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7 Reasons to Move to Robins Region, GA

Make a splash in this fast-growing Middle Georgia gem.

By Livability on September 21, 2021

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One of the Southeast’s fastest-growing places, the Robins Region offers a winning combination of affordability, career opportunity, standout recreation opportunities and big-city features without the big-city hassles.

Here are 7 reasons why you should consider relocating to Middle Georgia:

1. It’s easy on the wallet.

The region boasts a low cost of living that appeals to young professionals and the area’s large retirement population. The median home price in Houston County, which includes Warner Robins, is $163,000.

2. It’s easy to get around.

The Robins Region, located in the middle of Georgia, is just 75 miles from Atlanta, but offers shorter commute times and freedom from the traffic hassles associated with larger cities.

3. Be a part of the region’s growth.

Growth throughout the Robins Region has been impressive, with a 40% boost in population since the 2000 census. Houston (pronounced HOW-ston) County’s population is nearly 158,000. Houston County includes the cities of Warner Robins, Perry and Centerville.

4. Score a top-notch education.

Warner Robins is home to several college branch campuses, including Central Georgia Technical College, Fort Valley State University, Georgia College & State University, Georgia Military College, Mercer University, Middle Georgia State University and a campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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5. Land a great job.

One of Georgia’s largest employers is Robins Air Force Base (AFB), and you don’t need to be an airman in the United States Air Force to work there. In fact, about half of the 24,500 people employed at Robins AFB are civilians. And there are scores of other companies in the region that are hiring right now.

6. Play T-ball, y’all.

Claude Lewis, who was the Warner Robins Recreation Department director, is known as the “Father of T-ball” after starting a league in 1958. Today, the area serves as the Southeast Region headquarters for the Little League Baseball & Softball organization.

7. You can get connected.

Collaboration is important here. For instance, a Facebook group page called Robins To-Go was created during the pandemic as a way for people to share information about what businesses were open and where to get hard-to-find staples. Now, the group page has evolved into a positive local online site that is managed by the chamber staff to connect people with local businesses, job openings, charitable needs in the community, and events and activities. The group page currently has more than 20,000 members, with about 100 new people being added each week.

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