcamontgomery.org/locations/grandview. Many for-profit fitness centers also serve the community.
Local and regional banks, credit unions and lending institutions are located in the Millbrook community.
Complete legal and lending services are offered by professionals in the Millbrook business community.
National and local insurance company services and products are delivered by capable insurance professionals located in the Millbrook business community.
Moving Services/Storage Facilities
Moving and storage services and facilities may be found in the Millbrook area.
Population & Demographics
Located in the southwest corner of Elmore County in central Alabama, the City of Millbrook is an attractive and rapidly growing area. The largest city in Elmore County, the City of Millbrook 2011 estimated population is 14,639 within the incorporated area and 35,814 within the Millbrook area zip codes. Population projections show the city’s growth at 11.39% for the five year period 2011 to 2016. Fast population growth has been the trend for two decades. For the period 2000 to 2011 the city grew 40.95%; 1990 to 2000 it grew 43.39%.
Family households dominate the Millbrook area. The average price of a home in Millbrook is $152,558. More than 75% of Millbrook residents live in homes they own. The 2011 estimated total households are 5,111 of which 80.10% are family households. The 2011 estimated average household size is 2.84 and the average age of a Millbrook resident is 34.7 years. Millbrook residents have an estimated average 1.98 vehicles and travel an estimated average 25.64 minutes to work. One half of the commuting Millbrook population travels between 15 and 29 minutes to work. The 2011 estimated average household income is $62,093 adding to the synergy of the local economy.
The Millbrook area includes incorporated and unincorporated areas and towns in zip codes 36054 (Millbrook), 36022 (Deatsville), 36025 (Elmore), and 36020 (Coosada).
Geography & Weather Averages
Millbrook lies within the transitional zone between Alabama’s Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain and is characterized by small gently rolling ridge tops of sandy loam soil, by hilly and gravely slopes and by range land. The elevation ranges from less than 200 feet adjacent to the rivers to as much as 745 feet on the ridge tops in other areas.
Millbrook’s climate is characterized by long, warm summers and short, relatively mild winters. The average annual temperature is 65.5° F, with a 31.6° F difference between the average summer and winter temperatures. The average summer temperature is 80.0° F and average winter temperature is 49.3° F. Frost and freezing occur 10 to 20 times annually. The average length of the frost free season is 236 days and the average annual precipitation is approximately 52 inches.