DYK there are 34 zip codes that span Columbia? You may know relative information about different areas of our city, but we’re deep-diving into one of the zip codes so you can puzzle piece together the Capital City through data. Are you ready?
For a sense of relativity — 29201 is within or borders Columbia, Cayce, and West Columbia +Earlewood, Elmwood Park, Five Points, Granby Hill, Historic Waverly, Laurel Hill, The Congaree Vista, and Whaley Street, are some of the main neighborhoods that make up this zip code.
5 quick facts:
23-24 — the median age of the population.
55.3% — the percentage of the population that has a bachelor’s degree or higher
~75% — the percentage ofhouseholds that are renter-occupied
90% — the percentage of households without children
This zip code is considered a college town — aka — this zip code is mostly made up of college students who love cell phones, will pay close to $1,000 in rent with roommates each month, showcase the latest fashion trends on a thrifty budget, participate in nightlife entertainment, and believe most things can be done via a phone rather than going in person.
A 249-room, seven-story, Hilton brand hotelmay be coming to Columbia. The potential development would be located in the Vista near the Gervais Street Bridge. If approved, the project would take about a year and a half to complete and begin in 2023. 🏨 (The Post and Courier)
The Vista + the Congaree National Park are inviting the community to celebrate the synchronized fireflies returning to Cola this weekend. Flashing lights can be picked up at these restaurants around the Vista. Bring them back in the evenings this weekend to blink along with the fireflies. 🔦
The UofSC women’s track team set a new school record this past weekend while running the 4×400 meter relay event in the track and field SEC Championship. The new UofSC record to beat is 3:25.45. Kentucky came in first at the event + set a new collegiate record. (WIS)
A $1.27 million dollar home on Blanding Street is on the market. This four-story home built in 2004 is just over 7,500 sqft, has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and an outdoor entertainment space with a pool. The house also has some unique, Charleston-esque features. See for yourself.🏠 (The State)
Township Auditorium will be filled with music and magic this fall. Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza takes place on Fri., Nov. 11 with Mickey, Minnie, Spiderman + all of your kiddo’s favorite characters. Tickets go on sale this Friday. 🎟️
Meet Ija Charles, the newest artist-in-residence at femme x COLUMBIA. The local self-taught artist moved her studio to1501 Richland St. and her work is displayed in the new bar area. Plan Ahead for Ija’s Artist Talk happening on Fri., June 24.
Historic Columbiaoffers free tours on the third Sunday of each month for Richland + Lexington residents with a valid I.D. Free Sundays are presented by Still Hopes Episcopal Community and June’s tour will take place at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House on Sun., June 19.
The Nickelodeon Theater is back for weekend showings and is in need of volunteers to fill concessions + admissions positions. In order to participate, individuals must attend training and volunteer sessions. Times and dates for these sessions are available here. 🍿
Fill the Red Truck is hosting its annual fundraiserbenefiting Animal Mission + Columbia Animal Services. This weekend a red truck will sit on the corner of Heyward and Holly Streets in Shadon from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Drop off canned animal food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, leashes, collars, carriers, toys, and monetary donations. 🛻
If you could ask a stroke specialist about strokes, what would you ask? Here’s your chance to connect with Prisma Health experts, who are on call + ready to answer your stroke questions. Submit your questions and we’ll follow up with answers in the next edition of Prisma Health On Call.*
Want to get a head start planning your Fourth of July? Fireworks with the Phil, presented by Prisma Health — a patriotic concert ft. the SC Philharmonic + a fireworks finale — returns to Segra Park on Sat., July 2. Tickets are $10 now on sale. Bonus: Military members and children 3-7 years old get a $2 discount. 🎆*
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Calling all nature lovers… who also like being able to go inside if they want to. Rugged Luxedesigns, sets up, and tears down your unique event within a 30-mile radius of Columbia. Choose between a boho picnic or a glamping experience for any occasion.
Check out the full post for a sneak peek into what Rugged Luxe looks like in action.
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Editor’s pick:I took a weekend trip to Greenville this weekend, (hey, GVLtoday👋). I went to Coffee Underground after the Saturday market(Greenville’s version of Soda City) and sipped some wines at City Scape Winery — a local vineyard about 30 min. from Greenville in Pelzer, SC. If you ever find yourself in Greenville, I label these places as must-see experiences.
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