Macon is all about two things: convenience and options. You're never more than an hour and a half from the excitement of Downtown Atlanta, or two and a half hours from a weekend trip to tranquil Savannah, Georgia. And if you're part of a military family, the U.S. Air Force base is close by in Houston County, along with low crime rates and one of the top-rated schools in the state.
Add that to a rich city filled with incredible architecture, southern charm, and a calendar brimming with cultural events, and you'll wonder why you didn't move your family to Macon sooner.
Macon is host to numerous educational, celebratory, and entertaining festivals throughout the year. Learn about the area's First Nations people at the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration. Dance your way through Georgia Music Week. And see the latest in cutting-edge indie films at the Macon Film Festival.
Macon offers an abundance of high-ranking elementary and high schools, plus 9 colleges and universities, including the Georgia College & State University Center for Graduate and Professional Learning. A broad range of opportunities abound for Macon's roughly 30,000 students.