When many people begin to look for a home for rent in South Carolina to jump-start a career move or lifestyle shift, they begin with homes in Columbia, the state's capital city. The city has a reputation for catering to an assortment of lifestyles, and those interested in renting a Columbia house often range from young professionals straight out of the local University of South Carolina, or retirees winding down their careers. According to CNNMoney.com and US News & World Report, the city is one of best places to retire in the U.S., having cracked the Top 6 in the US News & World Report's rankings.
Columbia rental homes have come to attract a younger demographic, whose members are keen on enjoying the excitement and culture the city offers. Notably, the Congaree Vista district, which was once packed with warehouses, is now populated by art galleries, boutiques and restaurants.
Beyond these recent improvements, the city has always offered a wealth of opportunities for those renting Columbia homes. The Town Theater and South Carolina State Museum have traditionally drawn large crowds for their variety of performances and exhibits. In addition, music festivals and holiday celebrations occur throughout the year, but it's the more unique events that draw many people to Columbia homes. One example is the Irmo Okra Strut, a two-day celebration that includes a street dance, road race, golf tournament and street festival.
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