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Living in Columbus, Georgia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Columbus, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Columbus what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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When moving to Columbus, a person must be aware of everything the town ha to offer. Such as: it is a very family friendly environment, there are a lot of amusements to attend as well. Such as: the Naval Museum, the Columbus Water Park, just to name a few.

Hannah, says: 2020

Columbus contains a large military community. Thus, the population is highly transient. Soldiers from all over the United States travel here to train and work both temporarily and for long periods of time. Finding suitable housing can be difficult because of this fact. If you are planning on a move to Columbus, start your search early.

Kimberly, says: 2020

Columbus, Georgia, is a great place to moved to, because the city isn’t too crowded but isn’t that much empty either. Columbus has great education or your children and lovely places to go on a picnic with your loved ones. We have a river, which is wonderful, also you can walk beside the river for fun anytime.

Timbila, says: 2020

In the city of Columbus, everyone is very laid back. The Riverwalk is the meeting place for families and friends on Sunday afternoons. It is a beautiful city filled with many things to do. It is a mix of army families, college students, and other diversity. When you visit, you will be amazed at the beauty.

Desiree, says: 2020

Our city is notorious for its ridiculous driving! Seriously, watch out on the roads when you get here. But, on the other hand, we have some of the most beautiful scenery. Our boardwalk by the river can take your breath away. We love our river, and our lakes. Most locals pretend we hate it here.

Someone intending to move to Columbus, Georgia, should consider that it is a city full of commuters. Many workers commute in daily from surrounding towns such as Hamilton, Fortson, Cataula, and Phenix City. Consequently, there is heavy traffic each morning around 8:00 AM and heavy traffic each evening around 5:00 PM. Additionally, many people are not aware of Columbus’s size until they move here. Shockingly, Columbus is the second largest city in Georgia behind Atlanta.

The lanes to merge onto highway 185 from exits 10 through four are very short and dangerous. You have about 500 feet to merge while other cars attempt to exit the highway from the same merger lane. This is a scary experience for first-time visitors, and all should know the unusual and dangerous highway conditions.

Clarissa, says: 2020

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