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University of South Carolina-Columbia

1600 Hampton Street,

Columbia, South Carolina 29208
Learn more about USC-Columbia: www.sc.edu

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Life at University of South Carolina-Columbia

University of South Carolina students can look forward to a great education -- and a lot of cheering for the Gamecocks. But what's it really like to live, play and attend school in Columbia, S.C.? Let's take a locals-only look at USC and the community that surrounds it.

Best Neighborhoods for USC Students

From dorms to sorority and fraternity houses, USC has an excellent selection of student housing available. Freshmen are required to live on campus, but after that, your options are open. In fact, about 70 percent of USC students live off campus. Here are some Columbia neighborhoods popular with students.

Five Points

Five Points is one of Columbia's oldest neighborhoods, with plenty of history. It's just north of USC, so commute times are short. Many students walk to school from here. Public transit is also an option, and USC operates a Five Points Shuttle.

There are lots of condos and apartments in the area, typically priced between $700 and $1,200 per month. Not bad if you have roomies! Oh, and don't let it distract you from your homework, but the nightlife in Five Points is always hopping.

Shandon

With its mature trees, wide streets and historic homes, Shandon is a very desirable neighborhood. Sims Park is a popular gathering spot, and Devine Street is where you'll find boutique shops, restaurants and coffee houses.

Public transit and campus shuttles are available, but USC students can walk or bike to school in 10-20 minutes from this part of the city.

Olympia

Situated a mere 10-minute drive from the USC campus, Olympia features a mix of apartments and vintage single-family homes. Though college might be a bit early to consider buying a house, many residential properties in the area are quite affordable ? maybe something to consider after graduation.

Local attractions include Olympia Park, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, and during October, the South Carolina State Fair. As with most university-adjacent areas, buses and USC shuttles are available.

Rosewood

The Rosewood neighborhood boasts a wealth of gorgeous parks, historic homes, and tree-lined streets. In addition to being a friendly, diverse community, it's also a haven for those with green thumbs ? there's a community orchard, two community gardens, and Columbia's only urban farm, City Roots. Favorite foodie spots include the Ole Timey Meat Market and Dano's Pizza.

Those who prefer human-powered transportation will be pleased to learn that Rosewood is only a 15-minute bike ride from the University of South Carolina campus, and bus rides are available at the corner of Rosewood and Beltline.

Best Nightlife Venues in Columbia, S.C.

Yes, studying is crucial for success, but you know what they say about "all work and no play." So, where can USC students expect to spend their nights out on the town? As it turns out, there are plenty of excellent places to celebrate a successful exam.

Music Farm at 1022 Senate St. is a great choice when you want to catch a local band. The sound system is thunderous, the drinks are cold, and the décor is chic and modern.

Americana fans will love the tunes at the Tin Roof, and if you happen to already be at the Music Farm, it's right next door. Locals highly recommend the wings, tots and guacamole.

Need a laugh? Check out the Comedy House at 2768 Decker Blvd. Those in the know say the food is just OK, but the comedy is side-splittingly funny. Expect a crowded house, and a sore stomach the next day.

The New Brookland Tavern at 122 State St. is what you might affectionately call a "hole in the wall." Despite its humble looks, it has attracted a dedicated following in Columbia's independent music scene. Here, you'll find a roster filled with regional touring bands and local favorites.

Where to Eat Around Columbia

Columbia is known as the "Capital of Southern Hospitality," so it should come as no surprise that the city is full of excellent restaurants and top-notch retailers.

If you're celebrating a special occasion, you can't go wrong with Cola's Restaurant. Enthusiasts say the food is excellent and the service is fast. The hearty American fare here is more than just comfort food; it's traditional cuisine taken to the next level.

Solstice Kitchen also garners rave reviews from fine diners. What makes it worth the splurge? Those in the know say there's not a bad item on the menu, but the braised pork shoulder and soft-shell crab are perhaps the most coveted entrees.

Looking for something more budget-friendly? Little Pigs Barbecue will not disappoint. Their hush puppies and pulled pork are local legends. Just don't blame them if you get hooked; it says right on the sign that the food may be habit-forming.

If you're looking for a place that caters to herbivores, look no further than Lamb's Bread Vegan Café. Their mac and "cheese" has been known to make believers out of the most avid carnivores, and the kung pao "chicken" is quite popular, too. View More

University of South Carolina students can look forward to a great education -- and a lot of cheering for the Gamecocks. But what's it really like to live, play and attend school in Columbia, S.C.? Let's take a locals-only look at USC and the community that surrounds it.

Best Neighborhoods for USC Students

From dorms to sorority and fraternity houses, USC has an excellent selection of student housing available. Freshmen are required to live on campus, but after that, your options are open. In fact, about 70 percent of USC students live off campus. Here are some Columbia neighborhoods popular with students.

Five Points

Five Points is one of Columbia's oldest neighborhoods, with plenty of history. It's just north of USC, so commute times are short. Many students walk to school from here. Public transit is also an option, and USC operates a Five Points Shuttle.

There are lots of condos and apartments in the area, typically priced between $700 and $1,200 per month. Not bad if you have roomies! Oh, and don't let it distract you from your homework, but the nightlife in Five Points is always hopping.

Shandon

With its mature trees, wide streets and historic homes, Shandon is a very desirable neighborhood. Sims Park is a popular gathering spot, and Devine Street is where you'll find boutique shops, restaurants and coffee houses.

Public transit and campus shuttles are available, but USC students can walk or bike to school in 10-20 minutes from this part of the city.

Olympia

Situated a mere 10-minute drive from the USC campus, Olympia features a mix of apartments and vintage single-family homes. Though college might be a bit early to consider buying a house, many residential properties in the area are quite affordable ? maybe something to consider after graduation.

Local attractions include Olympia Park, 701 Center for Contemporary Art, and during October, the South Carolina State Fair. As with most university-adjacent areas, buses and USC shuttles are available.

Rosewood

The Rosewood neighborhood boasts a wealth of gorgeous parks, historic homes, and tree-lined streets. In addition to being a friendly, diverse community, it's also a haven for those with green thumbs ? there's a community orchard, two community gardens, and Columbia's only urban farm, City Roots. Favorite foodie spots include the Ole Timey Meat Market and Dano's Pizza.

Those who prefer human-powered transportation will be pleased to learn that Rosewood is only a 15-minute bike ride from the University of South Carolina campus, and bus rides are available at the corner of Rosewood and Beltline.

Best Nightlife Venues in Columbia, S.C.

Yes, studying is crucial for success, but you know what they say about "all work and no play." So, where can USC students expect to spend their nights out on the town? As it turns out, there are plenty of excellent places to celebrate a successful exam.

Music Farm at 1022 Senate St. is a great choice when you want to catch a local band. The sound system is thunderous, the drinks are cold, and the décor is chic and modern.

Americana fans will love the tunes at the Tin Roof, and if you happen to already be at the Music Farm, it's right next door. Locals highly recommend the wings, tots and guacamole.

Need a laugh? Check out the Comedy House at 2768 Decker Blvd. Those in the know say the food is just OK, but the comedy is side-splittingly funny. Expect a crowded house, and a sore stomach the next day.

The New Brookland Tavern at 122 State St. is what you might affectionately call a "hole in the wall." Despite its humble looks, it has attracted a dedicated following in Columbia's independent music scene. Here, you'll find a roster filled with regional touring bands and local favorites.

Where to Eat Around Columbia

Columbia is known as the "Capital of Southern Hospitality," so it should come as no surprise that the city is full of excellent restaurants and top-notch retailers.

If you're celebrating a special occasion, you can't go wrong with Cola's Restaurant. Enthusiasts say the food is excellent and the service is fast. The hearty American fare here is more than just comfort food; it's traditional cuisine taken to the next level.

Solstice Kitchen also garners rave reviews from fine diners. What makes it worth the splurge? Those in the know say there's not a bad item on the menu, but the braised pork shoulder and soft-shell crab are perhaps the most coveted entrees.

Looking for something more budget-friendly? Little Pigs Barbecue will not disappoint. Their hush puppies and pulled pork are local legends. Just don't blame them if you get hooked; it says right on the sign that the food may be habit-forming.

If you're looking for a place that caters to herbivores, look no further than Lamb's Bread Vegan Café. Their mac and "cheese" has been known to make believers out of the most avid carnivores, and the kung pao "chicken" is quite popular, too. View Less

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