Shandon Columbia SC
The Shandon neighborhood is touted by many as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Columbia. Shandon is a historic urban neighborhood that caters to an active downtown lifestyle and is one of the oldest communities in Columbia. officially established in 1904 as the "Town of Shandon" and later annexed into The City of Columbia in 1913.
The official boundaries of the neighborhood encompass; Devine Street to Rosewood Drive, and from Harden Street to Kilbourne Drive and cover an area of approximately 1 square mile. Within the neighborhood boundaries, there are two neighborhood parks, five churches, two schools, and several local businesses including shops, restaurants, and two grocery stores. Hand Middle School is located at the center of the neighborhood and often serves as a gathering place for residents who enjoy the use of the track and field and special events when school is not in session.
Architectural styles in Historic Shandon range from '4-square', which are 2-story homes dating back to the early 1900s, to smaller Craftsman-style cottages and bungalows that average anywhere between 1000 and 4000 square feet. Home values continue to fluctuate but tend to be just above the average home price for Columbia SC. Homes located in Shandon are within walking distance to 5-Points, The University of South Carolina campus, and Rosewood Drive. It's a short bike ride, walk, or Uber to The South Carolina State House, Main Street, and The Vista. Residents of the Shandon Neighborhood are also within walking distance to the popular shops and restaurants along Devine Street, where most of the businesses are locally owned. Take a stroll through Shandon and you will quickly see why it is the most popular neighborhood in Columbia and influential of Columbia's architectural style.