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Spotlight On... COLUMBUS!

  1. Median home price of $115,000 (Jan. 1 - Nov. 30, 2014).

  2. Columbus is located in Muscogee County and is the second largest city in Georgia. It is situated along the sinuous Chattahoochee River with the convenience of a big city with the homey feel of a small town.

  3. Columbus has lovely communities, small suburbs, contemporary downtown loft apartments, unique and open converted Mill apartments along the river, and the charm of rural living.

  4. Major employers include Fort Benning, TSYS, Muscogee Country School District, Aflac, Columbus Regional Healthcare System and KIA Motors.  Dominant industries of the region include aerospace, automotive, biosciences, manufacturing and technology.

  5. Fort Benning is home to 120,000 military personnel and their families.

  6. Among the area landmarks are the RiverWalk, an outdoor 15-mile linear park located along the Chattahoochee River, the National Civil War Navel Museum, National Infantry Museum, the Columbus Botanical Garden, and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center.

  7. Cultural attractions include River Center of the Performing Arts, the Springer Opera House, and Uptown Columbus, which serves as the hub for entertainment within the city.

  8. Several golf courses, tennis courts, recreation presents sports-minded residents the opportunity for recreation year-round. Additionally, the Chattahoochee River allows for white water rafting, boating and kayaking.

  9. Columbus State University and Columbus Technical College along with a host of smaller satellite colleges; Troy State has a campus and the Chattahoochee Valley Community College is right across the river in Phenix City, Ala. The public schools in Columbus have very high ratings, ranging from 8 to a perfect 10.  In addition, there are many prestigious religious and private schools from which to choose.

  10. With a rich history of cultural diversity, a flourishing performing arts community, and a family-friendly environment, Columbus truly is a charming and beautiful place to live. Visit and see for yourself!


Additional Resources:

City of Columbus

Columbus Convention & Visitor's Bureau

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