Hi friends, I’d like to you know about the second largest city in Georgia…no, again, not Savannah, not Augusta, not Macon, it’s Columbus. Located off of I-185 about 90 miles southwest of Atlanta, Columbus is a relatively large city with a small town atmosphere.
It’s a great place to live, Columbus is the the 4th Best Place in the country to raise a family.
It’s also home to Ft. Benning and the U.S. Army Airborne school.
If jumping out of planes is not your idea of a good career choice, then you will be happy to know there are major U.S. Corporations headquartered in Columbus…AFLAC–you know them from the duck commercials–ranks #30 on CNNs top 100 places to work. If you’d prefer the banking industry try Synovous Financial, a Fortune 500 company based in downtown Columbus. Plenty of opportunity for newcomers to the city.
Three more semi-interesting facts:
- The founder of Coca-Cola has history with Columbus
- Brave New World, one of my favorite books, is on the Muscogee County Public Schools 12th Grade reading list
- The team from North Columbus won the Little League World Series in 2006.
Whether you’re are making a career move -or- vacation plans–consider Columbus!
DISCLAIMER: The author is a “Five Jump Chump” with significant family ties to Columbus