Life in Columbia

"It's a good town for a family, and that’s all I needed to know."

— Dr. William Strickland, Family Medicine

Meet Columbia, SC

Centrally located, Columbia is a vibrant, capital city with a low cost of living. Enjoy your porch in December and get across town in minutes!

Home to a Community-Based Network of Care

As one of the largest and most successful health care networks in the Southeast, LMC offers access to all the resources of a large institution in a small, tight-knit community.

Low Cost of Living

Averaging well below national prices, a 3-bedroom, 2-bath 1,500 sq. ft. house costs $160,000.

Centrally Located

With 7+ major airports nearby and close proximity to both the mountains and the beach, Columbia makes it easy to take a weekend getaway.

Distance from Nearby Cities

  • Charlotte, NC — 1.5 hours
  • Charleston, SC — 2 hours
  • Savannah, GA — 2.5 hours
  • Asheville, NC — 2.5 hours
  • Atlanta, GA — 3 hours
  • Knoxville, TN — 4 hours
  • Jacksonville, FL — 4.5 hours

Endless Options for Things To Do

With several walkable shopping districts, cultural sites, and lots of opportunities for outdoor adventures, Columbia offers something for everyone.

Local Favorites

Learn more at Experience Columbia.

A Thriving Food Scene

Charleston-native Dr. William Strickland finds there are just as many great places to eat in Columbia.