WELCOME TO COLUMBIA

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And welcome to the many diverse and friendly communities in the heart of South Carolina that make up the Greater Columbia Area…which you may soon be calling “HOME”.

Wherever you decide to locate in Columbia, I can help!  As a top agent with Russell & Jeffcoat Realtors, my job is to help make your possible move here as pleasant as possible.

Columbia, South Carolina, named one of the nation’s “All American Communities”, is full of opportunity.  Located between the Sandhills of the coastline and the lovely rolling hills of the Upstate area, Columbia is also known as “the Midlands”.  Whether you are looking for a downtown condo, a new home in the suburbs, a historic Southern home, or a home on Lake Murray, as both a Certified and Accredited Buyer Representative, I can help you find the perfect home in our flourishing city. 

More and more residents are moving into the Columbia area.  Many tantalizing restaurants and quaint shops, a hip nightlife, sports activities, businesses within walking distance, and the University of South Carolina are located in downtown Columbia.   The city also offers Riverfront Park, the acclaimed EdVenture Children’s Museum, and the Riverbanks Zoo, one of the top in the nation.

If you are interested in checking out neighborhoods surrounding the city, you’ll find lush suburbs, with many lake and golf course communities.  Here are a few facts which you may find interesting:

The Greater Columbia Area Consists of 8 Major Sections

 They are the Northeast, Southeast, Downtown, West Columbia, Lexington, Irmo (Northwest), Lake Murray, and Chapin.  Each section also has distinct communities within them.  For instance, Shandon, Heathwood, and Forest Acres, located near Downtown, offer some of the most Southern homes in the city.  There are 7 golf courses with surrounding communities in the Northeast section (Forest Lake, Spring Valley, WildeWood/Woodcreek Farms, Crickentree, Columbia Country Club, and Windermere).  And Lake Murray (which adjoins some of Irmo, Lexington and Chapin) boasts 600 miles of shoreline and offers many fabulous homes.  Each of these sections has it own personality and is growing steadily, yet our city is still small enough for me to be knowledgeable about all the areas.

Quick Getaways are EASY

Columbia is geographically located in the center of this historic state.  Many residents enjoy the fact that they are just 2 hours away (via I-26 West) from the Great Smoky Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean (via I-26 East).  Our location is ideal for one-day getaways or quick weekend vacations.  We are just 4 hours east of Atlanta, 1.5 hours south of Charlotte and 1.5 hours west of Charleston, and 5 hours north of Jacksonville, Florida.  It is very easy to get around in Columbia, and a beltway connects the 3 interstates, I-20, I-26 and I-77.

Columbia is Home to 9 Institutions of Higher Education

The University of South Carolina was founded in 1801 and enrolls over 26,000 students at the main campus in Downtown.  It offers more than 70 undergraduate programs and 224 graduate areas of study leading to masters and doctorate degrees.  The Master of International Business program has consistently been ranked first in the nation by US News and World Reports.

The Midlands is also home to Midlands Technical College and 7 private universities, Allen University, Benedict College, Columbia International University, Columbia College, Columbia Junior College, Lutheran Theological Southern, and Newberry College.  

Other Interesting Facts

The Midlands contains Richland and Lexington Counties, and Kershaw and Fairfield Counties are nearby.   Richland and Lexington Counties are divided into 7 school districts, each offering a wide variety of innovative, challenging curriculums.  Columbia’s commitment to excellence in education has been rewarded with many state and national awards.  In addition to public education, Columbia also offers many quality private schools for students from kindergarten through high school.  

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