Quality of Life
Quality of life is important to Millbrook residents. Good public schools serve the educational needs of the community. Healthcare providers are located in the city and major healthcare facilities are located in nearby Montgomery.
Nature, wildlife and waterways also define life in Millbrook. The Coosa and Alabama Rivers are located on the eastern side of the city. Scenic Lake Martin and Lake Jordan are minutes away. Mill Creek meanders through the center of the Village Green, Millbrook’s downtown park.
A recent addition to Millbrook, the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) and Alabama Nature Center (ANC) located on the 300 acre Lanark estate, features boardwalks, trails, pavilions and historic buildings. The AWF grounds and facilities are important community assets adding to the quality of life in the Millbrook area.
Recreational venues are available throughout the area. The nationally acclaimed Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill is a short drive from Millbrook. Other golf courses serving the area include a municipal course, The Pines, as well as numerous courses located throughout Elmore County. Within the city, recent recreational additions include the historic Robinson Springs Park, softball and football complexes and improvements to the Village Green, Millbrook’s downtown park.
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 of the city. More than 50 churches representing most major religious denominations are an important part of community life.
Millbrook is adjacent to and accessible from three Interstate 65 exits, (Exits 176, 179 and 181). The Interstate 65/85 interchange, just south of the city, connects central Alabama to Atlanta, Georgia, an approximate 2 1/2 hour drive from Millbrook. (map) The Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is located approximately 20 miles from Millbrook. The Alabama River is located near Millbrook and is navigable to the port of Mobile, Alabama.
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. The climate of the area is characterized by long warm summers and short, relatively mild winters.