Elmwood Park homes for sale go fast, and there is a good reason they do. Historic Elmwood Park is a neighborhood in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina and contains one of the largest collections of early twentieth century homes remaining in the city. Elmwood Park has grown into a vibrant downtown community, retaining the architectural distinction of the early twentieth century and maintaining its historical character. Architectural styles include Queen Anne, Foursquare, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman Bungalow.
The neighborhood was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1991, and was designated a local Architectural Conservation District in 1988. Two historic schools are located in the neighborhood, the still-functioning Logan Elementary, and the former Wardlaw Junior High, which is now a residential senior facility known as Wardlaw Apartments. Conveniently located near the newly revitalized North Main district, minutes from downtown Main street and the Vista.
Elmwood Park neighborhood is best known as Columbia’s “Front Porch”. Many Elmwood Park homes for sale include a quaint wrap around porch where neighbors like to sit and enjoy this quiet and friendly neighborhood. This has become a tradition where residents call to neighbors as they walk by and host “porch parties” on the first Friday of April- October. Elmwood Park is named after Elmwood Avenue which provides access to the I-26 and I-20 freeways. This growing and tight-knit community has much to offer to its residents!
Parents can expect a safe and caring school district in Elmwood Park. 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.
The newly redeveloped area of Bull St. district is near Elmwood Park and is beginning to offer new shops and things to do, including a new Starbucks! The area consists of a mix of residential, retail, dining, and recreational buildings. Other fun things to do include the Columbia Museum of Art, Edventure Children’s Museum, and the South Carolina State Museum. Many Elmwood Park homes for sale have seen a recent revitalization with a full renovation. The homes consist of American foursquares, queen Anne styles, gable front porches, and colonial revival homes. Porches define this neighborhood, as most homes are equipped with one of various styles. Porches range from simple and wrap around porches to multi-level porches. Homes can be colorful and vibrant too, which brings life to Columbia’s front porch neighborhood!