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Old 03-02-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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HI,
My husband, son, and 2 dogs are moving to columbus, ga. Any advice on where we should live as far as zip code or area. He will be working at Fort Benning and I will be at home, it would be great to be around other young mothers too. My husband is talking about living close to the water but we haven't even been there so I don't even know if that's do-able. He's a big fisherman so anything in close proximity is also a plus. Any advice???
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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HI,
My husband, son, and 2 dogs are moving to columbus, ga. Any advice on where we should live as far as zip code or area. He will be working at Fort Benning and I will be at home, it would be great to be around other young mothers too. My husband is talking about living close to the water but we haven't even been there so I don't even know if that's do-able. He's a big fisherman so anything in close proximity is also a plus. Any advice???
Are you looking for something more suburban or urban? There are a lot of nice areas depending on what type of areas you are interested in.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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I'm thinking more suburban, but tell me about both, I want to be as informed as possible. Thanks for responding. I also have 2 dogs so would like a little space for them to run as well. Any tips are appreciated.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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I'm thinking more suburban, but tell me about both, I want to be as informed as possible. Thanks for responding. I also have 2 dogs so would like a little space for them to run as well. Any tips are appreciated.
Check out the Midland area which is in the NE corner of Columbus. Zip code is 31820. Excellent schools, close to major shopping and highways, etc. Midland is your best bet. Suburban feel but still close to major shopping. A new school is being built out that way right now. Definitely the fastest growing area of Columbus.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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Check out the Midland area which is in the NE corner of Columbus. Zip code is 31820. Excellent schools, close to major shopping and highways, etc. Midland is your best bet. Suburban feel but still close to major shopping. A new school is being built out that way right now. Definitely the fastest growing area of Columbus.
She said COLUMBUS not midland.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Columbus,Georgia
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31901 is a great water place. (downtown)

The riverwalk,goes all the way to lake Oliver.
White rafting coming 2014.
New are apartments are being finish right now!
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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She said COLUMBUS not midland.
Midland is still Columbus.....
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Southern California native, now a few miles from Lake Michigan
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31901 is a great water place. (downtown)

The riverwalk,goes all the way to lake Oliver.
White rafting coming 2014.
New are apartments are being finish right now!
The OP said she preferred suburban, enough space to run dogs, etc. So your suggestion of downtown and apartments is pretty lame. Yet you had the gall to call out Columbus1984 for his suggestion. What the hell?
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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I appreciate the help from both of you. I come from the suburbs of DC where you have to live way out to afford any housing so outside of Columbus is no big deal, unfortunately commutes are what we are used to but hey all opinions are welcome. We will be renting a home if that helps. Lake Oliver and a riverwalk sounds good too, but yeah the less I have to walk my dogs the better, we have a really small yard right now so it' s a must. Are u all familiar with Lake Harding, that might be a stretch for a commute and maybe too isolated but wanted your opinion. Just want to make sure we are in safe neighborhoods too. If you think of anything else let me know. I'll have to check out this Lake Oliver on the map, it looks like you all have lots of lakes and rivers around the area. I might be asking more advice after I visit the area. Thanks so much for taking the time to help out!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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I appreciate the help from both of you. I come from the suburbs of DC where you have to live way out to afford any housing so outside of Columbus is no big deal, unfortunately commutes are what we are used to but hey all opinions are welcome. We will be renting a home if that helps. Lake Oliver and a riverwalk sounds good too, but yeah the less I have to walk my dogs the better, we have a really small yard right now so it' s a must. Are u all familiar with Lake Harding, that might be a stretch for a commute and maybe too isolated but wanted your opinion. Just want to make sure we are in safe neighborhoods too. If you think of anything else let me know. I'll have to check out this Lake Oliver on the map, it looks like you all have lots of lakes and rivers around the area. I might be asking more advice after I visit the area. Thanks so much for taking the time to help out!
Glad to help! Lake Oliver is a really nice area. That is the Green Island Hills area of the city which is the most expensive area. Million dollar homes mainly. However, I am sure there are places for less. Just north of Lake Oliver is Lake Harding. I would suggest looking at places up River Road. Both are nice areas but will be more expensive than the Midland area. The Riverwalk is awesome. Columbus is currently building the largest urban whitewater course in the world along the Riverwalk area downtown. It will be unreal when it is finished in the next 8-12 months.



Part of the Rivewalk downtown.
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