Information about Columbia Northeast and Columbia NE Neighborhoods
Northeast Columbia SC Overview
Back in the 1960s, a visionary real estate developer broke ground on Spring Valley Neighborhood, the first upscale, residential community in an area just northeast of downtown Columbia on Two Notch Road (U.S. Route #1). This two-lane road was locally known as, “the road that goes to Sesquicentennial State Park”, a popular recreational State Park destination in the heart of South Carolina’s Sandhills region. Locals treasure the 1,400 acres tract consisting of large pines, a recreational lake, multiple camping sites, and nature trails for biking and hiking.
Over the past 20 years, Northeast Columbia has grown quickly around and far beyond Spring Valley Neighborhood and Sesquicentennial State Park. Two Notch Road expanded to four lanes to accommodate the changing traffic patterns. New residential and business developments continue to break ground in ever-increasing numbers. The Northeast Columbia has certainly made a name for itself as a desirable place to live and work and continues to expand. The overflow of growth spills over into more suburban and rural areas like Blythewood and Elgin.
Find a Home for Your Budget and Tastes
Northeast Columbia’s home builders are constructing homes with innovative floor plans, environmentally friendly systems, modern architectural features with upgrade options to suit the taste for any Columbia SC homebuyer. Those on smaller budgets can find attractive options among Northeast Columbia’s starter home communities and patio home developments scattered throughout the 29223 and 29229 zip code. And those with larger budgets can certainly fill their needs as well with well-known neighborhoods for luxury homes in areas like Wildewood and Lake Carolina.
One of the largest employers in Columbia, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, has secured its commitment to Northeast Columbia with major offices on Alpine, Percival, and Clemson roads. Other top employers in Northeast Columbia include:
Providence Hospital Northeast
University of South Carolina
RBMG, Columbia-based mortgage bank for residential loans
Siemens Diesel Systems Technology, LLC
Spirax-Sarco, one of the leading suppliers of steam system solutions in the U.S.
Richland County School District Two is a nationally recognized district located in Northeast Columbia. It is the largest and fastest growing district in the South Carolina Midlands. District 2 services more than 27,000 pre-K through 12th grade students in 40 schools and centers consisting of 20 elementary schools, seven middle schools, five high schools, four magnet centers, one child development center and one alternative school and continues to grow. If you’re looking for a home in a certain elementary, middle or high school, you can search by schools or contact us and we will get you on the right track.
Village at Sandhill
The Village at Sandhill is a sprawling 300-acre shopping complex located in northeast Columbia located halfway between Interstate 20 and Interstate 77 on Clemson Road at the intersection of Two Notch Road. A work in progress, it features over 100 storefront spaces for shopping, dining, residential and office space. The Village is divided into three main sections—Marketplace, Forum, and Town Center. Retailers include national brands like World Market, Home Depot, Old Navy, Lane Bryant and a 16-screen cinema and large indoor sports facility. Food and beverage options at the Village at Sandhill range from delis and coffee shops to largely full-service casual restaurants like Five Guys, Moe’s, Wild Wing, Cracker Barrell, Miyos and Red Bowl Asian Bistro.