Columbia Cracks The Top 50

Columbia Cracks The Top 50

If you always thought that the Metropolitian Columbia area including the towns of Chapin,, Irmo and Lexington that surround Lake Murray was a great place to live,  well you are not alone! Columbia, SC has been ranked in the Top 50 “Best Places to Live,” according to a recent study released by U.S. News & World Report.


Coming in at No. 46, Columbia is described as a “traditionally Southern city with a modern twist.”


U.S. News analyzed 100 cities to find the best places to live based on quality of life, job market, value of living there and desire to live there. Columbia had an overall score of 6.6 out of 10. The cost of living in Columbia received a 7.7 on the 10 point scale. With housing costs averaging $131,025, it falls far below the national average of $218,867. U.S. News says Columbia offers a better value than similarly sized cities when you compare housing costs to median household income (around $40,000).


Hot weather in the summer and spring turns into a mild autumn and winter so having four seasons is nice.


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Other notable cities in the Carolinas include:

▪No. 4: Raleigh-Durham, NC

▪No. 15: Charlotte, NC

No. 19: Charleston, SC

▪No. 35: Greenville, SC

▪No. 39: Winston-Salem, NC

You can read the full survey here.


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Gary Heiligman Real Estate Professional advocating and negotiating on behalf of  Buyers and Sellers in  communities surrounding Lake Murray South Carolina including, ChapinIrmo, and Lexington. Real Estate with Gary Heiligman associated with EXIT Midlands Realty, email garyscexit@gmail.com or call 803-271-9544



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