CANAL PLACE

neighborhood

The community of Canal Place offers an opportunity to enjoy a city lifestyle while living in a new development with a sleek, suburban feel and plenty of updated amenities.

Located close to downtown Columbia and adjacent to the historic Earlewood neighborhood, Canal Place features single-family homes and townhouses with all the conveniences of a new home development and the charm of an established in-town location. The neighborhood is drawing young professionals and families lured by the chance to live, work and play in walking distance to city parks and trails and bicycling distance to downtown, the Vista, and the new BullStreet District. There’s also a pool and clubhouse for neighborhood residents.

It’s common to see young professionals and couples, often with a child or dog in tow, strolling through the family-friendly neighborhood, waving to neighbors as they head for the park or the Riverwalk.

CANAL PLACE

neighborhood

The community of Canal Place offers an opportunity to enjoy a city lifestyle while living in a new development with a sleek, suburban feel and plenty of updated amenities.

It’s a neighborhood of single-family homes, mostly Craftsman bungalows that have retained their architectural integrity and historic appearance nearly a century after they were built. The homes, with their covered front porches and welcoming feel, are nestled on lightly traveled streets with mature hardwoods forming a lush canopy overhead. Cottontown is an example of an early planned suburb whose appearance hasn’t been greatly altered even as Columbia has grown and changed over the past 100 years. Add in Cottontown’s location just north of the downtown business district, along with a growth spurt of neighborhood coffee shops, cool and casual restaurants, breweries, and beer gardens, and it’s easy to see why the area is drawing raves from newcomers and holding its appeal to long-time residents.

Also known as Bellevue, the neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places and is protected as an architectural conservation district by the City of Columbia. Along with its proximity to Columbia’s downtown business district, it is close to the BullStreet District and the revitalized North Main Street area. Cottontown is a short drive to the Vista, the University of South Carolina, and Five Points, and has easy access to I-26 and I-20.

RECREATION & PARKS

Canal Place residents have easy access to the Three Rivers Greenway at the Columbia Canal access point off Broad River Road or the access near Riverbanks Zoo. The greenway has paved trails, boardwalks, and overlooks and is a popular spot for walkers, bicyclists, and runners.

Earlewood Park, a 66-acre urban forest, is nearby Canal Place. It includes a community center, amphitheater, walking track, tennis courts, baseball fields, and a disc golf course that’s considered one of the best in the region. There is even a 2-acre dog park, NoMa Bark Park.

The neighborhood is in walking distance to Marshall Park, a small community park at Lincoln, Union, Florence, and Ridgefield streets, perfect for a spring picnic or a ride on the playground swings.

what’s in a name

It’s easy to figure out where Canal Place gets its name: the Columbia Canal, which was built in 1824 by Irish immigrants to allow river traffic to bypass the rapids where the Saluda and Broad rivers meet and form the Congaree River. The idea was to provide direct water transportation route to the Upstate and connect Columbia to the Charleston port. But by the 1840s, railroads made the canal obsolete as a means of transportation. Now the canal is part of Columbia’s riverfront walkways and parks.

RECREATION & PARKS

Canal Place residents have easy access to the Three Rivers Greenway at the Columbia Canal access point off Broad River Road or the access near Riverbanks Zoo. The greenway has paved trails, boardwalks, and overlooks and is a popular spot for walkers, bicyclists, and runners.

Earlewood Park, a 66-acre urban forest, is nearby Canal Place. It includes a community center, amphitheater, walking track, tennis courts, baseball fields, and a disc golf course that’s considered one of the best in the region. There is even a 2-acre dog park, NoMa Bark Park.

The neighborhood is in walking distance to Marshall Park, a small community park at Lincoln, Union, Florence, and Ridgefield streets, perfect for a spring picnic or a ride on the playground swings.

what’s in a name

It’s easy to figure out where Canal Place gets its name: the Columbia Canal, which was built in 1824 by Irish immigrants to allow river traffic to bypass the rapids where the Saluda and Broad rivers meet and form the Congaree River. The idea was to provide a direct water transportation route to the Upstate and connect Columbia to the Charleston port. But by the 1840s, railroads made the canal obsolete as a means of transportation. Now the canal is part of Columbia’s riverfront walkways and parks.

HOME STATS

The neighborhood features single-family and townhouses, typically two to four bedrooms in the 1,300- to the 2,000-square-foot size range. The neighborhood has a variety of home styles, including craftsman bungalows and Charleston-style homes, while some of the newer townhouses have views of the Columbia Canal.

HOME STATS

The neighborhood features single-family and townhouses, typically two to four bedrooms in the 1,300- to the 2,000-square-foot size range. The neighborhood has a variety of home styles, including craftsman bungalows and Charleston-style homes, while some of the newer townhouses have views of the Columbia Canal.

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Homes for Sale

26

New Listings

24

Homes Sold

$193,506

Average Sales Price

66

Days on Market

98.9%

List Price to Sales Price Ratio

These numbers are provided by CMLS and collected by The Moore Company for the 2020 year. They were reported on February 23, 2021. The information contained herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. 

6

Homes for Sale

26

New Listings

24

Homes Sold

$193,506

Average Sales Price

66

Days on Market

98.9%

List Price to Sales Price Ratio

These numbers are provided by CMLS and collected by The Moore Company for the 2020 year. They were reported on February 23, 2021. The information contained herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. 

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

A short ride in just about any direction from the neighborhood will find some new, hip dining options in the North Main and BullStreet District areas or some long-time popular spots in the Vista, Five Points and downtown Columbia. All sorts of shopping options are available in each location, with the new Seattle-based REI Co-op outdoors store located in the BullStreet District.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children in Canal Place attend  Logan Elementary, St. Andrews Middle and Columbia High schools in Richland School District One.

NEED GROCERIES?

The Publix grocery store on Gervais Street in the Vista is convenient to the Canal Place neighborhood, with the Food Lion on Harden Street also nearby.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

A short ride in just about any direction from the neighborhood will find some new, hip dining options in the North Main and BullStreet District areas or some long-time popular spots in the Vista, Five Points and downtown Columbia. All sorts of shopping options are available in each location, with the new Seattle-based REI Co-op outdoors store located in the BullStreet District.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children in Canal Place attend  Logan Elementary, St. Andrews Middle and Columbia High schools in Richland School District One.

NEED GROCERIES?

The Publix grocery store on Gervais Street in the Vista is convenient to the Canal Place neighborhood, with the Food Lion on Harden Street also nearby.

EXPLORE THE AREA

Canal Place is just north of downtown Columbia, adjacent to the historic Earlewood neighborhood, and close to Elmwood Park. It also is close to Elmwood Avenue, a main thoroughfare that connects to I-26 and I-20.

LINKS
Canal Place Facebook

EXPLORE THE AREA

Canal Place is just north of downtown Columbia, adjacent to the historic Earlewood neighborhood, and close to Elmwood Park. It also is close to Elmwood Avenue, a main thoroughfare that connects to I-26 and I-20.

LINKS
Canal Place Facebook

LISTINGS IN CANAL PLACE

LISTINGS IN CANAL PLACE