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University Hill is a terrific neighborhood that encompasses the central portion of the beautiful University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, South Carolina. Bordered by Gervais Street, Pickens Street, and Blossom Street, this neighborhood is within walking distance of downtown Columbia, SC, and its Congaree Vista, and 5 Points areas. Being centrally located in the State and with three primary interstate systems flowing around the City of Columbia (I-77, I-20, and I-26) allows residents to be at the beach or the mountains within a few hours. Residents also have easy access to Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. And being 30 minutes away from I-95, residents have access to a myriad of traveling destinations to the north and south of South Carolina.
Residences available in the University Hill neighborhood include large, fabulous homes, some well over 100 years old. Many of these homes have efficiency apartments for rent. Homes in the area are valued at about $450,000.00. These beautiful historical homes have high ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, some have a library, and some have guest apartments. There are also townhomes and condominiums in the area as well. The sizes of the residences here range from approximately 2000 square feet to over 4000 square feet. Efficiency apartments are on average about 700 square feet in size. The best part of living on University Hill is the fabulous landscaping and the mature, majestic hardwoods that grace the area, especially those on the University campus. If downtown living and a campus environment are what you are looking for, this neighborhood is unbeatable.
Residents living in the University Hill neighborhood have the University of South Carolina Campus on which to enjoy their daily or weekly runs, walks, or bike rides, not to mention the many collegiate activities available. Residents are also within walking distance of downtown Columbia, the Vista, and even the 5 Points area providing a vast number and variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops from which to choose, as well as several great museums and theaters nearby providing numerous options for indoor entertainment. Outdoor enthusiasts have access to the Saluda and Broad Rivers, which merge to create the Congaree River at downtown Columbia, offering a variety of canoeing and kayaking options. There are also several nearby outfitters who schedule trips on the rivers throughout the year. Columbia, SC also has a number of greenways along the rivers providing hiking, jogging, and biking opportunities while enjoying the beautiful river scenery. And for hiking enthusiasts, the Palmetto Trail runs through downtown Columbia, SC. There is much to do in downtown Columbia, SC and residents of the University Hill neighborhood never lack for something to help pass their time.
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