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Overview of Columbia

Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, is the state’s epicenter for entertainment, culture, arts, recreation, education and jobs. With short commute times and affordable rental housing, Columbia is a great place to live and work.

Living in Columbia

One of the original 13 colonies in the United States, South Carolina became the eighth state to enter the union in 1788. Around the same time, the state’s capital of Columbia was established, chosen specifically for its central location. In 1805, Columbia was chartered as a village, and by 1854, it officially became a city.

Today, Columbia has a population of nearly 130,000 people. The attractive inland city, overflowing with Southern Charm, has garnered a number of accolades from national publications distinguishing it as one of the best places to live and one of the best places to retire. Columbia’s mild winters and sunny summers are an undeniable asset, and with plenty of entertainment and outdoor recreational options, there is always something to do.

For outdoor adventure types, there are countless recreational activities to be found in Columbia, including 56 city parks, as well as an abundance of picnic areas, playgrounds, gyms, athletic fields and recreation centers.

For those who are interested in entertainment and the arts, be sure to check out the South Carolina State Museum, which has exhibits in science, technology, history and the arts.

Theatre fans will appreciate the historic Town Theater and the specialty Columbia Marionette Theater, as well as the city’s ballet company, philharmonic orchestra and jazz dance troupe.

History buffs will want to visit The Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum, which includes a collection of relics from South Carolina during the confederate period. The Lexington County Museum depicts everyday life in the area prior to the Civil War through guided tours of a 19th century farm.

In terms of public transportation, Columbia is served by The Comet, which provides bus services throughout South Carolina.

Apartments in Columbia-Study

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is in Columbia. South Carolina. Originally founded in 1801, it offers 350 degree programs and has more than 27,500 students. Columbia offers a number of other institutes in higher learning, including Benedict College, Columbia College, Midlands Technical College and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, among others.

Apartments in Columbia-Work

For apartment renters in Columbia looking for employment, the city has a diversified economy with a number of major employment sectors that include state government, healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and insurance. In addition, almost 4,000 civilians are employed at Fort Jackson, and more than 34% of new soldiers are trained here each year, or approximately 41,000 people.

Springtree Apartments - Columbia, SC 29223
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(8)

Columbia, SC 29223

$570 - $660

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Columbia, SC (Dentsville, Northeast)

(8)

$570 - $660

152 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Wellspring - Columbia, SC 29212
43

Columbia, SC 29212

$720 - $1126

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)


$720 - $1126

232 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Lauren Ridge - Lexington, SC 29072
36

Lexington, SC 29072

$932 - $1155

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lexington, West Metro)


$932 - $1155

216 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Deer Meadow Village - Columbia, SC 29209
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(6)

Columbia, SC 29209

$704 - $1102

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (East and Southern, Leesburg...)

(6)

$704 - $1102

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Wilshire House - Columbia, SC 29201
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Columbia, SC 29201

$950 - $1600

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Cayce, Downtown...)


$950 - $1600

40 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waters Edge at Harbison - Columbia, SC 29212
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(4)

Columbia, SC 29212

$753 - $1231

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)

(4)

$753 - $1231

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cedarcrest Village - Lexington, SC 29072
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(11)

Lexington, SC 29072

$836 - $1003

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(11)

$836 - $1003

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Residence at Marina Bay - Irmo, SC 29063
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(53)

Irmo, SC 29063

$995 - $1950

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Granby Crossing - Cayce, SC 29033
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(19)

Cayce, SC 29033

$845 - $1275

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cayce, SC (West Columbia, West Metro)

(19)

$845 - $1275

168 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palmetto Pointe - Sumter, SC 29150
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Sumter, SC 29150

$712 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

34 Crestmont - Columbia, SC 29212
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Columbia, SC 29212

$745 - $1135

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)


$745 - $1135

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Keswick - Columbia, SC 29229
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(46)

Columbia, SC 29229

$765 - $1220

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Northeast, Wildewood)

(46)

$765 - $1220

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

St. Andrews Pointe - Columbia, SC 29210
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(10)

Columbia, SC 29210

$834 - $854

3 Beds 2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Pine Valley...)

(10)

$834 - $854

150 Units 3 Beds 2 Baths

The Grove at Spring Valley - Columbia, SC 29229
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(2)

Columbia, SC 29229

$894 - $990

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Northeast, Wildewood)

(2)

$894 - $990

152 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Willington Lakes - Orangeburg, SC 29118
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Orangeburg, SC 29118

$869 - $1099

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Waterway - Lexington, SC 29072
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(6)

Lexington, SC 29072

$795 - $1100

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(6)

$795 - $1100

200 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Carter Mill - Sumter, SC 29150
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(2)

Sumter, SC 29150

$710 - $935

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sumter, SC

(2)

$710 - $935

144 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

42 Magnolia - Columbia, SC 29206
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(2)

Columbia, SC 29206

$795 - $1525

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (East Columbia, Gregg Park...)

(2)

$795 - $1525

196 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Winds - Columbia, SC 29212
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Columbia, SC 29212

$903 - $1367

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)


$903 - $1367

100 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Residence At Sandhill - Columbia, SC 29229
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(6)

Columbia, SC 29229

$1045 - $2025

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Columbia, SC (Northeast, Spring Valley)

(6)

$1045 - $2025

154 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

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