Columbia has got the typical problems of most American cities, but there’s still plenty of great neighborhoods for raising a family. And if you’re looking in to the burbs but don’t want to be stuck in some cookie cutter development, there’s lots of great areas featuring historic homes, great restaurants and plenty of culture. Let’s take a look:


  • CAEDMONS CREEKThis Columbia’s Irmo neighborhood frequently tops the list of best neighborhoods for raising kids because it’s in the highly sought after Dutch Fork School District. But the neighborhoods pool and cabana. Located just off highway 76 in Irmo, Caedmon’s Creek is near Lake Murray and is a short drive to downtown Columbia.
  • PARRISH PLANTATIONLocated in West Columbia, Parrish Plantation Offers convenience to great shopping plazas, including Westside Plaza, Edenwood Plaza. Recreational venues are close to Parrish Plantation, such as Three Fountains Skating Rink; Indoor Miniature Golf and Finlay Park. Located just across the Congaree Riverfront the state capital of Columbia, SC, providing small town amenities with numerous entertainment possibilities just a few miles away. Located at the east side of Columbia along the River at the Gervais Street Bridge is Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater with a number of activities and events held throughout the year.
  • THE MAPLES: Located in Columbia’s Blythewood communities just a few 100 feet on Loner Road.  “The Maples” is a newly developed community to Blythewood    The Maples is a small quiet  gated community with a few common areas including a small 2+/- acre pond.  The Maples lots range anywhere from about ¾ of an acre to about 1.5 acres.  .
  • The Retreat : The Retreat, Columbia’s only craftsman-style cottage living community offering students an unparalleled resort-like lifestyle with Columbia’s best amenities, and expansive greenspace.Can offer a  savings of up to $855 a semester over the dorms, The Retreat is truly The Very Best in Student Living!