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Pros

-Cost of living and housing
-Historic interest
-Healthcare

Cons

-Summer heat
-Property crime
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Macon Metro Area


Macon is a typical Mid-sized Southern city in both appearance and feel, with roots as a textile mill town. The downtown area has a large and well-used riverfront park, and the city has more entries on the National Register of Historic Places than any other city in Georgia. The area has a richer cultural and art presence than many others of its type. The Georgia Music Hall of Fame highlights state music achievements, and the city is well known for Southern-style music, food and restaurants. Three hospitals add a strong healthcare presence.

The central location and a business-friendly environment have attracted an assortment of manufacturers and distributors, including automotive and aerospace firms. Warner Robins is a military town 15 miles south supporting the large Warner Robins Air Force Base. Area downsides include high property crime, low educational attainment, and relatively few entertainment options. Atlanta’s Hartsfield International Airport is relatively close, and convenience to Atlanta offers some advantages. Bottom line: Macon offers small town advantages in the shadow of a big city in a genuine Southern setting,

The city sits where the Piedmont plateau meets the broad coastal plain, giving some hills to the west and broad, flat forests, farmland and wetlands to the southeast. Most of the surrounding countryside is wooded except for a few farms. At the border of subtropical and continental influences, Macon is well situated to escape climatic extremes. In summer, warm humid periods are cooled by dry northwesterly winds as well as by showers and thunderstorms. Some storms are severe, with tornadoes observed every year in adjacent counties. The Appalachians block some cold air in the winter. Snow occurs occasionally especially in surrounding hilly areas, but amounts are usually small. First freeze is early November, last is mid-March.


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Quick Facts About Macon


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Macon is 8.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Macon jobs have Increased by 0.08 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Macon's cost of living is 21.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Macon's population is 91,604 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -4.56 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Macon is $54,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Macon public schools spend $9,851 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 15.8 students per teacher in Macon.

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Comments


re: Cant wait to get out - 1/10/2007
Not conservative enough for me Ivette. And I'm not a country bumpkin, and I'm also educated, and intelligent. I just moved back to Macon from California after 20... (read more)
re: Honest Feedback Please: - 8/14/2008
People either love it or hate it. Read these reviews:... (read more)
Macon...what it once was and what it is now..
I have lived in Macon almost all of my life; by almost I mean that I lived in Warner Robins for about a year and a half almost 17 yrs ago. I remember as a child living... (read more)
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