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Where to Retire in Macon and Home Prices

According to City-data.com, the median sale price was about $110,000 in late 2014.  However, Zillow reports the median sale price to be much lower at $88,865 at the end of 2015.

What is special about Macon

Macon is full of history and historical sites dating back to the Creek Indians, The Civil war, and its Antebellum culture. Today Macon is an urban community with many schools of higher education and medical facilities.

What is not special about Macon

Macon has a high crime rate; summer months are hot; it is not considered a walkable community.

Climate and Physical Environment

Macon has a humid subtropical climate. The average January temperature is about 47, and the average July temperature is around 81 degrees.  The city has an average annual precipitation of 45 inches.  

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several museums in Macon, including The Allman Brothers Band Museum;  Georgia Sports Hall of Fame; Tubman African American Museum which is the largest African American museum in Georgia;  The Macon Symphony Orchestra performs at the Grand Opera House in downtown Macon, as does the youth symphony, and the Middle Georgia Concert Band. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, it is now the performing arts center of Mercer University.

Crime

Macon has a high crime rate, almost double the national average.

Medical facilities

Coliseum Medical Center

Transportation

Middle Georgia Regional Airport is about 12 miles from Macon;  Atlanta's international airport is about 80 miles away; Macon is serviced by Amtrak

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