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Retirement Living In Macon-Bibb County - Georgia

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Area Description

Macon Bibb-County is a centrally located city in the heart of Georgia. We are known for wide streets, many parks, and successful urban revitalization. With a city and county population of around 150,000, the region is populated enough to feel like an urban center, but small enough to have that rural, small town feeling. Because of our location, we are not too far from other parts of Georgia. It's only 2 hours to the mountains north of us and 2.5 hours to the coast,not to mention our proximity to Atlanta, the capital of GA, which houses Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Macon-Bibb County offers many amenities for outdoor living. Lake Tobesofkee boasts 35 miles of shoreline and offers facilities and areas where people can camp, boat and fish. The city and county have several golf courses and tennis courts open to the public. In additional to the numerous options to plan one's own outdoor fun, the region has several festivals, outdoor activities and concerts. Each year in March, Macon hosts the International Cherry Blossom festival which celebrates over 350,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees in our region. We also have the Mulberry Streets Arts Festival (arts & crafts), the Tubman Pan African Festival (African and African-American culture), Fired Works: Regional Ceramics Exhibition & Sale, Bragg Jam music festival, Macon Film Festival and the Ocmulgee Indian Celebration (Native American heritage).

Macon also offers outdoor music concerts with the Second Sunday series where there are free live concerts in Washington Park during the summer and fall months, the Macon Pops which is an orchestra that plays pop music, among many other live musical activities.

Cultural Activities

Macon Bibb-County has museums that cannot be rivaled. Known for our music and antebellum homes, Macon offers house museums, including the Hay House, Cannonball House and Sidney Lanier Cottage, that take visitors back to the early and mid 1800s. We have a walking music tour that takes guests to historic musical landmarks in Macon. Our Tubman African-American museum is the largest museum dedicated to African-American history and art in the Southeast.

Other museums include the Museum of Arts and Sciences which has the Mark Smith Planetarium, the Allman Brothers Band Museum The Big House, Ocmulgee National Monument which is in legislature to determine whether it is to become a national park, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and so much more.

Public transportation

Buses depart from the Terminal Station (200 Cherry Street)
Operates Monday - Saturday, 5:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Medical Facilities

Macon has a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Medical Center of Central Georgia. The city also has two other major hospitals. While the regional VA Hospital is in Dublin, about 55 miles or so outside of Macon, the VA operates a clinic in Macon and provides a van service that takes Disabled veterans to and from the hospital for their appointments.

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Macon-Bibb County, Georgia?

For those of you that retire in Macon-Bibb County, you will have hotter temperatures than other areas of the USA.

Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's. Expect some rainy days in the winter.

If the weather in the spring is too cold for the outdoors, enjoy some indoor activities in Macon-Bibb County such as a movie, a visit to a museum, dining, nightlife or some shopping. Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the mid 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect some rainy days in the spring.

Summertime in Macon-Bibb County is a great time to enjoy your retirement with a day at the lake, an outdoor concert, a local festival or other outdoor activity! Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the low 80's and highs in the low 90's. Nights are mild with lows in the upper 60's. Expect a lot of days above 90°. Humidity may feel uncomfortable. Expect some rainy days in the summer.

If you retire in Macon-Bibb County, you can look forward to fall weather activities such as biking on a bike path, hiking, enjoying a walking path and more! Fall temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Expect a few days above 90°. Humidity may feel "sticky" with muggy evenings. Expect some rainy days in the fall.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  34  46  57
 Feb  37  50  62
 Mar  44  57  69
 Apr  50  63  76
 May  59  72  84
 Jun  67  78  90
 Jul  70  81  92
 Aug  70  80  91
 Sep  64  75  86
 Oct  53  65  77
 Nov  43  56  68
 Dec  36  48  59

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  14  0
 Feb  0  8  0
 Mar  0  3  0
 Apr  1  0  0
 May  5  0  0
 Jun  15  0  0
 Jul  21  0  0
 Aug  18  0  0
 Sep  7  0  0
 Oct  1  0  0
 Nov  0  4  0
 Dec  0  12  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  10  36 %
 Feb  4 "  9  38 %
 Mar  5 "  9  43 %
 Apr  3 "  7  49 %
 May  3 "  7  59 %
 Jun  4 "  10  67 %
 Jul  5 "  11  70 %
 Aug  4 "  10  70 %
 Sep  4 "  7  65 %
 Oct  3 "  6  55 %
 Nov  4 "  8  46 %
 Dec  4 "  9  38 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  0 "  0  0
 Feb  0 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Macon-Bibb County, GA

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