Why Columbia Should be your Home
Known as the “Keystone of the South Atlantic Seaboard”, South Carolina is every bit worthy of the glorious title. Right at its heart lays its central hub and the place where many Americans are hoping to call home, Columbia. With its rich history, beautiful scenery and lively culture, Columbia has become a popular destination for both growth and prosperity. All roads lead in and out of Columbia and there is no end to the marvels inside one of the few capitals worthy of being the center of its state’s attention. Many American’s are looking towards Columbia as being their new home and there are several reasons why you should as well.
The peaceful hills of Columbia aren’t the only thing to look forward to, but the rich community atmosphere and warm social environment will fill you with a sense of belonging. No matter if you’re trying to raise a family, single and looking for a busy social scene or looking at retirement, Columbia will meet your needs and more than exceed your expectations. With a stable environment and a solid school system, children get a shot at being future superstars. As a matter of fact, according to the US Census Bureau, as of 2012 approximately 39.3% of Columbia’s citizens happen to have a bachelor’s degree or higher as opposed to the national average of 28.5% (US Census Buereau, 2014).
The pride of Columbia though would probably have to be its premiere master planned community and winner of community of the year award for over a decade, Lake Carolina. With a different array of houses at affordable prices, it offers a kind of community that is unlike any other with its own shops, services and a close knit group of neighbors. The prices are affordable, but never lack in either substance or feel. It closely represents the spirit of Columbia and restores the belief that the American Dream is still alive and well.
Family life is a big part of life in Columbia, but it would be unfair to say that Columbia didn’t have a lively scene for the younger crowd. Whether it be the wide variety of fun festivals that are a constant theme in Columbia, the popular art galleries that go far out of their way to acquire the most influential pieces of art, or the live music and shows that create a fun atmosphere, younger crowds can expect to have a busy social life. Nightlife is definitely big in Columbia, however for a State that celebrates summer more than any other season, what you can do during the day is even more exciting.
Columbia is less than 3 hours away from Myrtle Beach, making for an excellent weekend getaway. If the beach is not your idea of leisure however, than you might want to turn your attention to the golf courses. South Carolina has a proud history when it comes to the game of golf. Stretches of golf courses can be seen as the sport has an important place in South Carolina’s heritage. In total, the state has approximately 380 golf courses, a golfer’s paradise in more ways than one.
There are various reasons why someone would move to Columbia. Endless reasons why the smart and financially savvy decision would be to invest in a home there, but the question you really have to ask yourself is whether you are living life to its fullest in your current location. America is beautiful and there are many amazing cities, but rarely will you find the kind of charm and hospitality that Colombia has to offer.
US Census Buereau. (2014, June 11). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from United States Census Bureau: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/45000.html