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About Columbia, SC

Image courtesy of xnatedawgx / Downtown Columbia, SC at nightImage courtesy of Akhenaton06 / The Beautiful Downtown Columbia, SC

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Columbia skyline at night over Finlay Park         Skyline of Downtown Columbia, South Carolina 

The capital and largest city in South Carolina, Columbia is the center of the Columbia metropolitan area, which has a population of over 800,000.

Rated #56 in Best Places to Live from U.S. News Columbia rates on par with the national average for many things but the lower cost of living, abundance of outdoor activities, arts, and entertainment make Columbia a desirable place to call home.

Image courtesy of HaloMasterMind / The South Carolina State House in the historic downtown Columbia, SC

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South Carolina State House

Columbia lies at the confluence of the Saluda River and the Broad River, which merge at Columbia to form the Congaree River. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship and largest university, and is also the site of Fort Jackson, the largest United States Army installation for Basic Combat Training. 

Image courtesy of Ben Cating/Idibri / The Williams Brice football stadium in downtown Columbia SC home of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks

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University of South Carolina, Williams Brice Stadium, Home of the Gamecocks

Columbia is home to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport with daily, non-stop flights, and is 1.5 hours from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Columbia is 94 miles (1.5 hours) from Charlotte, NC, 113 miles (2 hours) from Charleston, SC, 214 miles (3.2 hours) from Atlanta, GA.

Image courtesy of Klinhphotog/KLinh Evelyn Grace Photography / The spectacular Finlay Park fountain waterfall in downtown Columbia SC

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Finlay Park in downtown Columbia South Carolina

Downtown Columbia is thriving with the popular destinations of The Vista, Five Points, Finlay Park and Lake Murray

Image courtesy of Isis4563 / Sunset at Lake Murray in South Carolina

Image via Isis4563  Sunset on Lake Murray     

Image courtesy of Jelene Morris/ / Lake Murray in South Carolina is a boater's paradise for fishers, sailors and other boating enthusiasts

             Image via Jelene Morris/ Boats on Lake Murray

From historic homes to downtown condos to planned communities Columbia, South Carolina has somewhere where everyone can feel at home. 

Image courtesy of Calliopejen1 / The Hamptons Neighborhood in Columbia SC is home to many historic homes

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Historic houses - Hampton Neighborhood


There is lots to know about Columbia, South Carolina and the surrounding areas:

More About Columbia:
Arts and Culture
Five Points
Golf in Columbia
Lake Murray
Major Employers
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Things to Do
Schools - Higher Education
Schools - K-12
The University of South Carolina

The Vista

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JP & Associates Realtors 
Magnolia Group

Julie Smith | 803-476-6450 | Contact Me
Columbia, South Carolina
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