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    Maxwell AFB, AL Local Information

    Montgomery, Alabama, population about 206,000 is the closest major city to Maxwell (it is in the city limits) and is in Montgomery County, population about 230,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Prattville, about 34,000, and Millbrook, about 15,000. Main base is on the northwest corner of the city; the Maxwell-Gunter Annex is also in the city limits, on the northeast corner of the city.

    It is about 5 miles from downtown Montgomery to Maxwell main base; this takes about 12 minutes to commute, not accounting for traffic. The average commute in Montgomery is about 19 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Montgomery area ranges from $400 to $700 per month, with a median of $525 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Montgomery is about $145,000.

    Short Description of the Area: Montgomery is a mid-sized city in Alabama, the second largest in the state. The city is located in roughly south-central Alabama, about an hour and half south of Birmingham. The area around Montgomery is rolling river land in low hills, generally wooded with farmland and a fairly large number of lakes and creeks.

    Climate and Weather: Montgomery is humid and warm, with winter temperatures in the high 50s to mid-30s and summer temperatures ranging from the low 90s to the low 70s. Springs and falls are fairly warm in the day, but cool at night. The area has generally hot, muggy summers and wet, mild winters; snow is rare.