Columbia S.C. Real Estate

As of the 2015 Census, Metropolitan Columbia, SC had a population of 810,068. Columbia is home to Ft. Jackson, which is the largest U.S. Army installation for basic combat training. It is also home to the University of South Carolina, which is situated on 359 acres in downtown Columbia. The main campus has an enrollment of 33,575 students as of 2015.

The International Business program has been ranked number one for the last ten years. The Honors College at the university in 2012, was ranked number one in the Country. In 2014 incoming freshman to the Honors College had an average Sat score of 4.69.

There were 9,339 closed residential homes for 2013. The average sold price was $168,216, with 109 average days on the market. For 2014, there were 9,816 closed residential homes, at an average price of $171,417 and the average time to sell was 100 days. For 2015, there were 11,010 closed residential homes, at an average price of $177,604 and the average days on the market were 98 days. For the 2016 calendar year, there were 12,190 closed residential homes, at an average price of $187,546 and the average days on the market were 84 days. From these statistics, we can see a very positive trend in homeownership in Columbia, S.C. and a lot of people are seeing Columbia as a great place to live.

The weather makes Columbia, SC the ideal place to live. We get a change of seasons in Columbia, so there are more people bypassing going further south to live. The average high in July is 92 degrees and the average low in January is 33 degrees. Columbia has a 77% comfort index, where temperatures range between 70 to 80 degrees year round. The US comfort index is 54, so Columbia is growing in popularity, as a very pleasant place to live.

The top industries in Columbia as of the Fall of 2016 are: Healthcare and Social Assistance employing around 52,000 people, Accommodation and Food Service around 34,000, Educational Services with 32,000, Manufacturing with 31,000, Waste Management and Remediation with 26,000, Retail Trade with 42,000, Finance and Insurance employ around 22,000 people and the Specialty and Trade Contractors employ around 26,000 people. Some of the largest employers are the Palmetto Health Hospital System, SCANA energy company, the University of S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of S.C., Amazon, Fluor Daniel, United Parcel Service and Lexington Medical Center. The median household income is $52,000. Unemployment for February of 2017 was 4.3%.

Columbia SC Real Estate comprises a number of different sectors of the market. At Metro Realty Group we have experience and expertise as top real estate agents in Columbia, SC to assists both Buyers and Sellers with their real estate needs and goals through out the Columbia SC real estate market. We cover all Real Estate for Sale in Columbia SC and the whole Columbia SC Real Estate MLS market. Whether you live here or are relocating to Columbia, SC, use our integrity and experience to help you with your real estate needs.

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