Why We Love Columbia, SC!

The Abberly Village Apartment Homeslocated in West Columbia, South Carolina are known for a number of things: unparalleled customer service, spacious homes, stunning amenities, friendly neighbors, and an ideal location. With a reputation like this, it’s no surprise that the apartment community has been a finalist for the Free Times’ “Best of Columbia” readers’ poll!…

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Columbia, SC is 2nd Most Popular City for Millennials

When 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…

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

Although 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,…

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

Deciding 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…

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Columbia, SC is an Award Winning Community

Columbia, 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…

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Buying or Renting: Myths To Consider

Is 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.…

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Why South Carolina Is The BEST State

Home 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,…

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