Historic Cottontown in Columbia, South Carolina
Established in the 1890’s, Cottontown is the oldest planned neighborhood in the heart of downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Cottontown is listed as the “Bellevue Historic District” in the National Register of Historic Places. The community has remained unchanged in appearance and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia. The streets are lined with old hardwood trees that create a canopy of shade and make it a perfect place to take an afternoon walk. The majority of homes in Cottontown were built between 1925 and 1940 and still maintain their architectural integrity and historical charm. Most homes are single-family with a few multi-family residences mixed in. Home styles include a blend of Tudor revival, Colonial revival and Craftsman bungalows, with the bungalows being the most prevalent. Cottages and Romantic revivals add a picturesque charm to the community with decorative arches, intricate brickwork, and sophisticated gables. There are also a few two-story Foursquare homes scattered throughout.
The location of Cottontown, just north of downtown Columbia, is second to none. There are several cafes and bistros nestled within the community, while downtown Columbia is just a few blocks away. The city of Columbia provides a wide array of activities for residents to enjoy with museums, restaurants, parks and shopping venues. Nearby Earlewood Park provides exceptional recreation with a new Community Center, playground, amphitheater, disc golf course, playing fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and even a dog park. Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is just three miles away and gives residents another way to spend their day with 170 acres of more than 2,000 animals, an aquarium and a botanical garden. The zoo is also home to a number of rides and attractions including a zipline, carousel, waterfall junction and more. Cottontown is also convenient to The Bull District, the North Main District, and the Vista for additional dining, recreation, and shopping opportunities.
If you are looking for a neighborhood with historic charm in the heart of the city, than look no further than Cottontown for your next new home.