Uptown Columbus, Georgia has put our city on the map as a destination for many, many reasons. The incredible transformation that has transpired in the area over the past decade and a half has led to Uptown becoming a major draw for tourists and residents alike.
Who's coming here, and why?
Thanks to Columbus' close proximity to Fort Benning, every month thousands of people travel here to celebrate military graduations and promotional ceremonies. This means that not only are soldiers and their families constantly transitioning to our area, but they're bringing people they know along with them. This regular influx of newcomers has started its own emerging trend in the real estate market as people are coming here and many are returning to stay for good.
Although the largest influx of visitors is a result of Fort Benning, people are traveling to Columbus for many other reasons as well. Whether for conferences, sporting events, vacations, or business trips, Columbus has become a regular stop for travelers across the country. Our city's status as a destination has been greatly influenced by the culture developed in Uptown - a culture that is multifaceted and as dimensional as the Columbusite's that call our community home.
So what makes Uptown Columbus such an attractive place to be?
We've put together the following sustainable online resource for out-of-towners and new residents to our area. Our hope is that a concisely compiled resource of Uptown's attractions, amenities, and lifestyle will assist in helping visitors and new Columbusites to feel more at home in our city.
Uptown Columbus - Attractions & Amenities
A curated look at everything Uptown has to offer.
Columbus Dragonfly Trail
Blue Heron Adventures
Ride on Bikes
SUP Paddleboard Yoga
Arts & Culture
RiverCenter for the Performing Arts
The Columbus Ballet
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Columbus State University - RiverPark Campus
Schwob School of Music
Corn Center for the Visual Arts
Bo Bartlett Center
Springer Opera House
Black Art in America Gallery
Gallery on 10th
Coca Cola Space Science Center
Port Columbus Civil
War Naval Center
Columbus Civic Center
The Market on Broadway
Additional Resources for Visitors
Columbus Visitors Center
Columbus Eats Food Tours
Uptown Columbus - Eat It Up!
Fountain City Coffee
Iron Bank Coffee
Bare Roots Farmacy
11th & Bay Southern Table
Mabella's Italian Steakhouse
Cannon Brew Pub
Nonic Bar & Kitchen
7th Street Provisions
Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits
Ruth Ann's Restaurant The Simple Greek
Smoke Bourbon & BBQ
Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub & Eatery
The Black Cow
Uptown Vietnam Cuisine
Flip Side Burgers & Tacos
Minnie's Uptown Restaurant
Samurai Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar
Freeze Frame Yogurt Shoppe
Momma Goldberg's Deli
Uptown Living - Down in the Heart of it All
Looking for real estate?
Here's where people are settling down in Uptown.
The Columbus Historic District
The Columbus (Downtown) Historic District is primarily a residential area that also includes schools, churches, stores and industrial buildings. The Historic District contains approximately twenty blocks in the southwest section of the original grid plan of Columbus. The boundaries are roughly the Chattahoochee River on the west, 9th Street on the north, the middle of the block between 3rd and 4th Streets on the east, and 4th Street on the south. The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1969 and designated a local historic district in 1969. With the periods of significance spanning over 150 years, between 1800 and 1949, it is apparent that development tapered off but never completely ceased.
Concentrated periods of development activity include the 1840s, 1850s, and again from 1880 to the 1910s. The economic diversity of the area is illustrated through the range in types, styles and varying sizes of the homes. Styles include Greek Revival, Georgian, Late Victorian, Late 19th and 20th Century Revivals, as well as Mid 19th Century Revivals. The smaller, more indigenous examples such as the vernacular “shotgun” tend to be located in the eastern section of the district. The largest homes in the district are found along Broadway, the “main street” of Columbus.
- From an informational publication by Historic Columbus (source)
To the left is an example of the style of homes in the Columbus Historic District.
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619 3rd Avenue
3 beds, 2 baths
2,474 square feet
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This guide will be edited and updated often. For 2019, we're working to add live links to everything listed. We welcome your feedback to make our Columbus Sites series as effective and useful as possible.
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