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Columbia, SC

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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.

Rentals in Columbia SC

$587-$965

St. Andrews Commons
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$710-$1023

Waters Edge At Harbison
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$771-$1326

Pavilion Towers
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$672-$947

Hampton Greene
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-2

$695-$1395

The Paddock Club Columbia
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$625-$930

The Fairways
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Columbia, SC is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 11.08%
  • 7.75%
  • 6.06%
  • Female
  • 9.39%
  • 6.63%
  • 5.56%
$769
is average rent in Columbia, SC
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 7.26%
  • 6.55%
  • 6.14%
41.07%
of units are available for rent in Columbia
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2823
  • 223
  • 2142
Getting Around in Columbia, SC

Most people in Columbia use their own cars to get around. Though driving is the most popular method of transportation, over the past decade the city has made strides to expand its system of busses. CMTRA busses can take residents all over the greater Columbia area. There are also plans to introduce train service in the near future, making it possible to use mass transit for longer trips out of the area, as well as short trips in and around town.

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"Somewhat Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Columbia is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.48%
  • 7.57%
  • 0.78%

Fort Jackson

<p>Fort Jackson, which is the largest Initial Entry Training Center in the United States Army, is far more than a military base. Civilians and enlisted alike can visit the fort to come face to face exotic animals at the zoo, explore the city's rich history at one of the museums, or learn more about science at the children's museum, which is one of the largest in the world. There are also 41 military graduations that take place here throughout the year. Whether you're friends with an enlistee or just a patriot at heart, attending one of these ceremonies is a great way to spend and afternoon and show your support of our nation's troops.</p>

Congaree National Parl

<p>Columbia may be the largest city in South Carolina, but there's still plenty of wilderness to explore at nearby Congaree National Park. This park has the largest tract of old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in the nation. Congaree is largely undeveloped, so you'll want to grab your hiking boots and backpacking gear when you visit. As a reward for venturing off the beaten path, day trippers, canoers and campers who come to Congaree will be able to see South Carolina at its most wild.</p>

Restaurant Week

<p>You can't experience Southern hospitality without the hearty Southern food that comes with it. Fortunately, Columbia is a city that celebrates its culinary traditions. Renters will want to be sure to clear their calendars for the annual Restaurant Week celebration. It's impossible to say just which local restaurant serves up the best SC barbecue, but after attending this 11-day celebration, at least you'll be well on your way to choosing your favorite eatery.</p>