Opelika, Alabama 

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Population

29,527

33% Growth

Unemployment Rate

6.0%

Median Income

$39,506

Avg. Home Price

$142,400

Best Places to Live in Opelika, Alabama

College town complex - East-central Alabama near Georgia border
Pros
-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Strong economy
Cons
-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Crime rate

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What Bert Has To Say About Auburn-Opelika Metro Area

Auburn, home to Auburn University, the largest in Alabama, is a typical small college town with an inviting campus and attractive historic buildings in a nicely laid out downtown. Standout features include high educational attainment and low unemployment. While the Cost of living Index is very attractive for a college town, home prices are relatively high for the region but still reasonable on a national scale. The economy was once driven by agriculture, primarily cotton, then the university.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Auburn-Opelika Metro Area
City: Opelika
Zip Codes: 36801 36804
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 658 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Opelika is 6.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Opelika jobs have increased by 0.79%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Opelika's cost of living is 7.10% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Opelika's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Opelika's population is 29,527 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33.47%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Opelika is $142,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.53%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Opelika public schools spend $17,229 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.3 students per teacher in Opelika. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Opelika

It's a good time to buy in Opelika. Home Appreciation is up 1.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Opelika Real Estate.

The median home price in Opelika is $142,400. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Opelika    1 Reviews
Life in Opelika - 2/7/2016
Traffic is terrible...To many restaurants and banks..Nothing to do ..we need a theme park or somewhere to go and ride rides and enjoy family ..Cut out city... (Read More)

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ZIP CODES IN OPELIKA, ALABAMA
36801 36804