Welcome Home To Columbia South Carolina

Welcome Home To Columbia South Carolina

Columbia, SC Skyline

Welcome to the South!  Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and an ideal home for college students, families, and retirees looking for a warm climate, outdoor recreation, rich Southern history and culture, jobs in the health care industry, or unique cuisine. Here are a few things to see what your move to Columbia has in store for you.

 COLUMBIA IS FAMOUSLY HOT

Downtown Columbia, SC
If you’d prefer to live in a warm climate, Columbia is the city for you. In fact, it’s slogan is even “Famously Hot.” Summer temperatures peak in the 80s and 90s while winters see little to no snowfall with daily highs in the 50s and 60s. In other words, move to Columbia and you never have to worry about shoveling again.

JOBS IN HEALTH CARE

Palmetto Health Columbia, SC

Because the University of South Carolina (which is located in Columbia) emphasizes medical education, there’s a strong job market for doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. Among the largest employers in Columbia are Palmetto Health (9,000), BlueCross BlueShield of SC (6,773), William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC (1,500), and Providence Hospital (1,200).

 A COLLEGE EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE

University of South Carolina - Columbia, SCWhether you want a large public university, a private institution, or a technical college, Columbia is home to a number of prestigious programs. The largest and most prominent is the University of South Carolina, which has seven satellite campuses throughout the state. As for private universities, there’s Columbia College, a liberal arts institution for women, and Columbia International University, a four-year private Christian school. Other schools include Midlands Technical College, Benedict College, and Allen University.

AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO RETIRE

Columbia, SC Skyline
With its pleasant climate and reasonable state taxes, Columbia is a great city for those looking to settle down for retirement. It even made Forbes’ “Best Places to Retire in 2012” list. You may even want to consider a neighborhood like Lake Carolina, which has homes anywhere from $140,000 to $500,000, neighborhood barbeques and concerts, bike paths, and community amenities like a pool and beach club.

 COLUMBIA FOOD TOUR

Vegan Berry Crepe

Worried about not knowing where to get good local food after you move to Columbia? Well, Columbia Food Tours can help. This nearly three-hour tour takes you on a stroll through Downtown Columbia, giving you the chance to sample food from five to seven local restaurants. Of course, it’s also a chance to meet new people and learn more about your new city!

MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS FOR HISTORY BUFFS

Hampton Prestion Mansion in Columbia, SC

Ever wanted to visit President Woodrow Wilson’s family home? Or see the house where Modjeska Monteith Simkins, the “matriarch of South Carolina’s Civil Rights movement,” held meetings with civil activists and NAACP lawyers? Through Historic Columbia, which manages four historic sites in the city, any history buff can learn about South Carolina’s past. Don’t forget to check out landmarks like the Adluh Flour Mills or the various monuments to World War II and the Vietnam War as well.

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE MUSEUM

South Carolina State Museum

Columbia’s South Carolina State Museum features permanent exhibits around art, cultural history, natural history, and science and technology. While you’re there, you can grab a coffee or a gift to commemorate your visit. Also, don’t forget about the planetarium! This domed theater complete with 145 seats was designed to immerse its audience in its awe-inspiring shows about astronomy, the Earth, music, and history.

BASK IN NATURE

Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC

Nature lovers will definitely want to visit the award-winning Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, complete with an aquarium, a birdhouse, and a botanical garden. Or perhaps Congaree National Park, where you can fish, camp, hike, or paddle the 50-mile Congaree River Blue Trail. For more water adventures, Columbia has Lake Murray, the Saluda River, and the Broad River, which are open to kayakers, rafters, and boaters.

Vicki Azarigian Homes for sale in Chapin, Irmo, Lexington, ColumbiaLake Murray or anywhere in the Midlands of South Carolina.

Contact Vicki Azarigian with Exit Midland's Realty, a full service Real Estate Professional specializing in all your home buying and selling needs.  Whether this is your first home purchase or your 20th, I will work with you to provide the best service possible.  If you're in the market of selling your existing home,  you can expect exceptional professionalism and maximum exposure for a successful sale.   Vicki Azarigian (803) 917-6756.

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