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Pros

-College-town amenities
-Historic interest
-Cost of living

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Air service
-Crime rates


What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area


Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.


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    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Columbia is 6.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia jobs have Increased by 2.17 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia's cost of living is 9.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Columbia's population is 133,803 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 36.46 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Columbia is $125,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.18%.
    SCHOOLS
    Columbia public schools spend $14,728 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.2 students per teacher in Columbia.

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  12/8/2016
Local street and highway roads

I've travelled out of the country and within the U.S. To me, by far, Columbia, South Carolina roads are absolutely challenging to navigate for visitors as well as... (Read More)

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  8/9/2015
Capital City

I have been here since July of 2000. I have enjoyed it here in every way. Job opportunities are abundant and there are so many things to do. The river, the lake,... (Read More)

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  4/22/2015
Cost

Not too bad. I pay 1100 for a 1700sq... (Read More)

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