It remains a mystery as to how Fort Valley achieved its name, as the city never had a fort. It is however believed that the name was changed through a transcription error at the time the post office was designated.
The city of Fort Valley resides in Peach County, Georgia, and is part of the Macon metropolitan area. The main employer in the city is the Blue Bird Corporation, which manufactures buses. Interestingly enough however, there are no bus routes within the actual town itself. Otherwise, in keeping with the bygone years, agriculture still plays a large role as an employer within the area. Although agriculture is very heavily mechanized in this day and age, there's still plenty of "hands-on" required to keep things ticking over sweetly. Football is a big thing for small town Fort Valley with its' less than 9,000 inhabitants. The city boasts one of the best football teams in the whole of the state of Georgia. The Trojans have played in no less than seven state title games since 1990 and have made the playoffs in every single year over the previous 23 years running. Come on, Trojans!
Moving to Fort Valley
The number of rental homes available within the city of Fort Valley is quite significant. Nevertheless, even with this in mind, once you do find your dream abode, don't be tempted to sit and mull things over for long. It's wise to make up your mind in an instant so as to avoid any possibility that your choice of rental may slip away from your grasp in rapid fashion.
When to Look
There's no particular month of the year that stands out as being the best time to find apartments in Fort Valley. It's really a case of you taking your own chances. The availability of 1 bedroom apartments for rent, 2 bedroom apartments for rent is healthy enough, so if you give yourself at least a couple of weeks to complete your search and sign the deal, you'll be all set for the big day!
What You'll Need
In order to sign on the dotted line the prospective landlord will no doubt be expecting to see some proof of your identity and income. They'll also expect you to pay a months' rent in advance, and there's every chance that you'll be asked to place a deposit against your rental which is equivalent to a months' down payment. Further, the landlord could ask you to produce evidence of a credit check as a way of ensuring your credit status is at least reasonable. Occasionally however, the credit check is not a prerequisite, and you'll be good to go without it.
Neighborhoods in Fort Valley
The cost of renting in Fort Valley is significantly below that of the average cost of renting within the remainder of the state and of the country. As such, it's easy work to pick up an exclusive pad in the area with a bargain basement price tag! What's more, there's a fairly decent amount of availability in the vicinity, so you'll be hard-pressed not to find something that you really like. Happy hunting!
Spillers St: with easy access to U.S. Route 341 and one restaurant in close proximity - the Nu-way Weiner, which serves up traditional American fare and specializes in hot dogs, Spillers St could make for the ideal location!
Chamlee Dr: five schools are located within a single mile of Chamlee Dr, including two elementary schools, two high schools, and one middle school. Shops and restaurants are ten minutes-drive away.
River Rd: if you're intent on a country living style, then River Rd holds the key. There are four schools within a mile and access to local amenities is a mere ten minutes away.
Living in Fort Valley
Fort Valley is well served by the surrounding road network. U.S. Route 341 travels through the heart of the small city, as do State Routes 49 and 96.
If you're looking for something to do, then why not pop over to Lane Southern Orchards on Lane Road, which is one of the main peach production farms in the entire area. And yes, you can help yourself to the peaches, providing you pay for them of course. Best time to visit is during the peach season which is late spring through early summer. The farm also serves up delicious lunches to those who've not over-indulged on the peaches. Massee Lane Gardens on Massee Lane is a 100-plus acre botanical garden. If you wish to witness the beautiful camellias in full bloom, best go in either fall or early spring. If on the other hand you'd like to see the day lilies at their best, then visit in midsummer. There's also a "secret" Japanese garden for you to take a deep level of inspiration from, if you can find it. It's inadvisable to live in a town without going out to eat once in a while. That said, if you'd care for some Mexican "taco", then check out Mi Ranchito Restaurant on Vineville Street. The food is excellent and the service couldn't be any better, so you've the best of both culinary worlds! Fancy a hot dog? Then head over to Nu-Way Weiner on U.S. Highway 341, Fort Valley, where you'll be treated to the very best hot dogs (and chili) in town! The Dodis Southern Aloha Restaurant at Commercial Heights serves up Hawaiian style nosh. If you're not entirely sure what that is, then best take a trip over to the restaurant and say "Aloha!"