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Paul Bryant
EXIT Real Estate Consultants
5175 Sunset Blvd, Ste 3
Lexington, SC 29072
Phone: (803) 361-0585
Email: Paul@PaulBryantWorks.com

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Cottontown Homes For Sale

Cottontown Homes For Sale- Columbia SC Homes For Sale- Cottontown Neighborhood Information


Listing Report As of 10/5/12


 A short stroll up Main Street from the state capital is a picture post-card of an earlier era neighborhood featuring sidewalks, with huge hardwoods lining the streets, neighbors strolling children, walking dogs, neighborhood parades and cookouts in an area commonly referred to as “Cottontown.”.  There’s a mix of young couples with and without kids, retirees, young and older singles, professionals, almost all civic-minded since they reside in one of Greater Columbia’s historic areas where their pride is obvious and evident by the renovations and improved landscaping that nearly every home offers.

Originally known as Bellevue, this is an early twentieth-century downtown Columbia suburb bordered by Elmwood Avenue, Anthony, Sumter and Bull Streets.  This area derived it’s name, Cottontown, in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, because it was one of Columbia’s bustling commercial districts where many cotton storage warehouses, grocery wholesale and retail stores operated.


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The neighborhood sits on land once owned by the Wallace family, who, in the 1890s, sold the adjacent property (across Bull Street) to the state which was later used as the South Carolina State Hospital campus.

It is a prime example of one of the earliest planned suburban residential neighborhoods in Columbia whose appearance has been largely untouched over the years.  As one of the earliest suburban areas annexed into the city of Columbia, Bellevue (or Cottontown) played an important role in the early expansion of the capital city beyond its original northern boundary.

This Historic District is significant for its great examples of early twentieth-century residential architecture situated along beautiful and historic streetscapes.  Old hardwoods line Cottontown's avenues, with their branches creating arched canopies overhead. In the 1970s, the city of Columbia added islands in some intersections which have been landscaped by neighborhood residents to help them blend with the surrounding lawns and tree-lined streets.

“The Bellevue Historic District” has over 200 residential properties in the Bellevue or Cottontown neighborhood of Columbia. This includes portions of Anthony and Bull Streets, Confederate Avenue, Franklin Street, Geiger Avenue, Jefferson and Marion Streets, Summerville Avenue, and Sumter, Victoria, and Wallace Streets. The entire area has almost another 200 surrounding properties. Most of the homes are single-family residences with some duplexes or other multi-family residences scattered throughout.  Many of the houses date from the early twentieth century to the mid-1900’s and their architectural styles are representative of that era, with the majority of properties being built between 1925 and 1940.  Many feature 2 to 5 bedrooms and 1 to 3.5 baths, and vary in size from 850 to 3400 square feet.

Because of its proximity, the Historic Cottontown neighborhood offers easy access to all Columbia-area interstates (i-277, I-77, I-126, I-26 and I-20), the very popular Vista entertainment area, downtown Columbia, the University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health Baptist and Palmetto Health Richland hospital campuses, museums and riverfront bike and walking trails---all within minutes of home. 

If you are looking to buy or sell in Cottontown, please give me a call. I would love to help you!


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Columbia Entry Level Homes
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(Greater than $350K)

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 Nearby Neighborhoods: Earlewood & Elmwood Park


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Your Columbia SC Realtor, Paul Bryant

My name is Paul Bryant and I specialize in assisting buyers and sellers in Real Estate transactions. My areas of expertise include
Columbia, Lexington, West Columbia and surrounding areas. As your REALTOR®, I will work hard to justify your confidence and generate the results you deserve.  Through my determination, research and 100% follow-through, you can be assured that you will receive the best possible service and a clear look at all of your options.  Whether you are selling, buying or just have a question, I invite you to call me today at 803.361.0585.

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"We were sent to Paul on a recommendation of one of my co workers. Best decision we could have made. We were in the middle of a long distance move and that was stressful enough. Paul was very professional and very detail oriented. He always was available to answer any questions or concerns. Paul will go out of his way to ensure the selling experience was as easy and streamlined as possible. Paul ended up selling our home in less than a month. The closing took place after we had already moved. Paul handled every aspect and even took care of arranging for repairs and dealing with contractors. We could not be more thankful!" Mike & Kendra W
"We were referred to Paul by a mutual friend. He helped us search and search until we found the perfect home for our family. He worked hard, long hours to make things happen for us without us having to lift a finger. He has and will continue to be highly recommended by us. We enjoyed working with Paul and will call on him again with any future real estate investments." John Clarey
"Paul is very knowledgeable of the local real estate market and demonstrated his expertise as an agent throughout the entire process. Paul worked tirelessly to help us find a home that met our wants and needs. Paul was instrumental during negotiations and was always quick to respond. We would recommend for any perspective buyer or seller to work with Paul Bryant." Bland & Katie Wilkerson
"Mr. Bryant..........I cant say enough great things about this man. He worked tirelessly for 7 months helping my wife and I find a home. The tricky part was his ability to do this 7,000 miles away. His expertise, experience, patients and tenacity is of the highest caliber in the industry. His relentless efforts and customer focused work schedules had Mr. Bryant in every house in the Columbia SC area, taking pictures, reports and evaluations until he found the perfect home for my family and I. With out a doubt Mr. Bryant is a true professional that will take the time to ensure he finds the right property for the right buyers. He is like the cupid of real estate. Thanks Paul" Rob & Sunny Willard
"Paul is an excellent realtor! He is very responsive and makes sure you feel good about each decision throughout the whole process. I feel very comfortable recommending Paul to family, friends and anyone looking to buy or sell. He is very knowledgeable of the real estate industry, and truly works hard from start to finish to make the whole process as smooth as possible. Paul is absolutely wonderful and we will definitely be using him again in the future!" Larry & Julie Huff
"I sent an email request to Exit Realty requesting a showing of a house… within a few minutes Paul answered my email and agreed to show me the house that very afternoon. I liked Paul from the minute I met him, he is very personable, knowledgeable, and helpful. He is never in a hurry and always seems to have adequate time to let you browse the homes and ask any questions you may have. Paul met me on many occasions on short notice and was always very accommodating to my schedule. I always felt like I was Paul’s only client at the time which I know was not true, but he is very good at giving you the personal attention you want and need. I have worked with two other agents in the recent past and can say that working with Paul was like working with your best friend; one that would go out of his way to do anything you wanted or needed. Thank you Paul for answering that first email request; I couldn’t have asked for a better agent to help me find and buy a house. I would highly recommend Paul to all of my friends and family and should I ever be in the position of needing a real estate agent again I will have to hunt Paul down!!" Sherry Ribbe
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