LAKE
KATHERINE

neighborhood

The Lake Katherine neighborhood offers the chance for waterfront living – in the middle of South Carolina’s capital city. The neighborhood that was once home to weekend cottages in the early 1900s is now a highly sought-after, convenient lakeside community.

Large houses surround the in-town private lake, giving a vacation-feel to day-to-day living for the families, professionals and empty-nesters lucky enough to live there. The neighborhood is close to Beltline Boulevard, Fort Jackson, Forest Acres and Columbia’s Heathwood neighborhood, and it takes just a few minutes to drive to downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina.

LAKE KATHERINE

neighborhood

Located on the edge of the University of South Carolina campus and close to downtown Columbia, Hollywood-Rose Hill offers a neighborhood with a historic feel and friendly vibe with all the downtown amenities nearby.

The neighborhood was founded in 1914 and is dominated by single-family homes built in the early years of the 20th century— bungalows, foursquares and cottages. Some of the homes are Aladdin Company kit homes, shipped by railroad and assembled in Columbia in the 1920s, while others were designed by one of Columbia’s best-known architects of the time.

A large number of university professors, state employees, lawyers, architects, bankers, teachers, and artists call Hollywood-Rose Hill home, and many residents have lived in this highly sought- after neighborhood for decades.

RECREATION & PARKS

Many of the lakefront homes have small private docks, a perfect spot to launch a canoe or johnboat, or to sit, relax and enjoy a spectacular South Carolina sunset.
The lake is a popular spot for birdwatching, with great blue herons and egrets among the many birds soaring above or wading in the water. The neighborhood is filled with mature pine trees, magnolias, and oaks, and the yards are well maintained. Speed bumps slow traffic on the main thoroughfares, helping to make it a safe neighborhood for children riding bicycles and walkers and joggers enjoying the outdoors.

what’s in a name?

What is now known as Lake Katherine was originally named Bower’s Beach and later called Lake Lelia. In 1940, developer Burwell Manning named the lake for his mother, Katharine.

FUN FACT

In 1920, the Bower’s Beach recreation area was built near what is now Lake Katherine. Trolleys ran to the area from downtown Columbia, offering a convenient way for city dwellers to spend a day at the lake. 

RECREATION & PARKS

Many of the lakefront homes have small private docks, a perfect spot to launch a canoe or johnboat, or to sit, relax and enjoy a spectacular South Carolina sunset.
The lake is a popular spot for birdwatching, with great blue herons and egrets among the many birds soaring above or wading in the water. The neighborhood is filled with mature pine trees, magnolias, and oaks, and the yards are well maintained. Speed bumps slow traffic on the main thoroughfares, helping to make it a safe neighborhood for children riding bicycles and walkers and joggers enjoying the outdoors.

FUN FACT

In 1920, the Bower’s Beach recreation area was built near what is now Lake Katherine. Trolleys ran to the area from downtown Columbia, offering a convenient way for city dwellers to spend a day at the lake. 

what’s in a name?

What is now known as Lake Katherine was originally named Bower’s Beach and later called Lake Lelia. In 1940, developer Burwell Manning named the lake for his mother, Katharine.

HOME STATS

Mostly two-story, raised homes – many of them high-end new construction – sit on the lakefront, with an expansive view of Columbia’s largest in-town lake. Many of the lakefront homes have small private docks, a perfect spot to launch a canoe or johnboat, or to sit, relax and enjoy a spectacular South Carolina sunset. There are approximately 82 waterfront lots in Lake Katherine and another 18 in the adjacent lake, known as Little Lake Katherine. Beyond the lakefront, the neighborhood streets feature a pleasant mix of large traditional houses and mid-century brick ranch style homes.

HOME STATS

Mostly two-story, raised homes – many of them high-end new construction – sit on the lakefront, with an expansive view of Columbia’s largest in-town lake. Many of the lakefront homes have small private docks, a perfect spot to launch a canoe or johnboat, or to sit, relax and enjoy a spectacular South Carolina sunset. There are approximately 82 waterfront lots in Lake Katherine and another 18 in the adjacent lake, known as Little Lake Katherine. Beyond the lakefront, the neighborhood streets feature a pleasant mix of large traditional houses and mid-century brick ranch style homes.

$400-$700

Price Range

$600,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

$400-$700

Price Range

$500,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Several dining and shopping options are available at Cross Hill Market and nearby Fort Jackson Boulevard. The neighborhood also is close to the Trenholm Plaza, Forest Drive and Devine Street shopping and entertainment areas with an array of great restaurants.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Lake Katherine children attend Brennen Elementary, Crayton Middle School, and A.C. Flora High School in Richland School District One.

NEED GROCERIES?

Lake Katherine is a short drive from Trenholm Plaza, home to Publix and Fresh Market. It is also convenient to Whole Foods in Cross Hill Market, Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, and Lowes Foods, Trader Joe’s and Kroger on Forest Drive.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Several dining and shopping options are available at Cross Hill Market and nearby Fort Jackson Boulevard. The neighborhood also is close to the Trenholm Plaza, Forest Drive and Devine Street shopping and entertainment areas with an array of great restaurants.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Lake Katherine children attend Brennen Elementary, Crayton Middle School, and A.C. Flora High School in Richland School District One.

NEED GROCERIES?

Lake Katherine is a short drive from Trenholm Plaza, home to Publix and Fresh Market. It is also convenient to Whole Foods in Cross Hill Market, Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, and Lowes Foods, Trader Joe’s and Kroger on Forest Drive.

EXPLORE THE AREA

The neighborhood is surrounding Lake Katherine, next to the Heathwood neighborhood, close to Trenholm Plaza, Forest Drive, and Devine Street shopping and entertainment areas.

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EXPLORE THE AREA

The neighborhood is surrounding Lake Katherine, next to the Heathwood neighborhood, close to Trenholm Plaza, Forest Drive, and Devine Street shopping and entertainment areas.

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LISTINGS IN LAKE KATHERINE

LISTINGS IN LAKE KATHERINE