Why would Anyone continue to live in a place they despised so much? I am just curious to know if there is anyplace that these people would be happy and if so why don't they move there?
Albany, fortunately, has not suffered as much as many areas in the country. We have much to be thankful for.
There is Good in Everything. You have to look for it.
In a few weeks Albany will be bursting with azaleas, dogwoods and blooming plants that are breathtaking.
Again, we offer much natural beauty and lend ourselves to many outdoor activities due to the climate. The Mardi Gra this weekend was a huge success and enjoyed by many families who supported our community.
Albany is a Good Life City if you allow it to be.
No traffic.. true... but no one has a job, so you don't need a car. Horrible food.. No culture.. Just a huge portion of inbred, drug using white people and racist black folk. Most people have never been farther than 500 miles from Albany in their entire life. ITS A SMALL WORLD down in Albany.
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE !!
Albany, Ga. offers some of the "Purest", "Natural", "Rich" resources which lead to a great life if one is interested in improving their life. I have clients that were apprehensive about moving to Albany that now would not live anywhere else. They rave of the beauty it offers their children. All the outdoor activities you can imagine. Sports galore to be inclusive of baseball, football, hockey and children's activities, hunting, fishing, golfing, gardening, camping and much more.
Yes, we do have new developments with many amenities to offer.
Education. I always recommend that my clients have a "Hands On" tour of all schools. I make the appointments. Then you know for a fact what we have to offer.
I don't know of a town, city, community or development anywhere in the United States that does not have some stigma or crime. You can't avoid some things in Life.
Albany, Ga. is a Great Place to Life.
We get out of Life only what we Give in Life.
I am deciding to decline the offer. This decision comes mainly from the extremely racist comments made by residents. That's something I can definitely live without.
BTW: Living in an area with African Americans as the majority is not the reason for your problems. When a community of Albany's size is smoldered with racial tension, crime and below average standards become acceptable by all racial groups. Until the residents find a way explore and accept its diversity, things will only get worst in your schools and workplaces.
Remember: Racism is a reflection of our Youths enviroment as a taught act of hatred.
The fact that these lawyers are corrupt and one in particular, was not news to close to ten other lawyers we queried. Anyone can try to polish crap, but there are real problems here and we don't see them ending so much is being headed off.
Like most kids, I never even thought about the socio-economic factor of my community. I just knew that most families had at least one parent that worked somewhere.It wasn't until I looked back at old yearbooks that I realized how economically divided into social cliques we were . One thing was true then, & remains true today: cliques run everything social.I noticed this same division when I revisited my old hometown for a reunion a couple of years ago. I do not recall seeing any of my former black schoolmates there in the crowd of several hundred alumni of the 70's. I had even invited a couple that I had reconnected with thru social media, but they declined to attend, stating that Albany still saw too much in black & white. I felt disappointed because I was sure our generation was the one that would change all of that, but I fear that many who never ventured far from our hometown just didn't get on that train. I did notice many of the same cliques still congregated together.
I was saddened as I drove through the old neighborhoods at the shabbiness, but I feel the same sadness when I drive through any place that lives in my memory when decades have passed. It is inevitable that time will wear on places.Some of the saddest sights were the empty lots or empty strip malls where once beautiful homes or other buildings had once stood. Was that because the population had swelled to a majority black population? No, it was because the city/county government has no reverence for the historical. That being said, I drove through the areas I remembered as being the "nice neighborhoods. Guess what? They looked the same. I also noted that the large employers that kept life booming for our middle class were gone. THAT is the culprit in every city that is in decline or stagnant. One look at Detroit, Michigan will demonstrate what results when the lifeblood of a city is removed.
As for the gangs, a community is most vulnerable to gang influence when economic opportunity has fled. I tried to get out into the community to get the feel of it. I never encountered any hostility from anyone there when I frequented restaurants, bars, shopping places. Why? Because I treat everyone that offers me a service or inhabits my space as I wish to be treated & refuse to allow anyone to see my back without first seeing my smile, & I always acknowledge another person's humanity by being open & friendly. It seems to work 90% of the time for me.
I believe that if the citizens of my old hometown would set aside preconceived notions of race & economic status & work together, they could find a way to take back their city & make it at least as good as i remember it. It was never perfect, but it was a good place to grow up. we were never socially integrated, but after so many years, surely they have seen the good in people who are different & realize they do not want their community ruled by criminals who have preyed on their situation. They could start with their inept city govt. & vote them out, then use their churches & schools to let their voices be heard & spread the message. It could help more than hurt. It's a beautiful place worth saving.
Albany is a slow developing city true enough but there is crime everywhere you go! 24 years ago this was a retirement town, but economy caused alot of people to move back ( HINSE YOUR CRIME!!) so for those of you who are looking for a good time city move on and get out of your parents or grandparents house!!!
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trash I have to question their Integrity. Why would you post the sick comments that TRULIA continues to allow because they don't oversee these comments and how detrimental they are
to what they want to be NUMBER ONE in.
TRULIA, wake up and find another method of promoting areas. I am SICK and TIRED of your constantly posting this crap about where I have resided for 40 plus years.
If you can't make a positive of your website then find something else to do.
The worse experiences were found at our church...and yes we were even caucasions...didn't matter. We were also conversative white people...still didn't matter...what I did learn however wad what racism felt like...I did leave a bit educated on hate and prejudice...something I never experienced before. In fact the whole experience made me more compassionate and I stopped going to church and turned into an independent...but still conservative! Loll
I came here in 2005 for what promised to be an excellent job. While the job itself was great, the problems with the area far outweighed the benefits.
Lets start with the climate. No extremes? That poster must not have been here June thru August when the temperatures average well into the 90's, with humidity so high glasses stay fogged up for at least five minutes after stepping outside. I will concede that the winters are practically nonexistent. Unfortunately this allows the insect populations to expand unchecked. There is nothing like fighting off the gnats for 8 months out of the year.
And the much vaunted Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.? Unfortunately it is served by a sad excuse for an airline known as ASA. Over the last 3 months I have been scheduled to fly out 10 times on business and have only had 3 of those flights depart within 1 hour of their scheduled time. The airport itself does all it can to discourage travel with exhorbitant parking fees ($8 a day). Airports of similar size usually feature much lower rates (even free) for parking to encourage traffic. Of course they are adding to the terminal to give visitors a better first impression of Albany. Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.
Yes, the restaurants are horrible and customer service is nonexistent, but few seem to care.
If you have allergies, STAY AWAY.
Centrally located? I guess you could say the same about some towns in the middle of the desert.
The traffic situation is great though, since there is no where to go.
For the record, I am leaving. Albany is a sad little town, and will likely stay that way.
like i stated b4 i moved from ft. lauderdale but im originally from philadelphia so to me this was a biiiiiiiiiiiiig step down from what im used to since philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the U.S.its just so small!!!!!!!!
i moved here when i was 16 andwhen i turned 18 i moved the first chance i got. (literally i moved like a week after)
i went to westover which was supposed to be ne of the better schools but i really don't see why. LOL i just roasted on the town of albany ga. now let me tell you some good things about it........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... aww man! there isn't one.
Albany, Georgia is the second largest retail market in Georgia. Albany Municipal Airport #2 in state for freight. A thriving arts and cultural scene, an abundance of green-space, natural waterways, nature, recreation, sports, and entertainment.
Only downsize - A lot of locals, that have never been anywhere, seem to bash everybody and everything.
"Most Liveable City in Georgia" ... Money Magazine.
1 four year university , two colleges, several satellite campuses.
Albany needs a complete make over , but this is what happens when you elect racists and scum to represent the city. They are making their money and do not care to see the minority get ahead. They only time some dramatic happens or it seems as if they care is near election time.. but when the majority that really need change and help do not vote.. then I guess they deserve what they get.
I have a lovely home here and got it at a dirt cheap price... sorry I am stuck here for a while now!
Several new developments, especially in Lee Co. We do not have an issue with traffic, you can get anywhere around town in 15 minutes or so. We have a large Marine Base here as well as P&G and Miller Brewing. We have one of the largest hospitals in the South, Phoebe Putney.
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Personally there is no other place to call home! We have fanatastic weather with very few extremes. Southern Hospitality like no other and traffic is NEVER a bother! There are so many new developments in this region. Most common probably being a neighboring county, Lee. It is a very fast-growing area with lots of new subdivisions that have so many unique things to offer. The school systems in Lee County are fantastic as well. I would love to send you some information on specific homes that are available here. Try these links: http://www.albanyga.com/ & http://www.lee.ga.us/ I hope these are helpful. Feel free to email me or check out my website at http://www.albanygamls.com/jessicaowens