Opelika, Alabama 

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Population

29,372

+13.6% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.8%

Median Income

$39,506

Median Home Price

$168,400

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Best Places to Live in Opelika, Alabama

College town complex - East-central Alabama near Georgia border. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Opelika, while July and August are the least comfortable months.

Opelika, AL Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
College-town amenities
Historic interest
Strong economy
Cons
Hot, humid summers
Growth and sprawl
Crime rate


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

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Country: United States
State: Alabama
County: Lee County
Metro Area: Auburn-Opelika Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning conservative
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 3.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Opelika jobs have increased by 1.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Opelika's cost of living is 11.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Opelika's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lee county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 59.1% to 39.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Opelika's population is 29,372 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 13.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Opelika is Real Estate: $168,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.1%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Opelika

It's a good time to buy in Opelika. Home Appreciation is up 6.1% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Opelika is $168,400.

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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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36801 36804

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