Before moving to a new area, you want to do your homework on the quality of life there. Below you can get an overview of all the different communities served on this site.
Elmwood Park: A residential neighborhood and historic district in what is now the center of Columbia, South Carolina. Founded in the early 1900s, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Elmwood Park Historic District on May 3, 1991. Before its founding, it was the site of the State Fair Grounds outside of the city limits. As a natural consequence of its age, the architecture is turn of the century and it has in recent decades undergone gentrification.
Congaree Park: A residential community conveniently located near downtown Columbia, Congaree Park is a unique riverfront development along the banks of the Congaree River, with security fencing and a gated entrance, and uniquely landscaped and lighted common areas. Connected to the Three Rivers Greenway, it offers walkways and views of the river and the Gervais Street Bridge.
Shandon: One of the largest in-town neighborhoods in Columbia, South Carolina. Shandon is located near the business and shopping districts of Five Points, Devine Street, and Rosewood Drive. With mature trees, wide streets, sidewalks, parks, and beautiful homes, it is a popular place to live.
Governors Hill: One of Columbia’s more upscale communities. Adjacent to the Governor’s Mansion in downtown Columbia, residents are mere minutes from the amenities of downtown living. Bordered by Richland Street, Assembly Street, Taylor Street, and Wayne Street, this community of approximately 95 homes overlook the city center and Finley Park with its fountain and large gassy area where festivals, concerts and other events are held at Wheeler Hill and adjacent Finlay Park.
Forest Acres: A city within a city, it features tree-lined streets in quiet neighborhoods, green spaces, high performing schools, festivals, shopping, restaurants, quick access to downtown Columbia and interstates 20 and 77, this is where I chose to start my family.
An in-town gated neighborhood with upscale homes, Kings Grant offers all the city convenience of in-town living and all the perks of the suburbs. Close to I-77, for those trips to Charleston and Charlotte, Fort Jackson is next door.
Gregg Park: Located within Forest Acres, this is a gated community offering walking trails, a community pool and tennis. An interesting chain of water course runs through the middle of the neighborhood, which enjoys close proximity to Interstates 77 and 20, downtown, Fort Jackson and all of the shopping and amenities of Forest Acres.
Arcadia Lakes: Indistinguishable from Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes is separately incorporated and offers a wide range of housing opportunities and as the name suggests, there are many waterfront properties on the seven lakes in Arcadia Lakes.
Spring Valley: A gated country club community, with community pools and tennis courts, as well as golf and club dining, Spring Valley features houses on the golf course and many waterfront lots on its many lakes.
Wildwood: Another country club community with amenities one would expect and a wide range of homes offered for $300K and up.
The Summit: A very large subdivision in northeast Columbia, the Summit is well designed, with neighborhoods in multiple price points, single family and patio homes. With many recreational opportunities of its own, the Summit is close to movie theaters, restaurants and shopping at the Village at Sandhills.
Lake Carolina: An extremely well planned community of multiple subdivisions and multiple price points, offering recreational and shopping venues, all built around a beautiful lake. Recreational opportunities include fishing, boating, pools, walking trails, and community social events, including the Polar Bear swim in the dead of winter.
Woodcreek Farms: Fazio designed and challenging golf, swimming, tennis, social events and dining in a gated community, with several “villages” in different upscale and more upscale price points, Woodcreek Farms is a destination address