The historic city of Columbia, Tenn., is consistently rated as one of the nation's best communities, with an award-winning medical center, great schools and a vibrant, picturesque downtown. With several annual festivals and a rich heritage, Columbia is a regional tourist destination. At the same time, homes for rent in Columbia offer easy access to Nashville, just 45 miles to the north.
Perfect for lovers of history, sports, shopping and more, Columbia offers families a range of great activities and attractions. Residents can browse the shops and restaurants of the historic downtown or stop by in the summer for the Farmers' Fresh Market. History buffs will enjoy checking out Columbia's many historic residences, which have earned the city distinction as "The Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee." Great parks, including the scenic Riverwalk Park and the sports-friendly Ridley Park, are ideal for families looking to get outside, and many great festivals, including the famous week-long Mule Day celebration, ensure that there's always something exciting going on in Columbia.