Valdosta, GA

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Valdosta, GA

About Valdosta, GA

Valdosta, Georgia is a small city located in southern Georgia with an estimated population of just over 54,000 people. It serves as the county seat for Lowndes County and provides plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking at Lake Park or learning more about wildlife at Wild Adventures Theme Park. Local cuisine also showcases the flavors of southern Georgia with dishes such as red velvet cake or Brunswick stew giving anyone visiting Valdosta a taste of the area's culture. Small city - Extreme southern Georgia, along I-75 16 miles north of the Florida border.

State: Georgia
Metro Area: Valdosta Metro Area
City: Valdosta, Bemiss, 17 total
Zip Codes: 31602, 31601, 31605, 31632, 31636, 31643, 31635, 31606, 31641, 31625, 17 total
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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

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

-97.8% lower than avg
-49.7% lower than avg
$697 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-64.7% lower than avg
Valdosta Crime
51.7 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Valdosta
   Cost of living
Arts and culture
   Mild winters
   Current employment
Hot, humid summers
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