Columbus, GA

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Columbus, GA

About Columbus, GA

Columbus, Georgia is a great place to live and work, with a strong economy, plenty of recreational activities, and year-round sunshine. Located on the Chattahoochee River, the city boasts a vibrant downtown area filled with restaurants and shops. There are numerous parks and trails for those who love the outdoors. The city also has an extensive arts scene, from theaters to music venues. With its diverse population, friendly locals, and exciting nightlife, Columbus is one of the best cities in which to reside or visit in Georgia. Small city/Military town - West-central Georgia on Georgia-Alabama border along Chattahoochee River.

State: Georgia
County: Muscogee County
Metro Area: Columbus Metro Area
City: Columbus
Zip Codes: 31907, 31909, 31904, 31906, 31903, 31820, 31808, 31901, 31801, 31829, 10 total
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 445 ft above sea level

Columbus, the third largest city in Georgia, among other things supports the large nearby Fort Benning army base. The base occupies the better part of the county and dominates the economy and the local mindset. The area was once a textile producer but has modernized and diversified into financial services, and is in fact headquarters for AFLAC (insurance) and Synovus, a regional banking conglomerate. Even with the transition, the employment picture is fairly bleak.

The area has a number of museums, mostly of a military theme, and some historic interest and urban revitalization in this very Southern city, but there isn’t a lot to do. Other services and amenities are available in Atlanta, 100 miles away.

The area is a mix of gently rolling, wooded hills and a level, open plain. Ground elevations range from 200 feet to 500 feet. The climate is typical of the humid southeast, with pronounced maritime and continental effects. Summers are warm and humid with most days in the 90’s, a few into the 100’s, and frequent thunderstorms. Occasional heavy rains originate from hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are mild with temperatures seldom below 20 degrees. Snow is rare. First freeze is early November, last is late March.

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Columbus Cost of Living

Cost of living, water recreation, and healthcare make Columbus a great place to live.

-140.0% lower than avg
-36.6% lower than avg
$919 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-24.9% lower than avg
Columbus Crime
75.5 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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I have lived here for 6.5 years. In-town is cute with nice restaurants and sometimes music. It hasn’t realized it’s full potential though. Houses are still reasonably  More

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no,nonono NEVER MOVE HERE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. as someone who is almost out of highschool and i can finally go to my homecountry after 10 years of begging to move, never  More

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This once beautiful and safe town is now crime ridden and trashy courtesy of Theresa Tomlinson’s 2 terms as mayor. Even if you live in the north end you are no longer  More

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