Rent to Own Homes in Columbia, SC

Columbia, South Carolina, was formed in 1786. The area was originally referred to as "Columbia" in reference to Christopher Columbus, and the name stuck. This city is home to more than 130,000 people, and is the functioning capital of South Carolina. It was here that South Carolina officially decided to secede from the United States, an action that led to further Southern secessions and the Civil War in 1861. The city tends to elect Democratic mayors despite South Carolina being a staunch Republican state.

Housing Statistics

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3 Beds, 1 Bath

Columbia, SC 29203

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School: J P Thomas Elementary School
Grocery: Marb Market
Restaurant: Churpeyes Inc
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2 Beds, 1 Bath

Columbia, SC 29205

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School: Bethel Learning Center
Grocery: Young's Food Stores
Restaurant: Henry's Restaurant & Bar
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Columbia, SC 29201

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School: Taylor Elementary School
Grocery: Li'l Cricket
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Columbia, SC 29205

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School: Dreher High School
Grocery: Ole Timey Meat Market
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Columbia, SC 29212

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School: Oak Pointe Elementary School
Grocery: Pitt Stop
Restaurant: Fuji Cafe
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4 Beds, 2 Baths

Columbia, SC 29204

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School: Bradley El
Grocery: Corner Stop
Restaurant: Yummy Yummy Chinese Restaurant
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Columbia, SC 29212

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School: Harbison West Elementary School
Grocery: Homebaked Ham Co
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3 Beds, 3 Baths

Columbia, SC 29212

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School: New Heights School
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Restaurant: Sammi's Deli
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3 Beds, 2 Baths

Irmo, SC 29063

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School: Oak Pointe Elementary School
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Average Home Sale Price

In Columbia, the average sale price of a home is $186,045, while the median price is $137,000. There are an estimated 3,000 homes for sale in this city.

Home Sales by Property Type

About 2,000 of the total home sale listings represent houses with two, three, or four bedrooms. Apartments and condos make up the remaining 1,000 listings.

Percentage of Homes That Are Owned/Rented

Renters occupy nearly 46 percent of homes in Columbia, which means that 54 percent of homes are owner-occupied. Rent-to-own homes are included in the rental statistics, so if rent to own is your preferred housing option, Columbia may be a good choice.

Vacancy Rates of Apartments and Houses

Columbia's home vacancy rate is at about 13 percent city-wide.

Arts and Culture

The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia, which makes this city a huge draw for young adults. As well as being a top college city, Columbia plays host to many different kinds of entertainment, from theater to sport. The Town Theater, built in 1917, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and still hosts musicals and plays on a regular basis. The Columbia Marionette Theater is a unique spectacle dedicated fully to marionette-based performances. There are all kinds of theater-works in this city for everyone to enjoy, including the South Carolina Shakespeare Company and the Columbia City Ballet.

Largest Employers and Industries

Columbia is supported by a diverse economy, with a variety of large employers in the city. These include the South Carolina state government and many health facilities such as the Palmetto Health Hospital System and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina. Other major employers located here are Palmetto GBA, the University of South Carolina, SCANA, Computer Sciences Corporation, and the military training base, Fort Jackson. Apart from these companies, the many public schools in the city provide thousands of jobs for residents.

Neighborhood Guide

Columbia has several distinct neighborhoods, each with a flavor of its own. These are three of the most popular; check them for a selection of rent-to-own houses.

Shandon: Shandonis a pleasant neighborhood filled with mature trees lining wide streets. Here you can find many beautiful parks and homes as well as pedestrian-friendly park areas.

University Neighborhood: Located to the northeast of the University of South Carolina, this neighborhood borders Gervais, Blossom, and Laurens. University Neighborhood represents the oldest part of Columbia, occupying the original two square miles in which Columbia was founded in 1786.

Five Points: Five Pointsis a large neighborhood with big houses, front porches, and gardens in lieu of back yards. This is a great area for Columbia residents who want to be near downtown but who also want to enjoy the slower, more relaxed atmosphere of a residential area. Five Points is home to houses, shopping, and fine dining, with downtown just a few minutes away.