Phenix City

Welcome to Phenix City, AL

Experience suburban living at its finest in Phenix City, AL

Phenix City, located in Lee and Russell counties, Alabama, welcomes you to a thriving suburban community that combines the comforts of residential living with the convenience of nearby urban centers. With a population of 38,817 (according to the 2020 Census), Phenix City offers a vibrant and growing community for individuals and families alike.

Situated just west of the Chattahoochee River, Phenix City is closely related to Columbus, Georgia. This solid economic connection has resulted in Phenix City observing Eastern Time, different from the rest of Alabama due to its ties to Columbus. Most of Phenix City falls within the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, while a portion lies in Lee County, making it part of the Auburn, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. This strategic location provides residents with easy access to the amenities and opportunities of both cities.

Phenix City has gained recognition for its affordability, being named the nation's No. 1 Best Affordable Suburb to raise a family by BusinessWeek in 2007. It's a city where families can thrive, and education plays an essential role in the community. Chattahoochee Valley Community College offers accessible higher education, boasting a 100% acceptance rate. Additionally, Phenix City is proud to host a satellite campus of Troy University.

Eddie N. Lowe, the city's first black mayor elected by the public, leads Phenix City. With a dedicated city manager overseeing organizational matters, Phenix City continues flourishing as a suburban haven for residents.

What to Love

  • Easy commute to Columbus, Georgia
  • Ideal for those seeking the convenience of Alabama living in proximity to Columbus
  • Lakefront homes on the Alabama side of Lake Harding

Local Lifestyle

The local lifestyle in Phenix City embraces the convenience of being so close to Columbus, Georgia, while still enjoying the benefits of Alabama living. Many residents live in Phenix City and commute to Columbus due to the seamless and easy commute. Moreover, lakefront homes on the Alabama side of Lake Harding provide residents with a serene retreat amidst nature's beauty. Phenix City offers a balanced lifestyle, blending suburban comfort with access to nearby urban centers and picturesque landscapes.

Dining and Entertainment

When it comes to dining and entertainment, Phenix City has a variety of options to satisfy all tastes. El Vaquero is a vibrant Mexican restaurant known for its authentic cuisine, lively atmosphere, and friendly staff. El Vaquero promises an unforgettable dining experience from mouthwatering guacamole to refreshing margaritas.

For a taste of Southern comfort food, look no further than Ezell's Catfish. This hidden gem serves up delicious catfish dishes, including hushpuppies that are a must-try. With generous portions and affordable prices, Ezell's Catfish is the go-to spot for satisfying cravings.

Indulge in a top-notch steakhouse experience at JR's Steakhouse. From perfectly cooked steaks to delightful sides, every aspect of the dining experience at JR's is designed to impress. The cozy ambiance and attentive staff ensure an evening to remember.

T-Bones is another fantastic option, offering delectable meals and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Their menu features mouth-watering steaks and a range of other dishes, all served with impeccable attention to detail. Whether a special occasion or a casual night out, T-Bones delivers an unforgettable dining experience.

For pizza lovers, Giovanna's Pizzaria is a true gem. Their pizzas are crafted with fresh ingredients and a crispy crust, making each bite a delight. The friendly staff and lively atmosphere create the perfect setting for a casual meal with friends and family.

Things to Do

Indulge in outdoor recreation at Idle Hour Park, a serene green space offering walking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful scenery. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or a relaxing picnic amidst nature's tranquility.

Visit Lakewood Park, a community park with various amenities such as playgrounds, sports fields, and walking trails. Whether you're looking for a family outing or an opportunity to stay active, Lakewood Park has something for everyone.

Catch a live performance or concert at the Phenix City Amphitheater. This outdoor venue hosts a variety of events throughout the year, providing entertainment for all ages.
Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital is a trusted medical facility in Phenix City for excellent healthcare services. With a focus on orthopedic care, this hospital provides expert treatment and personalized patient care.

For racing enthusiasts, East Alabama Motor Speedway offers thrilling dirt track racing events. Experience the excitement and adrenaline as drivers compete for victory at this popular local attraction.


Phenix City is home to several outstanding schools, including:

  • Lakewood Elementary School
  • Sherwood Elementary School
  • Phenix City Intermediate School
  • Westview Elementary School
  • Phenix City Elementary School
  • Success Academy
  • Glenwood School

Overview for Phenix City, AL

38,216 people live in Phenix City, where the median age is 35.8 and the average individual income is $25,793. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

35.8 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Phenix City, AL

Phenix City has 15,409 households, with an average household size of 2.45. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Phenix City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,216 people call Phenix City home. The population density is 1,358.25 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


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Median Age

48.75 / 51.25%

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Schools in Phenix City, AL

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The following schools are within or nearby Phenix City. 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.
School rating
Meadowlane Elementary School
PreK - 5th
8th - 8th
Sherwood Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Phenix City Elementary School
PreK - 5th
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Westview Elementary School
PreK - 5th
Lakewood Primary School
K - 2nd
No rating available
9th - 12th
Lakewood Elementary School
3rd - 5th
Phenix City Intermediate School
6th - 7th
Ridgecrest Elementary School
PreK - 5th

Around Phenix City, AL

There's plenty to do around Phenix City, 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 Jordan Girls Gourmet Dawgs, German Food Gifts and More, and Golden Donuts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 2.17 miles 26 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 1.52 miles 17 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.74 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 2.03 miles 38 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 3.43 miles 8 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 1.89 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

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