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


-Summer heat

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.


Quick Facts About Albany

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Albany's cost of living is 17.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Albany's population is 77,435 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 1.23 percent.
    Average Commute time is 17 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Albany is $81,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -2.10 percent.
    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.

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re: Worst Place to Live - 2/4/2015
Nic, I just accepted a job offer in Albany, GA and have been regretting it. The company is stable and prominent(upside) however the fact that Albany is Full of racism,... (read more)
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)
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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)
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