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    Moody AFB, GA Local Information

    Valdosta, Georgia, is the closest major city to Moody. Valdosta has about 54,000 people, and is in Lowndes County, which has a population of about 110,000 people; Moody AFB is also in Lanier County, which has about 10,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Ray City (1,000), Nashville (Georgia - sorry music fans, population 5,000), Hahira (2,500) and Lakeland, (3,000).

    It is about 15 miles from downtown Valdosta to Moody; this takes about 29 minutes to commute; the other communities nearby are about 20-30 minutes commute.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Valdosta area ranges from $400 to $750 per month, with a median of about $550 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Valdosta is about $160,000, compared to $225,000 for Georgia.

    Short Description of the Area: Valdosta is one of the smallest large cities in Georgia - large being over 50,000 people, and retains a small community feel, and is on the Georgia-Florida border. This area of Georgia, on the Florida border, is fairly low and flat, with a lot of wooded and open wetland.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a warm, humid climate, winter temperatures of lower 60s to lower 40s and summer temperatures of the low 90s to low 70s. The area has damp winters and wet summers, with occasional thunderstorms; snow is very rare, but frost occasionally shows up.