Everything you need to know from schools to the best things to do in columbia 


Columbia is voted the 5th Greatest Place to Live and The Lance Woodley Team can help you find the best home. Keep reading to learn more about this great city. 

What makes a city a great place to live? By reasonable definition one could say good jobs, reasonably priced homes, decent schools, great health care and manageable size are all essential parts of the mix. Then there’s the extras that make them special: say, a gorgeous setting, a green sensibility, a brainiac population or a rah-rah sports culture. Well it turns out, according to Kiplinger, Columbia, SC meets all over those essentials and more!


768,821 (metro area)

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What the Locals Love

Southern Hospitality and Local Restaurants

Shaded by towering pines and bursting with hospitality, Columbia is as sweet as the area’s ever-present tea, thanks to the diversified economy and central location in the Palmetto State. Set halfway between the mountains and the Atlantic and within two hours of Charlotte and Charleston, Columbia’s location is a big draw. But the city has its own attractions, including an art museum, a children’s museum and Riverbanks Zoo, rated one of the top ten in the country but annual temperatures average around 65 degrees.


We understand that moving to a new area can be a difficult adjustment for families, especially for their children. Whether your children have special considerations or whether you are interested in the best schools purely for re-sale, we can help.  

If schools are as important to you as finding that perfect home, let us help by providing up to date information on individual Columbia area schools.  

Contact us for a first-hand experience of the local schools including 8 school districts, 6 private schools, 3 special learning programs, and 6 colleges and universities.


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