Known for its track record of producing legendary musicians such as The Allman Brothers Band and Otis Redding, Macon, GA thrives as a vibrant and innovative city exploding with Southern charm and soul. Top industries on the rise, unbeatable outdoor excursions, a revitalized downtown and top-ranked higher education institutions are the fabric of Macon’s DNA.
Where History and Your Future Meet
Located in the heart of Georgia, just an hour south of Atlanta with easy access to the world’s busiest airport, Macon combines deep history with a dynamic business environment offering thousands of high demand jobs. As the state’s fourth largest city, Macon is poised for growth given its central location at the intersection of Interstates 1-75 and 1-16 (offering easy access to the beach and the mountains, too). You could say we’re both rooted and rising.
In Good Company
Macon offers a diversified industry base, including thriving aerospace and defense, advanced manufacturing, logistics, information technology and food processing sectors. There is no shortage of opportunity in Macon, whether you’re looking to work at a small business, nonprofit or Fortune 500 company. With thousands of open job opportunities in the county, there’s something for everyone.
Downtown on the Rise
With a vision to create a vibrant and authentic city experience unparalleled in the South, NewTown Macon – with generous funding from the Peyton Anderson Foundation – has injected new life into the city not unlike what Asheville, Chattanooga, and other southern cities have experienced recently. Today, Macon has close to 700 market rate loft units in the central business district (with the aim to create 600 more in the next five years), 58 restaurants and counting, more than three dozen bars and music venues, stunning architecture dating back to the 1800s like The Hay House, and eight art galleries.
More Housing, Fraction of the Cost
No matter your walk of life or budget, the variety of housing options in Macon—whether renting or buying—are unparalleled. Compared to the metro Atlanta area and other dense cities in the U.S., houses in Macon-Bibb provide luxury-level style, comfort and access for a fraction of the cost.
Prioritizing Education & Healthcare
Macon’s strong public school system includes an International Baccalaureate program and excellent magnet school options, such as the historic Alexander II Math and Science Magnet School. Unique to the state of Georgia, students are given the opportunity to take advantage of the state’s generous merit-based scholarships: HOPE and Zell Miller. The Zell Miller Scholarship provides full tuition funding to eligible undergraduate Georgia residents—it doesn’t get much better than that!
Macon residents enjoy the convenience and quality of our healthcare system with hospitals such as Piedmont Macon Medical Center. The city is also home to the second-largest hospital in the state of Georgia, The Medical Center through Atrium Health Navicent—a verified Level I trauma center.
There’s More to Life in Macon
There’s never a dull moment in Macon (unless you want one, of course!). It’s a paradise for outdoor recreation with excellent boating, fishing and hunting nearby, 13 miles of trails along the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail and nearly three dozen parks. The crown jewel is the 180-acre Amerson River Park with lush forests, outdoor exercise equipment, greenery and wetlands surrounded by a river oxbow. Exciting developments are always on the horizon, such as the recently announced $100 million revitalization project that will involve the transformation of the Macon Mall and construction of the “second largest amphitheater in Georgia” next door.
Welcome. Make Yourself at Home.
You know when you meet someone new, instantly click, and feel as though you’ve known them forever? That’s what it’s like to live in Macon: upon arrival, the city just wraps you in. In Macon, there is no shortage of what we like to call “good-doers.” We have a saying around here, “If you can’t make a friend in Macon, it’s you—not us.” Call it Southern hospitality, good manners or just being nice, but know one thing for certain: you’ve got a friend in Macon.
Here in the heart of Georgia, there are a multitude of living styles to choose from. Rustic or modern, cozy or sleek, vibrant or more relaxed, Macon has just the neighborhood for you.
Live at the intersection of rich, southern history and modern innovation in Downtown Macon. Within walking distance of countless shops, bars, and restaurants, there is never a dull moment in your trendy downtown loft.
Including Ingleside Drive, Osborne, Vista Circle, Buford, and Hines Terrace, there’s a perfect spot for you. Here, you can find anything from large, historic, single-family homes to cozy and intimate studio and two-bed apartments.
Whether you are looking to buy or rent a beautiful home or purchase a plot of land, Lake Tobesofkee brings lakeside action to your neighborhood and ensures the kids (and adults) will never get bored.
With an impressive mix of spacious homes and stable real estate values, Wesleyan Woods is an enviable spot to move the family.
You’ve Got a Friend in Macon
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With lower costs of living than neighboring cities like Atlanta, Macon offers premium opportunity without the expensive price tag.
From health and life sciences to advanced manufacturing and aerospace, industries are on the rise in Macon. Work in your dream career field and learn more about your next big step.