The Greater Columbus area includes 4 different counties (with no official boundaries). In this area, nearly 100,000 people are employed in the region. In addition to 32,000 workers who live in the Greater Columbus area but work elsewhere. The city of Columbus is greatly benefited by its location and relationships with the surrounding cities and regions. It is a twin city with Phenix City, AL and no more than an hour away from Auburn, AL, West Point, LaGrange, and about 1.5 hours from Atlanta, GA. These cities, with the exception of Atlanta, make up part of the Greater Columbus labor shed which is about 250,000 workers. The average annual wages are $52,000 in the area which is only $9000 less than the state average and $2000 more than the surrounding regions! This attracts more workers and future home builders to Columbus, enabling the continual growth and success of the city. 

While there are many commuters who have built their homes outside of Columbus, those who live within the Columbus Metropolitan area have access to excellent schools and education opportunities, cultural diversity, entertainment, and more. The Columbus metro area has top tier schools in 4 counties. Muscogee County is home to Columbus High School, which tied for the title of Best High School in Georgia by U.S. News and World Report. Most of these counties have award winning schools for academics and extracurricular programs. Families who build their homes in Columbus have the opportunity to engage in a variety of educational and cultural experiences in the area. The Columbus Museum, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Springer Opera House, and various recreational activities on and near the Chattahoochee River are just a few of the numerous activities available.Families can also enjoy riding bikes down the river walk, kayaking, rafting, zip-lining across the river and Georgia-Alabama border.

Constructing your new home in Columbus clearly has many benefits, especially the low cost of living. The Columbus metro has two main community districts– Uptown and Midtown. Uptown Columbus is where all the action takes place. The entertainment, potential walking distance to churches and schools, and restaurants create a convenient and lively atmosphere for residents who build Uptown. However, a new construction home in Midtown is among an antiquated and charming small town atmosphere. Various parks and shopping centers surround Midtown–one of the largest contiguous counties in the country. 

The city of Columbus offers nearly everything a person could want in a home, except maybe that house you’ve always dreamed of, but you can have that too when you build your new construction home with Hughston Homes. Hughston Homes is proud to offer custom homes in the Columbus Metro region including the cities of Cataula, Ellerslie, Fortson, and Hamilton. Live your best life in Columbus in the best home for you! Contact Hughston Homes today and start making your dream home a reality.