Your Guide To Columbia, SC Neighborhoods

From popular Five Points to the residential neighborhoods of Columbia, let us be your guide!

This guide to neighborhoods in Columbia, SC shares details on the best places to explore and visit when visiting Columbia. You’ll find details on what each neighborhood is like, what it’s known for and where it is in the city. We also share details on residential neighborhoods near these commercial districts.

About Downtown Columbia

Downtown Columbia, SC is home to the State House, popular restaurants, local shops, bars and businesses.

Downtown is typically where we recommend staying if visiting Columbia given its abundance of hotels and walkable districts.

Columbia’s downtown is comprised of a few different areas, each of which are detailed below in their own guide.

WHAT IT’S LIKE: Professional · Historic · Big City Feel

KNOWN FOR: Restaurants · State House · USC

LOCATION: City Center

About The Vista

The Vista is a walkable commercial district full of restaurants, shops, bars and businesses.

Columbia’s Vista district is located just west of the South Carolina State House. It’s a charming district with historic brick buildings housing restaurants, shops, businesses and attractions.

WHAT IT’S LIKE: historic · local · lively

KNOWN FOR: Restaurants · Galleries · Museums

LOCATION: West of Main Street + The State House

About Main Street

The Main Street area of downtown Columbia is one of the city’s most popular places to stroll, dine and sightsee.

The area serves as Columbia’s Central Business District. It’s also home to the South Carolina State House and the center of South Carolina’s government and politics.

Don’t miss the weekly Soda City Market held Saturdays on Main Street.

WHAT IT’S LIKE: Professional · Local · Big City Feel

KNOWN FOR: The State House · Restaurants · Soda City

LOCATION: City center

About Five Points

Known for local shops and tons of bars, the eclectic Five Points is a go-to destination for residents and visitors alike.

Here you’ll find restaurants, coffee shops, record stores, vintage clothing and hangout spots. Pretty much all of it is local, too

WHAT IT’S LIKE: Hip · Local · Vibrant

KNOWN FOR: Restaurants · Bars · Shopping

LOCATION: East of downtown Columbia and USC

About Devine STreet

Go-to shopping street in Columbia with coffee shops and restaurants

Surrounded by residential areas, you’ll enjoy an inviting neighborhood feel as you stroll along Devine Street perusing the local shops and eateries.

WHAT IT’S LIKE: Charming · Local · Walkable

KNOWN FOR: Boutiques · Restaurants · Local Feel

LOCATION: East of Five Points