ROBINS AFB

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Our Military

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Our Military

Robins AFB is in the geographic center of Georgia, the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Atlanta, the state capital, is about 100 miles to the north on Interstate 75. Florida is within four hours driving time south on the interstate. Macon, Georgia’s fourth-largest city, is 15 miles north. Interstate 16 intersects with I-75 in Macon and leads to Savannah, the Atlantic Ocean and the Golden Isles.

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Welcome

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Welcome

One of the most rapidly growing communities in middle Georgia, Houston County (pronounced “Howston”) has a population of about 150,000, 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

Nestled in the heart of Georgia, Houston County 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. In 2014, nearly 150,000 people call the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Population density in the county was 372.5 per square mile, the census found.

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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

There are many health care services in Houston County for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options. Open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act runs from Nov. 1, 2015, to Jan. 31, 2016, for coverage starting in 2016. Applicants can find navigators to help with enrollment and other questions at www.insurega.org. For more Affordable Care Act information, visit www.healthcare.gov.

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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.

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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. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Houston County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the county as well.

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Living

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Living

There are plenty of entertaining activities in Houston County — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take in a show at the Warner Robins Little Theatre, or tee off at one of the local golf courses. Don’t miss the Georgia National Fair in Perry or the hot air balloon rally at the Dogwood Festival. And be sure to check out the Museum of Aviation.

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