West Columbia Real Estate

West Columbia is a city located in eastern Lexington County along the Saluda and Congaree Rivers.  It is within the metropolitan area of Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city.  There is a combination of historic areas located next to new developments, which give the area unique charm. The city was first chartered in 1894 as Brookland, because of large number of clear water brooks that meander throughout the area.  The first major population of the area came as a result of the Columbia Mills as the city became a popular residential location for mill workers.  The name was changed to West Columbia in 1936. West Columbia is protective and proud of its natural beauty. Citizens can experience the gorgeous outdoors in numerous ways by exploring the River walk, Riverbanks Zoo, the Congaree River, or Lake Murray.  The city is also in close proximity to Finlay Park, which is home to a summer concert series and cultural events throughout the year. Residents of West Columbia have the benefit of being within reach of a big city yet still being able to enjoy a small town feel. Columbia has plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment in addition to West Columbia’s specialty shops, antique stores, and taverns.

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