Macon-Bibb County, GA

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Macon-Bibb County, GA

About Macon-Bibb County, GA

Macon, Georgia is situated in Bibb County and home to around 152,000 people. This city has a strong economy with major employers such as Navicent Health, Robins Air Force Base and Mercer University providing job opportunities. Visitors can explore numerous attractions like the Ocmulgee National Monument or take a leisurely stroll through Amerson River Park. With its diverse range of activities and amenities, Macon is an ideal destination for families or travelers looking for an exciting experience. Small city / military town - Central Georgia, 80 miles southeast of Atlanta.

State: Georgia
Metro Area: Macon-Bibb County Metro Area
City: Macon, Forsyth, 13 total
Zip Codes: 31210, 31204, 31206, 31217, 31029, 31216, 31211, 31032, 31220, 31052, 22 total
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 354 ft above sea level

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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Macon-Bibb County Cost of Living

Cost of living and housing, historic interest, and healthcare make Macon-Bibb County a great place to live.

-118.7% lower than avg
-39.1% lower than avg
$787 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-45.9% lower than avg
Macon-Bibb County Crime
56.2 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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