Albany, Georgia


Pros

-Cost of living
-Small-town atmosphere
-Mild winters

Cons

-Summer heat
-Entertainment
-Isolation

Location

Southwest Georgia in a mostly agricultural region about 80 miles north of Tallahassee, Florida
Profile: Small agricultural/industrial town
Elevation: 200
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

What Bert Has To Say About Albany Metro Area


Albany is a commercial center for the pecan and peanut farming area of southwest Georgia. A fairly robust economy and the availability of services make this clean, quiet town quite livable. Low cost, economic incentives and a favorable location have made it a minor manufacturing center, with Procter & Gamble, Miller Brewing and Merck among blue-chip employers. Downtown is plain but has undergone some redevelopment on the Flint River waterfront, bringing some minor entertainment and cultural amenities. Downsides include persistent summer heat and limited cultural and advanced educational opportunities.

The city sits in a plain at the junction of the Flint River and several smaller rivers. The mostly level terrain contains large peanut farms and plantations and a few stands of trees. Proximity to the Gulf of Mexico influences the four-season climate. Summers are very warm and humid with the inland temperatures more extreme than those in the Florida Panhandle to the south. Afternoon thunderstorms are common, but periods of extended dry heat also occur. In winter the meeting of cool continental air and Gulf air often results in long periods of rain and cloudiness. Because of the flat terrain, local floods are possible. Although temperatures are usually mild, freezing occurs every winter. First freeze is early December, last is mid-February.


Highlights


COUNTRY - United States
STATE - Georgia
COUNTY - Dougherty County
METRO AREA - Albany Metro Area
CITY - Albany
ZIP CODES - 31705, 31707, ... 4 total
REAL ESTATE - For Sale  For Rent
SCHOOLS - See Local Schools

Quick Facts About Albany


ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Albany is 8.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Albany jobs have Increased by 0.18 percent.

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.

POPULATION
As of 2014, Albany's population is 77,435 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.23 percent.

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Albany is $81,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.10 percent.

SCHOOLS
Albany public schools spend $9,971 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.7 students per teacher in Albany.


Albany Housing Market


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Comments


Worst Place to Live
DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT move to Albany Georgia. It's the worst place to live. Full of racism, terrible education system, students can't read or write at the university... (read more)
Not much going on In Albany GA
I have had the opportunity to live several parts of the country and Albany is at the bottom of the list. If you never tasted chocolate you can't appreciate it and that... (read more)
Do not move to Albany GA
We moved to Albany GA and it was 8 months of pure hell. There is NOTHING good about Albany. The weather is horrible--hot and humid and below the "gnat line" which means... (read more)
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