Columbia is the capital of and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, with a population of 129,272 as of the 2010 United States Census. As of July 1, 2013, the city’s population was estimated to be 133,358 (U.S. Census Bureau, July 2014 release). The city serves as the county seat of Richland County, and a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. It is the center of the Columbia metropolitan statistical area, which had a population of 767,598 as of the 2010 United States Census, growing to 800,495 by July 1, 2013, according to 2014 U.S. Census estimates.
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Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and growing rapidly, with a current population of approximately 130,000 residents. Nicknamed “The Capital of Southern Hospitality”, Columbia was first inhabited long before 1786 but that was the year it became an approved town although not chartered until 1805. Since then, more and more people have traversed the land and declared it home. The name Columbia was a poetic term used for the United States, originating from the name of Christopher Columbus.
Outside of the state’s top university, University of South Carolina, there are a number of top-notch and highly rated public schools that will attract families looking to relocate to the area. The area is serviced by Richland County School District One, Richland County School District Two, and Lexington & Richland County School District Five. Parents will find a curriculum designed for their students’ success while preparing for the transition from grade level to grade level.
Under South Carolina state law, children must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. An exception is made for children who have completed first grade in another state that has a different age requirement. To enter kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before September 1. Only children who have completed kindergarten in another state that has a different age requirement are exempt. Parents who do not enroll their children in a public or private kindergarten are required by law to sign a waiver to that effect.
Weather in Columbia, SC is best described as hot summers, early spring climate, fairly warm falls, and mild to non-existent winters. Snow occurs very seldom, so no snowshoes needed. 🙂 Perhaps the city’s self-described slogan, “Famously Hot”, explains it all. But not to worry, it’s not Texas.
Columbia is like a large Southern town with city aspects if you want to advantage of them. Come enjoy the great outdoors of South Carolina with nearby Finlay Park, Memorial Park, Granby Park, and the Sesquicentennial State Park to name a few of the majestic areas surrounding or within Columbia. For the arts and culture enthusiast, you will appreciate and thoroughly enjoy The Nickelodeon Theater for matinees, The Columbia Museum of Art with its changing exhibits, The Columbia City Ballet, or The Palmetto Opera. Annual events are also in store for local residents and tourists alike. With the South Carolina State Fair, Riverfest Celebration, The Columbia International Festival, the Viva la Vista food festival, and more, there is always something to do in Columbia.
With a convenient location, stunning architecture, and an abundance of things to do, there has never been a better time to look at Columbia, SC real estate. With stunning views, spectacular school districts, and growth opportunities, it’s no wonder more people are making the move to Columbia. If living in South Carolina has always been a dream for you, the pros at Columbia New Home Buyer Service are waiting to make it a reality.
Remember, the Columbia New Home Buyer Service doesn’t represent builders, but buyers of new homes in the Columbia and Lexington SC new home real estate market. This ensures you get the best deal AND service. Call or text the Columbia New Home Buyer Service at (803) 622-9731 for more information.
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