The Best Neighborhoods in Columbia SC
Moving into the new city can be confusing and very difficult for a home buyer to find the best place to live. This is a summary that we put together based on our knowledge as real estate agents in the Columbia South Carolina area. This city guide will give you a radius of about 30 or 40 miles outside of the City of Columbia. For the sake of geographic simplicity, we consider the downtown area of Columbia at the State Capital building. This is not a comprehensive list, but please click the links to other areas for detailed information of that specific neighborhood or area. Or simply call, or email us for help, we will be happy to chat with you.
Columbia, South Carolina was strategically named the State Capital because it was the central location throughout the state. This area is also referred to as “The Midlands of South Carolina”. So you’ll find it easy to take day trips to anywhere around the State of South Carolina and even into parts of North Carolina and Georgia. You can get almost anywhere in South Carolina in about three hours or less. This three-hour time-frame includes The Grand Strand coastal region of Myrtle Beach, Historic Charleston-SC, resort areas like Hilton Head in The Lowcountry, and up to the farmlands of the Piedmont areas like Clemson, Greenville, and over to the swamps of The Pee Dee area.
But let’s not get too far off-topic because our focus here is on Columbia and what area to live in and what it has to offer. This guide will touch on the convenience of each area, some attractions, and large employers so that you’ll get a better idea of where to begin on your home search. This list is broken down into several areas/sections of Columbia. For detailed information, please contact us and let us know how we can help you. Or simply click "Inquire" from the listing page.
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