Although Milledgeville is a small town, students find plenty to keep them occupied. The variety of unique restaurants and bars downtown gives students a cozy environment for hanging out with friends. Some Milledgeville area events include Andalusia Farm self-guided tours (which was a source of many of Flannery O'Connor's works), the Deep Roots Festival, and haunted trolley tours around Halloween. Milledgeville is known as "The First Lady of Georgia" because for a time (around the Civil War), it was the capital of the state.
In Milledgeville, most everyone walks everywhere, so you are almost guaranteed to run in to people you know. However, in terms of town amenities, an update to the movie theater and bowling alley would be appreciated by residents. Milledgeville is definitely a small town with a close-knit vibe. On the weekends, especially during football season, many students like to visit the University of Georgia campus since it is so close to GCSU.