Columbus, Georgia was ranked number 4 on the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live by Best Life Magazine. Columbus lies 100 miles (160 km) south of Atlanta. The city is home to museums and other tourism sites, including The RiverWalk, which is a 15-mile linear park that hugs the banks of the Chattahoochee River. The National Infantry Museum is also located in Columbus Georgia. Columbus also currently provides a home for prominent industries including the headquarters for Aflac, Synovus, TSYS and Carmike Cinemas.
Columbus GA Districts
Columbus is divided into five geographic areas, and they are as follows:
Downtown (also called “Uptown”) is the city’s central business district, and home to many historic districts, homes, and churches such as the Columbus Historic Riverfront Industrial District, the Mott House, and the Church of the Holy Family.
East Columbus is the largest of the five Columbus areas. It is home to Bull Creek Golf Course, the largest of seven golf courses in the city.
MidTown MidTown MidTown Columbus radiates from Wynnton Road and a core of six contiguous historic neighborhoods; its boundaries extend on the north to Talbotton and Warm Springs Roads; on the east to I-185; to 10th Avenue on the west; and on the south, to Martin Luther King Boulevard. These boundaries define a mid-town Columbus that incorporates—in addition to residential neighborhoods—schools, parks, the Columbus Museum, the Columbus Public Library, commercial office and retail districts, and the international headquarters for Aflac.
North Columbus is a diverse suburban area of the city that is home to established neighborhoods and newly built subdivisions. It is home to very upscale areas such as Green Island Hills. It is also home to Columbus Park Crossing, a major outdoor strip mall.
South Columbus is situated just below MidTown. It is home to the National Infantry Museum, a museum that honors the history of infantry forces in the U.S. Army. The South Columbus area has a noticeably higher military population than other areas, most likely because it is located just above the United States Army post Fort Benning.