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Old 07-10-2012, 03:59 PM
 
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Can anybody give me some suggestions for a place to live in Columbia? I am from Charleston. However, I just recently finished graduate school and got a job in Columbia. I start this October.

I am familiar with the area. I want to live preferable near my work (Downtown/Main Street area). Currently I am considering the Capitol Places and Canalside Lofts. I am looking to spend around $700-$900 a month for a single apartment/townhouse/condo.

I would prefer to live in a area where it isn't too crowded with younger college kids, but obviously that can't be completely avoided. Thanks everyone!

Also, if I decided to not go the apartment route, what neighborhoods have nice cottages/smaller houses that are relatively safe?
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I think you're wise to look at Capitol Places. If you decide to rent a small house instead, look into the Cottontown, Melrose Heights and Earlewood neighborhoods.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:29 PM
 
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Capitol Places has several buildings...which one is the "best"? And what is the parking situation there since it is downtown?

Thanks for the reply.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:09 PM
 
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I think you're wise to look at Capitol Places. If you decide to rent a small house instead, look into the Cottontown, Melrose Heights and Earlewood neighborhoods.

+1 for Capitol Places and the other suggestions.

The Barringer Building has tons of character and is right on Main St. If I were looking for an apartment, I'd definitely consider that building. You're an easy walk from the Vista, and everything on Main St. My friend lived there for a couple years and loved it. Parking is not included, but it's free on the streets after 5pm and on weekends, and a garage spot around the corner isn't very expensive.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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If you look up Capitol Places they probably mention whether a parking space comes with an apartment. Also, there are small houses in the $700-$800 range near Forest Acres off of Harrison Road about a mile from Forest Drive. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The houses are about 900 to 1000 square feet. It's just under three miles to Main Street.
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:41 PM
 
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anyone ever heard of the hangars at owens field?
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Yes, but I'm not aware that it has been renovated yet.
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