Shandon is one of the most established and beautiful neighborhoods Columbia, SC has to offer. Mature trees, plentiful sidewalks, family friendly parks, and countless places to shop and dine are just a few reasons why Shandon is such a desirable place to live. If that weren’t enough, some of the most gorgeous homes in the city are found on the tree-lined streets of Shandon. Originally established around 1900, the neighborhood has long been one of Columbia’s finest. The following are just a sampling of the restaurants, shops, parks, and schools that call Shandon home.
Dining and Shopping
Centrally located in the heart of Columbia, Shandon is close to two major dining and shopping areas, Five Points and Devine street. Restaurants and retail shops abound and offer a wonderful variety to chose from. The restaurants and shops below are only a taste of what the area has to offer.
- 611 Harden Street
- (803) 799-5708
Located in the heart of Five Points, this local sandwich shop has been serving its signature sandwiches to the Columbia community since 1941. This is the original location, they now have shops across the Southeast.
- 2307 Devine Street
- (803) 256-2207
Just up the street from Groucho’s Deli, Publick House serves as the local’s favorite neighborhood hangout. In addition to weekly trivia and other events, the restaurant offers a fabulous menu of tasty bar food. There is no shortage of bars in the area, but this is one of the best.
Just the Thing
- 2732 Devine Street
- (803) 771-9969
Nestled among some of the finest shopping in the state of South Carolina, this gift shop has a little something for everyone. The perfect place to find a gift, Just the Thing carries a great selection of apparel as well.
Those living in Columbia, SC enjoy a warm weather climate that lends itself to lots of time spent outdoors. The Shandon neighborhood has two beautiful parks that provide plenty of green space for outdoor play.
Emily Douglas Park
- 2500 Wheat Street
- (803) 733-8531
This park boasts a newly constructed amphitheatre, as well as a dog park for the canine lovers in the area. And of course, no park would be complete without state of the art playground equipment.
- 3500 Duncan Street
- (803) 735-8451
Sims Park is a lovely area that hosts basketball courts, picnic areas, and plenty of playground space.
Shandon is home to some of the best public schools in the area.
Brockman Elementary School
- 2245 Montclair Drive
- (803) 790-6743
Brockman is one of the highest rated elementary schools in the state.
Dreher High School
- 3319 Millwood Avenue
- (803) 253-7000
Located in the heart of Shandon, Dreher offers many opportunities in the arts and boasts consistently high scores in both math and science.
Shandon has been one of Columbia’s most sought after neighborhoods for decades now. With flourishing small businesses and an undeniable sense of community, the area is only becoming more desirable. It’s a wonderful place to live and raise a family.