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-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Strong economy


-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Auburn-Opelika Metro Area

Auburn, home to Auburn University, the largest in Alabama, is a typical small college town with an inviting campus and attractive historic buildings in a nicely laid out downtown. Standout features include high educational attainment and low unemployment. While the Cost of living Index is very attractive for a college town, home prices are relatively high for the region but still reasonable on a national scale. The economy was once driven by agriculture, primarily cotton, then the university.


Quick Facts About Opelika

    The unemployment rate in Opelika is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Opelika jobs have Increased by 0.67 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Opelika's cost of living is 3.70% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Opelika's population is 26,738 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.41 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Opelika is $146,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.60 percent.
    Opelika public schools spend $10,248 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15 students per teacher in Opelika.

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Opelika Housing Market

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Traffic is terrible...To many restaurants and banks..Nothing to do ..we need a theme park or somewhere to go and ride rides and enjoy family ..Cut out city... (read more)
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