Although Macon is relatively small, there are still numerous moving companies in the region that can offer a hometown touch. While finding the right moving company for you, consider what factors could affect movers’ prices and availability.
Macon is home to Mercer University, which enrolls nearly 10,000 students and has NCAA Division I sports teams. That helps keep the city thriving, but it can also lead to more moving competition at the beginning and end of the academic years.
Another reason to avoid moving in the summer months is the weather: During June, July and August, average high temperatures in Macon top 90 degrees. On the flip side, the only month with an average high temperature of less than 60 degrees is January. With potentially less moving competition and more enjoyable conditions, winter may be the best time of year to move.
Not only is the cost of living in Macon about 25% lower than the national average, but there is even more savings potential with housing costs. With an average home price of just over $100,000, housing costs are more than 75% lower than the national average. Not only is that good news if you are looking to buy or rent in Macon, but the prices for local moving companies should also be lower than the national average. Due to similarly low operating costs, the quotes from locally based moving companies may be more competitive than national companies.
Located a little more than one hour from the population hub of Atlanta, Macon offers a different kind of charm—while the amenities of the big city are still accessible. For moving purposes, you may be able to benefit from the proximity to Atlanta by researching regional moving companies in addition to local movers. Especially for long-distance moves, companies with a national or presence may be the best bet.