Valdosta, Georgia

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2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

1 Votes - "Best for Geocaching"

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Valdosta is known for southern hospitality and football, from the success of Valdosta State’s Division II program to the community’s support for local high school teams. Their claim-to-fame is being named TitleTown USA by ESPN, but they’re just as proud of their friendliness.


Local restaurants, like King’s Grill and Covington’s, are as warm and welcoming as the pristine Visitor’s Center. The town is also home to Wild Adventures, a wildlife-themed amusement park where Gone With the Wynn’s interacted with an assortment of animals. The town rallied together to properly host the Wynn’s because as one local said, “Nobody’s a stranger here.”


While in town be sure to visit Valdosta’s many homes on the Historic Register, check out the Peach State Summer Theatre Series, and explore the Remerton Historic Mill Village. The Crescent House and Gardens are a highly acclaimed scenic offering and Valdosta boasts plenty of shopping from the Valdosta Mall to Summit Pointe.

Grew up here, then I left for 20 years. We came back after living all over the USA. It is the best small town and the friendliest.
Reviewed by adevane
on September 17, 2012
After moving away from here for college, I was shocked at the strange looks I would get just for saying hello to strangers. In Valdosta, everyone says hello, holds doors for others, and all sorts of friendly gestures you don't see other places. I've even known of people in town, myself included, who will pay at a drive-thru window for the order behind them. Valdosta is very good about paying it forward.
Reviewed by Devalyne
on September 17, 2012
Valdosta is a great town to live in!
Reviewed by frebpjones
on September 17, 2012
I came to Valdosta State College (yes, years ago) and never left. The term "Southern Hospitality" was coined in Valdosta. Everyone you meet wears a smile and says "hello." I invite all of you naysayers to visit and see for yourself!
Reviewed by vscgrad
on September 17, 2012
Valdosta is a wonderful place to visit, attend college and raise a family. Beautiful city and friendly people!
Reviewed by LinMc
on September 17, 2012
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