From the bustling city of Warner Robins to the quiet community of Centerville, Houston County’s communities are diverse. In 2017, more than 153,000 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Population density in the county was 372.5 per square mile, the census found.
Robins Air Force Base has more than 21,000 personnel, and a number of those personnel live off base in surrounding communities. Additionally, nearly 18,000 veterans live in the area, according to the census.
The county’s communities give newcomers plenty of choices when selecting a home. Enlist the help of a reputable real estate agent to help you sort through the area’s home options. The Georgia Association of Realtors is a central source of local real estate information and services. Those interested in purchasing a new home can find the expertise and professional services they need at www.garealtor.com.
Houston County, home of Robins AFB, covers approximately 375 square miles in the heart of Georgia. It is circled by eight counties: Bibb County to the north; Crawford County to the northwest; Peach and Macon counties to the west; Dooly and Pulaski counties to the south; and Bleckley and Twiggs counties to the east. The county boasts a variety of recreational opportunities, with active parks and recreation departments, museums, theaters and more. For more information, check out the Robins Regional Chamber at www.robinsregion.com or the Perry Chamber of Commerce at www.perrygachamber.com.
Communities in Houston County near Robins AFB include Centerville, Perry and Warner Robins.
Located halfway between Byron and Wellston and halfway between Macon and Perry — hence its name — Centerville was incorporated in 1958. One of the youngest cities in Georgia, Centerville has a population of about 7,700.
A family-friendly town, Centerville is part of a fast-growing area of Georgia. The Houston County Galleria, on Watson Boulevard, offers shoppers more than 40 specialty shops to choose from, along with a 15-screen cinema. Residents also enjoy many nearby annual festivals and events, like the International Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon and the Georgia National Fair in Perry.
Those looking to make their home in Centerville can choose from a wide selection of real estate. Median rent is $962 and selected monthly owner costs of housing units with a mortgage are $1,439. Mean travel time to work for those living in Centerville is about 21 minutes.
Situated at the intersection of four highways, Perry is known as the “Crossroads of Georgia.” The prime location makes Perry an inviting place for travelers, and tourism is one of the city’s top industries. Named after Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry (the “Hero of Lake Erie” in the War of 1812), the city was incorporated in 1824 and is the county seat of Houston County. The city’s population is approximately 16,700.
Perry is famous for the Georgia National Fairgrounds & Agricenter. The facility sits on more than 1,100 acres and hosts the state fair along with hundreds of other events. Perry’s historic downtown area is filled with specialty shops, a community theater and historic landmarks. Fairs and festivals, such as the annual Dogwood Festival, showcase the city’s Southern pride and beauty.
Real estate in Perry is diverse. Median rent is $789 and selected monthly owner costs of housing units with a mortgage are $1,212. Mean travel time to work for those living in Perry is around 20 minutes.
Warner Robins is diverse, prompting its slogan “Georgia’s International City,” and has a growing population of nearly 75,000. A U.S. Air Force military depot was established in the small farming community — then known as Wellston — in 1941. Soon after, both the depot and town were renamed after one of the Air Corps’ first logisticians, Brig. Gen. Augustine Warner Robins. Robins AFB, one of the largest Air Force bases in the South, is a source of both pride and industry for the city.
The city also boasts a parks and recreation department, a civic center, one of the largest aviation museums in the United States (Museum of Aviation), shopping, festivals and a community theater.
Many different styles of housing can be found in Warner Robins. Median rent is $862 and selected monthly owner costs of housing units with a mortgage are $1,117. Mean travel time to work for those living in Warner Robins is a little over 20 minutes.