Houses For Sale In Columbus, GA

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Is It Time For You to Buy a House in Columbus, GA?

Columbus is a consolidated city-county in the state of Georgia. It was also the seat of Muscogee County until the two counties were merged in 1970. Columbus is the 2nd largest city in the state after Atlanta, and has more than 206,000 residents. The Columbus Metropolitan Area has nearly 330,000, and this makes Columbus a great spot for buying a house in Georgia.

In this article, we’ll look at buying land in Columbus, as well as all the details you should know about the city before you begin your search. Important things to consider are the city’s geography, climate, demographics, neighborhoods, plus the various arts and cultural activities that take place in and around the city.


Before colonization, the area now known as Columbus was the territory of the Creek Indians. The Creek had treaty and trading relationships with the nearby European-American settlers. In 1828, Columbus was founded at the head of a navigable section of the Chattahoochee River. The Treaty of Washington forced the Creeks and other native peoples of the area to move west, and in 1826, many did. Those indigenous peoples who remained were subsequently forced off their lands in 1836. The Chattahoochee River facilitated the shipment of cotton from local plantations to New Orleans, and further on to international markets including Liverpool in England. This led to significant wealth in the area and the emergence of textile mills dotted throughout the area. By 1860 ,Columbus had become a major industrial center in the region. After the Civil War, the city grew quickly due to further industrialization. The downtown population saw a decline in residents as they moved further out to the suburbs. Urban renewal and revitalization in the city began in the 1990s and have been extremely successful ever since.

Things to do in Columbus

Before you decide to buy a house in Columbus, Georgia, you need to get a feel for the amenities and services in the city and in the nearby countryside.

You could plan a visit to the W.C. Bradley Museum or the 18,000 square foot Bo Bartlett Center. There are plenty of shopping options at the Peachtree indoor shopping mall or two suburban shopping centers, both of which have been recently renovated.

Sports fans can catch a football game at the A. J. McClung Memorial Stadium or see a baseball game at the 5000-seat Golden Park stadium. There is also the Bradley Theater, the Columbus Civic Center, or the historic Springer Opera house as great places to see a show.

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Columbus is located on the west-central border of Georgia, across the river from Phenix City, Alabama. Columbus is approximately 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, and just north of the United States Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning. Columbus sits on the Fall Line where the coastal plain meets the Piedmont Plateau. The north side of Columbus is characterized by the rolling hills of the Piedmont, meanwhile the south side is quite flat. Interstate 185 bisects the city-county. Columbus has a total land area of 126.3 square miles, and 4.7 square miles of water surface. Columbus is situated on thel “snowline,” meaning snow falls annually at points north of the city, but only very rarely to the south. Crystal Valley Crystal Valley is located in East Columbus and is a popular spot for Columbus houses for sale. Predominantly medium and larger homes, this neighborhood is perfect for growing families due to its proximity to good schools, lovely parks and easy commute to the business district. Downtown Downtown Columbus is a great spot to find well-developed land for sale, and in particular, is an ideal spot to find a Columbus house. Heavy urban renewal has been taking place in downtown Columbus for three decades, and is now quite advanced. Downtown Columbus includes the city’s central business district as well as several historic homes and civic buildings. The Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District, the Mott House, and the Church of the Holy Family are all located in downtown Columbus. Median home costs in the city center are around $131,000. Dinglewood Less than two miles from the Chattahoochee River is the suburban neighborhood of Dinglewood. This neighborhood is popular both with students and military families and personnel. It is a great place to buy a house or other real estate, including condos, in Columbus. Dinglewood’s safety scores are higher than much of the rest of the city, and the median real estate price in the neighborhood is around $233,000. Rosehill Rosehill is also situated on the bank of the Chattahoochee River, and is a popular neighborhood with university students. Home values are on the higher side here, with a median real estate price of roughly $212,000. However, if you like a river view, then this is a great place to look for a house in Columbus, GA. Weracoba Heights This neighborhood was built in the 1930s, and much of it tends towards smaller homes. Weracoba Heights is home to many military families and Columbus residents, and is popular due to its strong, well-knit sense of community. Median real estate prices are fair and range around $151,000.

Columbus demographics

Columbus, GA continues to see steady growth, as evidenced by the 2020 census. Its population as of 2020 was 206,922, up from less than 190,000 in 2010. This continued growth means there will continue to be plenty of prime Georgia land to be developed with many new Columbus houses for sale.

Just over 88% of Columbus residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just under 28% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $47,418 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units was $142,900.

Arts in Columbus

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There is plenty to see and do in and around Columbus, which makes it clear why there is so much interest in Columbus, GA homes. A few key arts and entertainment institutions in the city and county include the largest art and history museum in the state of Georgia, The Columbus Museum. Other attractions include the 40,000 square foot National Civil War Naval Museum, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, the National Infantry Museum and the Soldier Center.

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Schools in Columbus

If you have a young family, then you need to think about what the schools are like in Columbus, GA before you buy a house there. Columbus accounts for more than 31,000 students overall. There are 35 elementary schools, 12 middle schools and 9 high schools. The elementaries include North Columbus Elementary, Hannan Elementary School, Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy, Blanchard Elementary School and Allen Elementary School. High schools include Columbus High School, Shaw High School, Reese Road Leadership Academy, Northside High School, Hardaway High School and Eagle Ridge Academy. Colleges and universities in Columbus include Columbus State University, Columbus Technical College, Georgia Military College, the Christian Life School of Theology, Miller-Motte Technical College, The Rivertown School of Beauty, Southeastern Beauty School, Strayer University, and a campus of the University of Phoenix and Virginia College.

Why Columbus?

Potentially, yes. If you are looking to buy a house in a city which has a strong economy, plenty of job options and is poised for continued growth, then Columbus, Georgia might just be the place for you.


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