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Old 05-29-2008, 07:24 PM
 
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what is the west columbia/ cayce area like??? is it safe and is it realistic that i could find a one bedroom in that area for about 500 a month??? how about a 2 bedroom??? are there plenty of jobs in the area i know i want to live in a safe community that has shopping, restaraunts and diverse, but not so pricey. i'm considering either living in DOWNTOWN columbia or right across the river in west columbia or cayce, can someone please give me some info.
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Old 05-29-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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West Columbia and Cayce are less expensive than Columbia and if you're just across the river you'll still be pretty close to the Vista arts & entertainment area. You'll find most of C/WC to be fairly safe, although there are a few bad pockets. The diversity is not as great as you'll find in the city, but it isn't bad. The shopping and restaurants in C/WC are not going to be as varied as you find across the river, but you'll be close to most of what you'll need. I don't think you'll have a hard time finding a 1 bedroom apartment for $500 a month. Another area you should check out is the Olympia area and the Rosewood area of Columbia. Prices in that area will be very reasonable, too.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Granby Oaks is a nice, quiet place. I think it would meet your price points, too. Or, look around the Avenues, you might find something for rent around that price.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:25 PM
 
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Cayce and West Columbia are definitely more affordable than downtown, but sometimes you can find some pretty sweet deals on apartments, especially in the USC area and during the summer when there are more apartments available. I think they are usually around 650-750 per month. Diversity is much higher in the city as well.
There are a few sites like ColumbiaRent.com and Apartments.sc.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:53 PM
 
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Thanks Carolina Those Are Great Websites.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Cayce is getting new apartments along Knox Abbott Drive near the Blossom Street bridge.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC: New apartments coming to Cayce | Business | The State
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:06 PM
 
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Cayce is getting new apartments along Knox Abbott Drive near the Blossom Street bridge.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC: New apartments coming to Cayce | Business | The State
You keep beating me to this stuff, I was just about to post it. But anyway it'll be a wonderful project for that site with a view. Although I feel like they should also make the old brick making area into a museum or incorporate into something. Just to add on with this development.\

And do you know if there is a plan for that parking lot area just off of the Gervais St. bridge?
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Old 05-23-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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You keep beating me to this stuff, I was just about to post it. But anyway it'll be a wonderful project for that site with a view. Although I feel like they should also make the old brick making area into a museum or incorporate into something. Just to add on with this development.\

And do you know if there is a plan for that parking lot area just off of the Gervais St. bridge?
There has been an on-again/off-again plan for that spot at Meeting Street and Alexander Road near the Gervais Street bridge. I don't know the current status.

The Knox Abbott Drive apartments in combination with the apartments at Blossom and Huger and at Blossom and Lincoln will create quite an urban corridor visually when you're driving on Knox Abbott toward Columbia.
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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I also like how the project knocks out the Riverside Inn. Nothing against the hotel but knocking the supply off means more people stay in the downtown core cluster of lodging options which is integral to the future vibrancy of the city and assures the success of the almost built Hyatt Place and the Aloft which hopefully starts construction soon.
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Old 05-23-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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I also like how the project knocks out the Riverside Inn. Nothing against the hotel but knocking the supply off means more people stay in the downtown core cluster of lodging options which is integral to the future vibrancy of the city and assures the success of the almost built Hyatt Place and the Aloft which hopefully starts construction soon.
According to the article, yes, the apartments will take the place of the Riverside Inn. However, I don't think this "assures" the success of the Hyatt Place or Aloft. Although I think those projects will succeed, the Riverside Inn caters to an entirely different type of customer than the Hyatt Place or Aloft. The Riverside's customers are not likely to choose a downtown hotel instead, but will choose a Motel 6 or one of the other motels closer to the airport.
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