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152 Apartments for rent in Columbia, SC

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The Congaree Vista
Olympia
Robert Mills Historic
Granby Hill
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16 Units Available
The Grandview at Lake Murray
2170 N Lake Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,189
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,315
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,481
1292 sqft
Residents live in units with laundry, range, patio or balcony, and garbage disposal. Community features gym, pool, trash valet and guest suite. Located just steps from the magnificent Lake Murray.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:35 AM
9 Units Available
The Heights at Lake Murray
100 Walden Heights Drive, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$961
834 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,346
1171 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,543
1388 sqft
Great location for commuters on I-26. Units include patios or balconies, washer/dryer hookups, and garbage disposals. Pet-friendly community features garage, pool, credit card payments, playground and gym.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:34 AM
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15 Units Available
The Congaree Vista
Vista Commons
1100 Pulaski St, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,217
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,573
1053 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,999
1258 sqft
Nestled in downtown Columbia's historic district moments from the bank of the Congaree River, these apartment homes feature a fitness center, detached garages and storage units.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:34 AM
12 Units Available
Waterford
1340 Longcreek Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$700
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$894
1125 sqft
Waterford is located at 1340 Longcreek Drive Columbia, SC and is managed by First Communities, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:34 AM
13 Units Available
Hampton Greene
500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$938
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,089
1024 sqft
Hampton Greene Apartments in Columbia, SC is located just two miles from I-77 and four miles from downtown Columbia, The University of South Carolina and Fort Jackson.
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6 Units Available
Gable Hill
310 Ross Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$903
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$934
1000 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,083
1150 sqft
Gable Hill is located at 310 Ross Rd. Columbia, SC and is managed by First Communities, a reputable property management company with verified listings on http://www.rentcafe.com/.
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12 Units Available
34 Crestmont
34 Woodcross Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$902
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,087
1012 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,149
1229 sqft
Comfortable and Convenient Columbia, SC Apartments at 34 Crestmont Live Well at 34 Crestmont, where class comfort and convenience turn rental apartments into true home experiences.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:34 AM
5 Units Available
Tamarind at Stoneridge
143 Stoneridge Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$730
697 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$830
931 sqft
Conveniently located near I-95 just one mile from Riverside Bike Path. Community amenities include an Olympic-size pool and grilling facilities. Multiple one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans available.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:34 AM
3 Units Available
Three Rivers Apartments
900 Gracern Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$915
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Just off I-26. Playground, picnic area, and on-site pool with a sundeck. Flexible leasing terms. Apartments offer a private balcony or patio, energy efficient appliances, and lots of storage.
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Last updated August 10 at 02:33 AM
23 Units Available
The Congaree Vista
Vista Towers
2001 Vista Towers Drive, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,092
894 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,215
1167 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,564
1200 sqft
Located conveniently close to I-126. Units feature hardwood floors, a patio or balcony, and laundry. Residents enjoy communal amenities like parking and a dog park, as well as a pool, sauna and gym.
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Last updated August 10 at 02:33 AM
13 Units Available
Polo Village
1270 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$857
841 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,040
1232 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,195
1497 sqft
These attractive units are ideal for anyone who wants luxury and convenience. Available in one, two and three bedrooms, these Midtown apartments offer large floor plans, sunrooms and open-plan kitchens.
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Last updated August 10 at 02:33 AM
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9 Units Available
Downtown
The Palms on Main
1155 Lady St, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,160
474 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1100 sqft
Cosmopolitan apartments with hints of art deco design, featuring brushed nickel accessories and floor-to-ceiling windows. Restaurants and retail space on the main level. Located in the heart of Columbia, near the South Carolina State House.
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Last updated August 10 at 02:33 AM
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3 Units Available
The Congaree Vista
Vista Lofts
701 Gervais St, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,622
1165 sqft
Near Memorial Park and the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Spacious apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances, hardwood floors and a patio or balcony. Community offers a pool, a lobby and maintenance.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:39 AM
8 Units Available
The Keswick
840 Sparkleberry Ln, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$930
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,036
1185 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,305
1465 sqft
Come home to the quiet relaxation of The Keswick. Private and luxurious, this is a haven with numerous amenities. The Keswick is perfectly located near major interstates with access to historic downtown, shopping, medical facilities, and recreation.
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16 Units Available
Oakwood Court
Devine District
2735 Devine Street, Columbia, SC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,380
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,810
1279 sqft
Your health and safety are important to us. We strongly encourage guests to wear masks and practice social distancing when visiting our offices. Your health and safety are important to us.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
8 Units Available
Gleneagle
601 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$835
1187 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,100
1338 sqft
Homes with private patios and balconies, fireplaces, and extra storage space. Resident amenities include on-site laundry, a 24-hour gym, and a volleyball court. Less than 15 minutes from the downtown area.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
7 Units Available
Broad River Corridor
Lakes at Harbison
100 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$790
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$840
1150 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
1230 sqft
Welcome home to a comfortable community with beautiful apartment homes for rent in Columbia, SC. At Lakes at Harbison, we're excited to offer quality one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
4 Units Available
The Square @ Forest Acres
4214 Bethel Church Rd, Columbia, SC
2 Bedrooms
$680
1045 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
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The Square @ Forest Acres offers a combination of comfort and style. From amenities to floorplan options, the professional leasing staff will assist you in finding your perfect fit. Make sure you to check out the current floorplan options.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
9 Units Available
East Lake
Spring Lake Apartments
7645 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$705
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$865
1089 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$975
1375 sqft
Fresh air and wide open spaces... the natural world really is at your doorstep. A 33 acre lake, stocked for fishing, awaits along with many features you desire with a convenient location.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
7 Units Available
Columbiana Ridge
Avenue at Harbison
113 Paces Brook Ave, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$806
715 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,008
1101 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,373
1229 sqft
Welcome to Avenue at Harbison located in beautiful Columbia, SC.
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Last updated August 10 at 12:35 AM
5 Units Available
Waters Edge at Harbison
250 Crossbow Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$850
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,064
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,345
1350 sqft
Welcome home to Waters Edge at Harbison in magnificent Columbia, SC. Our beautiful apartment home community is located in the heart of Irmo, just off of James F. Byrnes Expressway.
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11 Units Available
Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes
4501 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$761
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$906
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Reserve at River Walk Apartment Homes offers six unique floor plans and plenty of amenities. Units feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and ice makers.
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14 Units Available
Carrington Place at Wildewood
751 Mallet Hill Rd, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,054
880 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
1249 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,490
1520 sqft
Finding apartment home living in Columbia, SC has never been easier! Carrington Place at Wildewood is minutes from shopping, restaurants, parks and entertainment.
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Last updated August 10 at 03:35 AM
14 Units Available
Landmark at Pine Court Apartment Homes
3900 Bentley Dr, Columbia, SC
1 Bedroom
$751
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$906
1047 sqft
Beautiful waterfront location, close to Broad River and the River Trail. In-unit amenities include washer/dryer hookup, bathtub, fireplace and walk-in closets. Community offers 24-hour gym, car wash area, pool, tennis court and more.

Median Rent in Columbia

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Columbia is $864, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $999.
Studio
$685
1 Bed
$864
2 Beds
$999
3+ Beds
$1,321
City GuideColumbiaColumbia is a city full of southern hospitality, year-round southern heat, and charming southern scenery. Tree-lined streets and wrap-around porches await you in Columbia. It's a true southern culture, ripe for the pickin' and ready to rent.
Things to Know About Columbia
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Getting Around. Like many southern cities, Columbia is no place to be without a car. Bus service runs around downtown, with just a few routes that extend beyond the center of the city. However, traffic will be a breeze in most areas.

Watch Your Water. Columbia is known to have some of the best tasting water in the country. However, many older apartment complexes tend to accumulate extremely high water bills due to the common plumbing problems of older buildings. There are a few things to consider, water-wise, when deciding on your apartment. For instance, does the toilet ever stop running after you flush it? Can you hear any leaks in the faucets, showers, or in the walls? Does the apartment charge its tenants for pool water? All of these factors are likely to result in an uncomfortably high water bill.

Underground Culture. Check out these great spots for entertainment: Art Bar, the Hunter-Gatherer, Alley Cafe, summer concert series at Finlay Park, occasional music on the river, and amazing street bands playing on the corner for change during major festivals and holiday events. You can also visit New Brooklyn Tavern in the neighboring city of West Columbia for hardcore music, or catch bluegrass jams in the nearby city of Cayce.

Cityscape
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Spare yourself the hours of research, and use this guide to find the neighborhoods that suit you best. Columbia has affordable, as well as luxurious rentals available all around the city, whether you want to live in the bright lights of downtown, or need some space with wide-open country views and dark star-gazing skies.

Midtown-Downtown
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University Hill. Surrounded by downtown nightlife.

Congaree Vista. A renaissance on the river: beautiful parks, plenty of food, a growing music scene, and a healthy dose of art and theater, all accompanied by cold beer and cocktails.

Earlewood Park. Riverfront neighborhood of old cottages, neighborhood parks, and downtown skyline views.

Elmwood. Popular for its affordability, downtown proximity, and charming 1920's bungalows.

Cottontown. Historic homes with unique rental options.

Olympia-Grandby. Riverfront rentals and an easy walk to downtown.

Hollywood-Rose Hill. Good eats and a short walk to downtown

East
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Waverly. An affordable and popular neighborhood.

Melrose Heights. Close proximity to downtown.

Old Shandon. Historic homes with bay windows, tons of shopping nearby, plus a quick commute to downtown entertainment.

Shandon. Tree-lined streets, distinctive architecture, and proximity to downtown and nearby shopping.

Rosewood. Complete with vintage atmosphere and uniquely Rosewood personality.

Southeast. Variety of housing options.

Northeast
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Arcadia Lakes. Popular for the nearby lake on a hot summer day, and its golf course.

Dentsville. Truly amazing for the scenery and nearby Sesquicentennial State Park. (Try saying that name three times fast)

Woodfield. Next door to Fort Jackson with everything you could as for in a neighborhood: lakes, a state park, a shopping center.

Forest Acres. Easy commutes to the lake or to downtown.

Spring Valley. A little farther north, complete with country club, enormous state park, tons of eats and shopping.

Greenview. Popular for its easy commute and proximity.

North
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Eau Claire. Comes with a few parks and riverfront bike rides.

The Colony. A slew of beltline bars and plenty of affordable rentals.

Lincolnshire. Variety of different housing options here.

Denny Terrace. More rural, giving you more space.

Northwest

St. Andrews. Different housing options available.

Seven Oaks. A community just down the road from Lake Murray.

Irmo. Amazing location, with Lake Murray and the Harbison State Forest right next door.

That's the city breakdown for you. Now it's time to see it for yourself. Good luck with the hunt, and keep in mind that southern hospitality is a two-way street.

-By Katy Comal

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Rent Report
Columbia

August 2020 Columbia Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Columbia Rent Report. Columbia rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Columbia rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Columbia rents increase sharply over the past month

Columbia rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Columbia stand at $865 for a one-bedroom apartment and $999 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Columbia's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 0.2%.

    Rents rising across cities in South Carolina

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Columbia, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in South Carolina, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all South Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,552; of the 10 largest South Carolina cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Mount Pleasant experiencing the fastest decline (-4.9%).
    • Rock Hill, North Charleston, and Columbia have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.1%, 2.7%, and 1.2%, respectively).

    Columbia rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Columbia, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Columbia is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Columbia's median two-bedroom rent of $999 is below the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Columbia's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.5%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Columbia than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, which is more than three times the price in Columbia.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

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    Columbia Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how Columbia ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    B+
    Safety and crime rate
    C+
    Jobs and career opportunities
    D
    Recreational activities
    A
    Affordability
    A
    Quality of schools
    A-
    Social Life
    B-
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    A
    State and local taxes
    C
    Public transit
    C+
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Columbia’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Columbia renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Columbia, some aspects can be better."

    Key findings in Columbia include the following:

    • Columbia renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Columbia were affordability, state and local taxes, and the quality of local schools, which all received A grades.
    • The areas of concern to Columbia renters are recreational activities (D) and public transit (C).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A-.
    • Columbia did relatively poorly compared to other cities in South Carolina, including Charleston (A+), Greenville (A+) and Myrtle Beach (A+).
    • Columbia did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Denver, CO (B+), Austin, TX (A-) and Seattle, WA (B+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "It’s a beautiful city. Easy commuting access from highways. The only thing I don’t like is the erratic weather: you never know when to put your summer clothes away!" – Leandra E.
    • "Love the people, but rent is expensive." – Helen S.
    • "I like the weather, the convenience of local shopping, and the friendly, kind people here." – Sheila B.
    • "I love the activities but the cost of living is high compared to pay. Safe, nice places are either really expensive or far from downtown." – Jiani H.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is rent in Columbia?
    In Columbia, the median rent is $685 for a studio, $864 for a 1-bedroom, $999 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,321 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Columbia, check out our monthly Columbia Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Columbia?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Columbia include The Congaree Vista, Olympia, Robert Mills Historic, and Granby Hill.
    How pet-friendly is Columbia?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Columbia received a letter grade of C+ for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Columbia?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Columbia received a letter grade of C+ for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Columbia?
    Columbia renters gave their city a letter grade of A when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Columbia did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Columbia?
    Columbia renters gave their city a letter grade of A- when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Columbia did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Columbia?
    Some of the colleges located in the Columbia area include Benedict College, University of South Carolina-Columbia, Midlands Technical College, University of South Carolina-Aiken, and University of South Carolina-Sumter. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Columbia?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Columbia from include Aiken, West Columbia, Lexington, Cayce, and St. Andrews.

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