515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Macon, Georgia 31201
People often asked why our Corporate Office is in Macon instead of Atlanta. In addition to the great quality of life available in Macon, the biggest factor is the traffic. Macon is located about an hour's drive south of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Since many of the colleges and universities we serve are outside the area, we spend a lot of time at the airport. Most days, it is faster and easier to reach the airport from Macon than it is from some parts of metropolitan Atlanta.
Macon is a wonderful place to live. Described by the Chamber of Commerce as a "blend of progressive thinking and a respect for history," Macon offers large city amenities and true Southern charm. The population of the historic city is an estimated 93,000, and the metropolitan area is almost 230,000.
More than 30,000 students attend the seven colleges and universities serving the Macon area, with only Atlanta and Athens having larger student populations in Georgia. Mercer University is the most comprehensive of the institutions of higher learning, with eight of its eleven schools and colleges located in Macon, including its schools of medicine, law and engineering.
A popular tourist destination, Macon is known for its beautiful homes and cultural events and attractions. Spared from General Sherman's march to sea during the American Civil War, Macon has more homes and buildings on the National Register of Historical Places than Atlanta or Savannah. Each spring, when the city's 300,000 Yoshino Cherry Trees bloom, thousands of visitors travel to Macon for the International Cherry Blossom Festival, a 10-day event of family activities and cultural arts. Other notable attractions include the Ocmulgee National Monument & Indian Mounds, the Tubman African American Museum, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and Museum of Arts and Sciences.
The city is perhaps best known for its musical heritage and is considered the birthplace of Southern Rock. Macon musicians and performers have included the Allman Brothers Band, Otis Redding, Lena Horne, Randy Crawford, Mark Heard, Bill Berry of R.E.M, and Rolling Stones pianist Chuck Leavell. Internationally acclaimed violinist Robert McDuffie returns to his hometown several times a year to nurture young violinists enrolled in the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings at Mercer University.
The cultural arts are strongly supported by the community, with five performing arts theatres, the most prominent being the historic 1,000-seat Grand Opera House, which offers Broadway shows and concerts and is home to the Macon Symphony and the Macon Youth Orchestra. With Mercer's School of Medicine drawing top medical faculty to Macon, the area's health care facilities and offerings are among the best in the state.
If wanting a change of pace for the day or weekend, Macon is just a three-hour trip from sandy beaches or cool, refreshing mountains. Atlanta's top shopping area or professional sports games are less than 90 minutes away.
If you are visiting Georgia, please come by and see us. We would be pleased to show you around our city.