I grew up in Georgia.
I met my husband when he was at his first duty station in Warner Robins.
Most of my extended family still live in Georgia.
The Best of Robins AFB
Close to Atlanta and close to Florida and close to Savannah. Perfect for spontaneous weekend trips! The state offers beaches, rivers and lakes, plains, hills, and mountains. Something for everyone to enjoy!
Georgia is one of the most affordable states to raise a family. Houses are cheaper and yards are bigger. You don’t need much winter gear.
Students with a B average or higher can go to an in-state college or university with the HOPE Georgia Lottery Scholarship program. I did!
Everyone really is that friendly. Everyone is smiling and chatty. You’ll feel like the grocery store cashier is suddenly your new best friend.
Other than a little bit of isolation since Robins is in the middle of the state and the closest city is Macon…it’s pretty fantastic to live in Georgia! The people are friendly and the food is amazing.
The Worst of Robins AFB
The weather is really mild in winter, but summers are really hot, humid, and buggy.
No one can drive in bad weather. Georgia isn’t prepared for the rare snowstorm or annual icy days. Even if it rains really hard, it’s terrible to drive. Hurricane season dumps lots of rain on the state!
This may or may not be a negative. There’s a church on every corner. Blue laws are still in effect in some parts of the South, so you can’t buy alcohol on Sundays or until afternoon at least.
The base itself feels kinda isolated, but the town is growing around it. And there’s only a small clinic.