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  • Macon is the fourth largest city in the state of Georgia. As a result the median home sale price of $95,000 is significantly lower than the rest of the state. Over 50% of the homes in Macon are rented. This can largely be attributed to the prevalence of local colleges and universities. It won't be hard to find a place, as the vacancy rate is over 12% and highest during the summer months. Only about 35% of the homes in Macon are owned, and the city has a residential turnover rate of just above 12%.

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  • Outdoor Life Residents of Macon enjoy a large number of outdoor activities. Swimming and fishing are particularly popular, as is kayaking, hiking, and camping. While the city is developed, it only takes a short ride in any direction to reach country roads and the great outdoors. Ocmulgee National Monument is a unique attraction as one of the oldest Native American settlements in the area. The large earthen domes that the Native Americans built are still a mystery to this day. Just outside the city limits is Lake Tobesofkee, a year round park with 35 miles of coastline. Water skiing, sailing, boating, fishing and picnics can be experienced here. One of the biggest attractions is the State Fair, which features helicopter rides, live tigers, and fireworks. Everyone from Perry to Fort Valley comes out for a week's worth of celebration that will be talked about until next year's fair comes to town.
  • Shopping If you've got shopping on your mind, Macon's got you covered. Macon Mall is a two level, 1.1 million sq. foot retail lover's paradise. They've got every brand, style and accessory you could need. What they don't have the Shoppes at River Crossing will. For a shopping spree on a tighter budget, Tanger Outlets is only a short drive away. For the best shopping experience, Macon has a variety of small shops downtown. Stop in for antiques, jewelry, and art.
  • Neighborhoods The neighborhoods in Macon are largely divided up by commercial district, proximity to the university and division by the interstate. The most prominent neighborhoods are to the northwest of City Center while the college centered areas are located mostly to the south. Below are a few of the more prominent living locations.