SENIORS VISIT ALBANY, GEORGIA



Seniors Discover “The Good Life City”

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 Albany, “The Good Life City”, seniors learn, is located in southwest Georgia, the heart of Plantation Trace, the southern portion of Georgia’s Southern Rivers Region.

Scenic Albany lies along the shores of the Flint River and is loaded with  Pecan groves, farms and aromatic pine trees. Major employers are the health care industry, education and the Marine Corps Logistics Base.

The city is the commercial center for the southwest portion of Georgia. The well known entertainer Ray Charles was born in Albany. The city has long been known as “The World’s Greatest Paper Shell Pecan Center.”

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 Seniors Find A City Of Historic Significance

American settlement began with Nelson Tift, from Groton, Connecticut, who named his new town Albany after the capital of New York; both were located at the navigable heads of rivers.

Alexander Shotwell laid out the town in 1836. Cotton production was thriving and the town became a primary transportation center. Steamboats moved the cotton to other regions. Later, it became a prominent railroad station.

If you are interested in history, there are a large number of Registered Historic Places in Albany: the Albany Municipal Auditorium, Carnegie Library of Albany, Rosenberg Brother’s Department Store, John A. Davis House, Albany Railroad Depot Historic District and the Old St. Teresa’s Catholic Church.

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The city supports a significant museum, the Albany Museum of Art, which features one of the largest collections of African art in the Southeast.

 Seniors Enjoy Hub Of Southwest Georgia

Lake Chehaw provides senior visitors an opportunity for fishing and boating. The Parks at Chehaw form a large recreational center which includes a wild animal park, a huge play area, a biking area and a variety of ecosystems. Senior Golfers can enjoy numerous golf courses in Albany.

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The Albany James H. Gray Civic Center hosts basketball games, ice shows, rodeos, wrestling and other events. Albany State University and Darton College add to the educational scene in Albany. The local Chamber notes that Albany is the hub of Southwest Georgia for shopping, cultural activities, education as well as the primary trade center for the region.

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Explore Facebook’s view on this exciting city with suggestions for dining, shopping, landmarks, parks and nightlife.  Albany has more than two dozen hotels, a variety of fine dining establishments to tempt your palate. Senior visitors can enjoy fine southern cooking in a mild year-round climate.

It is an affordable home base for day trips to regional attractions, such as the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains or Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta. Seniors, set your sights and GPS on Albany and enjoy the wide choice of amenities the city has to offer. -jeb

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