SENIORS VISIT COLOMBIA SOUTH CAROLINA



Seniors Find It ‘Famously Hot’

Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the State of South Carolina. The population runs just over 130,000. Down there they say “Famously Hot”…so this senior had to find out what that means. Is it Historic? Gracious? Sultry? Columbia, encompasses each of these and much more!

Columbia tantalizes all of your senses with a relaxing, comfortable pace, an abundance of playgrounds including Lake Murray. Columbia was the first city, as well as the first-planned capital in America named for Christopher Columbus and was founded March 26, 1786.

As the Palmetto State’s capital and a college town, U of SC’s campus area covers over 350 acres and has an enrollment of just over 27,000 students.  Area attractions are easy to find lying at the confluence of three rivers just downstream from a 50,000-acre recreational lake.

Enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine per year, senior visitors can expect Columbia and the surrounding communities to offer an exciting variety of year-round attractions. You’ll find fascinating historical and cultural attractions, a world-class zoo, outdoor recreation, festivals, parks and sporting events. It also is home to the Army’s largest training center for basic combat, called Fort Jackson.

Historical and Artistic Attracts Senior Visitors

Columbia is a city rich with history. There are numerous things for the entire family to see and do, including enjoying the arts, playing or watching sports, attending festivals, or participating in outdoor activities. The city is located in the middle of the state and it is only a two-hour drive to both the mountains and the beach.

Seniors are always welcome to Downtown City Center, which senior visitors will find to be both a vibrant commercial and residential city center. It is home to a diverse and growing business market that includes numerous law firms, banks and real estate corporations.

Known as a bike-friendly city, Columbia is home to friendly people, beautiful weather, a reasonable tax base and home values, excellent schools, easy access to the beaches and mountains, some super parks and recreational opportunities, and the list goes on.

Columbia has been named a top mid-sized market for relocating families in the nation. Also, increasingly, Columbia is becoming recognized as an ideal city for retirees.

It’s always nice to see a list entitled the “Top Ten Things To See And Do” and the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden are at the top. Lake Murray, a popular destination for boating and fishing, is one of the premier lakes in southeastern United States.

When you are in the south, plan on a visit to Columbia, a “City on the Rise.”  jeb

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