Columbia SC Downtown Neighborhoods
Columbia South Carolina is full of new home communities and historic homes for sale. There are several sections of Columbia which include Downtown Columbia, Blythewood, The Columbia Northeast, Elgin, Irmo, Lexington, Lake Murray, and many more. On this page you will find a brief description of several Columbia SC Neighborhoods that home buyers search for on a regular basis.
Much of the architecture in Columbia SC is simple and the use of natural resources are taken from the area. Many of the old homes are decked with antique heart pine, oak, and maple. All of these resources can be found across the state and have been treasured by home builders for centuries. The climate in Columbia is usually very hot in the summer and mild between the winter months. Rarely in January and February you will experience snowfall and/or sub zero weather. Because of these factors mosquitoes are present and screen porches have become an architectural staple for houses in Columbia SC. There are probably more bungalows and craftsman style homes in Columbia but you will also run across Colonial, Victorian and contemporary art-deco homes for sale in Columbia's historical neighborhoods.
There are also many waterfront properties for sale in Columbia. Lake Murray, Lake Wateree, and smaller lakes around Columbia(such as Lake Katherine, Lake Carolina and Forest Lake) are great "value-adds" for luxury real estate home sellers. Waterfront property is usually sold at premium prices and you will find many styles of waterfront homes for sale. Columbia's entire existence can be attributed to the convergence of the "Three Rivers" in the Congaree Vista(informally known as "The Vista") of downtown. Not only does this contribute to the serenity of owning a riverfront home in downtown Columbia, but it has evolved from transportation by the Indians that settled and traded here.
In our modern era homes for sale in Columbia are sought out a different type of home buyer. Many of the mid-20th century homes that were built for mill workers have been transformed into practical 3 bedroom 2 bath homes for military personnel stationed at Fort Jackson, or students at The University of South Carolina and Midlands Technical College, or Politicians that frequent The South Carolina State House, or your everyday laborer that keeps Columbia running. Below are several communities that offer a different standard of living based on your needs and wants. We are constantly building our database so that you will be able to find exactly what you are looking for. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call us for help.