Beall's Hill Neighborhood
In 1998, Mercer University and the City of Macon agreed to partner to spark the revitalization of the historic Beall's Hill neighborhood adjacent to Mercer's main campus in Macon. This Victorian-era neighborhood had been in serious decline for thirty years, increasingly depopulated and dilapidated. The Beall's Hill Project is regarded as the most significant community redevelopment in Macon in the past fifty years. The rebuilt neighborhood is envisioned as a model "New Urbanist" mixed-income, mixed-use, walkable community. The University is committed to being a good neighbor and to continuing to help to lead this important initiative. Mercer offers a down payment assistance program for employees who buy a home in the revitalized neighborhood.