Mel Coker, Columbia Realtor BUYER'S GUIDE
Columbia, South Carolina Real Estate
Mel Coker
Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Go To: Buyer's Guide Home Page | Columbia Real Estate | Columbia "A to Z" | Columbia Blog

Columbia (SC) Information & Links (Chapter 4)

Columbia is a GREAT place to call home! You will find it to be a friendly place for families, single professionals, and retirees.

Columbia, SC State House Columbia, capital city of South Carolina and located in the geographic center of South Carolina, is located just a few hours from the mountains of the upstate and also only a few hours from great beach areas (Myrtle Beach 3 hours, Hilton Head Island 2 ˝ hours, and Charleston 1 ˝ hours). We have nice weather in Columbia and almost snow-free winters.

The population of the city of Columbia is approximately 125,000. The metro area consisting of Richland and Lexington counties has a population of approximately 540,000.

A quick overview of what you will find in Columbia...

  • Friendly people
  • Reasonably priced home communities & a reasonable tax base
  • Areas with excellent schools
  • Excellent hospitals and medical facilities
  • Wonderful state, county, regional & city parks and an extensive downtown riverfront trail system
  • Beautiful Downtown Columbia with shopping, dining, museums, sports, and much more
  • Riverbanks Zoo – one of America’s best
  • Efficient highway system, including 3 interstate in and around Columbia (Interstates 20,26,77)
  • A number of fine golf courses Columbia from Gervais Street bridge
  • Three beautiful rivers through Columbia! (Saluda, Broad, Congaree)
  • A National Park! - Congaree National Park (just a few miles from downtown)
  • The University of South Carolina
  • Fort Jackson
  • Lake Murray

    The BEST links for more Columbia information:
    Columbia “A to Z”
    Columbia Weather
    Top 10 Things To Do in Columbia
    Columbia Blog
    Lake Murray
    Fort Jackson

    City of Columbia | Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau | Request a Visitors Guide and/or e-Newsletter | Columbia's History

    Previous | NEXT | Home Search Criteria Registration Form | Buyer's Guide PDF format

    Chapter 1 - Introduction | Chapter 2 - Searching for a Columbia area home | Chapter 3 - Mortgage Information / Pre-qualification | Chapter 4 - Columbia (SC) area information and links | Chapter 5 - First-time Homebuyer information and benefits | Chapter 6 - Lake Murray Information / Golf Course Communities | Chapter 7 - About Mel Coker / Your Choice of a Realtor IS Important | Chapter 8 - Retirement in the Columbia area | Chapter 9 - Schools, Cost of Living, Average Prices, Taxes & More | Chapter 10 - Home Buying Steps | Chapter 11 - An Internet Special for working with Mel Coker - Receive a Lowe’s Gift Card

    Riverbanks Zoo

    Contact MEL COKER
    Excellence in Real Estate Service
    Columbia, SC blog

    CLICK HERE to Fill-in my "instant service" e-mail form

    "Selling Columbia, Northeast Columbia, Lexington
    Lake Murray, Chapin and Irmo!"

    Mel Coker
    MAX Metro Associates
    All offices are independently owned and operated
    690-B Columbiana Drive
    Columbia, SC 29212

    Office: 803-223-6214
    Direct: 803-388-8011


    Columbia SC

    Lake Murray SC

    Columbia, South Carolina Real Estate and homes
    Mel Coker, Realtor - RE/MAX Metro Associates
    Columbia Homebuyer's Guide * How to Buy a Columbia SC home
    Columbia SC Realtor * Find an Agent in Columbia SC * Columbia Homes * Columbia Real Estate