If you’re looking for your Mayberry, Loretto just might be the ticket. From parks and schools to Christmas parades and community events, this small town is a Rockwell painting come to life.

Just Close Enough

When it comes to affordability and access, Loretto is a gem. Situated just 20 minutes outside of The Shoals, many folks commute to regional jobs, but it’s not the commute you might be used to. Gorgeous scenery, zero traffic, and smooth, interstate-quality highway access puts bigger cities within easy reach while still enjoying the easy cost of living that a small town provides. That means a few acres instead of a postage-stamp yard, a friendly community instead of suburban anonymity, and easy affordability for families, retirees, and folks seeking a slower pace of life.

Family is Everything

Loretto is one of those rare places where grandparents watch their grandkids grow up. This community is built on multigenerational relationships and handed-down traditions, with family roots that run decades deep. It’s the kind of town where the Friday night high school football game serves as the town’s nightlife; where visitors are treated like friends and residents become family.

Music Trivia

Loretto was once home to Terrytown, a 1960s Western-themed amusement park tucked into the woods, owned by famed bluegrass fiddler Gordeon Terry. The park welcomed Johnny Cash, June Carter, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music greats to its rickety wood stage in its heyday. Ask some of the locals about those shows - many of them remember it like it was yesterday. Loretto is also the hometown of Grammy winning recording artist John Paul White, co-owner of Single Lock Records. 

Great Outdoors

This little town sits on a wide ridgetop between the Shoal Creek Valley and Bluewater Creek. Outdoor opportunities are plentiful, from hiking and camping to canoeing and kayaking Shoal Creek. Economic opportunity, genuine hospitality, and Friday night football… what’s not to love?


At a Glance
  • Lawrence County

  • 26 miles north of Florence, AL/ The Shoals

  • 76 miles northwest of Huntsville, AL

  • 95 miles south of Nashville, TN

  • Available acreage

  • Low tax rate 

  • Population 1,700

  • Schools: Lawrence County School System; Sacred Heart School (PK-8)

  • Nearest Hospital: Tennessee Regional Health System, Wayne Medical Center (Waynesboro), Shoals Hospital,  Maury Regional Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center)

  • Airport: Lawrence County Airport; Northwest Alabama Regional Airport (40 min) Huntsville International Airport (1 hour 20 minutes)

  • Nearest Grocery: Tietgen’s Cash Saver

Community Highlights
  • Traditional Small Town

  • Local youth/ high school sports

  • Community events

  • Excellent Parks System

  • City pool

  • Oktoberfest

Real Estate

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