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Columbia

Soak up some southern hospitality

  • University
  • Historic
  • Riverfront
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • College Sports
  • Family-Friendly

Hugging the Congaree River and stretching east, Columbia is a sprawling city with a history dating back to colonial times. Nicknamed the "Capital of Southern Hospitality," Columbia is a welcoming, warm city -- it is also a college town, home to the University of South Carolina. The university is located downtown, covering over 359 acres. The historic, top-ranking university dates back to 1801, but the oldest structure in Columbia is the Seibels House, built around 1796. It currently serves as a house museum.

While there's plenty for college students to do, Columbia provides a variety of activities -- whether you're a golfer, a shopper, or a foodie. Kid-friendly activities are everywhere, from the gorgeous parks to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. The downtown district provides a variety of shops and restaurants along brick-paved sidewalks, and the river and nearby lakes provide opportunities for boating and fishing. College sports fans head to Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the USC Gamecocks, and golfers can enjoy a game at Fort Jackson Golf Club. For camping, kayaking, bicycling, and hiking, nearby Sesquicentennial State Park provides 1,400 wooded acres and a large lake to explore.

Rent Trends

As of December 2017, the average apartment rent in Columbia, SC is $729 for a studio, $765 for one bedroom, $873 for two bedrooms, and $1,044 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Columbia has increased by 2.1% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 452 $729
1 BR 736 $765
2 BR 1,060 $873
3 BR 1,307 $1,044

Ratings

43 Walk Score® Car-Dependent
2 Transit Score® Minimal Transit
0 Bike Score® Somewhat Bikeable

Top 10 Apartments in Columbia

  1. Paces Brook Apartments, 1-3 Bed, $651 - 1,122
  2. Vista Commons, 1-3 Bed, $1,081 - 1,362
  3. Creekside at Greenlawn, 1-3 Bed, $1,030 - 1,680
  4. York Woods at Lake Murray, 1-3 Bed, $979 - 1,579
  5. Varia at Oakcrest, 1-3 Bed, $815 - 1,215
  6. Hampton Greene, 1-2 Bed, $730 - 1,115
  7. St. Andrews Commons, 1-2 Bed, $645 - 1,085
  8. Waterford, 1-2 Bed, $550 - 1,015
  9. The Grandview at Lake Murray, 1-3 Bed, $975 - 1,695
  10. The Heights at Lake Murray, 1-3 Bed, $850 - 1,325

Living in Columbia

  • Restaurants

    If you’re ready to paint the town, Columbia definitely has you covered for nightlife and entertainment options. Since Columbia is a college town, there is a wide variety of bars, pubs, and taverns close to the University downtown. The Five Points area is very popular for night life with folks of all ages including the business crowd from downtown. There are also many options to enjoy live music including the Colonial Life Center, the city’s largest concert venue and many smaller music clubs such as the Art Bar.

  • Shopping

    There is no shortage of great places to shop in Columbia, that’s for sure! You can find just about anything you need or want at Columbia Place Mall with over a hundred stores, restaurants and a movie theater. If unique local shops and trendy restaurants is your thing, Five Points is just the place to be. Conveniently located near the University of SC, the Five Points area has some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city. If you are an antique lover, you will love browsing in all of the local antique malls and shops that are loaded with treasures that have been passed down from generations of Southern families.

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  • Paces Brook Apartments
    113 Paces Brook Ave, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 / 76
    1 hr
    $651 - 1,122 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-305-6033
  • Vista Commons
    1100 Pulaski St, Columbia, SC 29201
    1 / 89
    1 hr
    $1,081 - 1,362 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-753-1800
  • Creekside at Greenlawn
    600 Greenlawn Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
    1 / 23
    1 hr
    $1,030 - 1,680 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-832-1454
  • York Woods at Lake Murray
    2038 Lake Murray Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 / 37
    1 hr
    $979 - 1,579 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-630-5668
  • Varia at Oakcrest
    1310 Oakcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
    1 / 74
    1 hr
    $815 - 1,215 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-462-4969
  • Hampton Greene
    500 Gills Creek Pky, Columbia, SC 29209
    1 / 68
    New
    $730 - 1,115 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-623-2063
  • St. Andrews Commons
    1200 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
    1 / 104
    New
    $645 - 1,085 1-2 Bed Available Now
    866-701-1941
  • Waterford
    1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
    1 / 22
    1 hr
    $550 - 1,015 1-2 Bed Available Now
    844-624-2480
  • The Grandview at Lake Murray
    2170 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 / 131
    3 hrs
    $975 - 1,695 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-274-7158
  • The Heights at Lake Murray
    100 Walden Heights Dr, Irmo, SC 29063
    1 / 72
    3 hrs
    $850 - 1,325 1-3 Bed Available Now
    888-414-1921
  • Vista Towers
    2001 Vista Towers Dr, Columbia, SC 29201
    1 / 46
    3 hrs
    $1,010 - 1,425 1-3 Bed Available Now
    877-215-3128
  • Atlantic at Parkridge
    356 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063
    1 / 119
    3 hrs
    $959 - 1,570 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-541-4866
  • Nexus at Sandhill
    780 Fashion Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
    1 / 111
    3 hrs
    $1,040 - 1,750 1-3 Bed Available Now
    877-548-0769
  • The Fairways
    350 Powell Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
    1 / 9
    11 hrs
    $703 - 1,483 1-2 Bed Available Now
    888-292-6606
  • The Paddock Club Columbia
    4824 Smallwood Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
    1 / 15
    11 hrs
    $668 - 2,063 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-714-3079
  • Greenbrier Apartments
    100 Willow Oak Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
    1 / 13
    1 day
    $675 - 995 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-607-3391
  • Harbour Landing
    7625 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
    1 / 56
    1 wk
    $699 - 899 2-3 Bed Available Now
    803-814-6520
  • Country Walk
    408 Foxfire Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 / 38
    1 wk
    $699 - 899 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-815-9690
  • Briargate
    825 Menlo Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
    1 / 56
    2 wks
    $650 - 1,075 1-4 Bed Available Now
    803-490-7857
  • Austin Woods Apartments
    7648 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
    1 / 64
    2 wks
    $651 - 850 Studio - 3 Bed Available Now
    803-462-5412
  • Landmark of Columbia
    19 Landmark Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
    1 / 24
    2 wks
    $800 - 899 1-3 Bed Available Now
    803-814-6531
  • Killian Lakes Apartments
    1800 Killian Lakes Dr, Columbia, SC 29203
    1 / 20
    1 hr
    $690 - 930 1-2 Bed Available Soon
    888-810-7945
  • Park at River Crest
    1510 St Andrew Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
    1 / 67
    1 hr
    $860 - 920 3 Bed Available Now
    844-870-3203
  • Town Center at Lake Carolina
    20 Helton Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
    1 / 68
    1 hr
    $1,050 - 2,250 1-3 Bed Available Now
    844-236-5917

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