EARLE-
WOOD

neighborhood

The Earlewood neighborhood sits just north of downtown Columbia, offering residents the quiet charm and character of a historic neighborhood coupled with the conveniences of in-town living.

It’s a neighborhood that has experienced a resurgence in the past 30 years, as young professionals and families are drawn to Earlewood for its historic feel, the diversity of its residents, its location close to downtown and the Vista, and the proximity to one of Columbia’s top parks. The quality craftsmanship of the century-old homes is a large selling point for new residents, many of whom have restored the homes to their original look and feel.

Earlewood was first developed as a Columbia suburb in the early 20th century, just after the creation of neighboring Elmwood Park. Some of the same developers purchased land in the area now known as Earlewood. Back then, it was known as one of the highest areas in Columbia and the former site of the U.S. Army’s Camp Fornance, used during the Spanish-American War. In July 1910, the Camp Fornance Development Company bought more than 100 acres to sell residential lots in what would eventually be known as Earlewood.

EARLEWOOD

neighborhood

The Earlewood neighborhood sits just north of downtown Columbia, offering residents the quiet charm and character of a historic neighborhood coupled with the conveniences of in-town living.

It’s a neighborhood that has experienced a resurgence in the past 30 years, as young professionals and families are drawn to Earlewood for its historic feel, the diversity of its residents, its location close to downtown and the Vista, and the proximity to one of Columbia’s top parks. The quality craftsmanship of the century-old homes is a large selling point for new residents, many of whom have restored the homes to their original look and feel.

Earlewood was first developed as a Columbia suburb in the early 20th century, just after the creation of neighboring Elmwood Park. Some of the same developers purchased land in the area now known as Earlewood. Back then, it was known as one of the highest areas in Columbia and the former site of the U.S. Army’s Camp Fornance, used during the Spanish-American War. In July 1910, the Camp Fornance Development Company bought more than 100 acres to sell residential lots in what would eventually be known as Earlewood.

RECREATION & PARKS

Families enjoy strolling through the neighborhood’s shady streets, calling to their neighbors sitting on their front porches, or using the walking track at Earlewood Park.

Earlewood Park, a 66-acre urban forest within walking distance of nearly every home in the neighborhood, is truly Earlewood’s gem. Developed in early 20th century, it is one of Columbia’s oldest, largest and most natural parks, known for its many varieties of wildflowers, rolling hills and mature trees. 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 also home to Marshall Park, a small community park at Lincoln, Union, Florence and Ridgefield streets on the other side of Earlewood.

Less than a mile from Earlewood, residents can access the Three Rivers Greenway at the Broad River Dam access point and the Columbia Canal off Broad River Road. The greenway has paved trails, boardwalks, and overlooks and is a popular spot for walkers, bicyclists, and runners.

 

what’s in a name?

The area was originally known as the Camp Fornance subdivision, named for the Army installation located there during the Spanish-American War. In 1925, about 80 acres between North Main Street and Broad River Road was given to the city of Columbia by developers for use as a park and named for former Columbia mayor Fort Sumter Earle, a pharmacist and community leader who understood the need for public parks.

FUN FACT

The Surrender of Columbia monument, marking the site where the city’s mayor surrendered the capital city to Union Gen. William T. Sherman in the closing days of the Civil War, is located in Earlewood, at River Drive and Beaufort Street.

RECREATION & PARKS

Families enjoy strolling through the neighborhood’s shady streets, calling to their neighbors sitting on their front porches, or using the walking track at Earlewood Park.

Earlewood Park, a 66-acre urban forest within walking distance of nearly every home in the neighborhood, is truly Earlewood’s gem. Developed in early 20th century, it is one of Columbia’s oldest, largest and most natural parks, known for its many varieties of wildflowers, rolling hills and mature trees. 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 also home to Marshall Park, a small community park at Lincoln, Union, Florence and Ridgefield streets on the other side of Earlewood.

Less than a mile from Earlewood, residents can access the Three Rivers Greenway at the Broad River Dam access point and the Columbia Canal off Broad River Road. The greenway has paved trails, boardwalks, and overlooks and is a popular spot for walkers, bicyclists, and runners.

FUN FACT

The Surrender of Columbia monument, marking the site where the city’s mayor surrendered the capital city to Union Gen. William T. Sherman in the closing days of the Civil War, is located in Earlewood, at River Drive and Beaufort Street.

what’s in a name?

The area was originally known as the Camp Fornance subdivision, named for the Army installation located there during the Spanish-American War. In 1925, about 80 acres between North Main Street and Broad River Road was given to the city of Columbia by developers for use as a park and named for former Columbia mayor Fort Sumter Earle, a pharmacist and community leader who understood the need for public parks.

HOME STATS

The architecture of homes in Earlewood mirrors the styles that were popular during the past 100 to 150 years. Farmhouses, two-story Victorians, Aladdin kit homes and ranch-style houses can be found in Earlewood, while the neighborhood is dominated by arts-and-crafts style and brick bungalows. Some new development, including the addition of a few townhouse developments, has occurred over the past few decades.

HOME STATS

The architecture of homes in Earlewood mirrors the styles that were popular during the past 100 to 150 years. Farmhouses, two-story Victorians, Aladdin kit homes and ranch-style houses can be found in Earlewood, while the neighborhood is dominated by arts-and-crafts style and brick bungalows. Some new development, including the addition of a few townhouse developments, has occurred over the past few decades.

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Homes for Sale

72

New Listings

51

Homes Sold

$192,669

Average Sales Price

25

Days on Market

98.6%

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. 

3

Homes for Sale

72

New Listings

51

Homes Sold

$192,669

Average Sales Price

25

Days on Market

98.6%

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

Earlewood’s location is convenient to shops and restaurants downtown, the North Main district, the Vista, and the new BullStreet District. A short ride in just about any direction from the neighborhood will find some new, hip dining options in the North Main area or some long-time popular spots in the Vista, Five Points, and downtown.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children in Earlewood 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 Elmwood Park neighborhood, with the Food Lion on Harden Street also nearby.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Earlewood’s location is convenient to shops and restaurants downtown, the North Main district, the Vista, and the new BullStreet District. A short ride in just about any direction from the neighborhood will find some new, hip dining options in the North Main area or some long-time popular spots in the Vista, Five Points, and downtown.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children in Earlewood 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 Elmwood Park neighborhood, with the Food Lion on Harden Street also nearby

EXPLORE THE AREA

Earlewood is conveniently located just north of downtown Columbia, near the Elmwood Park and Cottontown neighborhoods and the new BullStreet District. The neighborhood is bounded by River Drive, North Main Street, Sunset Drive, the bank of the Broad River, and the CSX railroad tracks. It is close to Elmwood Avenue, a  main thoroughfare that connects to I-26 and I-20.

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Earlewood Neighborhood

EXPLORE THE AREA

Earlewood is conveniently located just north of downtown Columbia, near the Elmwood Park and Cottontown neighborhoods and the new BullStreet District. The neighborhood is bounded by River Drive, North Main Street, Sunset Drive, the bank of the Broad River, and the CSX railroad tracks. It is close to Elmwood Avenue, a  main thoroughfare that connects to I-26 and I-20.

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Earlewood Neighborhood

LISTINGS IN EARLEWOOD

LISTINGS IN EARLEWOOD