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Old 02-01-2018, 09:37 AM
 
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I was just commenting in another thread about Camden vs Sumter.. The posters were favoring Camden which is interesting because I would have thought that outside of a small town feel or proximity to Columbia. Even outside of the thread I have heard more favorable things about Camden than Sumter. Sumter would seem to have more amenities, larger city and thus be viewed as more favorable than Camden.> BUT seems like that is not the case.. At any rate.. Sumter doesn't seem THAT much further from Columbia.. if you looking at going downtown Columbia.. but I guess the Interstate makes the difference.
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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I was just commenting in another thread about Camden vs Sumter.. The posters were favoring Camden which is interesting because I would have thought that outside of a small town feel or proximity to Columbia. Even outside of the thread I have heard more favorable things about Camden than Sumter. Sumter would seem to have more amenities, larger city and thus be viewed as more favorable than Camden.> BUT seems like that is not the case.. At any rate.. Sumter doesn't seem THAT much further from Columbia.. if you looking at going downtown Columbia.. but I guess the Interstate makes the difference.
Much, much closer. Dining and shopping are really close with Sandhills being only 15 minutes away. Downtown is only 30. I drive it every day. I live in Sumter and work in Columbia. I drive through Camden every day on my way.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:26 PM
 
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Much, much closer. Dining and shopping are really close with Sandhills being only 15 minutes away. Downtown is only 30. I drive it every day. I live in Sumter and work in Columbia. I drive through Camden every day on my way.


Ahh.. yes very true. The Camden to Columbia commute is becoming as common as the Sumter to Columbia commute.. I take it that driving via Camden to downtown Columbia must be easier than slogging up Garners Ferry Road and 378?
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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Ahh.. yes very true. The Camden to Columbia commute is becoming as common as the Sumter to Columbia commute.. I take it that driving via Camden to downtown Columbia must be easier than slogging up Garners Ferry Road and 378?
Yes. Garners Ferry is a nightmare from Lower Richland on. 521 to I-20 to 277 is the easiest route. From my house downtown, it’s 6 miles longer but I save on average over 10 minutes each way. Not to mention my lowered blood pressure.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Dalzell,SC
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Home Depot was scheduled to break ground on the lot where Cardinal Tire stands abandoned before the last recession. Once the recession hit, plans were scrapped and then once the economy began to improve they slowed their expansion.
Not only that but there was a large shopping center planned for the corner of 521 and Alice drive around this time but again the recession stopped that as well.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Dalzell,SC
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Yes. Garners Ferry is a nightmare from Lower Richland on. 521 to I-20 to 277 is the easiest route. From my house downtown, it’s 6 miles longer but I save on average over 10 minutes each way. Not to mention my lowered blood pressure.
Hopefully the future shop Rd extension will help with some of that traffic as it is suppose to intersect with Garner's ferry in the lower Richland area
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:58 PM
 
Location: sumter
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I was just commenting in another thread about Camden vs Sumter.. The posters were favoring Camden which is interesting because I would have thought that outside of a small town feel or proximity to Columbia. Even outside of the thread I have heard more favorable things about Camden than Sumter. Sumter would seem to have more amenities, larger city and thus be viewed as more favorable than Camden.> BUT seems like that is not the case.. At any rate.. Sumter doesn't seem THAT much further from Columbia.. if you looking at going downtown Columbia.. but I guess the Interstate makes the difference.
I know plenty people that would favor Sumter including myself. I have people from Camden at my work place, and I know several who have moved to Sumter from Camden. Camden only advantage is it's closeness to Columbia in my opinion. I never ever go there for anything, just don't like the feel of the place. I was there a few months ago to visit a former pastor in the hospital, and felt like I went through a time warp.
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:41 AM
 
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Yes. Garners Ferry is a nightmare from Lower Richland on. 521 to I-20 to 277 is the easiest route. From my house downtown, it’s 6 miles longer but I save on average over 10 minutes each way. Not to mention my lowered blood pressure.
I hear ya. Part of what I hate about 378 is that people driving on it either treat it as a freeway or a country road. The two driving styles play out in the number of wrecks along it especially when people have to slow down in the fast lane in order to get in one of those median turn lanes....rear end collisions all day
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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The City is building a new office for the Utility Services Department on the corner of S. Main and E. Bartlette Street.. Has anyone seen the design for what it will look like? Just curious?
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:13 PM
 
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The City is building a new office for the Utility Services Department on the corner of S. Main and E. Bartlette Street.. Has anyone seen the design for what it will look like? Just curious?
No, haven't seen anything. I would imagine it will blend in with the transportation center though. If, I run across something, I will post it.
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