Divided from the heart of downtown Columbia by the Congaree River, the Cayce and West Columbia areas provide quick access to the fast-paced living of the city while offering a range of unique attractions of their own. Popular with families, young professionals and students for its affordability in comparison to the heart of the city, these communities feature a range of options from historic homes to condos and apartments.
In addition to all of the capital city’s amenities, Cayce and West Columbia boast some of the largest attractions in the midlands, including the Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The zoo houses over 1,000 animals and has been cited as one of the most popular zoo destinations in the United States. The Congaree River also provides many options for outdoor recreation, including miles of walking trails, kayaking, biking and relaxation.
For the night owl, there are many options for nightlife and entertainment in the area. The ever-popular State Street features many options for shopping, dining, bars, music and more. As many students and city professionals have been moving into the area, attracted by a relatively low cost of housing and the many opportunities for fun and recreation, a number of new condos and apartments have been developed. There are great options for families as well, with many neighborhoods retaining their historic beauty.