Historic Arsenal Hill in Downtown Columbia, SC
Arsenal Hill is a neighborhood located in the northwest section of Downtown Columbia. Named for a military academy established in 1842, it was one of the first residential neighborhoods in the city and was the site of a Civil War arsenal. The community is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as “Columbia Historic District 1.” Arsenal Hill is located in a prime location between Elmwood, Assembly, Taylor and Huger streets. The small neighborhood is home to Finlay Park and The Governor’s Mansion, within walking distance to The Vista, Columbia Museum of Art, The Congaree River, and the Main Street area of Columbia.
Homes in Arsenal Hill boast historic southern architecture with wrought iron railings on wrap around porches, which is known by many as “Charleston Architecture.” Sizes of homes vary from two to four bedrooms or more with as little as 1,200 square feet and are both single-family homes and townhomes. Arsenal Hill is the oldest and most prestigious neighborhood in Arsenal Hall, but other new home communities such as The Battery at Arsenal Hill and The Courtyard at Arsenal Hill have also emerged. Homes offer an affordable option for downtown residential living with prices that start at $169,900. Many homes feature backyard sitting areas, front porches, master suites and eye-catching details only found in historic homes. There is a homeowners association, and fees are used for common area maintenance and landscaping. Students residing in Arsenal Hill attend Rhame Elementary, St Andrews Middle, and Columbia High in the Richland One school district.
For those looking to enjoy the convenience of the city combined with affordability, Arsenal Hill provides the perfect opportunity.