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  • Columbia, South Carolina

    Finding Apartments for Rent in Columbia, SC

    If you’re looking for an apartment in Columbia, SC you’re definitely in luck because this thriving Southern metropolis has a wide variety of different apartments and offers many interesting and unique areas to live in. From urban lofts near the University of SC to a cozy family friendly apartment in the suburbs, Columbia truly has something for everyone. Now you just have to decide what area you want to be in! Check out the Top Neighborhoods section below to give you a better feel for each area and what it has to offer.

    Top Neighborhoods in Columbia, SC

    Here’s a look at some of the best neighborhoods in the Columbia area and a little info about each of them. They each have their own unique perks and offer different lifestyles and types of apartment homes.

    • Downtown: If you’re looking to be right smack dab in the middle of everything, downtown is the place you want to find an apartment. Downtown living offers a variety of apartments that are conveniently located near popular restaurants, bars, shopping, and of course the University of SC. These older neighborhoods offer unique architecture and Southern charm, with the added convenience of being able to walk or bike to work or school! Area neighborhoods include: Shandon, Olympia, Elmwood Park, Eau Claire, and Cottontown.
    • Lake Murray: There are several neighborhoods located on beautiful Lake Murray. This popular recreational area offers 520 miles of shoreline and is about 15 miles from downtown Columbia. There are many great neighborhoods near Lake Murray in the towns of Irmo, Chapin, and Lexington. This is a fast growing and wildly popular area that is home to many restaurants, jobs, and entertainment options.
    • Southeast: Just east of downtown is the city of Forest Acres. This area is a popular choice for folks who work downtown and is located near Ft. Jackson Army Base. This residential area offers great neighborhoods with lots of beautiful landscaping and unique shops, with the convenience of downtown nearby. Also close are the neighborhoods of Forest Hills and Heathwood which are popular choices for living.
    • Cayce/West Columbia: The West area of Columbia has some popular smaller communities including Cayce and West Columbia. Located over the Blossom Street Bridge and across the Congaree River from downtown Columbia, Cayce and West Columbia are cities that feature a nice combination of older homes as well as some marvelous new developments. With downtown amenities being just a short drive over the bridge, this is a popular choice for students and professionals.

    Dining in Columbia, SC

    Southerners love their food! That’s one thing you will learn for sure when you live in Columbia, SC! From trendy cafes with urban menus to locally owned cozy kitchens with down home Southern comfort food, to popular BBQ shacks loaded with all the best trimmings, your choice of unique and delicious dining options is never far away in Columbia. No matter what you’re craving for dinner, you’re sure to find it here!

    Weather in Columbia, SC

    You’ll find a moderate climate with lots of warm, sunny days in Columbia! The summers average around 92 degrees each day and offer plenty of time for enjoying outside activities in the Carolina sunshine! The winters are very easy to manage, as we average 55 degrees in even our coldest month! Columbia has about 225 sunny days each year and we rarely get snow at all. If so, no worries, you’ll only see 2 inches at the most! Chances are good it's gonna be a beautiful day today in Columbia, SC!

    Nightlife in Columbia, SC

    If you’re ready to paint the town, Columbia definitely has you covered for nightlife and entertainment options. Since Columbia is a college town, there is a wide variety of bars, pubs, and taverns close to the University downtown. The Five Points area is very popular for night life with folks of all ages including the business crowd from downtown. There are also many options to enjoy live music including the Colonial Life Center, the city’s largest concert venue and many smaller music clubs such as the Art Bar.

    Shopping in Columbia, SC

    There is no shortage of great places to shop in Columbia, that’s for sure! You can find just about anything you need or want at Columbia Place Mall with over a hundred stores, restaurants and a movie theater. If unique local shops and trendy restaurants is your thing, Five Points is just the place to be. Conveniently located near the University of SC, the Five Points area has some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment in the city. If you are an antique lover, you will love browsing in all of the local antique malls and shops that are loaded with treasures that have been passed down from generations of Southern families.

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    1340 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC 29210 (877) 525-0189

    $495 - $946

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome home! The Waterford community is easily located minutes from the I-20 and I-26 intersection.

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    2805 Shadblow Lane Columbia, SC 29170 (877) 378-3350

    $611 - $779

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Are you looking for a quiet neighborhood? How about one with a cozy creek running through its lush landscaping? Then welcome to Forestbrook.

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    169 Brook Pines Dr. Columbia, SC 29210 (866) 655-9361

    $435 - $495

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Welcome to Brook Pines, where quality and comfort meet. AT&T U-verse Available!

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    1601 Longcreek Dr. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 714-3081

    $489 - $679

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Enjoy life at The Park, where quality and comfort meet. Our community offers fabulous 1 & 2 bedrooms & amenities such as a swimming pool, sports cour

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    19 Landmark Dr. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 814-6531

    $615 - $835

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Landmark Of Columbia is everything you always wanted in an apartment home, but thought you couldn't afford!

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    501 Pelham Drive Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 381-9949

    $645 - $821

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Hampton Courts offers apartment homes conveniently located in the heart of Columbia.

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    7648 Sumter Highway Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 741-5189

    $525 - $805

    • Studio - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Visit Austin Woods today and make our community your home.

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    1800 Killian Lakes Drive Columbia, SC 29203 (888) 810-7945

    $660 - $1425

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2.5 Baths

    BRAND NEW 2 AND 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES WITH GARAGES AND FINISHED BASEMENTS AVAILABLE! CALL FOR DETAILS!

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    1300 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 250-3013

    $521 - $860

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Live It at The Hallows! Welcome to The Hollows. Our convenient location puts you exactly where you want to be.

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    1100 Pulaski St. Columbia, SC 29201 (803) 753-1800

    $982 - $1494

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Luxurious gated community located in the heart of Columbia's downtown Vista

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    7625 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 814-6520

    $589 - $889

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2.5 Baths

    Come join us at Harbour Landing!

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    551 River Hill Cir. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 250-3029

    $703 - $1248

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Come get settled in your new home, and experience the joy in living at Broad River Trace.

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    601 St. Andrews Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 569-1499

    1 Bedrooms Galore! MOVE IN BEFORE THE END OF Septemeber - GET MONEY OFF! Prices are subject to change without notice. $594 - $854

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome to St. Andrews Apartments, a wonderful apartment community with everything you're looking for.

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    520 Brown Avenue Columbia, SC 29206 (888) 570-7509

    Call for Price

    • 2 - 4 Beds
    • 1.5 - 2.5 Baths

    Balfour Beatty Communities at Fort Jackson, located in Columbia, SC, provides quality living environments in a classic suburban setting.

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    310 Ross Road Columbia, SC 29223 (866) 720-7894

    $545 - $940

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Charming apartments in a beautiful wooded area! Gabled windows, open balconies, alcove bedrooms. Fitness room, tennis courts and swimming pool!

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    1041 Marion St. Columbia, SC 29201 (866) 571-4882

    $585 - $775

    • Studio, 1 Beds
    • 1 Baths

    Come home to the quiet relaxation of Claire Tower. Private and luxurious, this is a haven with numerous amenities.

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    4824 Smallwood Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 714-3079

    $645 - $1195

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Experience tranquility at Paddock Club Columbia.

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    350 Powell Rd. Columbia, SC 29203 (888) 292-6606

    $605 - $920

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    You deserve all the the Fairways has to offer! You can expect to be surrounded by extraordinary amenities and an endless array of interior details.

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    1340 N Brickyard Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 814-6522

    $810 - $1010

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome to Heron Lake Apartments...A New Way of Living.

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    2805 Shadblow Lane Columbia, SC 29170 (877) 378-3350

    $611 - $779

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Are you looking for a quiet neighborhood? How about one with a cozy creek running through its lush landscaping? Then welcome to Forestbrook.

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    3509 Lake Ave. Columbia, SC 29206 (803) 250-3010

    $599 - $900

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Come take a look at Quail Run's one, two, and three bedroom apartments conveniently located near I-77 and Columbia Mall!

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    1340 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC 29210 (877) 525-0189

    $495 - $946

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome home! The Waterford community is easily located minutes from the I-20 and I-26 intersection.

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    200 Berryhill Rd. Columbia, SC 29210 (877) 361-5839

    $565 - $710

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome to Peachtree Place!

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    500 Gills Creek Parkway Columbia, SC 29209 (803) 814-6433

    $720 - $1110

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Resort-style living at Hampton Greene! Wood burning fireplaces and large closets. Wine racks. Vaulted ceilings! Start your lifestyle of luxury today!

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    811 Polo Rd. Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 807-2553

    $734 - $1000

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Welcome to Polo Commons. Call today about our OUTSTANDING SPECIAL with prices starting as low as $650.00!

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    8100 Garners Ferry Road Columbia, SC 29209 (866) 609-6991

    $720 - $930

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    2013 Top Rated ApartmentRatings.com Award Winner

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    4500 Hardscrabble Rd. Columbia, SC 29229 (803) 714-3077

    $750 - $1085

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    The Shores at Elders Pond is currently showing beautiful one, two and three bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC.

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    4501 Bentley Dr. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 381-9932

    $580 - $1215

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    Discover this hidden treasure, in a relaxing natural environment nestled along the Broad River. The Reserve at River Walk is located in a quiet cul-de

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    3421 Kay St. Columbia, SC 29210 (803) 714-3047

    $506 - $671

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 1.5 Baths

    Nestled in the heart of Columbia, Autumn Ridge has the neighborhood feel you’ve been looking for with the convenience of downtown living!

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    1200 St. Andrews Road Columbia, SC 29210 (866) 701-1941

    $612 - $925

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    We are nestled two miles from I-26, near the historic Vista and less than six miles from shopping, dining and magnificent Lake Murray.

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    100 Paces Run Ct. Columbia, SC 29223 (803) 741-5015

    $487 - $842

    • 1 - 2 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    At Paces Run we've blended a carefree apartment lifestyle with exciting resort-like amenities to create a comfortable and prestigious home...

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    2001 Pavilion Tower Cir. Columbia, SC 29201 (877) 215-3128

    Call today to learn more about Pavilion Towers! $799 - $1275

    • 1 - 3 Beds
    • 1 - 2 Baths

    An apartment at The Pavilion puts you in the center of commerce and government in South Carolina!

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