Macon is a city in and is also the county seat of Bibb County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Known as the “Heart of Georgia” due to its location in almost the geographical center of the state, Macon sits 85 miles south of Atlanta, the largest city in Georgia, and is currently home to a population of over 155,000 residents, making it the fourth-largest city in the state. Macon was much smaller before voters approved a measure to consolidate the city of Macon and the county of Bibb, thus creating Macon-Bibb, Georgia. However, the consolidation is still ongoing, and right now the city’s official name – as of this writing, anyway – is still Macon, and it is still a county seat and not a consolidated city-county, though it likely will be consolidated soon.
Macon anchors its own metropolitan statistical area, the Macon metropolitan area, part of the larger Macon-Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area. The Macon metro area spans an area of five counties and has a population of over 235,000 total residents while the combined statistical area is home to over 417,000. The Macon metro area also sits just south of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, the largest in the state; this is really helpful when it comes to shipping a vehicle into or out of Macon, as auto shippers have plenty of options and usually plenty of freight to pickup and deliver within either the Atlanta or Macon metro areas. Being near the geographical center of Georgia, really helps when it comes to car shipping services since it’s easy to get into and out of and surrounded by populated areas.
Macon’s ease of access via the Interstate Highway System also helps tremendously when you’re shipping a car to or from the area. It sits along I-75, a major north-south interstate that services some of the largest cities in western Florida, Georgia, and further north, including cities such as Tampa, Macon, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Lexington, Cincinnati and Detroit, among others. Macon’s connection with some of the largest cities in the Great Lakes and Appalachia regions makes it much easier and really popular among car shippers, and it really helps that it has a major route to the coast of Georgia and Savannah, a large eastern port city, via I-16. Macon has emerged as a smaller auxiliary auto transport hub of Atlanta, which also helps prices, though budget shippers may find it cheaper to ship into or out of Atlanta.
Macon’s climate is usually helpful to the many auto transport companies running routes into and out of the city during most times of the year. Located in central Georgia, Macon, like other cities around it, experiences a humid subtropical climate; average highs in the summer often reach into the low-to-mid 90’s, though temperatures in the triple digits are fairly rare. During the winter months, trace snows happen every once in a while but rarely enough to disrupt traffic (though it has happened). Therefore, the climate of Macon makes it much easier, along with the interstates and its size, to get a vehicle into and out of – at least for a car carrier company, but that usually means lower prices and faster pickup and delivery times for you.
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