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Retirement in the Columbia area (Chapter 8)

Columbia is a great place to live in retirement! Columbia is becoming recognized as an ideal city for retirees. Where to Retire magazine listed Columbia as one of its 25 best choices for retirement as a "budget town" in its January/February 2007 edition. A survey of retirement cities lists Columbia as America's second best retirement city.

Retire to Columbia, SC

Enjoy the friendly communities, meet new people, and enjoy new learning or leisure activities. We have a beautiful water recreation place to enjoy… Lake Murray. Play golf or join a volunteer organization to provide needed services in our city.

You may choose to join Riverbanks Zoo on a very reasonable cost basis and enjoy walking there regularly. There are plenty of county, regional and city parks to enjoy. There have been miles of trails development along Columbia’s riverfront (with more miles to come soon). Join a church for worship and service opportunities.

Enjoy entertainment events at Colonial Life Arena or The Koger Center for the Arts. There are many shopping opportunities at various malls, downtown Columbia and the Village at Sandhills.

Columbia has a significant medical community and wide offering of health care facilities. There are downtown hospitals and other smaller hospitals and emergency care facilities in outlying areas. Columbia has a VA hospital. Join a local health club to improve or maintain your health and meet new people (ask me about a free week at a local health club).

Tax reform in 2006 has made the property tax even more reasonable in the Columbia area (see Chapter 9). There are other tax breaks for residents over age 65.

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