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Life In Valdosta

Valdosta is one of Georgia’s most spirited and successful communities. The area boasts a thriving business community, superb educational system, affordable housing, and endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment and the arts. Located in the heart of the Southeast, Valdosta enjoys a temperate climate year-round and is a great place to get an education, launch a career and raise a family. Experience our charming community and enjoy the great people, festivities and fun that make up the place SGMC calls home. 

Quick Facts

  • Home of Valdosta State University – approximately 11,000 students

  • Excellent city and county schools; Private schools available

  • Ample mix of large employers (Moody Air Force Base, SGMC, Fresh Beginnings, Elead 1, Valdosta State University)

  • Regional airport with service to Atlanta

  • 4 hours from Atlanta, 3 hours from Orlando, 2 hours from Jacksonville

  • 2 hours from both the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

Additional Resources

City of Valdosta

Lowndes County

Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

Visit Valdosta

Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority

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