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Pros

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

Cons

-Summer heat
-Entertainment
-Isolation


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.


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Quick Facts About Sylvester


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sylvester is 7.50 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sylvester jobs have Increased by 0.19 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sylvester's cost of living is 15.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sylvester's population is 6,230 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 6.90 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sylvester is $92,100. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.90 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sylvester public schools spend $8,334 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.3 students per teacher in Sylvester.

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