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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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 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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"Paul is by far one of the BEST realtors out there. He is extremely professional, very knowledgeable, patient and personable. Whether you're a first time homebuyer or not, he takes a lot of the stress and Anxiety out of the process. Paul goes above and beyond to help you get what it is you want. And if you're not entirely sure what you're looking for, he doesn't mind helping you figure it out. From beginning to "end" he makes himself available to you. Even after you have closed on your home, he makes himself available for any questions or concerns you may have. I was extremely impressed and please with the love and knowledge he has for what he does. I am Confident that anyone who hires Paul Bryant to be there realtor, will be more than pleased with his ability to deliver. I Look forward to working with him again on future purchases. He was truly a joy to work with." Pickering Family
"Working with Paul was great. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the home buying process, he consistently goes above and beyond to help you through every stage thereof, even beyond the typical duties of a realtor. Paul's professionalism and expert advice was extremely helpful as a first-time buyer as it allowed me to be confident in the commitment I was making. Paul took great care in explaining processes, checking for understanding and continued to make sure that my expectations were being met even after closing. Thanks to Paul, I enjoyed what I thought was going to be a stressful process and when it comes to future purchases and selling, I will not consider doing business with anyone else." Ashley Powell
"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
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