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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Strong economy

Cons

-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.


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Quick Facts About Opelika


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Opelika is 6.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Opelika jobs have Increased by 0.79 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Opelika's cost of living is 7.10% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Opelika's population is 29,527 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.47 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Opelika is $142,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.53 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Opelika public schools spend $17,229 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Opelika.

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  2/7/2016
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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...

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