About Columbia, SC


Columbia, South Carolina is sometimes referred to as \The Capital City of Southern Hospitality.\ Columbia prides itself on being a warm, friendly city that serves up the best Southern cuisine you can find, especially when it comes to SC Barbecue, which is slow-cooked with a special sauce of yellow mustard and apple cider vinegar, giving it a tang that's like nothing else. This bustling city is also the state capital and the home of South Carolina's flagship university.


  • West Metro

    Several of the prettiest rental apartments in Columbia can be found in the West Metro neighborhood - let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect kitchen you've been looking for. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that spotless West Metro apartment. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • North Area

    Try Columbia's North Area neighborhood for several of the city's best apartments for rent, that great bathroom (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Columbia! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Lake Murray

    Many of the cutest apartment rentals in Columbia can be found in the Lake Murray neighborhood regardless of whether you want a yellow pantry or a hall closet. You can also use our apartment blog to learn more about apartment living in general. Lake Murray is a perfect place in which to find your new Columbia apartment. Think this is the only Columbia neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Columbia's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Blythwood

    Try Columbia's Blythwood neighborhood for tons of the city's nicest rentals. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Midtown - Downtown

    Try Columbia's Midtown - Downtown neighborhood for a lot of the city's most cost effective rentals, regardless of whether you want a beige bathroom or a hall closet. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you search for that ideal Midtown - Downtown apartment.
  • Northeast

    Northeast has some of the prettiest apartments in Columbia - your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you search for that perfect Northeast apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Lexington

    Try Columbia's Lexington neighborhood for some of the city's prettiest apartments for rent, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect dining room you've been looking for. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you look for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Columbia International University

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus CIU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Columbia International University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the CIU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Columbia International University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Columbia International University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    CIU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, South Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the CIU Cougars games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus CIU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Columbia International University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.ciu.edu.

  • University of South Carolina

    The University of South Carolina is situated in Columbia. Here's the interesting part: there are almost 30,000 students enrolled and the population of Columbia is under 120,000. Result: this is one big college town that is a combination of urban life and true Southern hospitality.

    When starting the search for your University of South Carolina apartment, you'll find there will be a diverse choice. 60% of undergraduates live off campus and have learned how to commute to campus, how to get parking spaces, and how to juggle both campus and off campus life. It's all good. You will find it a walkable, wonderful place to live.

    Since the USC campus is only blocks from downtown, choices for shopping, eating out and nightlife are very good. So even living off campus, you'll end up spending some free time in Five Points. You'll want to check out some of the student hangouts like Sharky's, Garret's and Groucho's. Plus, you'll find loads of ethnic places around too, and places for every budget.

    The drinking age is 21 in South Carolina, but there's still fun to be had. Five Points and the Vista area are where you find the biggest bar/club scenes, and there are even free shuttle buses. There are at least 15 or so good bars in Five Points but check out Banana Joe's and Rafters for starters. Once in your USC apartment, you'll find some pubs and dive bars closer to home too.

    The 'Gamecocks' of the University of South Carolina are special, so learn more at www.sc.edu.

  • Columbia College Chicago

    A high school graduate is running through Colombia; pushing Amazonian rainforest leaves out of his face, he slips away amongst the trees, looking for a hiding spot. The boy can hear the hot breath of the guerrilla fighter right on his tail, and he knows it is fight, flight, or die.

    The antici…….pation is probably killing you, so I will tell you how the story ends. The Colombian runaway (who has dual-citizenship), barely escapes his pursuer, runs all the way to Columbia College in Chicago, immediately enrolls, and is relieved to find that finding an off-campus apartment is easier than fighting guerilla warfare. The End. Or is it…the beginning?

    Make Art, Not War

    The Columbian will in fact find that his decision to enroll is the beginning of a beautiful chapter in his life—an opportunity to come together with like-minded artistic folk who share a passion for media art. The Columbian always wanted to make art, not war, and at Columbia College he will work hard at his craft, take lessons from world renowned artists, actors, musicians, producers, and writers, and come out a master with an impressive portfolio. He will find Columbia College a place of inspiration where artistic expression is welcomed, shared and nurtured. Columbia College will give you all the information you need.

    Easy as 1, 2, 3

    Unlike the Amazon Rainforest, downtown Chicago is lousy with available and affordable apartments! That is why many students choose to live off campus in one of the many hip neighborhoods surrounding Columbia College. If you are sick of being around art nerds 24/7, then check out apartments in Wrigleyville, where sports fans gather en masse. If you love art (which you probably do), Belmont or Lincoln Square might be more your style. Our apartment guide is a great place to learn how to search for your dream pad. You really can’t go wrong in Chicago since almost every area has its own unique flare, is affordable, and has public transportation running through it. The U-Pass is a CTA ticket given to students and allows them to take any bus or train free free free every semester. Chicago Transit will help you get to know all the different routes. This is the point in the story where all of the dreams of the young Columbian boy come true.

    Art Party!

    After having all his dreams realized, the boy starts to get a little depressed because he now has nothing to live for. He soon finds that he was foolish for thinking this, since nighttime in Chicago is a whole other world of fun for him to discover! Since the college is right on the South Loop of downtown, along with seven other schools, it is hard to not run into college-aged people at every turn. Bars, clubs and hangouts are everywhere. Head down to Lakeview for cheap beers and a great scene at Galway Bay at 500 W Diversey Ave. For some live jazz and a dry martini, visit Underground Wonder Bar at 710 N Clark St.

    I hope that my attempt to convince students that Columbia College is awesome was worth the offense I may have caused native Colombians. I apologize.

  • Midlands Technical College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus MTC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Midlands Technical College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the MTC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Midlands Technical College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Midlands Technical College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    MTC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, South Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the MTC games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus MTC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Midlands Technical College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.midlandstech.edu/.

  • South Carolina Technical College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus SCTCS apartment? Perhaps the options available from the South Carolina Technical College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the SCTCS campus. If so, you can search for off campus South Carolina Technical College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although South Carolina Technical College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    SCTCS apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, South Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the SCTCS games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus SCTCS apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search South Carolina Technical College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.sctechsystem.edu.

  • Allen University

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus AU apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Allen University housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the AU campus. If so, you can search for off campus Allen University apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Allen University student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    AU apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the AU Yellow Jackets games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus AU apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Allen University apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.allenuniversity.edu.

  • Benedict College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus BC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Benedict College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the BC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Benedict College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Benedict College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    BC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia, South Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the BC Tigers games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus BC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Benedict College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.benedict.edu.

  • University of South Carolina Aiken

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus USC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the University of South Carolina Aiken housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the USC campus. If so, you can search for off campus University of South Carolina Aiken apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although University of South Carolina Aiken student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    USC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Columbia , South Carolina. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the USC Cocky games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus USC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search University of South Carolina Aiken apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through www.sc.edu/.