Wayne Long is an experienced full time Realtor and believes it is very important for you to have a full time professional Realtor when it comes to buying or selling real estate in Columbus, Georgia and the surrounding areas! Between him and his wife Donna they will negotiate and facilitate between 100 - 125 transactions per year and from that they have accumulated a lot of experience in navigating the bumps and turns in a Real Estate transaction looking at and buying homes for sale in Columbus GA including negotiation of the contract, financing options, and problems that may come up. Sometimes the best skills they posses are being problem solvers and it is their goal to combine high tech with high touch to produce a great experience for their clients who are buying or selling their homes.
As Realtors in Columbus GA they have spent and will continue to spend a considerable amount of time and energy becoming educated in their field and at the same time continually provide their clients with Columbus GA News at their blog. Wayne has the e-Pro internet professional designation as well as the Accredited Home Seller designation and Donna is an Associate Broker and has the national GRI designation. In addition both are currently working on their CRS designations.
Columbus, Georgia, attracts visitors and residents with its wide choice of amenities and recreation for people of all ages, and of varying tastes. Located in Muscogee County, the City of Columbus is the county seat, and has plenty of things for residents and visitors to do and see. From movie theaters, to libraries, from parks and sporting events to shopping and dining, and numerous museums for the history buff, Columbus has something for everyone. Home to around 190,000 people, Columbus is part of the Georgia-Auburn Alabama Combined Statistical Area. Roughly 100 miles to the south of Atlanta, the city is just north of Fort Benning, which is a major employer of the residents. The numerous museums and tourism sites in the city draw a large number of visitors each year, and the overall standard of life in the city brings it among the top five of the 100 Best U.S. Cities to live compiled by the Best Life Magazine. What used to be the last frontier outpost in the state is today the states third largest community, and a popular tourist destination with something for everyone including the world's longest urban whitewater course designed for canoes and kayaks which is scheduled to be finished in 2012. All in all Columbus combines the famed southern hospitality with professionalism to make it a no-fuss place to live in and visit.
The City of Columbus was founded by act of Legislature in 1828. The Chattahoochee river connected the plantations around Columbus with New Orleans and the worldwide cotton market. The commercial importance of Columbus increased after the railroad arrived in town in the 1850s providing better connectivity. Textile mills sprang up by river and industrialized this primarily agrarian area. In the 1860s, the city became ranked among the important southern industrial centers. The advent of war in 1861expanded the industries of Columbus making the city an important confederate held center of industry. An important day in the history of the community is April 16, 1865, Easter Sunday, the day of the Battle of Columbus. This was the day that Union and Confederate soldiers fought a pitched battle for the town, unaware of the surrender of general Lee or Abraham Lincolns assassination. A marker today commemorates this "Last Land Battle in the War Between the States."
After the civil war ended, reconstruction took off immediately, followed closely by prosperity. Factories were rebuilt and revived, leading to growth beyond the citys original plans. There was a time of decline in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, when the downtown area became known for high crime and urban blight. Efforts to arrest and reverse the decline began to be made early. One of the most decisive decisions was the 1965 restoration of Springer Opera House. Soon, various nearby historic districts were being restored and protected around downtown. This was followed, in the mid and late 1990s by much urban renewal and city revitalization, which has all contributed to making Columbus the thriving city it is today.
Things to do in modern day Columbus has a range of choices. Go shopping at the large indoor Peachtree Mall, with 821,000 square feet of retail space, or enjoy strip malls like Columbus Park Crossing, and The Landings, or walk into the lifestyle center known as The Shoppes at Bradley Park.you can also choose from a range of local shops, stores, eateries and services at the Village on 13th or the St. Elmo. For the more culturally inclined, the Bradley Theater and the Columbus Civic Center are sure to provide some concert events. The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts also hold performances, as does the Springer Opera House. The outdoorsy can head for the Chattahoochee RiverWalk, a 15-mile bike trail connecting Downtown to both South Columbus and Fort Benning. Alternatively, hit the Columbus Fall Line Trace trail running from Downtown to northeast city sections. Other options for recreation and entertainment include Golf at one of the seven city courses, walks through the many historical districts, and visits to the numerous museums.