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    MCLB Albany, GA Local Information

    Albany, Georgia, is the closest major city to MCS Albany. The city has about 78,000 people, and is in Dougherty County, which has a population of about 95,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Sylvester and Putney. It is about 9 miles from downtown Albany to base; this takes about 17 minutes to commute; Sylvester is only 20 minutes east and Puntney is about 13 minutes south.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Albany area ranges from $300 to $550 per month, with a median of about $425 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a detached house in Albany is about $160,000, compared to $225,000 for Georgia. The average price for a townhouse in Albany is about $350,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Albany is a mid-sized city in southwest Georgia, and the major metropolitan center of the region. The city is on the banks of the Flint River, and is the location of a hot spring and reservoir lake. Albany is a majority African-American city, with a strong tradition of military support; the city was formerly the location of Turner Air Force Base/NAS Albany.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a warm, humid climate, with winter temperatures of the low 60s to mid-30s and summer temperatures in the low 90s to low 70s range. The area has damp winters and summers, and drier springs and falls, and is very humid in the warm half of the year. Winter snow is very rare.