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Columbus, GA

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Columbus, Georgia is the 2nd largest city in the entire state. Columbus is the county seat of Muscogee County, and it has a population of 198,413. Its metropolitan area is even larger, coming in at 310,531 people. When combined with the nearby cities of Auburn and Opelika, that metro area increases to nearly half of a million people. Columbus has won various national awards, including being #4 on Best Life Magazine’s Top 100 places to raise a family.

Columbus Apartments

$482-$723

Eagles Trace Apartments
Beds: 1-4  •  Baths: 1-2

$620-$1360

Whisperwood
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$520-$785

The Lodge Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$520-$730

Northgate Village Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1

$835-$1290

Greystone Summit
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

$850-$1225

Greystone at Inverness
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2-2.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Columbus, GA is
Under 5 Years
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.6%
  • 6.9%
  • 6.39%
  • Female
  • 7.6%
  • 6.63%
  • 6.55%
$758
is average rent in Columbus, GA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.6%
  • 4.88%
  • 6.31%
39.4%
of units are available for rent in Columbus
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 4110
  • 842
  • 757
Getting Around in Columbus, GA

As a major metropolitan area in the state of Georgia, Columbus has a plethora of transportation options. These options include air, road, public and private busing systems. The highways coming in and out of the area include US Route 27, 80, 280, and 431. State Routes 1, 22, 85, 219, 411, 520, and 540 are also on that list. The main interstate serving the city is Interstate 85. The METRA Transit System serves not only Columbus, but all of Muscogee County, while the city is served on the interior by Greyhound.

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The average commuter time in Columbus is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.96%
  • 8.32%
  • 0.87%

National Infantry Museum

<p>The National Infantry Museum can be found near Fort Benning, inside of Columbus. The museum shows the history of various infantry forces of the United States Army. The museum is quite large, listed as being over 190,000 square feet, on a plot of land of over 200 acres. Behind the museum, there is a graduation ceremony each week for Fort Benning graduates who are ready to take their posts in the Army. Each solider is required to visit the museum before they are eligible to graduate. The museum holds various historical artifacts from a number of military campaigns and is frequented by locals as well as tourists.</p>

Peachtree Mall

<p>The PeachTree Mall is one of the major shopping districts for the entire Columbus metro area. The only other shopping mall that can rival its size and various offerings is Columbus Park Crossing. The mall has been open almost forty years, and since its inception, numerous amenities have been added. These amenities include a food court and various department stores such as J.C. Penney, Dillard's, and Macy's. The PeachTree Mall is quite popular with the locals and is frequented on a regular basis by shoppers who are looking to have a nice day out.</p>