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    Fort Stewart, GA Local Information

    Fort Stewart is located primarily in Liberty County and Bryan County, Georgia. The nearest city is Hinesville, which is directly south of the base, and has a population of 33,000. The nearest major city is Savannah, population 142,200, is 39 miles northeast of Fort Stewart.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Hinesville area ranges from $395 to $700 per month, with a median of about $550 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in the Hinesville-Fort Stewart area is about $129,000, compared to $156,200 for Georgia.

    Short Description of the Area: Hinesville and Fort Stewart make up an area known as, appropriately, Hinesville-Fort Stewart. This combined area has a population of 77,900. Hinesville is the seat of Liberty County which is located next to the Atlantic Ocean in southeast Georgia. Savannah is about a 50 minute drive and is the oldest city in the state.

    Climate and Weather: Liberty County has a humid, subtropical climate, with long, warm summers and very few days with temperatures near freezing. The average temperature in July is 82.5 degrees Fahrenheit, while December/January averages 50 degrees. This area receives annual precipitation around 46 inches, compared to Georgia's average of 50 inches. Most of the rain occurs during June through September and it is hardly ever cold enough for snow, with only about 20 days a year nearing freezing temperatures. There are frequent thunderstorms and hurricanes are common, although less so than other coastal cities.