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-Cost of living
-Mild winters
-Current employment


-Arts and culture
-Hot, humid summers

What Bert Has To Say About Valdosta Metro Area

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.


Quick Facts About 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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Valdosta's cost of living is 5.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Valdosta's population is 54,944 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.98 percent.
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Valdosta is $136,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -0.60 percent.
    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.

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I'm 19 and I've lived here for practically my entire life. I'm mixed Hispanic (Panamanian) and black. A lot of these comments posted about Valdosta being a "racist"... (read more)
Something is wrong.....
I am an educated African American woman with 10 years of experience in the judicial field and I am also an attorney. I have applied for jobs that I am 100% certain that... (read more)
It's their way or "they'll teach you" and "fix you
The Courts are wofully inept, prejudicail and incompetent (up north we call the Kangaroo Courts) to quote the State Judge "son we don't use rules here" no rules Society... (read more)
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