How much does it cost to set down roots in Columbia, SC?
We’d be lying if we said you couldn’t find some serious Zillow + Redfin searches stored away somewhere within our computer cookies — so break out those calculators, Soda Citizens. We’re data digging today on local home buying + rental prices.
Data snapshot of Columbia
- $47,286 — The median household income. (2019 census data)
- $197,837 ZHVI — The median home value as of Feb. 28, 2022. (Zillow)
- $181,100 — The median property value. (2019 census data)
- ~$990 — The average monthly Fair House Rent for a two-bedroom apartment (note the majority of folks in Cola are renters, with only 46% of Cola residents owning their homes).
Great, but how far would my money go in other SC cities? According to Best Places 2022 Compare Cities Overview:
- Overall, Charleston is 32.3% more expensive than Columbia, with its housing costs being 131.6% more expensive.
- Overall, Greenville is 6.5% more expensive than Columbia, with housing costs being 37.2% more expensive.
Sold on living in Columbia, SC? We can’t blame ya. Check out three homes for sale right now around town between $200,000-$275,000:
🏡 $222,000 — 4108 Booxwood Dr. This 3 BR/ 2 BA, 1,404 sqft single family home was recently renovated and has hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a porch, and a fenced-in yard.
🏡 $249,000 — 1514 King St. This 3 BR/ 2 BA, 1,419 sqft home is located in Melrose Heights, has been updated, and still showcases the charm of an older home.
Oh, and for the price of a home in Cola, you get to enjoy Soda City, great art culture, and our beautiful rivers. Did we mention, you’re only about a two-hour drive from the mountains or beach? That’s a bargain, right? But seriously, we’d love for anyone looking to settle down to call the Capital City home alongside us. 💙