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    Anniston Army Depot, AL Local Information

    Anniston Army Depot is located in Anniston, Alabama, population 23,105, in Calhoun County. Nearby communities are Oxford (population 14,590), Munford (1,290), Lincoln (6,265), Alexandria (3,915), and Riverside (1,565). Other communities within 30-40 minutes from base are Talladega (15,675), Jacksonville (12,550), Ragland (1,920), and Ohatchee (1,215). The closest major city is Birmingham, the largest in Alabama, with a population of 212,240.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average price to rent a home in the Anniston-Oxford area ranges from $300 to $700 with a median of about $500 a month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price to buy a home in Calhoun County is $98,200, while Talladega County averages $87,000, compared to $123,900 for Alabama.

    Short Description of the Area: The Anniston-Oxford metro area is in the northeastern part of the state, just 55 miles east of Birmingham and about an hour's drive from the Georgia state line. Atlanta, Georgia, is just under 2 hours to the east. The town of Riverside, about half an hour from the depot, is located on the connected Coosa River and Logan Martin Lake. These bodies of water continue down in a nearly unbroken chain of rivers and lakes all the way to the capital city of Montgomery, about 105 miles or 2 hours south.

    Climate and Weather: The climate in this area usually results in hot and humid summers and generally cool winters. The average temperature in July is about 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs often in the 90s. In January, the temperature is usually in the mid 40s to 50s, with lows around 35 degrees. The Anniston-Oxford area rarely sees any snow. The chance of tornadoes and strong storms is higher here than in Alabama as a whole, which is also higher than that of the United States.