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Best East Coast Living is in South Carolina

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThe Lowcountry has quickly become one of the best places for living on the East Coast, and it’s easy to see why. Consider the area features breathtaking scenery, incredible history, an irresistible dining scene, and so much more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to call home, the Lowcountry has so much to offer!

It Boasts the No. 1 City in the World

The Lowcountry can credit its crown jewel, the city of Charleston, for making the entire region one of the most desired places to live on the East Coast. In 2016, the city was not only named Travel + Leisure’s “No.1 City in the U.S. and Canada” for the fourth consecutive year, but it was also selected as the “No. 1 City in the World.” With this ranking, Charleston, SC, became the first domestic city to earn the title “World’s Best City.”

The Area Is Steeped in History

Are you a history buff? If so, you will love living in the Lowcountry. This region played a vital role throughout the course of American history. At the center, you'll find Charleston, a colonial seaport founded in 1670 that became one of the wealthiest hubs during the 19th-century. The barrier islands and surrounding areas of the Lowcountry also offer a fascinating history of well-known political figures, devastating wars, and an interesting heritage. Strike up a conversation with a local and you’ll likely hear a few tall tales and ghost stories, which only add to the area’s character.

The People Are Friendly

Even with the rapid growth, it has held onto its genial, Southern charm. Whether you are familiar with the area or a complete newcomer, you’ll be at ease amongst Lowcountry residents who will greet you with our world renowned hospitality.

The Scenery Is Spectacular

While a bustling historic city center and friendly folks are appealing reasons to pack up and head to the Lowcountry, it’s distinctive flora and fauna only found here that makes people never want to leave. With majestic live oak trees covered in Spanish moss, quiet marshes, pristine beaches, and beautifully preserved island communities, the Lowcountry is truly one of the most idyllic places on the East Coast to call home.

The Food Is Irresistible

Typically defined as a geographical and cultural region along the South Carolina coast, the Lowcountry is an area that was influenced by African, French, English and Caribbean cultures. One of the best ways to experience our past is through present-day cuisine. Here you’ll find traditional dishes prepared unlike anywhere else. Add award-winning restaurants, talented chefs, and plenty of fresh ingredients straight from the ocean, inlet, and farm, and you’ll quickly understand why the Lowcountry has become a top foodie destination.

The Lowcountry is a coveted destination on the East Coast. Filled with history and culture, food and fun, this beautiful part of the world offers so many things to see and do. For more information apartments in West Columbia, SC contact Abberly Village.

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What is it Like Living in Columbia, SC?

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCColumbia is enjoying one of the most exciting urban revitalizations in the United States. At the heart of this renewal is an area known as The Vista, a 1200-acre district in the heart of the city. This historic area features a high concentration of historic buildings, which have been rehabilitated with contemporary flair. Restaurants and bars, art galleries and museums, unique shops and professional office space, sporting arenas and entertainment venues add up to make this area popular with area residents and visitors.

The Colonial Life Arena is the largest arena in the state and is home to the University of South Carolina's men's and women's basketball teams. With seating for 18,000, the arena hosts the Columbia Riverbanks Region's most exciting entertainment and family shows. Another significant asset in the Vista is the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This state of the art facility contains nearly 150,000 square feet of exhibit, classroom and ballroom space, and will bring much new convention and meeting business to the Vista area. Main Street is undergoing a beautification project, conducted block by block, replacing curbs and gutters, adding brick pavers for sidewalks, angled parking, new street lights, plantings and site furnishings. Downtown Columbia is one of the most beautifully landscaped cities of the South.

A long growing season in a semi-tropical climate creates lovely gardens and fantastic natural beauty. Spring comes early to Columbia. In February, frogs start singing again and daffodils pop open. The floral display is breathtaking as abundant dogwoods, redbuds, magnolias and azaleas fill each neighborhood with an awesome array of color. Summertime brings warm days and sunshine. Summers are long, and the color changes of autumn normally take place in late October and November. The hills around Columbia take on the typical reds, oranges and golds of a New England fall. When the leaves finally drop in December, a mild winter is on its way. The average high temperatures in January and February are 55°F and 60°F, with lows averaging 34°F and 36°F. For snow lovers and skiers, the white covered mountains of North Carolina are but two hours away.

Recreational opportunities include boating and fishing on Lake Murray, a 50,000 acre paradise just northwest of Columbia. With its 500+ miles of shoreline, it is a natural wonder to explore and a true fisherman's challenge. Columbia's spectator sports include University of South Carolina Gamecock football, basketball and baseball. Parks and playgrounds are managed by the City of Columbia, Richland County and Lexington County, as well as some of the smaller towns that make up the metro area. Two area state parks are here, as well as the Congaree Swamp National Park. Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens is a top ten zoo in the US and offers extraordinary gardens and woodland paths. The list of annual events is long and fun! The people of Greater Columbia love to have a good time. Three Rivers Music Festival, the Okra Strut, the State Fair, the Peach Festival, the Catfish Stomp, the Greek Festival, Lexington FunFest...they all celebrate an aspect of life in the Riverbanks Region.

The cost of housing in Greater Columbia is 93.2% of the national average. Additionally, Greater Columbia is justifiably proud of its outstanding educational system. From elementary schools that teach Japanese and Latin to the University of South Carolina with its highly ranked business school, Columbia's schools are truly on the cutting edge.

Nine institutions of higher learning are located in Columbia, including Midlands Technical College with its four area campuses. Recognizes as the region's leader in health care and medical research, Greater Columbia has 10 major hospitals, all offering diversified medical care and wellness services and programs to the community. The University of South Carolina's School of Medicine is affiliated with seven area hospitals. Columbians continually cite the location as one of the city's greatest assets. Day trips to the mountains of the Upstate, the beautiful beaches of the Grand Strand and the historic sites and parks of the Lowcountry are a benefit of living in Columbia. People move to Columbia for a multitude of reasons. Many for jobs, many for military transfers, many for retirement...whatever your reason, welcome! You're going to love it!

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Living in Columbia, SC

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCSome of the best reasons to move here!

It's Economical!

The ACCRA Cost of Living Index 3rd Quarter 2016 lists Columbia as having a composite cost of living that is 96.4% of the national average (100%). The average apartment in the region rents for $953. That makes the Columbia area particularly desirable to retirees. in fact, Forbes named Columbia as a top 25 retirement destination in 2012!

It's warm

... it's sunny... it's hot...best of all - it's not cold! The average high in July is 92 degrees (our warmest month) and the average high in January is 55 degrees (our coldest month). We bask in lovely sunshine 226 days a year and we only get tiny bit of snow, and not every year... we average 2" each year It's fun!

50,000 acre Lake Murray is in our backyard, three beautiful rivers run through our communities, USC Gamecock baseball, basketball and football games are wildly popular, minor league baseball is here, a dynamic cultural arts community offers a symphony, an art museum, multiple theatrical companies and an indie movie house. Lots of great dining options, top name talent comes to Colonial Life Arena, lots of golf courses and tennis facilities. Also, hop in your car on a Saturday morning and two hours later, turn up on Isle of Palms for a picnic with the Atlantic Ocean at your feet; or head up to the mountains - two hours and you're at Caesars head or Table Rock, ready for a day spent hiking to some incredible vantage points where the view go on forever.

We love to play!

Sporting News recognized Columbia South Carolina as one of the “Best Sports Cities”. Why? We love our college teams like New Yorkers love the Yankees. The University of South Carolina is located in Columbia with its beloved Gamecocks and every home football game is sold out. The Gamecocks' arch rivals are the Clemson Tigers, from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, and each year the annual face-off sparks huge rallies and fanfare. The Benedict Tigers have a devoted fan base as well, and are members of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

It's sophisticated!

Looking for a city with sophistication and culture? Home to the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra, Columbia City Ballet and a myriad of performing art groups, Greater Columbia offers a wide array of entertainment choices throughout the year.

Great fishing!

Get ready to catch a bass! Lake Murray is a 50,000 acre playground just outside Columbia and it's home to some mighty big fish. State record catches for the largest white bass, white crappie, white perch, white catfish and others have been caught in Lake Murray. Also, experience great fishing in the Broad River, the Saluda River, and the Congaree.

Great schools!

Public education in South Carolina has recently composed a state-wide goal known as the 2010 SC Performance Goal, in which all districts will strive to make South Carolina's students achievements rank in the top half of the US. Whether you are looking for a public school district or a private school, Greater Columbia is home to some of the South's best academic choices.

It's green!

Parks, spaces, wonderful places! The great outdoors is celebrated throughout Greater Columbia with its extensive park systems. Beginning on the national level, Congaree National Park is home to the largest remnant of old-growth floodplain forest remaining on the continent! Experience national and state champion trees, towering to record size amidst astonishing biodiversity. Walk, paddle or just relax within this dynamic floodplain ecosystem. The Greater Columbia area is home to three state parks.

Interstate convenience!

I-20, I-26 and I-77 all converge in Columbia and that means you can get around quickly, whether going across town or heading to Atlanta (3.5 hours), Charleston (2 hours), Charlotte (1.5 hours) or Myrtle Beach (2.5 hours)

Good for business!

The strengths of the Greater Columbia region are many and great, and create an environment to expand an existing business or begin one anew. With a strategic East Coast location and in an area of almost 1 million people, Greater Columbia offers business a 510,000+ member workforce, aggressive incentives, the lowest corporate income tax rate in the Southeast, the lowest industrial electric rates in the Southeast, a multitude of shovel-ready sites, abundant infrastructure, United Parcel Service Air Hub, and close proximity to the Port of Charleston. The Midlands Workforce Development Board helps companies train and retain employees.

Nice friendly folks!

Southern hospitality is in our blood. Courtesy, concern for others, forgiveness, please and thank you... don't worry - you'll feel welcome. Our Population is expanding... we have grown 4.3% in the past 4 years. There are 740,000+ of us (Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry and Richland Counties) So we're used to new folks comin' around.

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Spacious 1, 2, 3 Bedroom Apartments in Columbia, SC!

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCWe offer spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments for rent, conveniently located to I-26, downtown Columbia, Lake Murray and Lexington Medical Center. Your pets are welcome at Abberly Village. Each apartment includes washer and dryer, walk in closets, and full kitchen. Our Columbia community also offers zero entry swimming pool, fitness center, internet cafe and BBQ grills.

  • Zero Entry Swimming Pool
  • Full Size Washer & Dryer In Every Home
  • Cutting Edge Fitness Center
  • Large Walk-In Closets
  • Internet Cafe with Billiards and Wii
  • Detached Garages with Remote Access
  • 15 Floor Plans to Choose From
  • Oval Soak Tubs or Step-In Showers
  • Gated Entry. Community Clubhouse
  • Outdoor Grilling and Gathering Area
  • Convenient to I-26, downtown Columbia, Lake Murray

Contemporary style welcomes you home. Located in West Columbia, SC where we offer an attractive, community-oriented setting with outstanding features, beautiful interiors and an enviable location. At Abberly Village, choose from 15 spacious and unique 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with 9' ceilings, large walk in closets, cook friendly kitchens with black appliances, oval soaking tubs or step-in shower, and full sized washer and dryer in every home.

Step outside and enjoy resort-style community features including an invigorating zero entry swimming pool, cutting edge fitness center, Internet cafe and Wii, and outdoor grilling and gathering areas. We are conveniently located to I-26, downtown Columbia, Riverbanks Zoo, Lexington Medical Center, the University of South Carolina and much more. Beautiful interiors and enviable location, for more information on apartments in West Columbia, SC contact Abberly Village.

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West Columbia, SC is a Best Place to Live and Retire

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCColumbia, South Carolina, is a traditionally Southern town with a modern twist. The abundance of oak, pecan and magnolia trees help the region retain rural flavor, while the downtown skyline is representative of the state capital's role as a growing industrial hub.

Columbia's population of nearly 800,000 is small enough that traffic is relatively mild and the streets are rarely overcrowded, but large enough to support trendy shops, cafes, bars and other businesses that make urban life enjoyable.

Much of Columbia's vibrancy is fed by the students who attend the University of South Carolina. On many of the borders of USC's sprawling campus, it's not always clear where the university ends and the rest of the metro area begins, as a number of Columbia's businesses and neighborhoods are interposed with USC's buildings and student housing. As a result, residents share a close bond with the student community, including a fierce pride in the Gamecocks football team.

Rankings

U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there.

Columbia, South Carolina is ranked:

#56 in Best Places to Live
#82 in Best Places to Retire

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Good Reasons Why You Should Not Buy a Home

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCThe Fairy Tale

We are constantly told throughout our youth that we are to follow a certain path. Grow up, go to college, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, have kids, live happily ever after. But we all know this isn’t a linear path and life has a funny way of throwing you curve balls when you least expect it.

Buying a home can be a good thing, but it can also be another shackle that holds you back from pursuing your dreams. Here are three reasons why you should hold off on the largest purchase of your life.

Lack of Mobility

You’re in your 20’s. Not only is this a time for excitement, it’s a time for decision-making. Do you stay in your college city? Do you move back home? Do you follow your dream of chasing the endless summer? Buying a house at this point in your life certainly does one thing - it plants your butt firmly in one location and gives you a heck of a lot of responsibility.

You may think, “But I can sell the house at any time if I choose to move.”

Well, yes. But then you have to deal with closing costs, paying a broker, etc. If you move shortly after buying your home you’ll take it on the chin with fees and expenses.

You also have to deal with maintenance, property taxes, insurance, your roof developing a leak and the kid down the street that keeps egging your house. Do yourself a favor. Keep yourself mobile and your options open.

Increased Debt Burden

You will be taking on one of the largest purchases of your life and a mountain of debt.

Debt is a shackle that will hold you back from taking flight and can impair your ability to make decisions. When you have 30 years of debt payments (i.e., a mortgage), you can’t pack up and leave for that trip-of-a-lifetime. There is also your debt-to-income ratio that is important to consider. When this ratio gets too far out of whack, it will get more difficult to obtain loans for things like a car, credit cards, etc.

The Buy Versus Rent Debate

Whether you knew it or not, there has been a long-standing debate on the financial benefits of buying a home versus renting. The recession in 2008 that sent the real estate market swooning was painful for those that owned property. But even over the long term, the benefits of owning property can be argued against.

Just to be clear, owning real estate is not a bad thing. But, the numbers don’t lie. Buying a single-family home is not as great an investment as some would have you believe.

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Downsize Your Home for Retirement

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCIf you haven’t managed to save up enough to make the best of your retirement, downsizing is a path you can take to unlock some much needed finances.

If you haven’t managed to save up enough to make the best of your retirement, downsizing is a path you can take to unlock some much needed finances. Most retirees secure their retirement income through downsizing and moving to a smaller property that not only costs less to maintain, but is also located in an area that delivers more comfort and satisfaction.

Rather than getting yourself worried and wondering, “When can I retire to get social security benefits?” you could start today by choosing the option of downsizing your home. Here are assured steps to achieve success with that objective.

Have clear goals for downsizing after retirement

The typical person has two goals for pursuing a downsizing after retirement. There’s usually the financial goal which is to make profit by releasing equity from the home. The other is a lifestyle goal, which is often aimed at moving to another home in order to conveniently switch to a different lifestyle. An example is downsizing so you can move to a better neighbourhood or somewhere closer to your family.

It’s important to know your goals and keep them in mind throughout the downsizing process so that the results you are after are what you actually accomplish.

There’s a right time to downsize.

Timing is essential. If you sell your bigger home when the property market is down, you are going to end up with a bad deal that might end up severely compromising your goals. When attempting to sell your home at the right time, there are a host of factors to consider such as interest rates, worth of your property, the economy, and others.

Also, if you choose to downsize long before your retirement, you have to learn how to properly manage your finances in order to avoid exhausting your resources before retirement. It’s usually best to delay downsizing until you need the money or are capable of saving/managing finances for the long haul.

Pick ideal home and location for relocation

Downsizing doesn’t necessarily have to imply a downgrade. You can move to a more serene neighborhood, or a quainter space that offers more comforts than your former home, but with less space to manage. Therefore, carefully consider your options to ensure you are getting a good deal. There are lots of things to think about looking for a new home location such as weather, neighbourhood, access to medical care, cost, view, et cetera.

Have a realistic perspective on real estate costs

Selling a home can be unpredictable and expensive. Sometimes, what you expect isn’t what you get. To get the best results when trying to sell your home, consult reputable real estate agents who can help appraise your home and let you know how much you realistically stand to gain upon sale. They can also propose ways to boost your home resale value.

Try out the new location

If your goal has always been to downsize after retirement, there’s a high chance that you already have a good idea of where you’d like to relocate to. If that’s the case, why not try out the proposed location before taking the final leap.

Compare maintenance costs

Downsizing isn’t just about switching to an apartment that costs less. The new home must be cost effective in every ramification and that includes costing less to maintain. If you downsize to a smaller house that costs more or equal to maintain, you haven’t actually accomplished anything with your downsizing plan.

Consider taxes

If you are relocating to another city, state or distant location, it’ll be smart to move to one that has a more friendly tax scheme in place. It can be a great ease on your finances if your new home makes it possible for you to pay less on taxes.

Don’t forget that downsizing possessions can also cut costs

So, you’ve moved to a smaller house, but, heck, you still own three fuel-guzzling SUVs? It’s almost like trying to store water in a basket.

Rather than focus solely on downsizing your home, how about also looking to downsize on your possessions? Things you don’t actually need or other properties or belongings that cost more to maintain than they add value to your life are better off sold off.

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Happy New Year from Abberly Village

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCHappy New Year from Abberly Village. We would like to thank our residents, friends, family, and community for allowing our business to be part of your lives in 2017. We wish all of you a wonderful and prosperous 2018!

If we have had the pleasure of being your choice in communities, we hope that we provided the highest level of customer service and met all of your needs. In the coming months if you find yourself in need of the services we offer, we hope you choose us again in 2018.

It is our sincere wish that in the New Year you are surrounded by warmth, family, and friendship and that 2018 brings you good health and prosperity. From all of us here at Abberly Village we hope you have a safe and exciting New Year.

We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better…” ~ Charles Dickens


Give A Free Holiday Gift in 30-Seconds or Less

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCIf a friend, relative, or valued service provider has a website, give them the gift of a business Facebook “like” this Holiday season. This act is free and will literally take you 30 seconds or less. By doing so, you help your friend or relative further establish business credibility and trust from an online standpoint.

Why do this? The reason is simple. Facebook “likes” is something that business owners can refer to promote their business popularity and interaction with their clients. It is also a widely accepted conclusion that Facebook “likes” play some role in how a website converts visitors into customers.

So if you know anyone with a website and wish them well in business, take 30-seconds and “like” their business Facebook page. Look for the Facebook logo usually located at the top or bottom of the website’s home page. Then shoot them a quick note saying, “Happy Holidays. I recently “liked” your business Facebook page and wish you continued business success in 2018 and beyond”. It would be a kind gesture and one that cost you nothing other than 30 seconds of your time.

To all our regular readers of this blog, we wish you all Happy Holidays and only the best for 2018 and beyond.

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West Columibia, SC is a Great City for Millennials

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Abberly Village, West Columbia, SCExplore the best places for young professionals based on the number of millennial residents, job opportunities, and access to bars, restaurants, and affordable housing. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, and other sources.

The 2017 Best Places for Millennials ranking provides a comprehensive assessment of key factors that are meaningful for millennials and young professionals. This grade takes into account key factors, such as access to bars and restaurants, affordability, and job opportunities, in an attempt to measure the appeal of an area for millennials.

#12 Best Places for Millennials in South Carolina is West Columbia, SC, and

#62 in Best Cities to Live in America.

Overall Niche Grade: A-

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Abberly Village Apartment Homes

1000 Abberly Village Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169

Call: 833-334-9767
Email UsAbberlyVillage.PropertySite.HHHunt@aptleasing.info
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Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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