About the City of Millbrook
Millbrook is located in the southwest corner of Elmore County, just ten miles north of Montgomery, the state’s capital city. Since 1990, Millbrook’s population has grown consistently with its current population approaching 16,000, making it the largest city in the county.
Millbrook is considered a progressive city offering all the modern conveniences essential for busy lifestyles. It also offers much more — a casual atmosphere in a clean environment, a genuine sense of community and pride, ample opportunities for civic involvement, and a commitment to accelerated growth with corresponding improvements to quality of life.
Nature, wildlife and waterways are also an important part of life in Millbrook. The state headquarters of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) is located on the beautiful grounds of the Lanark Estate in Millbrook. The Alabama Nature Center, a planned use, outdoor conservation education facility is also located at Lanark and offers first-rate educational programs and activities for schools and the general public. The Grandview Family YMCA is another gem located in Millbrook. Located on beautiful expansive grounds, the Grandview Y offers a variety of sports, fitness, aquatics and child care programs with walking trails, athletic fields and a lake. The Mill Creek meanders through the center of the Village Green, Millbrook’s downtown park, and continues through the Mill Creek Sports Complex located in the southern segment of the city. Scenic Lake Martin and Lake Jordan are just minutes away. The Coosa and Alabama Rivers are located on the eastern side of the city and Mortar Creek is just to the north.
Millbrook’s close proximity to the state capital, Montgomery affords its residents additional opportunities for recreation and entertainment. On the western side of the city, three exits from Interstate 65 provide easy accessibility. A four lane highway, Main Street, connects the southern and northern segments of the city with the downtown district. Highway 14 and the Alabama River Parkway allow an easy drive through Millbrook.
Residential development leads growth in Millbrook. Housing starts in the city have steadily increased over a decade. Numerous developments and neighborhoods offer residents a comfortable, convenient and relaxing lifestyle with effortless access to Interstates 65 and 85. In fact, Millbrook is only minutes from any mode of transportation, including highways, waterways, railroads and air transport. Wetumpka Municipal Airport (class 5) is located within two miles of the city limits and the Montgomery Regional Airport (Dannelly Field) is approximately 20 miles from Millbrook.
The community is extremely supportive of education. Four public schools and five private schools serve the Millbrook area. Numerous civic and service organizations involve residents of all ages. Many Millbrook organizations have contributed to the community for over 50 years and are credited with the orderly growth of the area. Churches are an important part of community life. Presently, more than 50 churches representing most major religious denominations are located in the Millbrook area.
The city maintains a low crime rate. Police and fire pro-tection, and an enhanced 911 system are provided to all homes and businesses. The city is governed by a five-member city council and mayor.
Millbrook lies within the transitional zone between Alabama’s Piedmont Plateau and the Coastal Plain. It 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. The average annual temperature is 65.5 F, with a 31.6 F difference between the average summer and winter temperatures. Average summer temperature is 80.9 F and winter 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.