4 Great Reasons to Live in Uptown, Columbus GA

Riverfront Development
The master planning effort seeks to link physical planning with economic/community development programming and implementation, resulting in a master plan that seeks to capture the Uptown energy, direct it to the riverfront and make it a major asset that can reposition the city for decades to come

Riverfront Development

Jobs
TSYSTotal System Services, Inc. is the largest processor of merchant acquirers and bank credit card issuers. TSYS processes over $1 trillion a year in credit and debit card transactions.

Synovus – The Synovus Financial Corporation is a financial services company with approximately $27 billion in assets based in Columbus, Georgia.

AFLAC – Just miles away from Uptown, Aflac Incorporated is the largest provider of supplemental insurance in the United States, founded in 1955 and based in Columbus, Georgia.

WC BradleyThe W.C. Bradley Co. flourished over the next century, expanding into industries as diverse as textiles, outdoor and sports retail businesses, real estate, and barbecue grill manufacturing.

Arts & Culture
Once Georgia’s last frontier outpost, now it’s third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. History, Theatre, Arts & Sports – Columbus has it all.

Springer Opera House
The Springer is one of America’s most vibrant professional theatre companies with a popular Main stage Series, an innovative second-space series called Studio II, an Academy Series featuring some of this region’s most talented student actors and a ten-state regional touring program called Springer Theatre On Tour. It is also the home of one of the nation’s finest training schools for young actors, the Springer Theatre Academy.

Springer Opera House

RiverCenter for Performing Arts
Located in the heart of historic Uptown Columbus, the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is the centerpiece of the city’s new arts and entertainment district. RiverCenter’s state-of-the-art facilities include the 2,000-seat Bill Heard Theatre, the center’s main venue and home to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Featuring orchestra, mezzanine and balcony seating, the hall is designed to meet the complex technical needs of attractions such as Broadway shows, symphonic concerts, dance performances, pop concerts, lectures and conferences. From the ceiling large interwoven ribbons of steel mesh contribute a sense of intimacy, while shaped balcony fascias and custom light fixtures provide color, texture and warmth.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1855 by Mendelssohn’s student, Herman S. Saroni, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra became the third orchestra formed in the United States. In 1949, the organization as we know it today, was formed and has performed for 57 consecutive years. The CSO has been a professional orchestra since the late 1970’s and employs as many as 90 musicians for any given concert. Long recognized as one of the southeast’s finest musical ensembles, the CSO currently performs at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. George Del Gobbo has been the conductor of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for the last 21 seasons.

The Columbus Civic Center
The Columbus Civic Center is a multipurpose public assembly facility with 10,000 arena seats, 23,000 square feet of flat floor space and 5,000 square feet of hospitality suites. The Civic Center is the premiere venue in a large sports and entertainment complex, commonly known as The South Commons Sports and Entertainment Complex. The Civic Center is also home to two professional sports franchises: the South Professional Hockey League’s Columbus Cottonmouths and the American Indoor Football Association’s Columbus Lions. The Columbus Civic Center is located at:

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Friday Night Concerts
Almost Every Friday Night in Fall and Spring, Uptown Columbus, Inc. hosts concerts featuring popular local bands on Broadway

Whitewater Rafting
This is the most exciting thing to happen to Whitewater Rafting in the Country. Come raft with us on the Chattahoochee River, the longest urban whitewater rafting in the world! The course has been described to be “Wild as Colorado and as Warm as Costa Rica.”

Whitewater Columbus GA

Interested in booking a trip down the Chattahoochee? Contact Whitewater Express at 1.800.676.7238 or www.whitewaterexpress.com.

RiverWalk Geo Tour
Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and hike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk

Brady Dubberley, Real Estate Client

“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Chris Woodruff for all of his work and expertise in helping us secure our location for Chicken Salad Chick in Columbus, GA. From our first meeting, I felt very comfortable about not only Chris’ knowledge of the Columbus market, but also his understanding of our concept and where it would best fit in that market. Chris’ diligence and patience was remarkable, and throughout the process he was always available to meet with us to review our position or just to talk through our negotiations. I firmly believe that our affiliation with W.C. Bradley Co. Real Estate, LLC not only helped us find a great property and negotiate a lease that in essence saved us money, but also Chris’ in-depth knowledge of Columbus helped us choose the best location that will greatly impact our future success.”

CPT Jason C. M. Davis, Real Estate Client

“Laura Moseley did an amazing job in helping me move into my Eagle & Phenix apartment. She showed us the apartment and has stood with me the entire time. Whenever there was even the slightest issue – a light was out or a door jamb didn’t work, she immediately fixed the problem and took a personal interest in making sure that I was happy. I have had a string of great residence managers during my tenure in the military, but Laura takes the cake!! She is easy to talk to, always there when I have an issue and gives me the up-front, honest answer to any question I may have. She is more than fair and I always feel as though I have the full weight of Eagle & Phenix behind me. As my residence manager, I know that Laura always has my best interest in mind and I couldn’t imagine staying anywhere else here in Columbus. I recommend this place to all of my friends – the location is great, the apartments are awesome, but Laura’s approach to her role in supporting the residents is what makes Eagle & Phenix a notch above any of the competition here in Columbus!”

Cut Bait Music Festival

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CutBait Music Festival</p>
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<p>Immerse yourself in the ultimate music experience along the Banks of the beautiful Chattahoochee River! It&rsquo;s the <a target=”_blank” title=”Cut Bait Music Festival” href=”http://www.cutbaitmusicfestival.com/”>2013 CutBait Music Festival</a> featuring over 40 national and southern artists performing in nine unique indoor and outdoor venues in <a target=”_blank” title=”Uptown Columbus” href=”http://www.uptowncolumbusga.com”>Uptown Columbus, GA</a>. You&rsquo;ll enjoy rock, pop, country and more in intimate stage settings that connect artists and concertgoers. Walk from venue to venue while enjoying a wide variety of music. Art galleries, casual restaurants, unique stores and thrilling river rapids make Uptown the perfect destination and the 2013 CutBait Music Festival an event you&rsquo;ll want to attend every year!</p>
<p><a target=”_blank” title=”Tickets” href=”http://www.cutbaitmusicfestival.com/tickets/”>TICKETS</a>:</p>
<p>A two-day weekend pass allows you first come, first served access to over 40 performances in every venue. Venues range in size from 75 to 2,000. Some venues have limited seating capacity so we suggest arriving early if there is an artist you really want to see. WEEKEND PASS: $35 (After May 1) FRIDAY ONLY TICKET: $15 SATURDAY ONLY TICKET: $25 KIDS 10 AND UNDER: FREE</p>

Economy, A Focus on Columbus

I came across an interesting article in the May 2012 Georgia Trend magazine entitled “Economy, A focus on Columbus.” Dr. Jeffery Humphreys, Director of the Seilig Center for Economic Growth at the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia notes that Columbus should be adding 1,400 jobs for 2012, as Ft. Benning, KIA and NCR continue to drive our economy. Humphreys also notes that home prices are holding up better in Columbus than at both state and national levels and that with more stable home values, less damage has been inflicted on household wealth.

Columbus is fortunate to have a great leadership that truly aspires to be the best mid-sized city in America. The investments made in our community in education, recreation, public safety, infrastructure, and more over the last 10-15 years have positioned our community for solid growth in the future. It’s a great time to live in Columbus Georgia!

Leah Braxton, Vice President Broker Services