What are the best neigborhoods in Columbia?

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Where is the good life? For families? Singles?

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Deidre Sanders in Darlington, South Carolina

108 months ago

I want to be movied by the ennd of the mouth

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Dee in PA...NOT in Columbia, South Carolina

108 months ago

Family Life-Best Schools: Lexington #1; Shopping: Lexington & Irmo (Harbison); Real Good Schools & Shopping: Northeast Area (but very congested lots of traffic not planned ahead of time for growth & a drive to get to Harbison & Lexington); Avoid Housing: St. Andrews 29210 & areas up to Harbison 29212(Irmo) plus Eau Clair areas 29203/29204; Traffic Problems: Northeast (I-77) (I-20) St. Andrews to Northeast; Pricey Areas but Close to Downtown (with worst inner city schools): the Vista, Elmwood, Earlewood; Laurel Hill area; Nice Liveable Area: Schools Not Too Bad in Cayce near downtown Columbia with Riverwalks; Richland #1 Schools: Not worth Your time except Hand Middle School & Dreher High School. USC party college: 5 Points area. Family Friendly: Riverbanks Zoo, EdVenture, lots in summer for kids in planned recreational courses or parks or individual church activities; VERY RELIGIOUS/FAITH BASED/ULTRA CONSERVATIVE

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Dee in PA...NOT in Columbia, South Carolina

108 months ago

You need a price range for school type you want. Apartments are $700-1500 month including NO utilities paid for by them. Houses are more expensive $800-1800 per month with you paying utilities, again. Condos aren't worth it unless you're a college student unmarried. Go to grocery stores & pick up SEVERAL real estate books, 2 rental guides, "Reach Out" for community events. It has a top library in town. Stay away from parks after dark!!! Like any place, crime and violence are found closer to town. You pay taxes every year on cars, boats, and trucks. You are better off buying a house AFTER living there a year to get to know what you like and where you like. Don't move to Airport areas or where public housing is or use to be until they get it cleaned up better from too many gangs the last 4 years. S.C. has the highest incidence of cancer, heart attacks, strokes, babies born out of wedlock, and highest rate of domestic violence to name a few. Hospitals are real good with teaching hospitals. The school system in the state has the LOWEST test scores in the country. MANY mothers homeschool and stay home to do it as husbands can afford to have one paycheck for the benefit to homeschool them even in the the best of schools in the greater Columbia, SC area. After many, many years, WE LEFT!!! Lake Murray (Northwest area and Lexington area) is a pretty place but VERY expensive in the millions of dollars. Lake Carolina (up Northeast area)is too crowded with cheap built homes with very expensive price tags.

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108 months ago

I would consider IRMO but NOT New Friarsgate OR Harbison communities!!!!!! Apartments on Columbiana Drive are nice and convenient.

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