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Meet the United States: Alabama – Georgia

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In this five-part series, get to know the 50 states that make up the United States of America.

The United States is comprised of 50 states, broken up into four regions: Northeast, Midwest, South, and West. Because the country is so large and widespread, there is a huge variance between the climates, culture, and cost of living in each region and state.

For Expats interested in moving to the United States, it’s important to understand the lifestyle that each state offers. Learning what each state has to offer is also a fun way to learn more about your new country. In this five-part series, we give you a quick overview of each state in the USA in alphabetical order.

Quick Facts about the 50 states: Alabama – Georgia

Alabama: The Heart of Dixie

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Capital: Montgomery
Best known for: Its historical role during the Civil War and Civil Rights Movement
Region: South
Average Home Price: $121,700
Average Temperature:
Fall: 50-70 F
Winter: 30-50 F
Spring: 60 F
Summer: 80-90 F
Weather:
Rainfall is the highest in March
May-October: Hurricane season
March, April, November: Tornado season

Alaska: The Last Frontier

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Capital: Juneau
Best known for: The highest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley (20,320 feet).
Region: West
Average Home Price: $253,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 40.0-28.3 F
Winter: 22.2-9.3 F
Spring: 38-55 F
Summer: 48-64 F
Weather:
Snowfall is the highest from October to April

Arizona: The Grand Canyon State

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Capital: Phoenix
Best known for: Being the home of the Grand Canyon
Region: West
Average Home Price: $189,100
Average Temperature:
Fall: 64-89 F
Winter: 46-69 F
Spring: 69-95 F
Summer: 83-106 F
Weather:
Snowfall is the highest from October to April

Arkansas: The Natural State

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Capital: Little Rock
Best known for: Its outdoor recreation
Region: South
Average Home Price: $113,000
Average Temperature:
Fall: 52.4-74.4 F
Winter: 33-50 F
Spring: 60.4-79.9 F
Summer: 71.8-91 F
Weather:
2-3 inches of snowfall in the month of January.
Severe thunderstorms and occasional tornadoes emerge in the spring.
Hurricanes and tropical storms occur in the fall and late summer.

California: The Golden State

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Capital: Sacramento
Best known for: The Hollywood Walk of Fame located in Los Angeles.
Region: West
Average Home Price: $434,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 50-78 F
Winter: 39-54 F
Spring: 51-80 F
Summer: 58-92 F
Weather:
December-March rainfall is at its peak.
Moderate earthquakes hit about 3-4 times a year.

Colorado: The Centennial State

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Capital: Denver
Best known for: Having the highest elevation of any state.
Region: Midwest
Average Home Price: $254,200
Average Temperature:
Fall: 36-65 F
Winter: 17-45 F
Spring: 44-71 F
Summer: 59-88 F
Weather:
October-late April heavy snow.
Thunderstorms and hailstorms are common during the summer seasons.

Connecticut: The Constitution State

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Capital: Hartford
Best known for: Being the insurance capital of the world.
Region: Northeast
Average Home Price: $239,800
Average Temperature:
Fall: 41-63 F
Winter: 18-35 F
Spring: 48-71 F
Summer: 63-85 F
Weather:
In the winter snowfalls can reach up to 30 inches.
47 inches of rain per year.

Delaware: The First State

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Capital: Dover
Best known for: Being the first state to ratify the Constitution.
Region: South
Average Home Price: $205,400
Average Temperature:
Fall: 49-69 F
Winter: 27-43 F
Spring: 54-75 F
Summer: 68-87 F
Weather:
Winter and spring Nor’easters can cause coastal flooding and heavy snowstorms.
Spring and summer usually have severe thunderstorms

Florida: The Sunshine State

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State Capital: Tallahassee
Best known for: Home to Walt Disney World.
Region: South
Average Home Price: $167,500
Average Temperature:
Fall: 57-81 F
Winter: 39-64 F
Spring: 62-87 F
Summer: 72-92 F
Weather:
May-October rain/thunderstorms are common.
Mild tornadoes are common in the winter or spring.

Georgia: The Peach State

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Capital: Atlanta
Best known for: Its fresh produce of peaches.
Region: South
Average Home Price: $138,800
Average Temperature:
Fall: 54-73 F
Winter: 34-52 F
Spring: 60-80 F
Summer: 71-89 F
Weather:
Areas closest to the Florida border receive most of Georgia’s tornadoes.
In the winter freezing rain is common within the state.

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