Exceptional Quality of Life
Exceptional residential developments in natural settings, outstanding outdoor and recreational venues, excellent public schools and leadership, quality healthcare providers and facilities, fine community amenities and positive local government – all highlighted by easy access to any where – add to the quality of life in Millbrook. Residents enjoy the best of two worlds – small city comforts and community plus urban conveniences – creating a relaxing way of life.
A standout among Alabama’s public school systems, the fully accredited Elmore County Public School System provides excellent educational programs to Millbrook K-12 students at four area schools. The Elmore County system serves a countywide student population of more than 11,000 at fifteen schools. The system's mission is to provide relevant, engaging, positive learning environments where students are empowered to realize their self-worth through continuous academic, social, and emotional growth. Key indices of academic progress show continual advancement.
Quality local healthcare providers meet the basic wellness needs of the Millbrook community. Three Montgomery based medical centers/hospitals and their physicians and specialists provide for regional healthcare requirements. Several community hospitals also serve the area. Extensive healthcare services are available in Birmingham, Alabama, the state’s healthcare hub, located approximately 100 miles north of Millbrook.
Optimal recreational venues enhance the Millbrook area. A variety of outdoor recreational options are available for hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts. The nationally acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill is a short drive from Millbrook. Other golf courses serving the area include The Pines, Millbrook’s municipal course, and numerous courses located throughout Elmore County. City recreational facilities include softball and football complexes, as well as walking trails and play areas at the Village Green, Millbrook’s downtown park, Mill Creek Park, Robinson Springs Park and Legacy Park.
Rich Natural Resources
Nature, wildlife and waterways help define Millbrook. The Coosa and Alabama Rivers are located on the eastern side of the city. Scenic Lake Martin and Lake Jordan are minutes away. The Mill Creek meanders through the center of the Village Green, Millbrook’s downtown park. Other creeks, ponds and waterways mark the landscape of the community. The statewide headquarters and conservation educational facilities of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) are located at Lanark, a historic 300+ acre estate in Millbrook. An important state and community asset, the natural resources found on the AWF grounds add to the area’s quality of life.
The climate of the area is characterized by long warm summers and short, relatively mild winters. Millbrook lies within the transitional zone between Alabama's Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain. Its geography is characterized by small gently rolling ridge tops of sandy loam soil, by hilly and gravelly 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 promotes a genuine sense of community and offers plenty of opportunities for civic involvement. Numerous civic and service organizations are credited with contributing to the orderly growth and development of the city. Annual events and festivals are made possible through partnerships between community organizations and the city. More than 50 places of worship representing most major religious denominations are an important part of community life.
Enriching Military Presence
Located within 10 miles of Millbrook near downtown Montgomery are the military installations of Maxwell Air Force Base and the Gunter Annex. Both add to the region’s rich history and culture, and offer job opportunities for residents. The Millbrook community welcomes active and retired service members and their families and supports the opportunities provided at both installations.
Millbrook is adjacent to and accessible from three Interstate 65 exits, Exits 176, 179 and 181. The Interstate 65 and 85 interchange, located south of the city, connects central Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia, an approximate 2 1/2 hour drive from Millbrook, as well as other key Southeastern metropolitan hubs. The Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is located approximately 20 miles from Millbrook. A general aviation facility, Wetumpka Airport, is located just outside the city. The Alabama River is located near Millbrook and is navigable to the port of Mobile, Alabama.