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Best Neighborhoods in Columbia SC

Posted By Brian Hunt @ 7:15am In: Real Estate

Neighborhoods in Columbia SC

  Searching for an ideal area or best neighborhoods in Columbia, South Carolina can take hours of research.  Some buyers want to be close to shopping, others may want to have waterfront property, and some just want to be “right in the thick of it”.   Many of the newer subdivisions in Columbia incorporate activities such as golf, swimming, fishing, and other recreational sports.  Most of these are in the suburbs of The Columbia Northeast, Blythewood, or Irmo.  Here is a short list of some of the areas around Columbia and the ages of the homes for sale.  Some of the neighborhood pages found in our site map will have detailed descriptions about them and/or a market snapshot of sales and listings.


  Did I miss a great neighborhood?  Please let me know by leaving a comment below.

  Neighborhoods and Subdivisions in the Columbia Downtown area include:
*many of these neighborhoods date back to the early to mid 20th Century
** There are also homes that date back to the mid to late 19th century scattered throughout these historic neighborhoods…such as the Friday Cottage

  • University of South Carolina Many Historic Homes(AKA USC)
  • Elmwood Park many Historic Homes
  • Earlewood
  • Cottontown Historic Homes
  • The Vista Mostly multifamily, townhouses
  • Five Points
  • Cayce
  • Rosewood
  • Shandon
  • Heathwood
  • Forest Acres
  • West Columbia
  • Forest Hills
  • Forest Lake
  • Olympia (mostly shotgun houses for mill workers)


  • Lake Murray
  • Quail Valley
  • Harbison
  • Ascot Ridge
  • Whitehall
  • Friarsgate
  • Riverwalk
  • Waterford
  • Heatherstone

Here are a few other popular areas around Columbia SC

Kershaw County

  •   Elgin
  •   Lugoff
  •   Camden
  •   Cassatt
  •   Bethune
  •   Lake Wateree

Fairfield County

  •   Winnsboro
  •   Ridgeway
  •   Lake Wateree
  •   Lake Monticello Reservoir
  •   Cedar Creek


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