Tonight I'm kicking-off a really exciting topic. Over the next few weeks (and maybe months) I'm going to give you the inside scoop on many popular Greater Columbia neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own vibe and many unknown hidden treasures - time to share the goodies of each!
Tonight, I start with the Rosewood and Shandon neighborhoods in downtown Columbia. Both of these neighborhoods are walking distance to all Columbia offers on Devine St, Rosewood Drive, and 5Ptns. These neighborhoods feature your charming, brick 1930/40's-ish bungalows. The homes come with tree lined streets, southern front porches (most) with fans, and the hard to find but sought after "character" as we downtown folk like to say. Though Columbia isn't a huge walking community, as say, Charleston, living in Rosewood/Shandon sure does make it a close 2nd.
Rosewood features little pizza joints such as Dano's, brew pubs such as Cock N' Bull & The Kraken, City Roots Sustainable Farm, and who can forget the annual Rosewood Crawfish Festival? There is also an awesome, little county owned airport in Rosewood - Owen's Airport. With regards to the aviation theme, there is a project in the making to restore the historic Curtis-Wright Hanger into an event/roof-top restaurant venue in the near future. If you are a history buff or into aviation, check it out - a very cool concept I look forward watching develop. Want to live in Rosewood? Depending on size of home and updates, homes here can range from the $100k range to upwards of the mid/high $200k's.
Shandon is just right across Rosewood Drive - the section of homes between Rosewood Drive and Devine Street. If you are an avid runner, you will appreciate the races you can find here almost every Saturday AM. Picturesque views makes this neighborhood easy on the eyes while primo location makes this little beauty one of the most sought after neighborhoods downtown. It features Emily Douglas Park and all Devine Street has to offer. Rumor has it that there are also "little, free libraries" in a few of the neighbors front yards. Want to be a Shandonista? Homes here range from the $160s all the way up past $500k.
While I've touched on some of the offerings each of these neighborhoods hold, I could type my fingers off with all each offer. I encourage you to explore the southern charm further, yourself.
Have a favorite neighborhood? Let me know!
Thanks for reading - til next week!
Millennial. Southern. Professional, REALTOR in Columbia, SC.