Ever consider a contract job in Macon, GA? What about relocating for a direct job there? You may just want to stick around and enjoy everything this wonderful city has to offer when you're not working hard. Just a little over an hours' drive from Atlanta is where you'll find this historic town. Situated in the middle of the state, Macon is a hidden gem that boasts scenic nature and southern charm that will be sure to make a lasting impression.
Macon also has a southern climate, typically warm throughout most of the year and very rarely has snow fall. Average summer temperatures sit around 94℉ and winter temperatures can reach a cool 37℉.
With a population of a little over 150,000 it is the largest city in Macon-Bibb County. With a median home price of only $117,000 it is below the US Average. The average 1 bedroom apartment rents for $850 a month, and for an even more affordable rental cost try Payne, GA. Payne is only 4 miles away and averages $600 a month for a 1 bedroom apartment or, if you prefer bringing along your RV, expect to pay around $20-$30 a night.
The restaurant scene in Macon is constantly evolving and growing with new places opening regularly. Here you can dine at trendy Raw bars or stop in and grab to-go at the Korean Asian-fusion restaurant Chico and Chang. But be sure that during your time in Macon to dine on local flavors, southern down-home cooking. You won't regret a stop into H&H Soul Food for a plate of delicious fried chicken and collard greens. Or how about onion rings, and hand-crafted milkshake at the famous Rookery.
Amerson River Park spans 180 acres around Macon where you can spend the day hiking or riding bikes through the miles of trails where you can glimpse beautiful views of the river. The Ocmulgee River also flows through the park, there is even a canoe launch and outdoor store where you can book guided kayaking and canoeing tours. Or spend the day exploring the Ocmulgee Wetlands and Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, where prehistoric American Indians once lived. Here you can immerse yourself in American Indian culture and tour The Earth Lodge, and the Great Temple Mound that dates back to 900 AD. The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame Museum can be found on Cherry Street. This museum is the country's largest state sports museum. With nearly a dozen other museums, exhibits, and historical sites to explore from art history to aviation museums, there's a never-ending supply of things to do.
When it comes to a place to stay there are multiple hotels, motels, and RV Parks in the area. The Extended Stay America comes with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, laundry, pool and jacuzzi and free breakfast. Camping along the shoreline of Lake Tobesofkee is also another popular option, and if you're looking for an extended stay Safe Haven RV Park is a great choice offering weekly and monthly rates; and a military discount.
Whether you are interested in a temporary position in Macon, or relocating it won't take long to realize why so many people throughout history have chosen to call this place home. If you are interested in learning about current employment opportunities with Strom in the Macon area reach out to a recruiter today or Click here to browse Macon jobs.