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Around Columbia ...

Columbia is the largest city within a 50 mile [80 km] radius.

The next largest community is Sumter. It is located about 40 miles [ km] to the east of Columbia

For comparison, Columbia has a population of 132,000 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia Lakes
    • Arcadia Lakes [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcadia Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia Lakes
  • Belmont [Richland County]
  • Brickyard Village [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brickyard Village
    • Brickyard Village [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brickyard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brickyard Village
  • Capitol View [Richland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitol View
    • Capitol View [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Columbia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitol View
  • Cayce [Lexington County]
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    • Cayce [Lexington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,994 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cayce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cayce<4>
  • Dentsville [Richland County]
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    • Forest Acres [Richland County]
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      • Forest Acres [Richland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,269 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Acres
    • Hollywood [Richland County]
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      • Hollywood [Richland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Oak Grove [Lexington County]
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      • Oak Grove [Lexington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Ravenwood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood
      • Ravenwood [Richland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Columbia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood
    • Saint Andrews [Richland County]
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      • Saint Andrews [Richland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Andrews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Andrews
    • Springdale [Lancaster County]
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Valencia Heights [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia Heights
      • Valencia Heights [Richland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Columbia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia Heights
    • West Columbia [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Columbia
      • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Columbia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<4>

For more communities neighboring Columbia, please visit our County-by-County Page for Columbia.

Richland County ...

Columbia is primarily located in Richland County<5> and is the County Seat. A portion of Columbia extends into Lexington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland County: Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry & Sumter.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Columbia ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Columbia.

Airports Near Columbia ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Columbia and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Columbia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Columbia ...

Looking for more information about Columbia? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Columbia. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Columbia, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Columbia.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

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About Richland County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Columbia: www.columbiasc.net/

The official website for Richland County: www.richlandonline.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Columbia.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Columbia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Columbia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColumbiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Columbia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0006, Longitude: -81.0353    
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Richland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Columbia), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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