Valdosta, Georgia, known as "The Azalea City", is the state's 10th largest city and is also the county seat for rapidly growing Lowndes County. Business is booming all throughout the region, and Valdosta is no exception. Sitting strategically near the crossroads of I-75 and I-10, it boasts a modern airport with daily flights to Atlanta along with a good proximity to seaports. Valdosta has developed into an exciting business and retail hub for South Georgia and North Florida.
The large companies that have relocated here attract skilled workers. Valdosta's malls, shops and factory outlets bring in hordes of shoppers from all directions. Over seven thousand new jobs were created in the last decade, proof of Valdosta's growing economy. Five industrial parks and one business park have been constructed in Lowndes County for the influx of new businesses.
The Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority, a joint organization funded by both city and county governments, was formed to oversee industrial and economic development in both Valdosta and Lowndes County itself, insuring that the rapid growth of the region does not deter from the excellent quality of life that the residents enjoy.
Moody Air Force Base is located in Valdosta and is a major employer in the city, as is the South Georgia Medical Center. The 2,000 Census put Valdosta's population at almost 44,000, but the current projected population is approximately 53,000. Valdosta has also been drawing in a large population of retirees, coming to enjoy the mild winter and temperate climate. All in all, the city's diversified buying public makes it a prime destination for a company seeking a place to grow and prosper in.
Valdosta residents have a variety of cultural entertainments and things to do. Wild Adventures is a well-known theme park featuring wild animals, wild rides and wild shows. The Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area is part of a large protected wetland, and visitors can walk on a 2,000-foot boardwalk stretching over the entire black gum swamp. Numerous parks and athletic fields line the city streets of Valdosta.
Theatre Guild Valdosta presents live performances at the Dosta Playhouse, deep in the heart of charming, historic Downtown Valdosta. Lowndes County Historical Museum is also here, preserving the area's rich past. A tree commission has been formed to carefully replant after construction, and a host of many other boards show Valdosta to be a community of very concerned and committed citizens. Residents are thrilled by the rapid growth, but unwilling to lose an inch of their natural and historic beauty.
With an excellent public school system, as well as private schools, Georgia Military College, Valdosta State University and Valdosta Technical College, Valdosta, GA is a marvelous place to raise a family.
Our attorneys in Valdosta remain actively engaged in the community. Our firm places high value on supporting the communities in which we live and work. Our attorneys currently or previously have served in leadership roles in the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lowndes Planning Commission, the Azalea City Kiwanis Club, the Greater Valdosta United Way, Leadership Lowndes, Easter Seals of Southern Georgia, Valdosta Boys and Girls Club, and others.
Whether one wants to work or retire, learn or play, Valdosta and Lowndes County are wonderful places to live. To explore Valdosta more thoroughly take a driving tour and get a glimpse into this lovely, growing American city.