Columbia and surrounding areas


Urban Neighborhoods

Melrose Heights – Located downtown between Millwood and Gervais.  These homes are mostly bungalows that were built in the mid 20th century.

Cottontown- a neighborhood in the heart of downtown Columbia with some historic homes, bungalows and traditional homes.  Cottontown is flanked by Bull Street, N. Main, and Elmwood Avenue.  It’s close to just about everything and is located seconds from Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Shandon – By far one of the most sought after communities in Columbia.  It’s located between Blossom Street, Rosewood Drive and Harden Street.  Its close to 5 points and is a great location for people that like a high-end neighborhood with all of the perks of urban living.

Forest Acres – Located within Trenholm Road, Forest Drive, Two Notch Road and Beltline Blvd.  This is an excellent neighborhood with an environment more of a true southern neighborhood.  Mature hardwoods are scattered throughout this area and you will find many styles of homes from split levels, bungalows, colonial and southern architecture.  It is close to Fort Jackson and is ideal for military personnel.

Arcadia Lakes- This area adjoins Forest Acres.  The homes here are a little more distinctive and many offer waterfront lots.

Forest Hills – This is a hidden gem located off of Glenwood Avenue, Gervais Street and Forest Drive.  This is a compact neighborhood with mostly larger lots and early to mid 20th century homes.  This is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Columbia.

Heathwood - Heathwood is in the center of most of these urban neighborhoods.  Its a hotspot for buyers that want to stay a while in Columbia.  Although there is always a few homes for sale in Heathwood, the majority of the people that I know that live in this area are happy and don't intend on moving for a while.

Rosewood-  This is an ideal location for students of all ages.  It is close to USC, Midlands Tech and Fort Jackson.  It neighbors Shandon and for years people have been claiming that it’s the next Shandon.  However, its Rosewood and will most likely always be a step down from Shandon.  This is an affordable neighborhood for buyers that don’t want to pay Shandon prices.

Olde Woodlands – This is another one of my favorite neighborhoods.  I didn’t discover it until about 5 years ago.  Its ideal for employees at the VA Hospital, the University, or Ft. Jackson Personnel.  Its similar to both Shandon and Forest Hills.

Wales Garden – I’ve always considered this to be Shandon but after brokering real estate for a few years I realized that it is an entity of its own.  It is on the Williams-Brice side of Harden Street.

Lake Kathrine – This area is also a great location for FT. Jackson and medical personnel.  Its located just off of Trenholm Road and offers plenty of waterfront homes for sale.  


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Listing data provided by Consolidated MLS. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Updated Jul 3, 2020 8:18:am.