Abberly Village Apartment Homes

1000 Abberly Village Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169
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West Columbia SC Apartments Blog

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 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.

For more information on apartments in West Columbia, SC contact Abberly Village.


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.


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.


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

For more information on apartments in West Columbia, SC, contact Abberly Village.


US News - Real Estate

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.

For more information on apartments in West Columbia, SC, contact Abberly Village.


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.

For more information on apartments in West Columbia, SC contact Abberly Village.


Abberly Village Apartment Homes

1000 Abberly Village Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169

Call: 833-334-9767
View Map

Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-6P | Saturday: 10A-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P