Columbia is in Richland County, but part of it is in Lexington County. This state capitol and largest city in South Carolina has 133,358 residents on 132.2 square miles of land. In 1786 it was created as the new state capitol. It wasn’t until 1854 that it was incorporated as a city.
Downtown Columbia was renewed and revitalized during the 90s and early 2000s. The warehouse district became a walkable district filled with art galleries, shops and restaurants. There are still projects in the works like the rehabbing of historic buildings on the old state mental health campus to be used for residential and retail space.
Homes in Downtown Columbia are mainly single-family dwellings, but there are a number of condos with more on the way. Many of the homes in the downtown area are stately with large yards. There are a number of historic homes as well as newer ones.
The real estate market in Downtown Columbia has a slightly lower average list price than the zip codes outside downtown. Recently the median list price for the area has gone up slightly. With the continued revitalization and programs to bring in business, Downtown Columbia’s real estate market can expect to get healthier.
If you like the excitement and convenience of living in a downtown area then Downtown Columbia is for you. It’s a big city, but not so big that it’s too busy. And home prices are still affordable, but expect them to be on the rise. Buy now and get in on the ground floor.
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.