Across the river from Columbia, SC, is the lovely city of West Columbia, "Bridging past, present and future." A part of Lexington County, West Columbia is a pleasant retreat from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, but don't underestimate its vitality!
West Columbia is filled with friendly new and established neighborhoods, locally-owned restaurants, antique stores, art galleries, river walks, beautiful golf courses, and shopping. Lexington Medical Center is also located here, and there are two of the state's largest and most popular flea markets, as well as championship softball, tennis, and little league baseball complexes.
West Columbia is not just a great place to live, it's also a perfect place for innovative and growing businesses. The city is centrally located between Interstates 20 and 26, and is the "birthplace" of Interstate 77, providing easy transportation and shipping access to the south's other major cities along those Interstates, including Charlotte, Atlanta, and Charleston. In addition, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport, housing major FedEx and UPS terminals, is in West Columbia.
West Columbia is zoned for the award-winning Lexington School Districts One and Two. Included in these districts are 32 preschools, 13 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 4 high schools. Midlands Technical College is also located in West Columbia, and the University of South Carolina, Benedict College, Columbia International University, and more higher education opportunities are found just minutes away.
The median price for homes in West Columbia is around $110,000, while the average listing price is $166,800. Of course, there are communities and home prices to meet every budget and desire in this beautiful and welcoming city. Whether you like living on a golf course, a waterfront, or along a friendly, tree-lined street, you can always come home to West Columbia.