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Living Local

Welcome to Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia. Long distinguished as the Azalea City of the South, we’re also known for a thriving business community, a superb educational system, affordable housing, and endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and the arts.

We’re located in the heart of the Southeast, so we experience a year-round temperate climate – the perfect setting for our award-winning sports teams, our top-notch golf courses, and our expanding businesses.

Recognized as a premier location for retirees, we’re also becoming a popular home for young professionals. Valdosta is a great place to get an education, launch a career, and raise a family. Here you’ll find a healthy job market, a lower-than-average cost of living, and culture galore. Valdosta embraces everyone who chooses our city for career opportunities, as well as our unsurpassed quality of life.

Valdosta-Lowndes County is a warm and friendly place to live and work – with Southern hospitality at the core. Come and experience our charming community and enjoy the great people, festivities, and fun that make up the place we call home.

Important Information

Information such as Emergency Phone Numbers, Employment, Hospitals, Licenses (Auto – Driver), Newspapers, Post Offices, Transportation, Public Libraries, Public Schools, University & Technical Colleges, and Utilities is provided as a regular service of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, which is voluntarily supported and financed by over 1,500 business and professional men and women who are interested in all phases of Valdosta and Lowndes County’s development.

We are grateful for your interest in Valdosta and hope that we have been helpful to you.

South Georgia Connections

South Georgia Connections was founded in 1956 to help newcomers in the Valdosta area with their relocation by orienting them to local services and businesses that meet their specific needs. Owners Karen Reissiger and Patti Minton took over the service in 1995 and eventually expanded the service to include the nearby towns.

Our greeters personally welcome our new neighbors and provide information to make transitioning to a new home as easy as possible. Please feel free to contact us with questions before or after your move. If you are new to the area and would like a welcome packet, let us know!.

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