North Columbus

Welcome to North Columbus

Relish the Retail Rush and Culinary Delights

Take a plunge into the bustling heartbeat of retail excellence and culinary creativity in North Columbus, an engaging district in Columbus, Georgia, fondly referred to as "Northside". Positioned just a stone's throw north from the charm of Bibb City, North Columbus is comfortably nestled between the vibrant veins of Moore Road, Manchester Expressway, Moon Road, and J. R. Allen Parkway.

Marked by an effervescent spirit, North Columbus radiates an air of vibrancy, beckoning those who enjoy a confluence of shopping adventures and food escapades. The district seamlessly merges high-energy happenings with a homely aura, creating an atmosphere that is as fun-filled as it is familiar.

What to Love

  • Excellent proximity to retail outlets and eateries
  • Just a hop away from Piedmont Columbus Regional-Northside
  • Effortless access to Columbus Airport

History of North Columbus, GA

North Columbus, encompassing areas like North Linden and Old North Columbus, holds a rich and diverse history, heavily influenced by its residential and industrial growth. Initially, North Linden began as an agrarian community in the 1800s, evolving with significant land acquisitions such as those by Henry Huey. It later developed industrially in the 1940s with establishments like Jeffery Machinery, playing a critical role in the booming construction industry​.


Old North Columbus, adjacent to the Ohio State University, became a vibrant hub for students and veterans post-World War II, reflecting a dynamic demographic shift. The area was known for its significant diversity and transformation into a high-density housing area due to the influx of students using the GI Bill and the suburban migration trends. This neighborhood also became a cultural and commercial hotspot, with historical venues like The Blue Danube restaurant that was a staple until 2018 and is slated for reopening​​.


These neighborhoods collectively reflect the broader social and economic transformations in North Columbus, showcasing a shift from rural beginnings to being integral parts of urban Columbus with unique identities and historical significance.


Local Lifestyle

Life in North Columbus is like indulging in a dynamic festival where shopping and gastronomy dance hand in hand. Every day is a blend of bustling boutiques, designer outlets, and a platter of eateries ranging from quick bites to gourmet dinners. This lively lifestyle is beautifully balanced with the comforting neighborhood spirit, making it a perfect place for both excitement and relaxation.

Dining and Entertainment

Top-tier dining and entertainment are hallmarks of North Columbus. At the heart of its culinary scene is Morten's at Old Town, an epitome of consistency in food quality and exceptional service, with a setting that exudes both comfort and romance. Charred Oak Kitchen + Bar captivates visitors with its warm ambiance, meticulous food preparations, and a rich selection of wines and cocktails.

Stepping into Mark's City Grill is like diving into an ocean of flavor, where food, service, and atmosphere weave an experience that's hard to forget. Sweet treats take center stage at Custom Cake Studio, where artistry meets flavor in every custom cake they create. Columbus Corner Bakery is a cozy corner offering a range of delicious menu items in a homely setting.

Mexican cuisine lovers would not want to miss out on Tuesdays Street Tacos & Burritos and Pure Taqueria, both famous for their flavorful dishes and lively atmosphere.

Things to Do

North Columbus brings the delight of recreation and relaxation in the form of diverse activities. The Columbus Botanical Garden is a haven of tranquility and floral beauty, while the Maple Ridge Golf Club offers a fantastic venue for golf enthusiasts.

For those in search of high-octane fun, the Stars & Strikes Family Entertainment Center and Launch Trampoline Park offer an adrenaline rush. Meanwhile, Heath Park provides a serene retreat for those who appreciate green spaces and outdoor activities.


Art & Culture in North Columbus

North Columbus, Georgia, boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene with a variety of venues and events that cater to different interests. The RiverCenter for the Performing Arts is a focal point in the city, hosting a diverse array of performances ranging from concerts and operas to theater productions​. The Columbus Museum enriches the local cultural landscape with its American art and regional history exhibits, alongside educational programs and the Bradley Olmsted Garden for a mix of art and nature exploration​​.


Additionally, the Liberty Theatre and Cultural Events Center plays a crucial role in celebrating African-American heritage and arts. Currently under renovation, it aims to further enhance its programming and facilities to support a wide range of artistic and cultural expressions​​. For those interested in visual arts, the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University showcases significant works by the artist Bo Bartlett and others, emphasizing the richness of American art​​.


These institutions are complemented by seasonal and annual events that stimulate the cultural heartbeat of the city, ensuring there's always something engaging for residents and visitors alike to experience. For more detailed information on upcoming events and performances, you can check the local event calendars and venue listings​.



North Columbus is home to various high-quality educational institutions:

  • Eagle Ridge Academy
  • Blackmon Road Middle School
  • Shaw High School
  • Veterans Memorial Middle School
  • North Columbus Elementary
  • Northside High School
  • Blanchard Elementary
  • Britt David Magnet Academy


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Overview for North Columbus, GA

40,062 people live in North Columbus, where the median age is 33.7 and the average individual income is $30,662. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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33.7 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for North Columbus, GA

North Columbus has 15,723 households, with an average household size of 2.54. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in North Columbus do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,062 people call North Columbus home. The population density is 2,142.36 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in North Columbus, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby North Columbus. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Blanchard Elementary School
K - 5th
Britt David Elementary Computer Magnet Academy
K - 5th
Blackmon Road Middle School
6th - 8th
Eagle Ridge Academy
PreK - 5th
Calvary Christian School
PreK - 12th
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Around North Columbus, GA

There's plenty to do around North Columbus, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Discount Liquors, The Icey Girl & Co., and The Bottle Shop.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 2.67 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 3.16 miles 9 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.56 miles 22 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 2.26 miles 160 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.58 miles 10 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 1.17 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

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