Moody Air Force Base, named after Major George Putnam Moody and home to the 23rd Wing, is located about 10 minutes outside of Valdosta, GA. Known for being relaxed and friendly, with the small-town lifestyle, real estate near Moody Air Force Base is highly desired.
Shopping and Dining
Shopping options near Moody Air Force Base are very eclectic. In Valdosta, one finds everything from shopping malls to antique stores. One popular store is South Georgia Pecan Gift Shop, which offers gift baskets, and delicious nuts, syrups and candied pecans. Some other stores in the area include Lake Park Factory Stores, Tuesday Morning, and Charleston Place.
Near Moody Air Force Base you will find as much variety when it comes to restaurants as you did with shopping. From familiar favorites to unique treasures, there is something to eat for everyone in the family. Some of the favorite eateries in the area are Ming's Chinese Restaurant, El Toreo, Gold Plate, The Smokin Pig Bar-B-Que and King’s Grill.
Parks and Recreation
Just a few minutes away from Moody Air Force Base is Freedom Park; amenities offered at the park are walking and running trails, a softball diamond, and even a disc golf course. There is also McKey Park which offers tennis courts, a shuffleboard court, handball courts, a picnic area, horseshoe pits, and a playground. There are also plenty of fishing and golfing opportunities as well. For those who enjoy cultural attractions like museums and galleries, the Lowndes-Valdosta Cultural Arts Center offers exhibits in numerous mediums. Exhibits change, so stay in touch with the Cultural Arts Center to see what they are showing currently.
On Moody Air Force base itself, there is a bowling alley and a theater, which are family entertainment favorites for Moody personnel.
The community surrounding Moody Air Force Base is full of veterans who have retired. Many were once stationed at Moody, but they loved living in the area so they decided to return: this speaks volumes about Valdosta, and about the special relationship between the Moody Air Force Base and area residents. The Valdosta community strongly supports Moody Air Force Base and embraces them with open arms. There are also many active military personnel who live off base.
Average sale prices of homes in the surrounding areas are just over $100,000. Most of these homes were built between 1970 and 2011.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Typically, the children of personnel assigned to Moody Air Force Base are students of either the Lowndes County School System or Valdosta City Schools, depending on if you live in the city or the county. Some of the best schools in Valdosta include Sallas Mahone Elementary School, Valdosta Middle School, and Valdosta High School.
The closest hospitals to Moody Air Force Base are Smith Northview Hospital and South Georgia Medical Center, both of which are located in Valdosta.
Traveling around Georgia from Moody Air Force Base is made simple by the numerous highways that surround the area. Although there is only Highway 125 from Moody Air Force Base, if you drive to Valdosta you will have access to Interstate 75, U.S. Highway 84, and State Route 7.
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