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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.


Rent Trends

As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Columbia, SC is $843 for a studio, $797 for one bedroom, $875 for two bedrooms, and $1,007 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Columbia has increased by 1.3% in the past year.

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Columbia Apartments for Rent with Gym

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Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pky, Columbia, SC 29209
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$765 - 1,040 1-2 Bed Available Now
Waterford Apartments
1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
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1 hr
$540 - 831 1-2 Bed Available Now
Paces Brook Apartments
113 Paces Brook Ave, Columbia, SC 29212
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3 hrs
$625 - 1,495 1-3 Bed Available Now
Country Walk
408 Foxfire Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
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4 hrs
$799 - 999 1-3 Bed Available Now
Atlantic at Parkridge
356 Lake Murray Blvd, Irmo, SC 29063
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8 hrs
$999 - 1,520 1-3 Bed Available Now
Vista Commons
1100 Pulaski St, Columbia, SC 29201
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8 hrs
$1,281 - 1,875 1-3 Bed Available Now
Nexus at Sandhill
780 Fashion Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
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$1,140 - 1,725 1-3 Bed Available Now
Varia at Oakcrest
1310 Oakcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
1 / 74
$805 - 1,175 1-3 Bed Available Now
Creekside at Greenlawn
600 Greenlawn Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
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1 wk
$1,250 - 1,680 1-3 Bed Available Now
Vantage at Wildewood
811 Mallet Hill Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
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1 wk
$890 - 1,214 1-3 Bed Available Now
The Hollows
1300 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
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$635 - 950 1-2 Bed Available Now
The Legends at Lake Murray
1220 Meredith Dr, Columbia, SC 29212
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1 hr
$945 - 1,100 2-3 Bed Available Now
Hampton Courts
501 Pelham Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
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1 hr
$645 - 1,067 1-2 Bed Available Now
Gable Hill Apartments
310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
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1 hr
$715 - 980 1-3 Bed Available Now
Polo Commons
811 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
1 / 71
1 hr
$785 - 1,190 1-3 Bed Available Now
The Paddock Club Columbia
4824 Smallwood Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
1 / 15
4 hrs
$658 - 2,068 1-3 Bed Available Now
St. Andrews
601 St. Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
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8 hrs
$665 - 1,350 1-3 Bed Available Now
Park at Boulder Creek
1000 Bentley Ct, Columbia, SC 29210
1 / 54
$700 - 1,519 1-3 Bed Available Now
Park at River Crest
1510 St Andrew Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
1 / 73
$860 - 920 3 Bed Available Now
Town Center at Lake Carolina
20 Helton Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
1 / 68
$1,050 - 1,998 1-3 Bed Available Now
The Keswick
840 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC 29229
1 / 33
$810 - 1,500 1-3 Bed Available Now
Greenbrier Apartments
100 Willow Oak Dr, Columbia, SC 29223
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$685 - 1,015 1-3 Bed Available Now

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