“Charleston District,” @ Columbia, SC

Historic Lincoln St. Home @ Elmwood Park For Sale
Part of what makes Columbia, SC real estate interesting is how different the neighborhoods are within a very close proximity. To name a few: Forest Hills has intertwined streets and huge oaks; Shandon enjoys a hodgepodge of architecture (led by its classic bungalow), grid-like master plan, and sidewalks absolutely everywhere; Forest Acres is full of large lots, ranch style homes, and tall pines.

Elmwood Park is different from them all. Populated with “four-square” and Charleston-style architecture, Elmwood Park is arguably the most colorful neighborhood in Columbia. It’s like a kaleidoscope of real estate. Further still, I’d bet there are more front porches per capita than any neighborhood in the Midlands. In short, Southern Charm is everywhere.

As most clients know the age of these houses (about 100), every now and then I’ll stick a mind-bender on Elmwood Park buyers and sellers. When they ask about the history of the area, or start talking about the age/charm of a house, I’ll toss out, “Elmwood Park is the only neighborhood that looks like this ’cause it’s the only area in Columbia Sherman didn’t burn.” Pretty much everyone goes with it, until the math kicks in. Nothing wrong with a little “duh” moment!

Many think Lincoln St. is the premiere street in all of Elmwood Park. This one, 2214 Lincoln, has been completely renovated. As you can see from the pics in the link, the star of this show is the top-shelf kitchen and the size of the lot. Both features are very large, awesome, and perfect selling elements.

HOLD UP:  Well, as a reader you couldn’t know this, but I just took a little break in the blog action to check my email. Looks like this house is now Under Contract. WOW!  

Congrats to my sellers of 2214 Lincoln!

Notwithstanding the Pending Contract, if you or anyone you know would like to view this beautiful home, please call or email fjones@cbunited.com or amandaqpayne@live.com .  

Thank you!


  1. Anonymous says

    $150/sq ft has to be a record for Elmwood Park.

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