Downtown Columbia, SC Homes and Real Estate for Sale

Downtown Columbia, SC Homes and Real Estate for Sale

Columbia is South Carolina’s largest city, the state capital, and the central city in the Midlands area of the state.  The downtown area is in Richland County and part of it extends into Lexington County.  The city is located at the confluence of the Saluda and Broad Rivers, which intersect to the form the Congaree River. Downtown Columbia is also at the junction of highways I-77, I-26, and I-20 which allow for easy access to the beach (100 miles away) in addition to the mountains (130 miles away).  Columbia is also near Fort Jackson, the Army’s largest training facility.

Named after Christopher Columbus, the city of Columbia was created in 1786 and officially became a chartered city in 1854.  In 1801, South Carolina College was founded, which is now the thriving and spirited University of South Carolina.  During the Civil War, Columbia was a perfect location for meetings among the Confederacy; however on February 17, 1865 much of Columbia was tragically destroyed by fire.  In the early 20th century the city became a regional textile manufacturing center. 

The US News and World Report named Columbia, SC 6th on its 2009 list of “America’s Best Affordable Places to retire”.   But this is definitely not just a city for retirees; it has so much to offer for people of all ages.   Revitalization of downtown Columbia took place throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s.  The thriving Congaree Vista entertainment district has 60 art galleries and special shops as well as 40 restaurants and bars.  The Five Points area offers more than what people often think of as just being the college students’ stomping grounds.   There are great boutiques, cafés, restaurants, and bars with lots of personality. 

Columbia also hosts many great events throughout the year.  The city hosts the South Carolina State Fair each October.  The Colonial Life Arena, which opened in 2002, brings many great concerts and shows to the city, and the Koger Center is an awesome place to go check out Broadway shows that come to town.  For outdoor recreation, residents can go to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, the River walk parks, the Congaree National Park and so much more.  For more entertainment options, check out Columbia, SC Famously Hot website.

Living in downtown Columbia offers a fascinating combination of a historical city and a culture that comes with having a large student population.  With mild winters and long summers, this is a perfect haven for those wishing the cold of the north.  The real estate available ranges from well established historic neighborhoods to brand new developments.  Neighborhoods have large tree lined streets, sidewalks, and some renovated century old homes. 

Residents of downtown Columbia are districted for award winning Richland 1 District Schools.

Exit Real Estate Solutions is at the forefront of Real Estate in downtown Columbia and in helping you find your next home.

In the past six months Exit Real Estate in the downtown Columbia area:

  • Closed on: 1,135 homes
  • Average days on the market: 135 days 
  • Average listing price: $203,113
  • Average selling price: $190,263
  • Average square feet: 1821
  • Average $/sq ft.: $108



  • Active listings: 3,489 homes
  • Average listing price: $230,304
  • Average days on the market: 45 days
  • Average square feet: 1892
  • Average $/sq ft.: $122

If you are interested in a purchasing a home in downtown Columbia, please feel free to contact us and visit our website.

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Columbia,SC EXIT Real Estate Solutions – Jae Kim, Broker
Buying or selling a home or property should be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life.  Most of the time, it’s the largest investment you will make.  Jae Kim of EXIT Real Estate Solutions in Columbia, SC is your Award Winning Real Estate expert in BlythewoodColumbiaLugoffElginLexingtonIrmoChapin, Camden, CayceWest Columbia, and the rest of Greater Columbia.  This is what we do everyday.  We can simplify the process for you so that you can enjoy the process and avoid the pitfalls that often result in stressful transactions. Call 803-348-3052 today for World-Class, Award-Winning representation! 

About Jae Kim, Broker/Owner - EXIT Real Estate Solutions

Jae Kim is a an expert Realtor®/Broker in the Greater Columbia Area including the cities of Blythewood, Columbia, Lugoff, Elgin, Lexington, Irmo, Chapin, West Columbia and more. Jae has in depth knowledge and experience in many large neighborhoods including Lake Carolina, LongCreek Plantation, Crickentree, Wildewood, Woodcreek Farms, Governors Grant, Ascot, Ashford, Chestnut Hill Plantation, and Saluda River Gardens. He can help you find anything you are searching for, including homes, houses, condominiums, lots, land, townhomes, foreclosures, short sales and real estate listings for sale. He also has extensive experience in relocations, military transfers, & investments. Jae Kim is a Georgia Tech graduate in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for 12 years in distribution and manufacturing management with companies like, Target, Mobil Chemical , WR Grace , and QVC. Jae has extensive experience in the real estate industry from past purchases and sales (renovations, foreclosures, short sales, duplexes, quads, apartments, commercial property, resort land, etc...). He leverages his experiences to help his clients and their needs. Jae began his real estate career with Coldwell Banker in Camden,SC. He had his first full year in 2005 (see below). Jae moved to RE/MAX in 2007 and started his team. In 2008, Jae became a broker and his team maintained an average of 40 listings with an average price of $200,000. In 2009, Jae received the prestigious CRS designation, placing him in the top 4% of all real estate sales agents nationwide. In May 2009, EXIT Real Estate Solutions, opened its doors to the public with Jae Kim as the Owner/Broker-in-Charge. Jae has exceeded $40,000,000 in transactions and continues to remain in the top 1% of agents in the Greater Columbia area. Jae was the 2010 Top EXIT Realtor® in Greater Columbia and #3 in the entire state. Jae has just recently opened his second office in Irmo, SC and is excited to continue with this success and grow! Recently, Jae Kim was recognized by The State Newspaper for his sustained success in real estate despite the hard market conditions. Previous clients have been overwhelmed with joy after working with him. Many are shocked how quickly he is able to sell their property, and others are thrilled about how easy and stress-free he makes the process of buying or selling a home. They have appreciated his broad knowledge base along with the endless tips and advice he is able to provide. Additionally, they assert that Jae’s hard work, commitment, and professionalism make him THE Realtor® to work with! In his free time, Jae enjoys spending
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