ROBINS AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

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Our Military

Located adjacent to the city of Warner Robins, Ga., which has a population of about 70,000, Robins Air Force Base offers the chance for a challenging and rewarding tour or career. The base is in the geographic center of the largest state east of the Mississippi River, where ­recreational opportunities abound. Atlanta,

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Welcome

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Welcome

Houston County (pronounced “Howston”) — one of the most rapidly growing communities in middle Georgia — has a population of about 140,000, covers nearly 400 square miles and has three incorporated cities: Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins.

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Getting To & Around

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Getting To & Around

Houston County, nestled in the heart of Georgia, is well connected within the state and the rest of the United States via ­several major highways. Major roadways include Interstate 75; U.S. Routes 41, 129 and 341; and State Routes 26, 49, 96, 127, 224 and 247. Area businesses are supported with rail service by Norfolk-Southern and CSX. Bus service through Greyhound is available in nearby Macon.

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Housing & Real Estate

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Housing & Real Estate

From The City of Warner Robins to town of Centerville, Houston County’s ­bustling ­communities are diverse. An estimated 146,136 people call the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The county is part of the Warner Robins, Georgia Metropolitan ­Statistical Area, and its county seat is Perry. Nature, ­history and culture mingle to create a varied and ­attractive region, which has been named one of the best places to raise a family by Business Week magazine.

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Employment & Economy

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Employment & Economy

Thanks to an 1821 treaty between the state of Georgia and the Creek Indians, lucky land lottery winners began moving into the newly minted Houston County that same year, claiming tracts for about 7 cents an acre and starting to plow the fertile, sandy loam for corn, wheat, potatoes and fresh garden ­vegetables. The county took its name from Gov. John ­Houstoun to honor his work on the treaty, and though over the years the spelling has been slimmed to “Houston,” it’s still pronounced the way he did it: “HOW-ston.”

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Health Care

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Health Care

Whatever your health care needs, there are many services in the Houston County area, military and civilian alike, to meet them. Houston County has several hospitals, as well as many clinics and public health centers with a wide range of medical services.

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Family Resources

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Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. read more

Education & Academics

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Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. Houston County is served by an award-winning public school system and a number of private and alternative schools.

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Living

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Living

Houston County is rich in arts, culture, entertainment, outdoor recreation, cuisine and shopping. This chapter will highlight some of the local offerings to get you started as you explore your new community, but in no way should this be considered a comprehensive list — it would take a book to cover everything! read more