Background on Albany, Georgia
Albany is in Dougherty County, Georgia. Albany is in Southwest Georgia and is the principal city of the Albany, Georgia Metro Area. This portion of Georgia has a current population of about 77,000. If you live here, you are within close proximity to several other areas within the state as well as outside of the state. Albany is 78 miles Southeast of Columbus, 151 miles South of Atlanta as well as 88 miles North of Tallahassee, Florida, 70 miles East of Eufaula, Alabama and just about 84 miles East of Dothan, Alabama. When it comes to the size of Albany, it is approximately 56 square miles in size with a tiny fraction of that being water. The climate here is categorized as humid subtropical. That means that the summers tend to be long, hot and often oppressive. The winters on the other hand tend to feel short but cold. The hottest part of the year here goes from mid May until the end of September when the daily average high is hovering around 86 degrees. The low for this time is just a few degrees lower at 73 degrees. The coldest part of the year here goes from the very end of November until the end of February when the daily average high is around 66 degrees. The average low for this time is just about 40 degrees. The summer/warmer season lasts a full month longer than the cold season. Here in Albany you will rarely see the temperature drop below 26 during the winter or go above 97 during the summer.
This nearly 900,000 square foot mall opened back in 1976 and continues to be one of the main staples here in Albany. Old Navy, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Belk and Books-A-Million are the anchor stores at this famous mall.
Economy in Albany
Here in Albany the major source of employment falls within the health care and education industries as well as the Marine Corps Logistics Base. Besides those three industries, transportation, retail trade and manufacturing are the three other industries that Albany’s economy relies on to continue growing. Although Albany is surrounded by gorgeous pecan groves, pine trees, plantations and farms, hardly any of the population here is employed in the agricultural industry. Some of the specific employers in the area are as follows. AT&T, Coats and Clark Inc, Miller Brewing Company, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Proctor and Gamble as well as Teleperformance USA and the United Parcel Service. These businesses are in Dougherty County which is part of the Albany, Georgia Metro Area.
Museums, Arts and Historic Places in Albany
Here in Albany there are tons of museums and registered historic places for you to visit. If you are looking for museums or the arts here in Albany there are a few places for you to check out. There is “The Albany Chorale,” “Albany Civic Center,” “Albany Museum of Art,” “The Albany Symphony Orchestra,” “Ballet Theatre South,” Theatre Albany” or “Art Park on Pine.” If you are looking to visit places that are registered as historic sites, you can head over to” Albany Municipal Auditorium,” “Albany Railroad Depot Historic District,” “Bridge House,” the “Davis – Exchange Bank Building,” The John A. Davis House,” “Old St. Teresa’s Catholic Church,” or the “Rosenberg Brothers Department Store.” Albany is known for having a rich culture and an abundant amount of historic buildings and structures.
Education in Albany
The Dougherty County School System serves the youth in this portion of Georgia. There are more that 16,000 students enrolled in the 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 3 high schools as well as one alternative school. This school district also employs just under 1,100 people.
Events in Albany
Here in Albany there is both a full marathon (26.2 miles) as we well as a half marathon (13.1 miles) that takes place the first weekend of March. The full marathon is ranked as of one of the top Boston Marathon qualifiers in the county. Approximately 20% of the marathon runners who finish the face qualify for the Boston Marathon. After the Marathon there is a Mardi Gras Street Festival which takes place in downtown Albany. This festival starts at noon and goes until midnight. So after doing a marathon you can celebrate with drinks and a huge Mardi Gras celebration. This is one of the coolest events in Albany!
Albany is a somewhat large community that has its eye on their economy as well as education. If you are looking to move or relocate to Georgia, make sure you give Albany a look!
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Currently Albany has 315 properties on the market for sale. The inventory was last updated 03/03/2021. Of these properties, 152 single family homes are for sale by their owners in Albany, and 4 condos are for sale by their owners in Albany. The average price of the single family homes for sale in Albany, is $162,234, the average condo price in Albany, is $150,299. The average price per square foot of the active inventory is $42. This is based the living area square footage.
Over the last year, there have been 212 of properties sold in Albany. Of these properties, 183 single family homes have sold by their owners in Albany, and 1 condos have sold by their owners in Albany. The average sales price of the single family homes sold in Albany, is $114,216. Single family homes have been selling for 60 per square foot of living area. The average sales price of the condos for sale in Albany, is $118,174. Condos have been selling for 105 per square foot of living area.
The most active subdivisions with listings for sale in Albany, are: River Pointe Plantation (39 For Sale), Nine Oaks (16 For Sale), Hidden Hill (13 For Sale), Hidden Lakes (7 For Sale), Doublegate Inc (7 For Sale), Rawson Park & Circle (7 For Sale), City Of Albany (5 For Sale), Green Acres (4 For Sale), Kingswood Condominiums (4 For Sale), Eugemar (4 For Sale)
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This data up-to-date as of 03/03/2021