We're continuing our adventure through Columbia, South Carolina and its surrounding areas discovering the best places for living in South Carolina.
I’m glad to have you along!
To catch you up, here’s a bit of information about Columbia.
- Some 129,000 people call Columbia, SC home
- Columbia is in Richland County, home to approximately 372,023 people
- Its central location makes it highly desirable. It’s easy to get to the beaches, or the mountains
So far on our exploration of Columbia, South Carolina best places, we've explored:
Working our way closer to downtown Columbia, our first best place is Springdale, SC. Springdale is only about five miles southwest in Lexington County.
With a population of approximately 2,636, this is a place for people who want a small-town feel and want to be close to a major city.
Columbia Metropolitan airport is only a mile away. That makes it easy for out of town guest or if need to travel a lot.
If you’re planning to rent a home the median rent is around $771.
Though slightly more expensive than some of the other surrounding areas, Springdale, South Carolina is an excellent place for affordable housing.
When your ready to purchase the median home value is only about $135,446.
With a major outdoor attraction like Lake Murray, Springdale is perfect for fishing, boating, and swimming.
And perhaps the best qualities of Springdale South Carolina is the southern hospitality. If your not from the South I'm sure the term conjures up some images. But here in Springdale, southern hospitality means first and foremost friendly neighbors.
In addition to the many outdoor activities you can enjoy in Springdale are the annual events. In June spend time with your friends and neighbors at the annual block party for lots of fun and games.
In August, celebrate the National Night Out with a party sponsored by the town’s police department. Every week during the summer; under the stars enjoy a movie for free at the park!
You have to admit this sounds like a great small town.
As of 2010, the population of this town was 2,306. It is truly one of the hidden gems in the Columbia metropolitan area.
As of 2009, the median rental cost in South Congaree was $712/month.
If you’d rather buy a home, the median home value for was $ 123,746. Whether you’re renting or buying, South Congaree is an affordable place to call home.
This is yet another one of the small towns surrounding Lake Murray.
Even if you don’t particularly enjoy swimming, boating, or fishing, you can still enjoy some fun time in the sun by the water. Lake Murray is known as one of the nicest lakes in the state.
Go out and sit by the water and read a book when you need a little “me” time away from home or perhaps a picnic with your family,
Springdale and South Congaree are two of the best places to live in the South Carolina Piedmont. Home to less than 5,000 people combined, they’re not large areas everyone flocks to as tourists.
They’re really best places for anyone who wants a small-town feel in South Carolina with big city conveniences.
You won’t hear about what these towns have to offer anywhere outside the local news and they like to keep it that way. While the joy these towns have to offer their residents is definitely newsworthy, residents like keeping to themselves away from the hustle and bustle of Columbia.
See you next week when we explore more best places to live around Columbia South Carolina.
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