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Old 09-10-2007, 06:46 AM
 
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I may be getting a job in Albany, GA. Any inputs about the local area?
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta Suburbs...Georgia...Life is good!!!
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Hi there,
I have asked about Albany and all I was told was it is not a good area and its run down. I do not know how true this is as I have never been just passing on what was told to me by a member of the forum...Sorry cant be of more help....Lisa
Check this out and look for city of Albany and see what you might find. GeorgiaInfo - Carl Vinson Institute of Government
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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I love close to albany now.. buy/rent in lee county. It is just outside of the city limits, schools are better. it's an ok area, as long as you don't live in the city itself. go to the burbs!
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:50 PM
 
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I have visited Albany on many occassions and I just have to say that the place is just not impressive. It lacks the charm of a small town yet also lacks the conveniences and options of a larger city. The are appears to be economically depressed... you can just sense it from the downtrodden downtown to the run down buildings and homes all over the city. As far as restaurants.. you have a few national chains, but nothing spectacular or even minimally mediocre. The city is sort of isolated in southwest GA a good bit away from I75.. It's a long drive to any principal city. I had always heard it described as a smaller version of Augusta.. and after having visited, I'd have to agree. BUt then again a job is a job.. just consider it a transition to someplace better.
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Old 09-21-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Smile Totally Agree With Disgustasucks

I have lived in the albany (Agony) area for about 38 years. There was very little to do when I was young(er), and it hasnt changed. Cheehaw park is nice, but after seeing it once or twice, well......Not that interesting. I am moving soon...YAY, YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot wait!!! (Oops, sorry about that)

Seriously, you should read Disgusta's post again and again and tell yourself NOOOOO!!!

Anyhow, one thing you really must know if you are coming here, STAY AWAY FROM EAST ALBANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is ok if you simply must drive through there.

Think Lake Blackshear. We have a second house on the lake and it is great there. About 30-45 minutes away depending on which side of the lake. (Sumter county side which is Americus, and Crisp county side which is cordele.)

If you must come to Albany, look into Leesburg (Lee County), however even Lee county ain't what it's cracked up to be anymore.

As far as where to live in Albany, try Lake Park Subdivision and there are nice subdivisions going out towards Dawson ga. But you probably want lee county if you have any school age children. (Lee county used to have very good schools, but now, wellll........is better that Albany anyhow.)
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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Don't do it. Trust people who lived there. I was born and raised there and was very, very happy to get out!! Darton College is a good school with friendly professors, and Chehaw Park is fun to go to for outdoors and trails, etc. Not much else to say about it, though. No fun stuff for people to do usually.

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Old 01-18-2009, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Albany, GA (Hell's Waiting Room)
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Albany is an unlimed outhouse. Anybody who has a chance to steer clear, SHOULD. Cooper Tire Co. picked exactly the right plant to close--Albany has positively nothing to offer anyone. I truly hate the closing for the sake of the employees, but they'll have to do what we did: Find another job and move. As soon as we're able, we're scraping this place off our shoes, but I expect the smell will always haunt us.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:44 PM
 
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I was told to "Bloom where you are planted", and if you want to bloom, you can do so in Albany. Does the city have its problems? Yes, who doesn't? Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Atlanta (where is Sherman when we really need him?) all have problems, just like any other town in this country. Do you want to look for the negatives, you will surely find them. But to look for the positives, lets see what you will find in Albany. For a city of about 75,000 people (125m in metro area) you have a symphony with a concert series of 5-6 events per year. A Little Theatre (community theatre) which has 6-7 plays a year, covering the best of broadway favorites, where you can have a good chance of getting a part. There is a planetarium, an Art Museum, a 3 mile paved River walk along the Flint River, a River front park which includes the Flint Riverquarium and Avairy, the Ray Charles plaza (across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn) . Chehaw Park is an accredited Zoo set in outdoor natural exhibits with large recreation areas for picknicking and BMX bike trails, excellent birdwatching, cycling, boating, fishing. There is a decent Mall for shopping with most of the major chains, and lots of chain restaurants and many local dining establishments as well. You are 3 hours from the World's Most Beautiful Beaches (Fla panhandle gulf coast) and 3-1/2 hours from the North GA Mountains. It's large enough to have something to do, and still small enough to be anywhere in 15 minutes. The rush hour is only about 15 minutes, and really isn't that bad. Good Hospitals with most all the specialists. Lots of dynamic churches ( Did you see the movie FIREPROOF or FACING THE GIANTS, Look for a new one coming soon called VOICES, all filmed in Albany), Jewish Temple, 2 colleges-Darton College ( a 2 year college, part of the Unv system of GA) and Albany State Univ ( a historically Black College) all add to the cultural fabric of a diverse city. You should see our Christmas Parade- what a treat! Add to this the Ballet Theatre South which produces an annual Ballet (Nut Cracker, Aladin, Peter Pan, Snow White) in the beautiful Albany Municipal Auditorium which has recently been the stage for MENOPAUSE, THE MUSICAL, the Yale Whiffinpoofs, and other nationally known acts. Yes there are some good things to say about Albany, GA. And I don't work for the Chamber of Commerce. I have lived here for 30 years, and it's been good for me and to me. If you want to invest yourself in a community, to Bloom where you are planted, then come on down.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:53 PM
 
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Smile Good things about Albany, GA

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Originally Posted by Piney woods Mark View Post
I was told to "Bloom where you are planted", and if you want to bloom, you can do so in Albany. Does the city have its problems? Yes, who doesn't? Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Atlanta (where is Sherman when we really need him?) all have problems, just like any other town in this country. Do you want to look for the negatives, you will surely find them. But to look for the positives, lets see what you will find in Albany. For a city of about 75,000 people (125m in metro area) you have a symphony with a concert series of 5-6 events per year. A Little Theatre (community theatre) which has 6-7 plays a year, covering the best of broadway favorites, where you can have a good chance of getting a part. There is a planetarium, an Art Museum, a 3 mile paved River walk along the Flint River, a River front park which includes the Flint Riverquarium and Avairy, the Ray Charles plaza (across the street from the Hilton Garden Inn) . Chehaw Park is an accredited Zoo set in outdoor natural exhibits with large recreation areas for picknicking and BMX bike trails, excellent birdwatching, cycling, boating, fishing. There is a decent Mall for shopping with most of the major chains, and lots of chain restaurants and many local dining establishments as well. You are 3 hours from the World's Most Beautiful Beaches (Fla panhandle gulf coast) and 3-1/2 hours from the North GA Mountains. It's large enough to have something to do, and still small enough to be anywhere in 15 minutes. The rush hour is only about 15 minutes, and really isn't that bad. Good Hospitals with most all the specialists. Lots of dynamic churches ( Did you see the movie FIREPROOF or FACING THE GIANTS, Look for a new one coming soon called VOICES, all filmed in Albany), Jewish Temple, 2 colleges-Darton College ( a 2 year college, part of the Unv system of GA) and Albany State Univ ( a historically Black College) all add to the cultural fabric of a diverse city. You should see our Christmas Parade- what a treat! Add to this the Ballet Theatre South which produces an annual Ballet (Nut Cracker, Aladin, Peter Pan, Snow White) in the beautiful Albany Municipal Auditorium which has recently been the stage for MENOPAUSE, THE MUSICAL, the Yale Whiffinpoofs, and other nationally known acts. Yes there are some good things to say about Albany, GA. And I don't work for the Chamber of Commerce. I have lived here for 30 years, and it's been good for me and to me. If you want to invest yourself in a community, to Bloom where you are planted, then come on down. Come enjoy all the good things Albany has to offer.
Piney woods Mark
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: GA
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Thanks Piney woods Mark I was almost to break out in tears to see how my home was being downtrodded. Yes we have problems as any other city and after fifty-three years on and off of living here there is no place like Albany and I am an ex-Marine's wife. Just to say have lived and visited everywhere this side of Albany and beyond. If you look for disgust then you will find it but this is a well maintained city with a art museum, Albany Little Theatre for stage plays, Chehaw Park, Turtle Park, Ray Charlels Park, skating rink and amusement park, bowling lanes,Albany Mall and other mini malls, Elks Lodges, Hasan Temple, Knights of Columbus, tremendous golf clubs, and we have a lot of celebrities that have bought homes here and they are not just in Lee County. We have a great community of people who are friendly and do not mind lending a "helping hand". There are a lot of closed minded people who refuse to come out of their surroundings to appreciate the quality of life one could enjoy for pennies on the dollar. Albany after living in New York City is a steal and one could really save here because housing is affordable and food is not that expensive now if you want caviar and the works you should move further because there are no Club Forty Forty or no Las Vegas casinos. We are a simple community with a huge heart. I wish you well and you will be welcome in Albany, GA!!
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