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West Columbia, South Carolina, 29169
1 Bedroom$601 - $1,143
2 Bedrooms$621 - $1,363
3 Bedrooms$814 - $1,597
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210
3 Bedrooms$758 - $773
Cayce, South Carolina, 29033
1 Bedroom$586 - $626
2 Bedrooms$655 - $708
3 Bedrooms$818 - $858
Columbia, South Carolina, 29210
1 Bedroom$535 - $585
2 Bedrooms$640 - $690
3 Bedrooms$849 - $899
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West Columbia is an incredibly varied city with a wide array of apartment living options - the mid winter is particularly wonderful but regardless of when you are looking to move, West Columbia's apartments are available in every price range all year round. Excited to start looking for your new West Columbia apartment? Be sure to read on for more tips about finding that perfect place, both here or on our blog.
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 13.9% 11.8% +2.1% $10,000 to $14,999 9.2% 7.0% +2.2% $15,000 to $19,999 9.7% 7.0% +2.7% $20,000 to $24,999 7.7% 7.3% +0.4% $25,000 to $29,999 8.0% 7.1% +0.9% $30,000 to $34,999 7.1% 6.8% +0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 7.1% 6.4% +0.7% $40,000 to $44,999 6.3% 5.9% +0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.5% 5.2% -0.7% $50,000 to $59,999 7.3% 9.1% -1.8% $60,000 to $74,999 7.7% 9.7% -2.0% $75,000 to $99,999 7.1% 8.4% -1.3% $100,000 to $124,999 1.3% 3.7% -2.4% $125,000 to $149,999 1.6% 1.6% +0.0% $150,000 to $199,999 1.0% 1.3% -0.3% $200,000 or more 0.3% 1.5% -1.2%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 5.9% 7.0% -1.1% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.7% 12.0% -1.3% 15.0% to 19.9% 16.5% 14.2% +2.3% 20.0% to 24.9% 15.2% 11.9% +3.3% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.1% 8.9% +2.2% 30.0% to 34.9% 5.7% 6.5% -0.8% 35.0% to 39.9% 6.2% 4.6% +1.6% 40.0% to 49.9% 5.4% 6.3% -0.9% 50.0% or more 14.4% 16.0% -1.6% Not computed 8.6% 12.6% -4.0%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 16.9% 14.8% +2.1% 25 to 34 years 28.6% 28.0% +0.6% 35 to 44 years 22.1% 22.4% -0.3% 45 to 54 years 13.4% 15.1% -1.7% 55 to 64 years 6.9% 8.2% -1.3% 65 to 74 years 5.1% 5.6% -0.5% 75 to 84 years 4.5% 4.3% +0.2% 85 years and over 2.5% 1.6% +0.9%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 59.4% 39.1% +20.3% 30 to 44 minutes 16.3% 25.0% -8.7% 45 to 59 minutes 4.5% 12.2% -7.7% 60 or more minutes 19.8% 23.6% -3.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Hello, West Columbia
Welcome to West Columbia, a city in Lexington County, in the sweet state of South Carolina. The city is on the Saluda and Congaree Rivers, right across from South Carolina’s capital city, Columbia.
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Out and About in West Columbia
It’s easy to find spaces and places to get outside into that beautiful sunshine when you live in West Columbia. The city has parks, playgrounds, trails, and athletic fields that are sure to get your heart pumping and your feet thumping. You can find places to hike, fish, ice skate, golf, kayak, swim, and bike. There's no shortage of activity here! The Three Rivers Greenway is a gorgeous place to find some peace and quiet, hike, or jog. Click on the link to check it out.
If you like shopping al fresco, pick up some fresh fruits and veggies, dine, and shop 'til you drop at the South Carolina State Farmers’ Market. This market is enormous and has specialty foods, a children’s play area, an amphitheater, and a number of restaurants. Click here to check this amazing place out. Be sure to keep an eye on the calendar so that you don’t miss out on any special events, such as live music shows and movie nights.
A Little Time Travel
If you’re interested in learning a bit about local history, this city has plenty of it. Click here to learn all about West Columbia's colorful past. The Historic Columbia Foundation is another great resource if you want to delve even deeper into local history.
One of the best things about living in West Columbia is that you get to enjoy small town life while being only minutes from the big city. Head into Columbia to visit to the historic South Carolina State House, the McKissick Museum, the Kensington Mansion, or the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Take the kids to EdVenture, the South’s largest children’s museum. Your opportunities for fun, dining, shopping, and culture are endless in the capital city, so you can feel free to go wild.
Speaking of wild, you'll also want to pack up the kids and head to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Check out the animals, enjoy some of the zoo’s special programs, or stroll through the gorgeous botanical gardens. The paths through the gardens even pass by some historic buildings from the 1800s. Special programs at the zoo include Brew at the Zoo, Lights Before Christmas, Riverbanks Zoofari, Wine Tastings, and Boo at the Zoo. There is always something going on here and it’s a great place for everyone in the family.
If you’re planning a trip, you’ll find it easy to get to where you need to go from West Columbia. The Columbia Metropolitan Airport is right in West Columbia, making it easy to fly, fly away. Just make sure to come back again–your apartment will be lonely without you!
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I've got dogs. What are the best places in West Columbia for being outdoors with pets?
Some of the best places to take your dogs outdoors in West Columbia are the city's various dog parks. These include Barking Lot Dog Park (at Saluda Shoals Park), Doggie Park - Columbia, Lake Carolina Dog Park, NOMA Bark Park (at Earlewood Park), and Sesqui Dog Park (at Sesquicentennial State Park). Another good place is Granby Park, located along the river. Lake Murray to the west also has some trails for walking dogs.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in West Columbia?
Family-friendly neighborhoods hinge on safety and high-quality education. The top five safest neighborhoods in West Columbia are South Congaree, Pineridge, Springdale, Sunset Blvd / Bontanical Pky, and Sunset Blvd / Pine Lake Dr. The top five neighborhoods for education, on the other hand, are Sunset Blvd / Bontanical Pky, Springdale, Sunset Blvd / Jarvis Klapman Blvd, Sunset Blvd / Pine Lake Dr, and Pineridge. Some of the best neighborhoods for families, therefore, are Pineridge, Springdale, Sunset Blvd / Bontanical Pky, and Sunset Blvd / Pine Lake Dr.