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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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Quick Facts About Columbia


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Columbia Metro Area is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Columbia Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.27 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Columbia Metro Area's cost of living is 11.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Columbia Metro Area's population is 810,068 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 47.93 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Columbia Metro Area is $123,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.38 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Columbia Metro Area public schools spend $13,469 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Columbia Metro Area.

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