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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.

The best suburbs spread northwest towards Irmo and Lake Murray. The economy, while soft recently, is stable with a good future outlook. Cost of living is attractive especially for what is available, and buying power is strong. While a bit far away for air service and other city amenities, Columbia does enjoy a good central location relative to Atlanta 200 miles west, Charleston and the coast 120 miles southeast, and the mountains northwest.

Columbia is located at a river confluence. Surrounding terrain is rolling and slopes gently from north to south. The climate is humid subtropical. The Appalachian ridge 150 miles to the northwest frequently retards the approach of cold weather in the winter but offers little moderating effect on the summer heat. Long summers are prevalent with persistent warm and humid weather. The mountains and the “Bermuda High” summer high pressure system block cold fronts from the north and west. Typically there are about 6 days over 100 degrees and midsummer thunderstorms are frequent. Fall is the most pleasant time of year with relatively less rainfall and plenty of sun. Winters are mild with occasional short cold outbreaks. Spring is variable, with occasional storms and cold snaps.


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Quick Facts About Gilbert


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Gilbert is 3.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Gilbert jobs have Increased by 0.88 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Gilbert's cost of living is 10.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Gilbert's population is 728 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 27.05 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 29 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Gilbert is $110,000. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.20 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Gilbert public schools spend $12,288 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10 students per teacher in Gilbert.

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