The Historic Cottontown neighborhood was developed in the late 1890’s and was one of the earliest planned suburbs in Columbia, S.C.. Bounded by Grace Avenue, Bull Street, Elmwood Avenue and Main Street, the neighborhood is remarkable as an intact example of one of Columbia’s earliest planned suburbs. It was listed as the Bellevue Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 and is protected as an Architectural Conservation District by the City of Columbia in 2009. Cottontown was named for the warehouses used to store cotton in its boundaries in the late nineteenth century. Today, you will find a diversity of architectural styles, dating back to the early 1900’s, including Craftsman Bungalows, Colonial and Tudor Revivals, Foursquares and cottages.
Logan Elementary has small class sizes and a very attentive staff to support your child. The school also has an excellent fine arts program. Moving onto St. Andrews Middle School, parents are well informed about their students’ progress though events such as “Math night” or “ELA night”. The principal is known to be motivated and knowledgeable about tools for student success. Then Columbia High School is conveniently located near downtown Columbia, about 10 minutes, for a quick commute from school to work.
Convenient to The Bull Street District, the revitalized North Main District, and just minutes from downtown and The Vista. Grab a freshly brewed ethically sourced, and roasted in-house cup of joe from Indah Coffee. The aroma of their fresh ground beans fill the air for blocks. Grab lunch at the longstanding neighborhood staple No Name Deli. No Name has been serving fresh sandwiches and substantial salads for over 30 years just off Elmwood Avenue. Originally named Elmwood Delicatessen, the historic building had no signage when it first opened, hence their quirky moniker.