Why you'd want to live in Columbus
Columbus is located in both Columbia (mostly) and Dodge County, less than 30 minutes to Madison. Columbus is an historic city, named after Christopher Columbus, has a plethora of historic homes and businesses. The historic downtown district has two history minded organizations (Columbus Historic Landmark Preservation Commission and Columbus Historical Society) striving to preserve Columbus rich history for future generations. It has a railway station served by Amtrak, with service by the Empire Builder line. The Empire Builder line operates daily between Chicago and Seattle and Portland, Oregon. Places to visit The Columbus Area Aquatic Center (outdoor heated pool), Columbus Public Library, Columbus Country Club (golf), Kestrel Ridge Golf Course, Columbus Wisconsin City Fireman's Park, Rest Haven (historical building), Scout Cabin, Meister Park, Rotary Park, Udey Dam, Columbus Wetland State Public Hunting Ground, Barn on Stoney Knoll (event venue), Vintage Fields at Farmin’ Betty’s (event venue), The Christopher Columbus Museum and Antique Mall (largest antique mall in the state), The Whitney Building, Columbus City Hall and Columbus Wisconsin Soldier’s Statue Places to Eat or Entertainment Columbus Family Restaurant, Apple Tree Family Restaurant, James Street Pizza Co., Cercis Brewing Company, Mullin's Short Stop, Julie's Java House, Fast Lanes (bowling alley), Yumyum Thai Kitchen, Cardinal's Cage The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce (best Chamber website ever) loves their business community. Their event calendar is packed with year round activities including a citywide garage sale, beer walk, 4th of July celebration and fair, Firecracker 5 Run, Stop Shop and Sip and the Holiday Train. There are 17 schools in Columbus. 6 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 3 high schools and 4 private and charter schools.