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Property For Sale Columbia SC – Columbia SC has a population of estimate of 134,309 just for the addresses known as Columbia as of 2016, but most people refer to the region as the Midlands which also includes the towns such as Elgin, Cayce, Gilbert, Winnsboro, Blythewood, and others so including all the smaller surrounding towns makes it closer to 500,000. The city sits about 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and was founded due to the access to the three major rivers that run right through the city: Saluda, Congaree, and Broad Rivers.

However, if you work near downtown Columbia, at the University of South Carolina, or on the Northeast side of town you’ll likely not want the commute to the Lake each day for work and that’s going to mean you would probably prefer the other luxury home neighborhoods of Columbia SC in communities like: Kings Grant, Cobblestone ParkArcadia LakesLake Carolina, Arsenal HillGlenwood, and Wales Garden

The housing cost of living in Columbia SC area is very reasonable, and as such housing is considerably cheaper than the nation’s avg. According to Realtor.org the avg house in USA is just over $222,000, whereas in the Columbia area, it is just over $140,000. Home prices increase very little and are fairly stable over the last 20 years. So what’s there to do if you’re relocating to Columbia SC? That’s a good question, since there are three large rivers, and a 50,000 reservoir called Lake Murray you can imagine that water sports are very popular. Given that is the case homes for sale on Lake Murray are the most popular real estate in the Midlands as with most waterfront houses, but there are some other high end neighborhoods with luxury homes in Columbia

Because Columbia is the capital of South Carolina there is a lot to do there, and plenty of work to be had. Mostly centered around the University of South Carolina activities include sports, concerts, and waterfront boating life at Lake Murray. Lake Murray SC homes are going to obviously be the most expensive property in the Columbia SC area and rightfully so, as it’s the 10th largest man-made lake in the United States and features over 500 miles of shoreline. This beautiful reservoir is 50,000 acres of fresh water fed by the Saluda river and encompasses popular city towns like: ChapinLexingtonIrmo, & Columbia where most people would love to live, because of their proximity to the lake. If you’re a “foodie” Columbia is not the place for you, but good news is you’re only 1.5 hrs drive to Charleston SC. 

 


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Columbia SC is home to the fighting Gamecocks of the University of South Carolina which is home to the first and only real law school in the entire state, but in 2004 the Charleston School of Law opened in the Low-country. That said, the University of South Carolina also has an esteemed medical college as well as the nation’s highest ranking international business programs. 

The Midlands of South Carolina as the Columbia SC region is known as has 20 golf courses and many country clubs that one could join some with neighborhoods and some private clubs without homes in and around them. The Columbia real estate and subdivisions market also has gated communities because not all the country clubs are private. For those seeking 55+ communities there are many different patio homes in Columbia to choose from. 

 

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Some of the better more sought after neighborhoods of Irmo SC include: Wexford On the Lake, Ascot Estates, Quail Valley, Rolling Creek, and Yacht Cove condos.  

Popular Neighborhoods in Lexington SC: Governors Grant, Saluda River Club, Windsor Crossing, Sterling Bridge, Brandon Pass, and Springhill Lake

However if you work near downtown Columbia, at the University, or on the Northeast side of town you’ll likely not want the commute to the Lake each day for work and that’s going to mean you would probably prefer the other luxury home neighborhoods of Columbia SC in communities like: Shandon, Forest Acres, Wildewood, Heathwood, Arcadia Lakes, Lake Carolina, and Wales Garden.

Columbia SC as of 2016 has a population of estimate of 134,309 just for the addresses known as Columbia, but most people refer to the entire area as the Midlands which also includes the towns mentioned above plus West Columbia, Cayce, Gilbert, Prosperity, Leesburg, and others so including all the smaller surrounding towns makes it closer to 500,000. The city is situated about 13 miles (21 km) northwest of the geographic center of South Carolina, and was founded due to the access to the three major rivers that run right through the city: Saluda, Congaree, and Broad Rivers. 

 

Columbia, SC Fast Stats 

  • 800,559 – METRO POPULATION
  • $43,220 – AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY
  • 75.6° / 53.9° – AVG HIGH/LOW TEMPS
  • 36.2 – MEDIAN AGE
  • $140,483 – MEDIAN HOME PRICE
  • 45.4 inches – AVG ANNUAL RAINFALL
  • 4.0% – UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
  • $862 – MEDIAN MONTHLY RENT
  • 23.6 minutes – AVG COMMUTE TIME

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Most famously known for being the home of The University of South Carolina Gamecocks, The Riverbanks Zoo and Fort Jackson – the nation’s largest the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training. 


 

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