Valdosta is an historic city in southern Georgia with a mild climate and surrounded by rich farmland.
Genteel Valdosta is known for azaleas in the spring, farming of pine trees and tobacco and historic buildings.
Valdosta State University, a Division II level school, sits in the heart of the city. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy paddling and birding in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge or visiting a local winery.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Valdosta ranks high in home sales prices, demographic diversity, air quality, taxes and home energy use. Valdosta ranks low in family income and water quality.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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