Cost of Living,
Valdosta's Real Estate Market
Valdosta Metro Area
Profile: Small city
Location: Extreme southern Georgia, along I-75 16 miles north of the Florida border
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time
|Cost of living||Arts and culture|
|Current employment||Hot, humid summers|
Valdosta is a transportation gateway, agricultural and manufacturing center and a favorite stop on the major I-75 artery south into Florida. This location has made it attractive as a manufacturing center and shipping point.
Basic industries include wood products and turpentine manufacturing, food processing and some tobacco, and there is considerable activity in the area’s five industrial parks. The area lacks interest in general, but does have some history and historical homes and buildings and a handful of performing arts and cultural amenities. A new theme park just opened to capitalize on the north-south leisure traffic. The cost of living is low.
The surrounding terrain is flat and mostly set up for agriculture. The inland subtropical climate brings mild winters with cloudy, rainy periods and warm, sticky summers with occasional downpours. Valdosta sits at a point where moist tropical air and cool northerly air may collide and stall, bringing long periods of rain. Total rainfall is fifth highest among U.S. metro areas. Although winter temperatures are usually mild, freezing does occur in most winters, and many have at least some snow. First freeze is early December, last is mid-February.
Interesting Facts about Valdosta, Georgia
As of 2014, Valdosta's population is 54,944 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.98 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Valdosta is $136,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Valdosta's cost of living is 5.90% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Valdosta public schools spend $9,416 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Valdosta.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Valdosta is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Valdosta jobs have Increased by 0.62 percent.
Ranked #38 Emerging Metropolitan Areas
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Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Valdosta's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
• Newly Listed Homes
• Most Expensive Listing
• Million Dollar Houses
• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
• Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
• Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
• Homes under $250,000
• Median Priced Homes