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Located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina, Elmwood Park combines charm with the convenience and excitement of downtown living. Founded in the early 1900's, it contains one of the largest collections of homes built during this era that are still remaining in the capital city today.
The land in the neighborhood was originally the State Fair Grounds and a race track, at the time was located beyond the original city limits of Columbia. After the state fair moved to its current location adjacent to the University of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium, the various original owners of the area began selling the parcels for real estate and local school development. Eventually, the lots were subdivided and offered to the public at an auction sale in 1905. This auction date is generally recognized as the establishment of Elmwood Park. As the neighborhood quickly developed, it was annexed by the City of Columbia in 1907. This created the city’s first suburb and the first expansion of the city outside its original planned boundaries.
Today, Elmwood Park retains its feeling of life from Columbia's past. The streets are lined with century old trees that neighbors enjoy while strolling by beautifully restored homes and gardens.
The National Register lists 279 homes in the neighborhood, with 219 homes contributing. The housing styles range from Queen Anne style, American Foursquare, gable-front houses, and Colonial Revival houses, to the smaller one-story structures that are predominantly American Craftsman influenced. Brick bungalows are also present, largely later-built from the 1920s and 1930s. A number of shotgun houses still stand in the earliest developed part of the neighborhood.
The homes in Elmwood Park range in square footage from 850 to 3500 and offer 2 to 5 bedrooms with 1 to 3.5 baths. Students that reside in this area will attend Logan Elementary, St. Andrews Middle and Columbia High School, all part of Richland School District One.
In addition, residents have the benefit of living in the heart of Columbia. Several parks, the University of South Carolina, Riverbanks Zoo, the thriving downtown business center, and the Capitol are all less than a two mile commute from Elmwood Park.
City entertainment and nightlife are also just as close. The symphony, ballet, theater and art galleries all can be reached within minutes. There is dining and shopping in the Vista and Five Points and downtown areas.
If you are looking to buy or sell in Elmwood Park, please give me a call. I would love to help you!
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.