Quality of Life

Alma-Bacon County, Georgia, is one of the friendliest and hospitable communities in southeast Georgia. Alma is the center for retail, commercial, professional services and industrial growth. With a progressive and caring education system, exceptional healthcare, Grassmear Park and other recreational venues, and shopping, there are many reasons that Alma-Bacon, Georgia, is a great place to live, work and play.

The Bacon County School System enrolls more than 1800 students in grades K-12, and makes graduation the system’s primary focus. Student/teacher ratio is 16 to one. There is one each primary school, elementary school, middle school, and high school.

Colleges/Universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alma:

  • South Georgia State College (about 23 miles; Douglas, GAFull-time enrollment: 2,507)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 63 miles; Tifton, GAFT enrollment: 2,564)
  • College of Coastal Georgia (about 65 miles; Brunswick, GAFT enrollment: 2,447)
  • Valdosta State University (about 69 miles; Valdosta, GAFT enrollment: 11,155)
  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (about 70 miles; Valdosta, GAFT enrollment: 3,246)
  • Georgia Southern University (about 74 miles; Statesboro, GAFT enrollment: 18,824)

East Georgia State College (about 74 miles; Swainsboro, GAFT enrollment: 2,345)

Coastal Pines Community College provides numerous educational opportunities to the residents of Bacon county. Students may enroll in associate degree, diploma, or technical certificate of credit programs; adult education classes; or non-credit continuing education courses. Courses are offered during the day, in the evening, and online.

Other opportunities for attaining a four-year degree or higher include Valdosta State University , and Georgia Southern University.

Healthcare needs are met by Bacon County Hospital. Bacon County Hospital: Welcome to Bacon County Hospital and Health System.

Bacon County Hospital and Health System is a comprehensive healthcare system that services Bacon County and surrounding areas in Georgia.Bacon County Hospital and Health System is comprised of:Bacon County Hospital and Health System
Twin Oaks Convalescent Center
The Bacon County Community Care Center
ABC Child Development Center
Bacon County Rehabilitation Center
Bacon County Hospital Sleep Center
South Georgia Physicians GroupAt Bacon County Hospital and Health System, we are committed to you receiving high quality health care, close to home!Bacon County Hospital and Health System is located at:302 South Wayne Street
Alma, GA 31510


Goldwasswer Park serves as a center for community activities and festivals during the year. Bacon County is centrally located in Southeast Georgia and just a few hours from coastal beaches, and the Okefenokee Swamp National Refuge.

Hunters and fishermen will appreciate the abundance of game and fish in the area and the opportunities to engage in those activities practically year-round.


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