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Albany, Georgia is a very unique place to live. Originally from California, moving to Georgia let alone Albany was a huge culture shock. A few things that I can say about the city is the people are very friendly. Down in Albany a stranger can walk up to you and talk with you as if you are his or her bestfriend. Another aspect of Albany is it is a very historical town filled with many civil rights legends. A few of these legends may include Mr. Charles Sherrod and Ms. Rutha Mae Harris. The last, but not final thing about Albany is it is a nice college town. The town caters to the students of Albany State University. Whether at church or a local restaurant there will always be an alumni there to share their school about when they attended ASU and they will also help if you ask. Albany is a very nice town!
Albany has a few town jewels, but you just have to dig! In the heart of downtown, there is a beautiful park by the river along with two educational resources (Flint RiverQuarium and Thronateeska). If you're look for down home cooking, the charming Bread House is right around the corner. Over the weekend there is a Saturday fresh market at the historic Tift Park, which is visited by Garcia's Taqueria, the best taco truck in South GA! Of course there are the common stores and restaurants here, but if you want the goods, you have to journey away from the main roads.
When it comes to attractions, Albany is riding high, thanks to a private-public partnership dedicated to redeveloping downtown by playing up the area's premier natural resource-the Flint River. The Albany Downtown Riverfront Master Plan was designed to pack the center of the community with diverse activities and destinations that will be an irresistible draw to residents and visitors alike. The centerpiece of the plan is the Flint River Center, a hybrid educational facility that is part aquarium, part children's museum, part natural history museum, part botanical garden and part science museum. Designed by internationally known architect Antoine Predock.Other projects include parks, a hotel and conference center, a retail and entertainment district and a system of nature trails that will link the Parks at Chehaw, Thronateeska Heritage Center, the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum at Old Mt. Zion Church, Albany State University and Radium Springs.