Warner Robins is the 9th largest city in Georgia, and is known as the 'International City' due to the cultural diversity of the population.
The Air Force originally was attracted to the area during WWII; at the urging of the first base commander, Colonel Thomas, the name of the town was changed from Wellston to Warner Robins in honor of Brigadier General Augustine Warner Robins.
There are approximately 2,000 retail businesses within the city limits of Warner Robins, and the area has more than 140 civic and service clubs, plus over 100 houses of worship. There are also several military-oriented social groups, from Robins Pacers Running Club to Military Wives and Mommies!
The climate is mild with an average winter temperature of 46 degrees and a gentle summer day average of 82.4 degrees. Temperatures are higher in late August.
Education is a top priority in Warner Robins and Houston County. The Houston County School System has 26,000+ students with a 22 to 1 pupil-teacher ratio. Warner Robins High School and Houston County High School have been named as National Schools of Excellence by the US Department of Education. There are 23 elementary, 9 middle, 6 high schools (including a brand new high school which opened in 2010) and 2 specialty schools in the Houston County School System.
Warner Robins is the proud home of the Little League Southeast Region Headquarters and the 2007 Little League World Champions and the 2009 and 2010 Little League Softball World Champions. In 2009 and 2010, Warner Robins was named by Business Week Magazine as the 'Best Place to Raise Kids' in Georgia and Houston County was named by CNN Money Magazine as one of the top 25 counties in the United States for job growth and most affordable places to live.
The local economy is solid and unemployment rates are low; in addition to the base, large local employers include Perdue Farms, Frito-Lay, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, Anchor Glass Container Corporation, Graphic Packaging International, Cemex, Clean Control Corporation and Sunbelt Plastics.
Housing consists primarily of single family homes, townhouses and apartments. The median price of a single family home in Warner Robins is $139,500, and interest rates are among the lowest in the state.
From Warner Robins, it's an easy drive to Atlanta, the Gulf Coast or the Atlantic Coast. The nearest airport is Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, just 10 miles from Warner Robins, with flights connecting to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
In Warner Robins, parks are plentiful, crime is low and the people are friendly! Warner Robins is expanding in all directions, and its growth and change are constant, with new residents joining our community every year. All in all, it's a great place to call home.
Local insight: Warner Robins is located in Houston County, GA, but if you pronounce Houston like they do in Texas, we'll know you're not from around here! We pronounce it 'house-din.'
Robins Air Force Base: http://www.robins.af.mil/
City of Warner Robins: http://www.wrga.gov/
The Museum of Aviation: www.museumofaviation.org/
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