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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 293 Independent Living communities in Columbia and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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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....

Forest Pines

1720 Devonshire Drive, Columbia, SC 29204

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Forest Pines provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated just outside of Columbia's downtown, you'll enjoy our beautiful grounds and facilities while enjoying all of the convenience and culture of the state's capitol. We're just minutes away from shopping,...

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...

Terrabella Windsor Lake

9370 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223

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Experience the utmost in Southern hospitality at TerraBella Windsor Lake. Our desired amenities and convenient services welcome residents to live a vibrant lifestyle that encourages independence with innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Independent Living...

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Mill Creek Manor

651 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223

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Welcome to Mill Creek Manor Independent, Assisted Living, & Memory Care, located in beautiful Columbia, SCMill Creek Manor is conveniently located to dining, shopping, and surrounded by beautiful Sesquicentennial Park.Here at Mill Creek Manor we provide a senior living neighborhood with the...

Lakeview Retirement Community (Opening Spring 2022)

2134 N Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29212

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Lakeview, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Lake Drive in Columbia. We look forward to opening brand new during the Spring of 2022! Lakeview will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your...

Harmony at Columbia

2300 Clemson Rd, Blythewood, SC 29229

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Welcome to The Harmony Collection at ColumbiaIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Columbia, South Carolina, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support,...

The Village at Southlake

123 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072

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The Village at Southlake is a senior community located in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County, which offers superlative independent living. From the second you first enter the community you'll know there is something special about The Village at Southlake, from the care free atmosphere...

Deepwood Estates

203 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072

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Deepwood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just minutes from the scenic shores of Lake Murray, you'll fall in love with our comfortable facilities, beautiful grounds and stunning views. Residents appreciate the convenience of being so close to the...

Discovery Village at Sandhill

440 Town Center Pl, Columbia, SC 29229

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Welcome to Discovery Village At Sandhill, a state-of-the-art, world-class senior-living community located in Columbia, South Carolina. Unlike any other senior living community in the area, Discovery Village At Sandhill offers outstanding active Independent Living, providing residents with...

The Oaks

1000 Methodist Oaks Drive, Orangeburg, SC 29115

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Situated on 700 beautiful acres of land on the Edisto River, The Oaks offers a selection of homes, duplexes and apartments specifically designed to suit a variety of individual needs. With a variety of distinctive neighborhood options to choose from, your new home will be sure to reflect your...

Clinton Presbyterian Community

801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325

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Clinton Presbyterian Community is an assisted living community located in Clinton, SC. Clinton, which is located in Laurens County, is a small town with park-like grounds and mature trees, and home to about 8,500 people. Clinton has a few local shops and stores where residents can enjoy going to...

HarborChase of Riverwalk NOW OPEN

749 Dunkins Ferry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730

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HarborChase of Riverwalk Conveniently located close to the unique dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities of the distinctive Riverwalk community, HarborChase of Riverwalk is a seamless combination of timeless elegance, modern conveniences and Southern hospitality. Here, you'll happily...

Chandler Place Independent Living

745 Dilworth Lane, Rock Hill, SC 29732

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Welcome to Chandler Place. Our newly constructed apartment homes provide a distinctive combination of service and independence which enables you to make choices and enjoy life. With a choice of one or two bedroom apartments, you may select the option that best meets your needs. Your apartment...

Greenway Square Retirement Community (Opening Spring 2022)

2230 Orson Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Greenway Square, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Orson Drive in Indian Land. We look forward to opening brand new Spring of 2022! Greenway Square will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your...

The Blake at Baxter Village

522 6th Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill, SC 29715

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Washington Commons

100 Washington Commons Drive, Evans, GA 30809

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Washington Commons provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Evans, Washington Commons offers you a taste of quiet serenity in the heart of Georgia. Residents appreciate the convenience of being close to world-class healthcare,...

Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

6805 Walnut Branch Lane, Charlotte, NC 28277

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Welcome to Overture Providence, your premiere 55+ active adult living destination. Here, you will discover beautifully designed apartment homes, one-of-a-kind services and over 12,000 square feet of resort-inspired amenities. We offer everything you’ll need to maintain a happy and healthy...

The Manor

12940 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134

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About The Manor Active 55+ Independent Senior Living CommunityThe Manor is an Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community in Pineville, NC! The Manor is designed for an independent senior who values lifestyle choices, community amenities & plenty of activities to keep you busy! All services &...

Providence Meadows

4123 Kuykendall Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270

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Independent Living in Columbia, SC

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Columbia, South Carolina are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Columbia retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.


Cost of Independent Living in Columbia, SC

The median monthly cost of independent living in Columbia is about $2,373 in the city proper, and $2,442 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of South Carolina is around $2,385.

For this type of senior living, Columbia, South Carolina offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


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 Independent Living facilities in South Carolina

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

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