Valdosta, the 11th largest city in the state of Georgia has a population of over 48, 000. It was voted as Title Town USA in 2008 by ESPN's fans. In 2008 and 2009, it was chosen by Relocate-America as one of the top 100 places to live. Valdosta ranked 5th in the June 2008 report with Highest MSA in the National Property Value Retention which was released by the country's Conference of Mayors.
Being Georgia's designated "Best Adventure Town" in the 2007 issue of the National Geographic magazine for the Best Places to Live and Play, the city is a jewel to treasure. It belongs to the "Top 200 Great Locations in the South for Aviation and Aerospace, in the 2008 issue of the Southern Business & Development magazine. Chosen as one of the five recipients in 2008 by the Expansion Solution Magazine's to receive an Award of Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing in the nation. In 2008, the city was named to belong to the five newest communities.
Beginning from the Creek and Seminole Indians, the American pioneers and the Spanish missionaries, Valdosta has always been one of the most popular gathering places in the country. It entices a lot of people to settle and build their homes in the area.
It was 1825 when Lowndes County was established and its first county seat was Franklinville which established in 1828. Troupville City became the county seat in 1837. Troupville's residents did an interesting move when they ensured their town's prosperity as they had it picked up and moved 4 miles, taking advantage of the right-of-way put in the city by the Gulf and Atlantic Railroad.
The town was then renamed to Valdosta after "Val d'Aosta", which is the home for former Governor George Troup. Valdosta was then incorporated to be the new county seat for the government. Its history was tied tightly to the soil. It has been blessed to have a sandy loam land which made the city as the Sea Island's inland capital for cotton.
The district had grown tremendously from 1890 to the late 1920's and it was during these years when the city's historic public buildings were constructed. With the Valdosta Heritage Foundation's dedication to save and restore historic homes, buildings and districts, the city currently has three National Register Historic Districts - Downtown, Patterson Street and Victorian Fairview. The town's determination to move to the railroad is still evident today.
Valdosta is the business hub for North Florida and South Georgia in the region. The city offers the retailers the overall highest retail pull factor in the whole state. A flourishing base for retail sales, Valdosta sets no limits for development and progress.
The city is equidistant between Orlando to the south and Atlanta to the north. And only a few miles to the north or Georgia and Florida border, Valdosta is a Main Street City boasting proudly an atmosphere of a progressive metropolitan while keeping the southern charm of a small town. Transportation crossroads are conveniently situated off of US 84 near I-10 and I-75. Valdosta Regional Airport serves Valdosta's Commercial Airline and General Aviation which the location of the third longest runway in the US at 8002 feet.
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If you are looking for a home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:
Ben Hill County
Jeff Davis County
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