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Merrill Gardens at Columbia NOW OPEN

2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201

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Merrill Gardens at Columbia is a new senior living community offering independent living and memory care. We are located next to Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, one mile from the State House and downtown. We offer luxury senior living in the heart of revitalized BullStreet District....

Atria Forest Lake

4405 Forest Dr, Columbia, SC 29206

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In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, you'll find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the fountain, or visit with family in the dayroom. Located in the heart of Forest Acres, Atria Forest...

Carolina Gardens at Kathwood

4520 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC 29206

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Carolina Gardens at Kathwood is an assisted living and memory care community in Columbia, South Carolina. Located in the capital city of Columbia, our residents enjoy unparalleled access to fine shopping, dining and medical facilities. Columbia is a historic city with a thriving downtown area,...

Jenni-Lynn

915 Hook Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169

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Jenni Lynn Assisted Living and Independent Living has been serving Seniors for over 30 years. We are located off Hwy 378 in West Columbia, 1 mile from Lexington Medical Hospital. We offer a wide array of services, amenities and activities that keep our resident healthy and safe, while providing...

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Twilite Manor

2306 Forrest Road, Cayce, SC 29033

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Twilite Manor Twilite Manor is an assisted living community located in Cayce, SC. Cayce is located in Richland and Lexington Counties and home to about 12,500 residents. With its location on the Congaree River, residents can enjoy the scenic views, take long walks, go on outings with friends, or...

Colonial Gardens Alzheimer's Special Care Center

3565 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

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Colonial Gardens is an assisted living community that is located in the quiet town of West Columbia, Lexington County, South Carolina. Colonial Gardens is a place of residence specializing in memory care support and Alzheimer's treatment. At the Colonial Gardens, residents who suffer from...

Lexington Place

190 McSwain Drive, West Columbia, SC 29169

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At Lexington Place, a pet friendly senior living community near Columbia, SC, we provide our residents thoughtful, compassionate assistance with their daily routine, while respecting their independence. We develop individual care plans to meet the needs of each resident, and a full-time licensed...

Carolina Gardens at West Columbia

2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia, SC 29169

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Carolina Gardens at West Columbia is an assisted living and memory care community in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina and offers world class shopping, dining and medical facilities. Our vibrant and thriving city allows residents to make the most of their...

Brookdale Columbia

251 Springtree Drive, Columbia, SC 29223

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The Greatest AdventureTucked away in a beautiful building in Columbia, South Carolina, you can experience a retirement rich in luxury amenities and spacious accommodations. With personalized care plans, an action-packed events calendar and a warm and friendly group of residents, you may think you...

Palmettos of Parklane

7811 Parklane Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

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Brookdale Harbison

51 Woodcross Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

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Embrace The Golden YearsIf you want to embrace your golden years with enthusiasm and energy without sacrificing peace of mind that comes from having access to quality care, look no further than our assisted living community in Columbia, South Carolina. Surrounded by a warm and welcoming care team...

HarborChase of Columbia

120 Fairforest Rd, Columbia, SC 29212

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At HarborChase of Columbia Assisted Living and Memory Care we provide exceptional care for those who require assistance with their day-to-day needs and those challenged with dementia or Alzheimer's in a warm, home-like environment. Our beautiful campus is nestled on a wooded lakeview site and the...

Harbison Shores

990 Columbia Ave, Irmo, SC 29063

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Harbison Shores is an assisted living community in Irmo, South Carolina. Irmo is part of the Columbia metro area, offering residents easy access to fine shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities. Recognized by Money Magazine as one of the most 'Affordable Places to Live in the Country',...

Carolina Gardens at Lexington

5422 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072

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Choosing the best assisted living and memory care community can be an important decision that many seniors and families will have to make. Families and senior citizens alike will want to know that their lives will be well taken care of. At Carolina Gardens at Lexington, residents enjoy an active,...

Oakleaf of Lexington

800 North Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072

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Oakleaf Village of Lexington has been in operation since 2001. This means we have staff that have been taking care of Lexington County residents for over 18 years. We pride ourselves on the lack of turnover we have in our care team, so we can promise more continuity of care. Your loved one won’t...

Morningside of Lexington

218 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072

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Enjoyable Retirement Living in Lexington, South Carolina Morningside Assisted Living of Lexington is situated in the heart of Lexington, South Carolina, high on a tranquil hill where the outdoors can be enjoyed from the rocking chairs on the front porch. Along with our beautiful surroundings,...

The Blake at Woodcreek Farms

385 Spears Creek Church Rd, Elgin, SC 29045

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Resort Style Assisted Living and Memory CareStrategically located at the entrance of Woodcreek Farms in Northeast Columbia, The Blake at Woodcreek Farms is unlike any other. Retirement and hospitality are blended to create an assisted living and memory care community where you will feel right at...

Generations of Chapin

431 E Boundary St, Chapin, SC 29036

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Generations Assisted Living Facilities and related businesses were founded by Louetta A. Slice who was a registered nurse, licensed nursing home administrator and a certified assisted living administrator. Her health care career was devoted to helping and caring for senior adults. Generations...

Generations of Batesburg

111 Generations Blvd, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006

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Generations Assisted Living Facilities and related businesses were founded by Louetta A. Slice who was a registered nurse, licensed nursing home administrator and a certified assisted living administrator. Her health care career was devoted to helping and caring for senior adults. Generations...

Morningside of Camden

719 Kershaw Highway, Camden, SC 29020

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Morningside Assisted Living of Camden is a beautiful, quaint retirement community in Camden, South Carolina, just northeast of Columbia, SC. Our assisted living community has 41 apartments, and offers assistance with the activities of daily living, as needed by each individual. Morningside of...

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Assisted Living in Columbia, SC

Assisted living communities in Columbia, SC provide supervision, community style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These communities are designed to promote independence and social interaction among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care.


Cost of Assisted Living in Columbia, SC

  • Mean cost city proper: $3,716
  • Median cost city proper: $3,080
  • Mean cost metro area: $3,507
  • Median cost metro area: $3,096

Public assistance is available through the Optional State Supplement program (OSS). In Columbia, assisted living communities are licensed by the Board of Health and Environmental Control, Division of Health.


Learn More About Columbia, SC

Cost of Living

Compared to most other US cities, Columbia is considered to be much cheaper than average. The cost-of-living index is rated five points below the national average and the grocery index rating is 8 points below. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentMedian home valueMedian family income8496$1,023$136,700$41,454

Local Hospitals

There are three major hospitals in Columbia:

  • Prisma Health Richland Hospital – A 657-bed nonprofit hospital that has a 24-hour emergency trauma center, pediatric care, psychiatric care, and cardiovascular services. Patients often report positive reviews of Prisma Health.
  • Prisma Health Baptist Hospital – A 330-bed nonprofit hospital is another part of the Prisma Medical Group which offers cardiovascular services, inpatient services, and physical therapy among other services.
  • Providence Health – A 332-bed nonprofit founded on the virtues of the church, offers the most comprehensive heart treatment services, neuroscience sleep studies, and physical therapy. Short-term acute outpatients generally give positive reviews.

Weather and Climate

Columbia has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that summers tend to be extremely hot and humid with a high chance of rain on any given day. The winters tend to be mild and temperate. On average, the humidity level for Columbia is roughly 68%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at roughly 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low87°F94°F (July)70°F (July)46°F59°F (February)35°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating41 (Good)50 in December (Good)

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfallNatural Disasters46”6” (August)1”Hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), tornadoes, and floods

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Columbia County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party64%31.1%4.9%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation densityPopulation trend132,326972 people per square mileGrowing at a rate of 0.43%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3524%10%5%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree88.2%12.6%3.9%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more2.7%40.4%5.4%0.1%0.2%48.8%2.8%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens8,0817.5253.04

Columbia is considered somewhat friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community may face discrimination from the general public but not with much frequency.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Living in Columbia, SC is an excellent option for seniors who enjoy Southern hospitality and culture. The University of South Carolina has active dance and arts programs that are regularly promoting exciting new artistic endeavors. Trustus is the local theatre group that produces varied sophisticated performances. Beyond that, Columbia has various venues for music, nightlife and comedy. Some notable locations in Columbia include:

  • One Columbia Arts & History
  • Columbia Museum of Art
  • South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Town Theatre
  • Columbia Marionette Theatre
  • Nickelodeon Theatre
  • Columbia City Ballet

Transportation

The COMET, known officially the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA), is the operator of mass transportation in Richland and Lexington counties. Eighteen standard, all-day routes serve metropolitan Columbia, while eight peak hour routes and one weekend special are also operated by the transit agency. There are discounted fares for seniors, disabled riders, and medicare recipients.

Frequently asked questions about Assisted Living facilities in South Carolina

There are 20 assisted living facilities near Columbia, South Carolina. See the full list.

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