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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.

Briar Grove Apartment Homes - Columbia, SC 29229
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Columbia, SC 29229

$800 - $1000

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Leesburg, Northeast)


$800 - $1000

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Piedmont Plantation - Sumter, SC 29150
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(74)

Sumter, SC 29150

$739 - $1049

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Churchill At St. Andrews - Columbia, SC 29210
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(4)

Columbia, SC 29210

$750 - $985

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Irmo, Lake Murray...)

(4)

$750 - $985

132 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Granby Crossing - Cayce, SC 29033
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(19)

Cayce, SC 29033

$870 - $1155

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cayce, SC (West Columbia, West Metro)

(19)

$870 - $1155

168 Units 1-2 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

Woodcreek Farms - Columbia, SC 29045
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Columbia, SC 29045

$929 - $1519

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Northeast, Woodcreek Farms)


$929 - $1519

176 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cedarcrest Village - Lexington, SC 29072
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(11)

Lexington, SC 29072

$736 - $1096

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(11)

$736 - $1096

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Granby Oaks - West Columbia, SC 29169
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(27)

West Columbia, SC 29169

$720 - $965

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Columbia, SC (Cayce, West Columbia...)

(27)

$720 - $965

148 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Palmetto Pointe - Sumter, SC 29150
22

Sumter, SC 29150

$712 - $995

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

Landmark at Pine Court - Columbia, SC 29210
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Columbia, SC 29210

$665 - $1096

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Riverside Forest)


$665 - $1096

316 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Viera Wildewood - Columbia, SC 29223
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Columbia, SC 29223

$799 - $1129

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Northeast, Wildewood)


$799 - $1129

264 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Broad River Trace - Columbia, SC 29210
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Columbia, SC 29210

$775 - $1091

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Skyland Estates)


$775 - $1091

240 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Reserve At Mill Landing - Lexington, SC 29072
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Lexington, SC 29072

$710 - $1500

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$710 - $1500

260 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Thornhill Apartments - Lexington, SC 29072
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Lexington, SC 29072

$735 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$735 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charbonneau Apartments - Columbia, SC 29210
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(3)

Columbia, SC 29210

$650 - $900

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Skyland Estates)

(3)

$650 - $900

150 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Reserve at River Walk - Columbia, SC 29210
23

Columbia, SC 29210

$675 - $1110

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Riverside Forest)


$675 - $1110

220 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Abberly Village - West Columbia, SC 29169
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(18)

West Columbia, SC 29169

$902 - $1282

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Columbia, SC (West Columbia, West Metro)

(18)

$902 - $1282

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Three Rivers Townhomes - Columbia, SC 29210
20

Columbia, SC 29210

$685 - $1325

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray)


$685 - $1325

120 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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