If you want to add a bit more southern hospitality to your home life, consider moving to Phenix City, Alabama. The town has many residential properties available for sale in cozy locations. If you have a growing family, you'll easily find two, three and four bedroom options close to great schools. Most of these homes come with expansive front or back yards as well. Conversely, if you are looking to build a unique home that meets your specifications, Phenix has many parcels of land in prime locations.
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Perhaps one of the greatest things about the south is the weather. Even in the middle of winter, the average temperature in Phenix is around the mid 50s. In the summer, you'll get plenty of sun, which is great for those outdoor or sports lovers. Phenix has three sister cities: Colomiers, France, Kamenice, Czech Republic and Vasteras, Sweden. The town is home to just over 32,000 people and is located right next to Columbus, Georgia. Though you get access to the big city, you don't have to worry about the loud noises or crazy city life. In fact, Phenix City was once named the most affordable suburb to raise a family.
Three school districts serve the Phenix area: Lee County Schools, Phenix City Schools and Russell County Schools. The town also hosts a number of technical schools and universities including Tuskegee University, Columbus State University, Auburn University and Columbus Tech. Locals enjoy a number of attractions such as parks and gold courses. Young people can often be found at the white water rafting center or the food truck park. The area has a penchant for extreme sports with a motocross track, a drag racing strip, a motor speedway and a skate park. Families can enjoy the farmer's market, Austin Sumbry Park, Central Activity Center, Lakewood Park and Fort Mitchell Historic Site. The Phenix City Riverwalk is a major local attraction. It spans just over one mile down the western part of the Chattahoochee River. It begins at a beautifully constructed amphitheater and continues with walking and biking paths. At the moment, there are plans to expand the boardwalk for an extra few miles so locals and visitors alike can enjoy it even more. If you are looking to get out into the sunshine, Phenix has many parks, golf courses, and outdoor attractions that can suit any mood. Homeowners looking for a small town feel with big city access will love this city.