Wednesday, July 4, 2012 / by Larry - Customer Support
Best Area to Buy a Home
At SearchColumbusGaHomes.com you can view at all the available homes for sale listed on the multiple listing service in Columbus, GA, Phenix City, AL and the surrounding area including Muscogee, Harris, Chattahoochee, Marion and Troup Counties in Georgia and Lee, Russell and Chambers Counties in Alabama. These areas include the fast growing area of Ft. Mitchell, AL with a lot of new construction home sales. Ft. Mitchell is especially popular with military families due to its close proximity to Fort Benning. So whether you decide to locate near Ft. Benning, on a rural country lot, in a downtown loft near whitewater rafting, or in a subdivision close to shopping centers, you are at the right place to get started with your home search.
Undecided? Here are some tips:
Columbus and the surrounding area has a lot of variety and things to offer for someone looking to buy a home in a new area. We will point out some key features and benefits to each area that may help you if you are still "sitting on the fence".
Russell County, Alabama - Much of Russell County outside of Phenix City is undeveloped and agriculture land where larger parcels of land from 1 acre up to 100 acres can be acquired with an existing home or for a custom built home. Russell County is only 3 hours or less to the Florida beaches on the gulf coast. In the center of Russell County in Seale, AL is the Russell County High School as well as a Recreational Sports Complex with youth ball fields.
Ft. Mitchell, Alabama - Located on the east side of Russell County near the Chattahoochee River is the unincorporated town of Ft. Mitchell which is experiencing enormous growth with numerous new subdivisions, restaurants and retail shopping being developed. Ft. Mitchell has the best of both worlds for many with many modern amenities with some of the feel of country living. There is a national cemetery and a historic museum and visitor center located there and you can also sit on you back deck and watch the Army Airborne troops parachute from airplanes.
Phenix City, Alabama - Located in the northwest corner of Russell County and partially in Lee County and just across the river from Columbus, Phenix City offers its residents options for schools, work, shopping and entertainment. Phenix City has a rich history that caused a movie to be made called "The Phenix City Story" (Dont worry, the streets are now safe). Phenix City is well known for its beautiful river walk and amphitheater which host live concerts and events.
Lee County and Smiths Station, Alabama - This area has grown rapidly in the past 5 to 10 years increasing in population from 3500 to near 35,000 from 1990 to 2010. Smiths Stations incorporated a few years ago and offers quiet living with good amenities. The area is popular for its well rated schools.
Columbus, Georgia - Columbus is the largest city in the area and therefore offering more variety and choices for its residents. The uptown area has been undergoing a "revitalization" with the addition of Columbus State university, the River Center for the Performing Arts, historic loft apartments with river views, numerous restaurants and night spots, specialty retail shops for bicycling, rafting/kayaking/canoeing, and many more. The uptown area also is home to many churches and the Springer Opera House. South Columbus is also experiencing redevelopment with hotels and shopping and is close to Ft Benning. There are many other areas in Columbus that each offer its residents something unique from a patio home just off I-185 to a lake front home on Lake Oliver.
Harris County - Harris County offers many benefits to its residents. Some of those being the spacious lots and rural feel while being only just over an hour drive to Atlanta. Harris County is also home to the beautiful Callaway Gardens and championship golf courses.
Don't Be Overwhelmed
We hope this information will help you narrow your search if you were undecided and not overwhelm you with too many choices. The best thing to do is sit down and make a list of the things that are most important to you and your family and prioritize the list based your requirements and flexibility. For example, some home buyers are settled on a specific school district, while others may feel it is more important to be within a 10 minute drive of their job or extended family. Whatever your needs are , now is a great time to consider buying a home.
We would be happy to provide you additional information on the area or on any specific homes you may find. By signing up as a VIP Buyer you will also get PRIORITY access to available homes BEFORE they are listed on the internet. Please contact Patti Harris with RealtyEdge Brokers at 706.570.7761 for more information.