Local Spotlight: Phenix City Riverwalk

Phenix City Riverwalk

Whether you enjoy a brisk morning bicycle ride or a lazy afternoon stroll, having a scenic place to do your favorite activities adds to the atmosphere. Luckily, for residents of Phenix City, there’s a perfect place for it: the Phenix City Riverwalk. With a breathtaking view of the lovely Chattahoochee River, the Phenix City Riverwalk stretches a little over one mile—and features multiple bridges linking Phenix City and Columbus, Georgia.

Top Features

The Riverwalk starts at an open-air amphitheater which can seat up to 3,000 people, and heads north from there. Shaded in many spots, the Riverwalk is handicap accessible, and has both paved and gravel pathways. Hardwoods and pines dot both sides of the Riverwalk, with older, thicker hardwoods and pines on the west and open hardwoods on the east (river) bank. Healthy, vibrant vegetation along the walkway flourishes in the spring and summer. Beautiful foliage comes in the fall, when the leaves change colors.

The gorgeous Southern sun shines down on the Riverwalk as well, to the enjoyment of many a passerby, jogger, and cyclist. Birdwatching is also a major pastime on the Riverwalk—and visitors can spot an ample amount of fowls on the trails or up in the canopy. Northern Parulas, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, American Redstarts, and many more variety of birds call the Phenix City Riverwalk home.

Future Plans

Built using materials ranging from cement and brick to boardwalk-style decking, the Riverwalk may soon boast even more acreage. Plans are in motion for the Riverwalk to stretch two miles north to Highway 80 as well as three miles south to State Docks Road and a half-mile west, linking up to the Phenix City Nature Trail. Boutiques, cafés, and other riverside restaurants may also soon pop up along the Riverwalk.


There are many perks to living in picturesque Phenix City. One of those is the Phenix City Riverwalk. Another is affordable, and comfortable, living arrangements.

Central Highlands Apartments is proud to serve the residents of Phenix City, and offers residents a place they can call home. If you’re in the market for a new place to stay, visit our website to check out our floor plans, amenities, and specials—and see if we’re the right fit for you.

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