Apartments in Columbus, GA -- Surrounded by Fun!
Located 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus is home to more than 200,000 people -- making it the state's second-largest city. And because it sits right on the Georgia-Alabama border, Columbus is actually part of the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika Combined Statistical Area, sharing not only statistics but also television stations with its western neighbors.
If you're thinking of renting an apartment in Columbus, here's what you can look forward to:
- Plenty of natural beauty
Columbus sits at the southernmost navigable portion of the Chattahoochee River, and the best spot in town to enjoy it is the Chattahoochee RiverWalk. This park stretches for 22 miles along the river banks, right through Downtown Columbus, connecting the city to nearby Ft. Benning and Bibb City. Some parts of the trail are wide open, while others are covered bridges. Either way, it's the perfect place to jog, stroll, or simply sit and enjoy the peacefulness.
Want a little more adventure? Hop in the river and go kayaking or even whitewater rafting!
- Lots of fine arts
Columbus State University has made a huge performing arts dent in its hometown! Both the university's art and drama departments have funky downtown locations, which add a twist to all of the traditional, historical buildings there.
Also in Downtown Columbus is the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. In fact, this facility is the centerpiece of Columbus' entire Arts and Entertainment District. There are a number of different-sized theaters in this facility, so you'll be able to enjoy everything from cozy performances to giant symphony orchestras. Big names ranging from Yo-Yo Ma, to B.B. King, to Jerry Seinfeld have performed here!
If you prefer actually getting involved with your entertainment, Sherlock's Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is a great way to indulge your inner-gumshoe.
- A ton of shopping choices
No matter which part of Columbus your apartment sits in, you'll be close to all kinds of great shopping. The biggest one-stop shopping destination is the Peachtree Mall, which is home to three department stores, dozens of specialty shops, and several restaurants.
About 10 minutes north of the mall you'll find Columbus Park Crossing, an open-air shopping center that has a number of big stores, restaurants, and offices.
If you're looking for upscale retailers, you'll find them at The Shoppes at Bradley Park. Located west of I-185, you'll find fine clothing stores, gourmet goodies, and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
But if you want a truly unique shopping experience, head to Front Porch of the South. This is one of the biggest indoor markets in the southeast, and inside you'll find everything from antiques, collectibles, thrift store items, auctions, trade shows, and even a big stage for concerts!