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Columbia, SC is 2nd Most Popular City for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCWhen making comparisons between Columbia and Seattle, it's hard to find a lot the cities have in common.

But, according to a study by financial website SmartAsset, both cities were huge attractors of millennials last year.

Using Census data, SmartAsset determined Columbia gained the second most millennials in 2017, coming in second only to the popular Washington city.

Last year, Columbia's millennial population grew by about 6,900 residents. A total of about 13,300 millennials moved into the city, while only 6,400 left.

Many of the cities new residents came from out of town.

Overall, South Carolina wasn't a terribly popular destination for millennials, not cracking the top 10 states. North Carolina ranked 7th, with a net growth of 9,647 millennials.

Here's the rankings for the top cities millennials moved to in 2017:

  1. Seattle
  2. Columbia
  3. Sacramento
  4. Minneapolis
  5. Jacksonville, FL
  6. Newport News, VA
  7. San Jose, CA
  8. Denver, CO
  9. Norfolk, VA
  10. Virginia Beach, VA

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West Columbia, SC is a Great Place for Millennial Job Seekers

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCAlthough the Great Recession hit South Carolina harder than most places, recent economic indicators show the state is making some headway, if slowly. While the unemployment rate hasn’t budged much in the past year, millennials here are primed to find jobs.

Young adults, or millennials, in South Carolina are attracted to the laid-back Southern lifestyle, coastal towns, thriving cities and lower rents throughout the state.

Some of the most successful businesses in the Palmetto State are in sectors such as aerospace, alternative energy, automotive manufacturing, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, distribution, food processing, forestry and wood products, plastics and chemicals as well as recreation, according to the state Department of Commerce. The Charleston metropolitan area, in particular, is seeing a rise in its millennial population as the tech industry moves in.

NerdWallet crunched the numbers for 66 cities and towns in South Carolina to determine the best places for millennial job seekers.

Key takeaway

They are jetsetters — or live near airports. South Carolina millennials can get away at a moment’s notice thanks to their proximity to the state’s airports. Five of the places on our list have airports within city limits including Aiken Municipal Airport, Berkeley County Airport, Charleston International Airport, Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport.

Best places for millennial job seekers in South Carolina

12. West Columbia

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2018’s Best Places to Start a Career: Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCDeciding where to lay the foundation for a long and prosperous career can be a tall order, especially for recent graduates entering the job market for the first time. After all, there are many factors — job-market saturation, housing affordability and commuter-friendliness, for instance — to consider about each prospective area. The market is ripe for new graduates, though, with an unemployment rate of only 4.1 percent as of March 2018. And employers plan to hire 4 percent more graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017.

Starting a career doesn’t need to be that difficult or intimidating. WalletHub compared the relative market strength and overall livability of more than 180 U.S. cities to help recent college graduates find the best cradles for their budding careers. We examined each city based on 27 key metrics that range from the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity. A complete breakdown of our findings, a detailed methodology and expert career advice can be found below.

#7 Columbia, SC

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Columbia, SC is an Award Winning Community

Joseph Coupal - Monday, July 30, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCColumbia, SC is a winner of the Sports Destination Management 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards. Thank you to the readers for their overwhelming feedback and contributions.

The methodology for the Reader’s Choice Awards is simple: 100 percent reader-inspired. SDM readers first nominated and then voted on the winners. We are merely providing the forum. The process started early in the year, when they began soliciting nominations for favorites in various award categories related to locating and managing your events. Then they put your top nominations to a vote, and you chose your winners.

The competition was strong, and all of the winners deserve to be congratulated on their accomplishment.

Favorite Destination for Community Engagement

Columbia, South Carolina

What makes this a favorite?

In the heart of South Carolina, tradition and tomorrow pair perfectly in Columbia. It’s a modern city where stately buildings buzz with new businesses, and centuries-old sites give rise to fresh perspectives. It’s a creative hub that’s fed by university and capital city communities – all this in the midst of surrounding natural beauty. In this friendliest of host cities, sports events will find the locals’ characteristic kindness on full display. Strike up a conversation and you’re likely to end up with a list of dinner hot spots or an invitation to a tailgate. Columbia says, “Come as you are and discover all that makes it the real Southern hot spot.”

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Buying or Renting: Myths To Consider

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCIs it time to move? Should I continue renting? Should I be house or condo hunting? If you’re starting to ask yourself these questions, you’re also likely turning to friends and family for advice, too. Before you’re swayed one way or the other, consider these three myths often thrown into the buying or renting debate.

Myth #1: You should buy in a buyer’s market.

Buyers beware. Never purchase a home based solely on the market. Just because the market looks good, does not mean it’s good for you. Your first step should be identifying where you stand financially. Determine how much you can safely afford to spend each month on housing or you may be at risk of living beyond your means.

Myth #2: If you own a home, you’ll benefit from the tax breaks.

This is not always the case. While the interest and tax property portions of your mortgage payment may be tax deductible, home improvements, home insurance and losses on the sale of a home are not and never have been tax deductible.

With the recent tax law changes, when it comes to purchasing a home, interest on only the first $750,000 of your mortgage will be deductible. And keep in mind that many states do allow renters to deduct a portion of their rent from their state taxes.

Myth #3: You’re throwing money down the drain by renting.

While this can certainly be a tempting way to think, it is not necessarily true. By choosing to rent, you are satisfying your need for shelter. You have a roof over your head, but unlike purchasing a house or condo, you’re not responsible for the day-to-day upkeep.

When renting, you also benefit from flexibility. You can change apartments much more quickly than you can sell your home, and the money you may have been putting towards mortgage payments is free to be funneled into other investment opportunities.

To help guide your decision, here are some things to consider (both good and bad) about buying or renting:

Rent:

  • Not paying for your own mortgage
  • Not responsible for major upkeep
  • Subject to landlord rules (i.e. pets, smoking, painting, parking)
  • Flexibility in terms of moving
  • Up-front Costs: Security deposit, First and Last

Buy:

  • Building equity
  • Responsible for all upkeep
  • Your rules go
  • Pets welcome
  • May lose value
  • Up-front Costs: Large down payment, cash to cover closing costs, moving expenses, emergency fund
  • Best to stay put for at least seven years

Choosing whether to purchase a home or continue renting ultimately comes down to your financial standing and personal preference. What may be right for your neighbor may not be right for you. That said, be sure to make an educated decision and don’t be fooled by some of the myths around this ongoing topic!

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Apartments with Exceptional Features in an Enviable Location

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, July 19, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCSPACE to live. In the PLACE to live.

Come home to spacious floor plans with 9-foot ceilings. Prepare a delicious meal for guests in your gourmet kitchen. Kick back with a book at the invigorating zero entry pool. Meet friends in the gorgeous clubhouse with Internet café and game room. Enjoy the convenience of a location around the corner from Lexington Medical Center and I-26, and just minutes to downtown Columbia, Lake Murray as well as great shopping and dining. For a lifestyle of luxury, comfort and convenience, Abberly Village is the place. These apartments in West Columbia, SC present exceptional features in an enviable location!

Are you apartment hunting for a home in an enviable location situated between Downtown Columbia and Lexington? Are you looking for outstanding features, inviting floor plans and upscale amenities? Abberly Village will captivate those who seek contemporary living with comfort and convenience.

Abberly Village Apartment Homes offer one to three Bedroom apartment floor plans ranging in size from 684 to 1408 sq. ft. Amenities include Washer/Dryer, Air Conditioner, Microwave, Business Center, High Speed Internet and more. For more information, contact us.

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Why South Carolina Is The BEST State

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCHome is where the heart is. Whether you’re currently living in South Carolina or have lived here in the past, there’s no doubt your heart is in the Palmetto State. That’s because South Carolina is the best place to live in America.

What is it they say? “You can take yourself out of South Carolina, but you can never take South Carolina out of you.” Here are 16 reasons why South Carolina is the best state.

1. We definitely have some gorgeous mountains...
and the views to match!

2. More than 20 of the most amazing beaches you've ever seen...
all within hours, or even minutes, from your front door.

3. With 47 South Carolina State Parks...
you can pick a new one to explore every weekend!

4. Everyone is dedicated to historic preservation.

5. The people in South Carolina are the heart and soul of this great state...
and that truly makes South Carolina the BEST place to live.

6. Great patio dining spots...
make the arrival of Spring even sweeter.

7. South Carolina has some of the BEST Main Streets in the country!

8. And waterfront dining all over the state with great views...
makes South Carolina a great place to live or visit.

9. We have the BEST sunrises...

10. and best sunsets in the world!

11. South Carolina is full of secret spots in nature where you can just relax.

12. There are countless places in the Palmetto State that will bring out the explorer in anyone.

13. South Carolina is home to the BEST restaurants.

14. And amazing camping spots for the whole family.

15. SC has lots of gorgeous lakes for loads of fun this summer.

16. And a beautiful scenic drive is never too far away.

What do you think?

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All American Potato Salad Recipe for an All American Holiday!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Are you having a BBQ at your apartments in West Columbia, SC for the Fourth of July? If so, try out this great All American recipe.

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCAmerican Potato Salad

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds red potatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and cut into cubes.

Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.

In a large bowl, combine chopped potatoes and eggs. Mix together mayonnaise, chopped onion, green onion, green pepper, and celery. Season with salt and pepper, then mix well. Cover, and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

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2018 Guide to 4th of July Celebrations Around Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCIf you live in an apartment in West Columbia, SC you are probably making plans to celebrate the Fourth of July. Below are a just a few ideas for fireworks and celebrations in the area.

Lake Murray 4th of July Boat Parade 2018

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: noon
Location: Parade begins between 12 – 12:30 p.m. at Bomb Island heading towards the dam. Once boats have fallen in line behind the lead boat, the parade will head towards Lake Murray Dam. The parade will pass both the Lexington and Irmo parks at Lake Murray Dam. Therefore, both park sites are ideal for viewing the parade.
Cost: Free, but if watching from one of the Lake Murray Dam park sites admission is $2 per car.
Details: The theme for this year is “Cheers to 30 Years.” Call or stop by the Lake Murray Country Visitors Center to get registered (2184 North Lake Drive, Columbia, (803) 781-5940).

Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration 2018

Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: approximately 9:15 p.m. (gates at Dreher Island State Park close at 8 p.m.)
Location: Multiple – Lake Murray Dam park sites and walking path, 2068 North Lake Drive, Columbia or 1832 North Lake Drive, Lexington; Dreher Island State Park, 3677 State Park Road, Prosperity
Cost: Lake Murray Dam park sites – $3 per car/truck, $2 per motorcycle, $5 per bus; Dreher Island State Park – $2 for adults, $1.25 SC Seniors, FREE for children 15 years and younger.
Details: Beginning at dusk (approximately 9:15 p.m.) South Carolina’s largest fireworks display on beautiful Lake Murray. Fireworks will be set off from two great locations: Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park. In honor of our 30th anniversary, the fireworks show will be 30 minutes long this year. Viewers of the fireworks show will be able to tune into WTCB/B106.7 FM and WOMG/Classic Hits 98.5 for music that will be synced to the fireworks extravaganza. The best places to view the fireworks are Dreher Island State Park and both parks at the Lake Murray dam. Bring a chair or blanket, picnics are welcomed. No Alcohol Permitted at any of the locations.

31st Annual Carolina Celebration of Liberty

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018
Time: 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (doors open 1 hour prior to each performance)
Location: First Baptist Church of Columbia, 1306 Hampton Street, Columbia
Cost: Free, but must reserve tickets in advance by calling (803) 256-4251.
Details: The Carolina Celebration of Liberty is the longest running event of its kind in our state. It has been seen in person by well over 100,000 people and on television by untold thousands. From parades to indoor fireworks, the celebration is a flag waving patriotic extravaganza that recognizes and honors those who have fought to preserve our freedom as well as those who are presently serving. With the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra from First Baptist, the 282nd Army Victory Band, and a cast of hundreds you will thrill at the sights and sounds of America as we celebrate our freedom, our founding, and our future! Joe Pinner will once again be with us to celebrate his 31st anniversary as master of Ceremonies! Don’t miss South Carolina’s premiere patriotic event!

Star Spangled Symphonic Salute

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Time: 7 – 9 p.m. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.
Location: Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road
Cost: Concert is free with park admission ($5 fee)
Details: Celebrate Independence Day at Saluda Shoals Park with a concert featuring the Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra! The Symphony will perform a range of music from Broadway songs to patriotic music to sing-alongs! Remember to bring a picnic blanket or chair.

Blowfish Baseball & Fireworks Show

Date: Tuesday, July 3; Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 7:05 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m.
Location: Lexington County Baseball Stadium, 474 Ball Park Road, Lexington
Cost: $6 – $9
Details: Includes patriotic themed fireworks and more!

Harper Street Bike Parade

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – noon
Location: Corner of Harper and Hunt Streets, Newberry
Cost: Free
Details: Nobody celebrates an All-American 4th of July quite like Newberrians. On the morning of the 4th the residents of the Harper Street neighborhood celebrate Independence Day by parading down Harper Street in decorated bikes, tricycles, golf carts, and outfits of red, white, and blue, for a good hosing at the end of the road by the Newberry Fire Department!

Military Appreciation Day – July 4th

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia
Cost: Free with purchase of museum admission
Details: EdVenture with be decorated in flags as it recognizes the contributions and sacrifice that military children make alongside their military parents. The museum will offer free admission on this day to guests showing military identification. Free bag lunch for military children under 12.

Lexington County Peach Festival

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 10:20 p.m.
Location: Gilbert Community Park, Rikard Circle, Gilbert
Cost: Free, but parking locations may charge. Arts and crafts, children’s rides, and great foods will be available for varying fees. Details: As the Lexington County Peach Festival celebrates its 60th year on July 4th, the Festival offers a full day of fun with the celebration of America’s birthday. Festivities include antique car show, live entertainment, patriotic parade, art & craft vendors, carnival rides, great food like BBQ & peach desserts, fireworks, and more!

Columbia Fireflies Baseball & Independence Day Celebration

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Location: Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Street, Columbia
Cost: $5 – $10; parking $3
Details: Enjoy a spectacular fireworks show and celebrate our nation’s 242nd birthday with the Fireflies!

Fourth of July Fireworks

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Time: Dark-thirty
Location: Newberry High School’s Mike Ware Field, 3419 Main Street, Newberry
Cost: Not listed, so bring cash just in case!
Details: The Newberry County Sheriff’s office invites all to their annual 4th of July Fireworks Show at Newberry High School. The evening begins with kids’ inflatables and goodies from food trucks around the Newberry High School football field. Once dusk has settled the community gathers to sing the National Anthem and watch the fireworks light up the summer night sky.

EdVenture’s Americana Day

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: EdVenture, 211 Gervais Street, Columbia
Cost: Free with purchase of museum admission
Details: Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue with what it means to be American. Guests will have an opportunity to meet local Fireflies baseball stars and Glow with Mason, and flags will be flying in anticipation of the 242nd birthday of the USA!

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Retirees Might Want to Rethink Ownership

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCHome ownership has long held an honored position as an integral part of the American dream.

But when retirement time comes, rethinking that dream could be in order. Sometimes renting an apartment is the better bet both financially and in terms of the retiree’s changing lifestyle and health.

When people plan for retirement, they focus on things like how much they have saved, how much Social Security will pay, and whether they have pension. But as you get older, you also need to think about such issues as whether you can keep mowing the lawn or handling other day-to-day chores that homeownership requires. If you must hire someone to do them for you, how much will that eat into what may already be a tight monthly budget?

The truth: There’s no answer that will fit everyone’s situation. So, retirees or those approaching retirement, should weigh their personal pros and cons.

There’s a lot to think about. Should you sell the house you raised your family in and downsize to something more suitable for just the two of you? If you’re planning to move to somewhere else in the country to enjoy your retirement, is it more prudent to buy in that new location, or is leasing the way to go to give you more flexibility if it doesn’t work out?

Some things retirees should think about as they ponder the own verses rent question include:

Maintenance issues. When you own a home, every leaky faucet, electrical problem or faulty appliance is yours to handle as best you can. If you can do it yourself, great; but often, these household repairs mean calling in a professional at a sometimes-exorbitant cost. When you rent, it’s up to the landlord or the property management company to take care of the repairs.

Mobility. Selling a house can be a long and complicated process, and you never know what the market might be like when the time arrives. Whereas breaking a lease is much simpler. If your children are scattered all over the country, you may want to move closer to one of them. Also, if your health takes a turn for the worse, selling a home can be a significant burden on your family.

The inheritance. For many people, a house is the most valuable asset in their estate and they might want to leave it to their children in the will. Once again, it’s a matter of weighing the pros and cons. Having a home to pass down to the children is a noble gesture, but it is not always feasible.

Before considering whether owning or renting is the right option, it’s essential to review all the intricacies of your situation and decide based on your finances and your overall health and well-being.

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Abberly Village Apartment Homes

1000 Abberly Village Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169

Call: 833-334-9767
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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