Fortson (zip 31808), GA

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Fortson (zip 31808), GA

About Fortson (zip 31808), GA

Living in 31808 Fortson, GA is an exciting and fulfilling experience. It is a small, rural town located in northwestern Georgia, just outside of Columbus. The people here are friendly and easy-going and the atmosphere is relaxed and peaceful. There are plenty of activities to choose from such as fishing, hiking, camping, and bird-watching. The community offers local restaurants and small businesses that provide residents with helpful resources. The schools are excellent, providing quality instruction for young people looking to learn and excel. The nearby Columbus provides all the necessary amenities while still retaining its Southern charm. All in all, 31808 Fortson offers a unique combination of country life and modern convenience that make it a perfect place to call home! Small city/Military town - West-central Georgia on Georgia-Alabama border along Chattahoochee River.

Zip Codes: Fortson (zip 31808)
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 445 ft above sea level

Columbus, the third largest city in Georgia, among other things supports the large nearby Fort Benning army base. The base occupies the better part of the county and dominates the economy and the local mindset. The area was once a textile producer but has modernized and diversified into financial services, and is in fact headquarters for AFLAC (insurance) and Synovus, a regional banking conglomerate. Even with the transition, the employment picture is fairly bleak.

The area has a number of museums, mostly of a military theme, and some historic interest and urban revitalization in this very Southern city, but there isn’t a lot to do. Other services and amenities are available in Atlanta, 100 miles away.

The area is a mix of gently rolling, wooded hills and a level, open plain. Ground elevations range from 200 feet to 500 feet. The climate is typical of the humid southeast, with pronounced maritime and continental effects. Summers are warm and humid with most days in the 90’s, a few into the 100’s, and frequent thunderstorms. Occasional heavy rains originate from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild with temperatures seldom below 20 degrees. Snow is rare. First freeze is early November, last is late March.

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Fortson Cost of Living

Cost of living, water recreation, and healthcare make Fortson a great place to live.

-1.4% lower than avg
+26.2% higher than avg
$990 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-16.0% lower than avg
Fortson Crime
49.6 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Over 18 years ago

Wonderful country lifestyle, needs to improve diversity (all aspects) and educational  More

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