Macon is often referred to as the “Heart of Georgia” largely because of its geographical location in the center of the State of Georgia. It is divided into several distinct areas one of them being Downtown Macon, which is the main financial district in the city of Macon.
It is also home to variously themed museums and theaters ranging from the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame to the Tubman African Museum. Also a number of antebellum homes are located here with the likes of Hay House, Woodruff House and Cannonball house representing the lot.
There are also a great number of places that makes Downtown Macon easily identifiable, such landmarks include but are not limited to Macon City Hall, Washington Library, Ramada Plaza, St. Paul Towers, Ashley Towers, Georgia Federal Building, Medical Center of Central Georgia and Dempsey Apartments.
Downtown Macon is also a great place to call home and work in. It has great condos and townhomes available for purchase. The area has many lovely parks, playgrounds, entertainment centers, exquisite restaurants and unique historic architecture and museums. In essence it is a great place to call home if you plan to raise a family or even retire.
Downtown Macon is also a great tourist destination area with interesting attractions like Martin Amusement CO., Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Buru Inc. However, one of the biggest tourist attractions in Downtown Macon is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival which often attracts thousands of people both in and outside the State of Georgia. Otherwise it is an outright touristic place which you can never get enough of.
For those who love a day on the water, numerous reservoirs, lakes and creeks as well as parks in Downtown Macon. Such parks and waterways include Vineville Branch, Walker Lakes, Dempsey Park, Dunlap Park, Hardeman Park, Hill Park, Conner Park, Ayers Park, Anderson Park, Addison Tinsley Park and Tattnall Square among dozens more.
As for the schools that make Downtown Macon excel, they include but are not limited to Flag City School of Dance, St. Joseph’s Catholic School, Burke Elementary School, Hope Academy of America, Vineville Academy, Howard Middle School, Northeast High School, Central High School and Rutland High School. These excellent schools make Downtown Macon an ideal city to raise a family.