New Home Communities in Columbia
The sprawling capital city of South Carolina, Columbia is an incredibly diverse area with 100’s of neighborhoods and communities making up what is known locally as the Midlands. From the bustling downtown filled with State Government and Educational hubs to the slower feel of the communities around Lake Murray, Columbia has ton to do within an hour drive!
Cabin Creek - Hopkins
Haven at St. Peters
Horrell Hill Road - Hopkins
Satchel Ford - Forest Acres
About the Columbia Area
Centrally Located in South Carolina
Columbia’s position in the center of the state isn’t accidental. Shortly after the end of the American Revolution, the South Carolina Assembly voted to move the state’s capital from coastal Charleston to Columbia specifically for its centrality.
Today, thanks to its location and easy access to major interstates and state highways, you can get just about anywhere in South Carolina within three hours. If you’re ever looking for some mountains to hike, want to visit the beach, or experience one of our historical cities, you’re only a day trip away from it. Vacationing in one of these scenic spots for a weekend is easy, too.
Access to Green Spaces
From Lake Murray to Congaree National Park, there are numerous opportunities to get outdoors in less than 30 minutes. There are multiple access points to a riverwalk along the Congaree River, and all of these trails are paved and maintained, making them perfect for a casual stroll, a bike, or a jog. The University of South Carolina campus and Statehouse grounds in the center of downtown offer pleasant scenery on paved paths with the bustle of the city.
Sports complexes maintained by the Richland County Recreation Commission are scattered throughout the Columbia metropolitan area. If hunting or four-wheeling are better suited to you, Manchester State Park outside Sumter is about an hour away from the furthest points of Columbia.
Availability of Local Arts
Despite its relatively small size, Columbia has a notable art museum: The Columbia Museum of Art. It has staple galleries, classes for different ages, and special public events, as one would expect, but it has been visited by famous artists. At the end of 2019, for example, the special gallery held the works of Vincent Van Gogh – including his famous self-portrait, borrowed from the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. In 2021, it hosted a small photography exhibit, which included the work of local photographers, to reflect on the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 and COVID-19.
Multiple cafes in the area, like Cool Beans Coffee Co. near the USC campus, showcase and sell local artists’ work. Every few months, they share a new artist’s talent on their walls.
If live performances are more up your alley, you’re covered. New Brookland Tavern is a hub for local musicians. The Senate is another bar that hosts small touring bands, and it’s located just a block from dessert shops, nice restaurants, and other bars. Trustus Theatre’s talented actors perform plays throughout most of the year, and the Koger Center for the Arts often has dance performances and traveling troupes to see.
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