Centerville, Georgia

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Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. The city is in the Macon metropolitan area. It was incorporated March 25, 1958. The population was 4,278 at the 2000 census. The 2003 estimate put the population at 5,268 and the 2007 population estimate put it at 6,448 people. The town along with many suburban areas in the United States is seeing unprecedented growth in population. It used to be a bedroom community for the nearby growing city of Warner Robins. The town is currently working to develop a type of downtown area. The plans include building a main road with buildings at both sides, and accented with street lamps, fountains, plants, flowers and much more. The town is actively working to attract specialty stores to this expanding development.

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Name

Contrary to popular belief, Centerville owes its name not to its geographical position within the state of Georgia, but its position between Byron and Wellston (now Warner Robins). It is also midway between Perry and Macon, Georgia.

Shopping

The city is home to the Galleria Mall, the largest mall in the Warner Robins area and the second largest in the Macon metropolitan area, second only to Macon Mall. There are over 50 stores located within and its anchor stores include Sears, JCPenny, Goody's and Belk. Other major retailers in the mall include American Eagle, Radio Shack, GameStop, GNC, Victoria's Secret, FYE, Hibbett Sports, as well as various smaller brand stores and eateries. The mall is connected to the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas which, after an addition of new screens, is the primary movie theater in the area that shows new and current releases. Nearby Parkway 6 Cinemas (located in Warner Robins) shows older release movies at a discount price. Both Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas and Parkway 6 Cinemas are owned by the Georgia Theater Company.[3]

The city has many name brand stores and shopping centers that include Circuit City(closed in early 2009), Toys "R" Us, Best Buy, Kohl's, Hobby Lobby, Office Depot, Office Max, Kroger, Bed Bath & Beyond, and many other stores. Construction continues to grow, so new stores are probable.

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