Valdosta offers its residents all the aspects of a laidback southern living which makes it a cozy city home for many young adults and mature families.With strong family values, the city remains a place where ‘mom’, ‘apple pie’ and ‘good manners’ still mean something and a wave and a smile from a stranger are just the way things are.
Valdosta has under its belt some very attractive business accolades. In 2014 it was recognized and featured by Forbes in its list for “Top 100 Best Small Cities for Business and Careers”. The city is loved by small and large entrepreneurs alike for its continued efficiency in service delivery. Businesses find it easy to process permits, payments and official documents in the city. These noble efforts led it to being awarded the Gabe Zimmerman Award for Public Service from the National Community Development Association. Thanks to this trend, it continues to attract and retain talent from all Southern States and as a result, unemployment rates and cost of living are dropping at record paces while household incomes increase. Major employers include Moody Air Force Base, Wild Adventures and Convergys Corporation.
Taking up residency in Valdosta may very well be the smartest thing to do at the moment. Even though it has always been known as an affordable city for homes, it was recently featured by U.S. News and World Reports among the “Top 50 Affordable Places to Buy a Retirement Home”. With a budget of between the low 100s and high 200s, prospective buyers can either have a custom home built on their lot of land or buy an already built contemporary single family home. Of the 48 homes located across the city, 3 and 4 bedroom homes constitute a majority. If you like your space, you’ll be happy to know that floor spaces can go as high as 2500 square feet. Check out latest listings in NewHomeSource from your favorite builders such as; America Homes, J H Strickland Construction and Clayton Homes.
The prospect of fun things to do in the city is simply stunning. Avid golfers may want to head over to Kinderlou Forest Golf Club on a weekend. This 18-hole course is where professional golfers and amateur golfers like to hang out. The backdrop of the course – which is lined with slash pine forest featuring dogwood understory trees – makes a picturesque view.
For nature buffs, the Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area offers hikers and bikers a glimpse of wildlife in their natural setting. If you have kids, you can’t go wrong with Jumpn Jacks 4 Kidz. Nothing comes close to a guaranteed fun-day out for the kids like this gaming and entertainment center. The hallmark of the center is its inflatable area for kids to play.
Deciding to move to Valdosta is huge step; luckily, NewHomeSource helps lighten the burden by showcasing new homes for sale in Valdosta.