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Old 01-27-2009, 04:40 PM
 
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I recently moved to the Midland area of Columbus and coming from Macon, I didn't realize how spread out Columbus was. I live 25mins from downtown and I absolutely love Columbus. The development is Midland is looking good for years to come. The north Columbus area has the nice shopping centers and a nice outdoor Mall up there. It is so nice, the downtown area seems to be ok too. The only thing I miss in Macon is the interstate access, but I didn't realize the potential of Columbus.

We really love it here in Columbus b/c it seems as the perfect place to raise a family!!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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I recently moved to the Midland area of Columbus and coming from Macon, I didn't realize how spread out Columbus was. I live 25mins from downtown and I absolutely love Columbus. The development is Midland is looking good for years to come. The north Columbus area has the nice shopping centers and a nice outdoor Mall up there. It is so nice, the downtown area seems to be ok too. The only thing I miss in Macon is the interstate access, but I didn't realize the potential of Columbus.

We really love it here in Columbus b/c it seems as the perfect place to raise a family!!!
Glad to see you moved! Welcome to Columbus! The city is poised for great things in the coming years!
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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Eh, Columbus is like a big suburb, Macon is more like a city. Depends on which you like more, the city or the burbs. Columbus looks like a bigger Warner Robins, nothing special to me unless thats your type of thing.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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Also, I'm not sure I'm ready to call anything in Macon or Columbus a TRUE open air mall. The closest thing in either city would be The Shoppes at River Crossing in North Macon.

The "Outdoor Mall" in Columbus is just a larger version of the same type of shopping center Macon has down Eisenhower Pkwy off of or near Presidential Pkwy (The one with the target).

The mere fact that anyone in Columbus would even consider that as a mall lets you see how they blow things out of proportion to make that town seem more great than it is.

Lol you will never hear anybody in Macon claiming that similar shopping center we have to that down Eisenhower as a mall, give me a break.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:15 AM
 
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I always thought it was funny how people in Columbus would talk about the "outdoor mall." I think Columbus is a nice place though. No, it's not big compared to a lot of places, but it has some very nice areas and things to do. I'm suprised to see so many people in these forums dumping on it. I suppose that the people who are happy there don't care much about posting though; they are enjoying life!
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Eh, Columbus is like a big suburb, Macon is more like a city. Depends on which you like more, the city or the burbs. Columbus looks like a bigger Warner Robins, nothing special to me unless thats your type of thing.
I agree............
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Old 01-28-2009, 01:22 PM
 
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Lol you will never hear anybody in Macon claiming that similar shopping center we have to that down Eisenhower as a mall, give me a break.
I know that would be funny..... But you absolutely right!!!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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I always thought it was funny how people in Columbus would talk about the "outdoor mall." I think Columbus is a nice place though. No, it's not big compared to a lot of places, but it has some very nice areas and things to do. I'm suprised to see so many people in these forums dumping on it. I suppose that the people who are happy there don't care much about posting though; they are enjoying life!
Most are jealous of the quality of life and the close public/private partnerships the city has. That is the reason Columbus has the nicest facilities outside of Atlanta. It also home to many large companies like Aflac, Synovus (2nd largest bank in GA), TSYS (world's largest credit card processor), Carmike Cinemas (3rd largest movie theater company). Also, Fort Benning (one of the worlds largest miltitary bases, if not the largest now). It is bringing 40,000 new residents in the next 2 years. Columbus has always been a city that gets things done. The Grove development in Harris County will have over 3 million sq. ft. of retail and office space once it is complete. That is more than any other 2nd tier GA city. Columbus is poised for amazing growth in the next 5-10 years. It will set itself apart soon. It was also voted the #4 best city in America to raise a family. Columbus State is growing like a weed. It currently has 8,000 students. The new president wants 10,000 students there in the next few years. Columbus is really about to take off.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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You forgot about Stewart on the other side of Georgia. Larger than Benning. I love Columbus to death, but geez, will you people TIP when you go out of town!!
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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You forgot about Stewart on the other side of Georgia. Larger than Benning. I love Columbus to death, but geez, will you people TIP when you go out of town!!
Ft. Stewart is bigger due to acreage, but not overall population and importance.
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