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Historic Elmwood Park

November 11, 2019


Nestled in the historic district in the heart of Columbia, SC sits the residential community of Elmwood Park. The residential side of Elmwood was officially founded in 1905 when the original state fairgrounds were moved from that location to its current location down from the University of South Carolina and the lots were sold at auction. 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. Elmwood has easily become one of Columbia’s most desired places to live.

Elmwood Park is minutes from Main Street, the Vista greenways, the Columbia Fireflies stadium, and Riverfront Park. There are so many great restaurants close by ranging from Southern cooking to Mediterranean, Asian, Italian, and even Gastropubs. Walk or bike to local art shops and shopping. 

Students who live in Elmwood Park go to public schools that are a part of the Richland County School District. These schools include Logan Elementary School which is supported with regular fundraising events by the Elmwood Park Education Committee. The Richland County School District oversees more than fifty public schools in the area. Private schools that are located nearby the Elmwood Park community include Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, St. Peter’s Catholic School and Provost Academy of South Carolina.

Being a South Carolina resident allows you to have easy access to popular vacation spots such as the nearby beaches on the East Coast or the majestic mountains of the South. Living in Elmwood Park will provide you with plenty of opportunities to explore the great outdoors and enjoy all the sights and sounds of nature.

If you’re looking for a community full of history and beautiful scenery, Elmwood Park may be the perfect fit!

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