Columbus Sites: Everything You Need to Know about Uptown Columbus, GA

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.

Outdoor Adventures

Chattahoochee RiverWalk

Historic District

Columbus Dragonfly Trail

Whitewater Express

Blue Heron Adventures

Ride on Bikes

Heritage Park


SUP Paddleboard Yoga

Arts & Culture

RiverCenter for the Performing Arts

Legacy Hall

Heard Theatre

The Columbus Ballet

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Columbus State University - RiverPark Campus

Schwob School of Music

Corn Center for the Visual Arts

Bo Bartlett Center

Riverside Theatre

Springer Opera House

Liberty Theatre

Black Art in America Gallery

Gallery on 10th

Special Attractions

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

Uptown Columbus

Historic Columbus

Vicinity Tours

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

Country's Barbeque

The Loft


Nonic Bar & Kitchen


7th Street Provisions


My Boulánge

Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuits

Ruth Ann's Restaurant The Simple Greek

Smoke Bourbon & BBQ

Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub & Eatery

The Black Cow

The Cantina

Uptown Vietnam Cuisine

Chili Thai


Your Pie

Flip Side Burgers & Tacos

Minnie's Uptown Restaurant

Picasso's Pizzeria

Samurai Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Freeze Frame Yogurt Shoppe


Mario's Mediterranean

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.

This one's available! Check it out here.

619 3rd Avenue

3 beds, 2 baths

2,474 square feet

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See something we missed? Check back soon.

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.

Check back in for the next installments of the Columbus Sites series including guides to:

MidTown, Bibb City, North Columbus, and Fort Benning. ◼︎

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