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Old 05-31-2007, 08:00 PM
 
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I want to move to Columbus, Ga. Can someone from that area give me some info on what county or areas should I avoid and those I should look into. Homes that are afforable but not bad looking. What is the cost of living there?Crime stats? I need all of the Neighborhood info I can get.
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Old 05-31-2007, 09:22 PM
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Keki, Harris county is a bedroom county, very little industry. The zoning laws there are designed to ensure that cheaply built row house are not built there, virtually no apartments and lots have to be of a certain size. The school system is great, but because there is very little industry the property taxes are higher. Muscogee county (Columbus) is different. Most of the industry in located in Columbus, thus it has a much larger tax base, plus the population in Columbus is about 190,000, whereas it's about 30,000 in Harris county. The standardized test scores in Columbus tend to be better in the schools on the north and east sides of the city. It's most likely can be attributed to demographics more than the abilities of the teachers. Crime is also worse in those areas where the test scores are the worst (South and Middle Columbus) The exception to that would be Columbus High which is located in Mid-Town Columbus. It is the best public high school in Columbus and one of the best in the state of Georgia. By the way Mid-Town is a lovely and culturally diverse area. Lake Bottom Park is very nice. Beware, although the town might appear to be May Berry, it is not. Although car jacking is not a problem, auto theft is. The cost of living here is below that of Atlanta (houses are still cheaper and apartment rental is cheaper). But salaries are also less for some career fields and more in others. By the way, it is also cheaper to live in Alabama, but schools are not as good, unless you live in Auburn. They have outstanding schools.
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:45 AM
 
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I want to move to Columbus, Ga. Can someone from that area give me some info on what county or areas should I avoid and those I should look into. Homes that are afforable but not bad looking. What is the cost of living there?Crime stats? I need all of the Neighborhood info I can get.
JLA gave a PERFECT summary of the area, but it completely depends on what you're looking for. City life vs. rural? Are schools a factor? Proximity to stores a priority? What are you looking for in a neighborhood? What price range?
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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dont move to columbus georgia or anywhere around columbus this place sucks. people are rude and will just as soon stab you in the back while saying god bless you at the same time
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:22 AM
JLA
 
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Keki, come on down. I believe you have the right attitude. I you will enjoy it here.
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:53 PM
 
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My husband has been offered a transfer to
Columbus. We're from the Northeast, 50 yrs of
age, empty nesters, mid-upper income bracket.

What is the weather like in Columbus esp right now?

We just went thru a heat wave of 95 degrees & high humidity.
It wasn't fun....!

Is the weather there tolerable or do you have to stay indoors thru the whole summer?

Thnx!
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:06 PM
JLA
 
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It's going to take one summer to get use to the High temp, usually around 90 - 97 during the summer. The humidity is about the same as it is up north. It is currently cloudy, 82 degrees and 58% humidity. The winters are usually cool and damp, so it feels colder than it really is. Forty-five degrees here to me feel worse than 20 degrees in Denver. The cost of living here is low, so an income in the upper middle class will buy you a lot of house.
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