There are LOTS of reasons! We’re the state capital and the largest city in South Carolina. We’re very centrally located with three major highways converging in our city – I-20, I-26 and I-77: only 2.5 hours to the Atlantic Ocean and Myrtle Beach, 2 hours to Charlotte and 3.5 hours to Atlanta. We’re a college town with one of the top-ranked SEC college football teams in the nation – the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.
We’re sophisticated with the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia City Ballet and a myriad of performing art groups. We’re also home to a 50,000 acre fishing mecca with 500 miles of shoreline called Lake Murray where you can fish, ski, boat, picnic and jog.
We also have some of the best schools in the state of South Carolina. We’re also business-friendly with a strategic East Coast location. And in an area of almost 1 million people, Greater Columbia offers businesses a 510,000+ member workforce, aggressive incentives, the lowest corporate income tax rate in the Southeast, the lowest industrial electric rates in the Southeast, a multitude of shovel-ready sites, abundant infrastructure, United Parcel Service Air Hub and close proximity to the Port of Charleston. Urban revitalization is HUGE in Columbia, SC.At the heart of this renewal is an area known as The Vista, a 1200-acre district in the heart of the city.
This historic area features a high concentration of historic buildings, which have been rehabilitated with contemporary flair. Restaurants and bars, art galleries and museums, unique shops and professional office space, sporting arenas and entertainment venues add up to make this area popular with both residents and visitors.
We’ve got the benefits of a vacation town – like Lake Murray and tons of golf courses – right in the heart of South Carolina. We are also home to some great high school sport dynasties like Dutch Fork and Irmo High School.
When you make Columbia, SC your home, you’re putting down roots in one of the most beautiful, passionate and energetic cities in the South. There’s nothing like living in Columbia.
Finding your new home starts right here. We can help you find Columbia, SC homes for sale right now on our real estate website. All you have to do is use our search tool. Our search tool is as easy as defining what you want. Then you can filter through results by detailing specific wants or needs. It’s as simple as that.
If you find a house that you love, or are interested in, you can save that search and find all the Columbia, SC homes for sale that are currently on the market that match it. If you see anything you like, no matter who (or which company) has it listed for sale, we can help you buy it!
It’s a lot easier to find your dream home when you know what you’re looking for. When you’re looking for Columbia, SC homes for sale, keep in mind things like:
The age and condition of a potential home
Your wish list (gourmet kitchen, 2nd story laundry room, office space)
The great part you ask? When new Columbia, SC homes for sale are available that meet your specified criteria, you get an email letting you know the listing is available to view! That way, you never miss out on a house that might be a perfect match for you. And the listings are from any available home from any available agent – not just our team – that even includes listings for homes For Sale by Owner and New Construction.
Did you know? For Sale by Owner just means the homeowners are choosing to list the house on their own, instead of using a realtor. But they’re all willing to work with a Realtor representing a qualified buyer!
To help get you started, we’ve got some super helpful resources for you to look at, like what the basics are of making an offer:
Did you know?You’re in a strong bargaining position if you’re an all-cash buyer, if you have a preapproved mortgage and if you’re able to close when it’s convenient for the seller.
Did you know? When you’re looking to buy, weigh the options of the neighborhoods you’re looking into. A neighborhood that isn’t as desirable now could be in a few short years.
Because Rusty is a native South Carolinian, he has his finger on the pulse of Columbia’s neighborhoods. He knows what each neighborhood has to offer. Ask Rusty about most of the aspects of your home purchase and he can lead you in the right direction.
Spacious Shandon home with artistic flair. Comfortable front porch with porch swing. Living Room w/fireplace, large dining room, master suite w/office. 3 Bedrooms 2 baths...
Listing courtesy of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.