Valdosta, GA


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Valdosta, GA

About Valdosta, GA

Valdosta, Georgia is a charming city located in the south of the state. With its warm climate and beautiful landscapes, Valdosta offers something for everyone to appreciate. The city's local festivals and events such as the annual Spring Arts Festival are very popular, drawing visitors from all over. In addition to its culture offerings, Valdosta has plenty of parks and trails perfect for outdoor activities such as biking, kayaking and fishing. The city also boasts several shopping districts and diverse restaurants to explore. Whether you’re looking for a place to live or visit, Valdosta has something for everyone! Small city - Extreme southern Georgia, along I-75 16 miles north of the Florida border.

State: Georgia
County: Lowndes County
Metro Area: Valdosta Metro Area
City: Valdosta
Zip Codes: 31602 31601 31605 31698
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 215 ft above sea level

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.

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Valdosta Cost of Living
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Cost of living, mild winters, and current employment make Valdosta a great place to live.

$161,300
-109.6% lower than avg
$35,188
-96.1% lower than avg
$758 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.5% lower than avg
Valdosta Crime
79.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
Minimum annual income
To live comfortably in Valdosta, Georgia
$30,960
for a family
$29,200
for a single person
Pros & Cons of Valdosta
   Cost of living
Arts and culture
   Mild winters
Entertainment
   Current employment
Hot, humid summers
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Over 3 years ago

The people here are the poster children of "southern hospitality". Meaning they are snooty, passive aggressive, racist, judgemental,fake, people I've ever there is  More

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Finding a job in Valdosta is extremely hard unless you know someone! Trying to get some kind of medical insurance if your not working is even worse! There is no  More

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I LOVE THE TROPICAL RAINS HERE,AFTER ABOUT 20-30 MINUTES I GO OUT TO WASH MY HAIR, I AM VERY PRAYERFUL WHEN I DO IT, I NOTICED A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THE WEATHER.  More

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