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    8100 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
    9 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • $1,085+
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    4/5 Lena G. on Jun 20, 2020

    My Husband and I have been here since 2017. If You're Looking for a nice place to stay check out Deer Meadows Village Apartments On Garners in Columbia, South Carolina. The Staff and Maintenance are very nice!

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    1101 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,440+
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    The Palms is Columbia’s newest sought-after address, offering the ultimate in urban apartment living with convenient access to the central business district, the University of South Carolina, the Vista and the Statehouse. The Art Deco design of the exterior will serve as an enhancement to Columbia’s modern skyline. The Palms is located at 1101 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201 and is managed by Arnold Companies, a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe. The Palms offers Studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments ranging in size from 458 to 1158 sq.ft. Amenities include Rooftop Resident Lounge, Luxer Package Room, Business Center, Cable Ready, Pet Spa, Quartz Countertops, Energy Efficient Appliances and more. This rental community is pet friendly, welcoming both cats and dogs.  For more details, contact our office at (803) 744-9975 or use the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    1155 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,165
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    4824 Smallwood Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
    23 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $988+
    • $1,068+
    • $1,378+
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    900 Gracern Road, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $1,235+
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    169 Brook Pines Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
    14 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $623+
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    82 Fox Run Lane, Columbia, SC 29210
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    8100 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
    9 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,085+
    • $1,245+
    • $1,480+
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    310 Ross Road, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,098+
    • $1,173+
    • $1,251+
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    600 Greenlawn Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,300+
    • $1,570+
    • $1,870+
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    250 Crossbow Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,067+
    • $1,101+
    • $1,661+
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    701 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,600
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    1101 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,440+
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    500 Gills Creek Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • 1 BED
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    • $1,040+
    • $1,395+
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    100 Bryton Trace, Columbia, SC 29210
    12 Units available
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    • $909+
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    • $1,010+
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    4501 Bentley Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
    8 Units available
    • 1 BED
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $960+
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    • $1,359+
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    100 Fairforest Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $915+
    • $1,060+
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    1155 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
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    • $1,165
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    1401 Hampton St, Columbia, SC 29201
    2 Units available
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    • 1 BED
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    • $955
    • $1,092
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    500 Harbison Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,309+
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    1340 Longcreek Drice, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • 1 BED
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    • $885+
    • $1,280+
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    800 Beatty Road, Columbia, SC 29210
    9 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $955+
    • $1,070+
    • $1,230+
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    600 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    751 Mallet Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $986+
    • $1,174+
    • $1,415+
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    1513 Farrington Way, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $950+
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    100 Rice Terrace Dr, Columbia, SC 29229
    8 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,195+
    • $1,180+
    • $1,690+
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    1200 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210
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    • $1,055+
    • $1,211+
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    113 Paces Brook, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,097+
    • $1,674+
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    510 Heyward St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    1800 Killian Lakes Drive, Columbia, SC 29203
    27 Units available
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    • $1,203+
    • $1,383+
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    1310 Lady Street, Columbia, SC 29201
    38 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2+ BEDS
    • $1,227
    • $1,439
    • $2,014
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    2038 Lake Murray Blvd., Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,387+
    • $1,549+
    • $2,029
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    105 Hillpine Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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    • $1,100+
    • $1,240
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    5416 Magnolia Park Cir, Columbia, SC 29206
    1 Unit available
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,575
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    1580 Rabon Farm Ln, Columbia, SC 29223
    1 Unit available
    • 4 BEDS
    • $1,424
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    7301 Fontana Dr, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,270
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    751 Mallet Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29223
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    • $1,240
    • $1,450+
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    5015 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,950
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    245 Broken Hill Road, Columbia, SC 29212
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    7111 Gray St, Columbia, SC 29209
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    1601 Longcreek Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
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    513 S Beltline Blvd, Columbia, SC 29205
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    • 4 BEDS
    • $1,925
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    350 Powell Road, Columbia, SC 29203
    23 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,053+
    • $1,333+
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    2146 Barhamville Road, Columbia, SC 29204
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,330
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    1224 Timrod St, Columbia, SC 29203
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,350
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    2637 River Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
    5 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,215+
    • $1,399+
    • $1,599+
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    2003 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29205
    4 Units available
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    • $950+
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    280 Conrad Cir, Columbia, SC 29212
    1 Unit available
    • 3 BEDS
    • $1,400
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    13 Woodwind CT, Columbia, SC 29209
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,550
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    137 Roseberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29223
    14 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $1,399+
    • $1,799
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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Columbia, SC last updated?

Prices and availability in Columbia, SC were last updated on 19 May 2022.

What are the best apartments in Columbia, SC?

The best apartments in Columbia, SC are: Deer Meadow Village Apartments, The Palms 1101, The Palms on Main, The Paddock Club Columbia and Three Rivers Apartments.

What is the average rent in Columbia, SC?

The average rent in Columbia, SC is $1,270. Start your search for apartments in Columbia, SC now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, SC?

The price range for a studio apartment in Columbia, SC is between $623 and $2,035. View all studio apartments in Columbia, SC.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $610 and $3,916. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $730 and $5,000. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Columbia, SC is between $843 and $4,979. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Columbia, SC.

Renter's guide to Columbia, SC

Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina, and the state’s largest city. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked Columbia number 46 among the top 50 “Best Places to Live,” awarding the city an overall score of 6.6 on a 10-point scale.

Columbia is under 2 hours from Greenville, SC; 2-and-a-half hours from Charleston, SC; and between 3-and-a-half and 4 hours from Raleigh, North Carolina.

The city is home to the University of South Carolina’s flagship campus, which is the largest institution of higher learning in the state. Fort Jackson, a U.S. Army installation in use since 1917, is located in Columbia and trains half of all soldiers entering the U.S. Army annually.

Weather in Columbia, South Carolina, is typical of the humid subtropical climate zone. Columbia describes itself as “Famously Hot” — and for good reason: in Columbia, spring comes early, summers are very hot and humid, and warm weather lingers into late autumn. Extended periods of cold weather and freezing temperatures are rare in Columbia, and the city rarely receives snow. Overall, the climate is predictable, with average high temperatures ranging from 57 degrees in January, Columbia’s coldest month, all the way up to 92 degrees in July, its hottest month; and average low temperatures from 34 degrees in January to 71 degrees in July. Average annual rainfall in Columbia is 45 inches, peaking in the humid summer months.

Columbia, SC Demographics

  • Total Population134,057
  • Female 67,946
    Male 66,111
  • Median Age28.2

Columbia, SC has a population of 134,057 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 66,111 of Columbia’s residents are women and 67,946 are men. The median age of those who live in Columbia, SC is 28.2.

Cost of Living in Columbia, SC

Though personal vehicles are the mode of transportation of choice for the vast majority of Columbia residents, the COMET bus transit system services the Midlands region of South Carolina. Standard one-way bus fare in Columbia is $1.50 for an adult and $.75 for senior citizens and special needs riders, and all-day COMET passes cost $3.00.

The average commute time for the Columbia metro area is 23.6 minutes, which is lower than the national average of 25.4 minutes.

A meal for 2 people in a mid-range Columbia restaurant may cost anywhere between $29 and $50, and a regular cappuccino goes for about $4.

For a 915-square-foot apartment, Columbia, SC, residents pay on average $140 for utilities (such as electricity, heating, water, or garbage removal), which is close to the national average of $147 in monthly utility expenses.

Average Rent in Columbia, SC

  • Columbia, SC Average Rental Price, February 2022 $1,270 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Columbia, SC is $1,270.

    Columbia, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    About 40% of apartment rents in Columbia, SC range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 13% of apartments. Around 35% of Columbia’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 4% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    Columbia, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    Columbia, SC $1,030 $1,044 $1,071 $1,084 $1,095 $1,103 $1,126 $1,157 $1,222 $1,249 $1,270
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Columbia, SC is $1,270.

    Living in Columbia, SC

    Columbia is a vibrant college town known for its southern hospitality and pleasant, sunny year-round weather. Millennials, young professionals, and families alike will find themselves in good company in Columbia, where the median age is 35.9 and senior citizens make up less than 10 percent of the population. The cost of living in Columbia is lower than the national average — but the same is true of comparative annual salaries. On the flip side, cars are nearly a must-have to get around and work in Columbia; and though the city is fairly well connected to other major metropolitan areas, it is still relatively far from many larger east coast urban hubs.

    Things to do in Columbia, SC

    Residents of Columbia can enjoy the many attractions and points of interest in the region. The Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden is one of the area’s most popular destinations, receiving over a million visitors each year. Located along the Saluda River, the zoo and garden encompass 170 acres and house more than 2,000 animals.

    Public parks and green spaces for jogging, dog walking, recreational sports, or playtime with children are also abundant in Columbia. Some of the top attractions for outdoor activities in Columbia are the Sesquicentennial State Park, Harbison State Forest, and Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park.

    University of South Carolina sports are also a uniting force for many Columbia residents, who can attend football games at the Williams Brice Stadium or basketball games at Colonial Life Arena.

    Families with children will also find many things to do in Columbia, including several museums designed with kids in mind. Among these are the South Carolina State Museum, which has a state-of-the-art planetarium as well as a 4D movie theater, and the hands-on EdVenture Children’s Museum. The Columbia Marionette Theater is also a popular attraction for families with kids.

    If you’re in the mood for some classic southern seafood, check out Blue Marlin in Columbia’s bustling Congaree Vista District. Mr Friendly’s New Southern Cafe and Bourbon are two of the best restaurants in Columbia; and Lamb's Bread Vegan Café is an excellent option for those who fancy vegetarian food.

    Cultural venues in Columbia range in size and atmosphere but are popular among residents. Township Auditorium is a historic concert and performance venue with a capacity of up to 3,500 guests. Constructed in 1930, its Georgian Revival architecture and historical ties to Jim Crow era legislation contributed to its addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. The Koger Center for the Arts, located on the University of South Carolina Campus, can accommodate over 2,000 guests. It is home to the South Carolina Philharmonic and hosts large-scale functions and speeches, including the State of the State Address.

    Columbia, SC employment & economy

    In recent years, South Carolina’s economy has seen steady growth, and the unemployment rate in Columbia has dipped below 5 percent. Columbia is a hub for careers in manufacturing, healthcare and health services, and finance. The University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health hospital system, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina are consistently among Columbia’s largest employers, as is Fort Jackson, where over half of the U.S. Army’s new soldiers undergo basic training each year.

    Additionally, Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, AgFirst Farm Credit Bank, and South State Bank are headquartered in Columbia; and UPS, Michelin, International Paper, and Bose Technology have regional facilities based in the Columbia metropolitan area.

    Columbia, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households47,306
    • Family 22,578
      Non-family 24,728
    • Children 11,704
      No Children 35,602
    • Average People Per Household2.22
    • Median Household Income$47,416
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$980

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 47,306 households in Columbia, SC. 22,578 are family households and 24,728 are non-family households. There are 11,704 households with children in Columbia and 35,602 households without children. On average, about 2.22 people live in a household in Columbia, SC. The median income of a Columbia household living in Columbia is $47,416 per year. The median housing costs per month are $980.

    Education in Columbia, SC

    In addition to the main campus of the University of South Carolina, whose 15 schools enroll over 30,000 students, Columbia is also home to several other institutions of higher education. Among these are: Benedict College, a private, historically black liberal arts college; Columbia College, a private college for women; the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, one of the oldest Lutheran seminaries in the country; and the Midlands Technical College, a two-year, public community college that is part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

    At the primary and secondary level, there are 7 public school districts in Richland and Lexington Counties serving Columbia’s 65,000 students. Among Columbia’s 37 public schools and 54 private schools, two — A. C. Flora High School and C. A. Johnson High School — have been ranked among the nation’s top 100 by U.S. News & World Report.

    Columbia, SC Education Statistics

    The level of education of the population of Columbia, SC is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 34% completed some high school, 20% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 22% have a Bachelor Degree, and 15% have a Graduate Degree.

    Tips for renting in Columbia, SC

    The state of South Carolina has enacted a residential Landlord-Tenant Act that applies to nearly all leases and details landlord and tenant right and responsibilities. Columbia renters should be vigilant about the terms of their lease as well as the general provisions of this law. Under the Landlord-Tenant Act, tenants are responsible for timely rent payment, maintaining safe and clean units, and proper waste disposal. When a lease is up, the tenant is required to provide a written forwarding address to which the landlord can direct the security deposit, and if some or all of the deposit has been withheld by the landlord, he or she must provide an itemized list of damages and deductions within 30 days of either the end of the lease or from the move-out date, whichever is later.

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