OLD
SHANDON

neighborhood

Old Shandon is one of Columbia’s oldest neighborhoods, home to wide streets, a rich canopy of trees, historic homes and some decidedly new and renovated housing options. It’s popular with young families, professionals and college students, with its proximity to the university and Five Points a major selling point.

The neighborhood is adjacent to the Shandon neighborhood and Five Points and boasts an eclectic mix of historic single-family houses, updated duplexes, and new and renovated apartment and condominium buildings.

Devine Street, one of the area’s main corridors, divides Old Shandon and Shandon, with the street home to high-end shops, locally-owned restaurants, and neighborhood watering holes. On a typical evening, you’ll see neighbors strolling along the sidewalks, enjoying the bursts of spring and summer color, or heading to Devine Street or Five Points for dinner or a night out on the town.

The neighborhood was established in 1893 and is listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

OLD
SHANDON

neighborhood

Old Shandon is one of Columbia’s oldest neighborhoods, home to wide streets, a rich canopy of trees, historic homes, and some decidedly new and renovated housing options. It’s popular with young families, professionals, and college students, with its proximity to the university and Five Points a major selling point.

The neighborhood is adjacent to the Shandon neighborhood and Five Points and boasts an eclectic mix of historic single-family houses, updated duplexes, and new and renovated apartment and condominium buildings.

Devine Street, one of the area’s main corridors, divides Old Shandon and Shandon, with the street home to high-end shops, locally-owned restaurants, and neighborhood watering holes. On a typical evening, you’ll see neighbors strolling along the sidewalks, enjoying the bursts of spring and summer color, or heading to Devine Street or Five Points for dinner or a night out on the town.

The neighborhood was established in 1893 and is listed as a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.

RECREATION & PARKS

The Richland Library Wheatley is located on Woodrow Street in the heart of the Old Shandon neighborhood. The branch was founded in 1930 and named for Phillis A. Wheatley, an enslaved African American, and 18th-century poet. It was the first Columbia library to offer service to Black citizens. While it originally was housed in the YMCA building downtown, the Old Shandon location opened in 1993 and was renovated and re-opened in 2018. The 4,000-square-foot library and the outdoor patio are popular gathering spots for the neighborhood.

The neighborhood also is home to Columbia’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which is adjacent to Old Shandon and Five Points. The park features a baseball field, playground, and a large outdoor space that hosts concerts and other events during the year. A community center has a basketball court, exercise room, and meeting rooms.

Just across Devine Street, Emily Douglas Park at Wheat and King streets in Shandon has a spray pool that operates in the summer and an amphitheater for evening movies and impromptu student performances. The shady park also has a children’s playground, an open grassy area, and a fenced dog park.

FUN FACT

As Shandon was being developed, the Columbia Land Development Co. and the city’s Electric and Suburban Railway and Electric Power Company collaborated to build a public entertainment pavilion in what is now Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the Old Shandon and Five Points area. The pavilion hosted dances and other public entertainment in the early 20th century.

RECREATION & PARKS

The Richland Library Wheatley is located on Woodrow Street in the heart of the Old Shandon neighborhood. The branch was founded in 1930 and named for Phillis A. Wheatley, an enslaved African American, and 18th-century poet. It was the first Columbia library to offer service to Black citizens. While it originally was housed in the YMCA building downtown, the Old Shandon location opened in 1993 and was renovated and re-opened in 2018. The 4,000-square-foot library and the outdoor patio are popular gathering spots for the neighborhood.

The neighborhood also is home to Columbia’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which is adjacent to Old Shandon and Five Points. The park features a baseball field, playground, and a large outdoor space that hosts concerts and other events during the year. A community center has a basketball court, exercise room, and meeting rooms.

Just across Devine Street, Emily Douglas Park at Wheat and King streets in Shandon has a spray pool that operates in the summer and an amphitheater for evening movies and impromptu student performances. The shady park also has a children’s playground, an open grassy area, and a fenced dog park.

FUN FACT

As Shandon was being developed, the Columbia Land Development Co. and the city’s Electric and Suburban Railway and Electric Power Company collaborated to build a public entertainment pavilion in what is now Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the Old Shandon and Five Points area. The pavilion hosted dances and other public entertainment in the early 20th century.

HOME STATS

Old Shandon’s rich history is clearly evident in the style of its homes, which reflect the popular building styles of the time the neighborhood was developed – from the late-Victorian era to the Colonial Revival. Many of the homes are bungalows and most of the neighborhood is made up of single-family homes, with some duplexes and townhouses mixed in. New — and newly renovated —apartment and condominium buildings on Devine Street offer upscale living with classic touches, modern conveniences, and a city feel including GranDevine, Devine District, and 700 Woodrow.

HOME STATS

Old Shandon’s rich history is clearly evident in the style of its homes, which reflect the popular building styles of the time the neighborhood was developed – from the late-Victorian era to the Colonial Revival. Many of the homes are bungalows and most of the neighborhood is made up of single-family homes, with some duplexes and townhouses mixed in. New — and newly renovated —apartment and condominium buildings on Devine Street offer upscale living with classic touches, modern conveniences, and a city feel including GranDevine, Devine District, and 700 Woodrow.

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Homes for Sale

19

New Listings

11

Homes Sold

$215,654

Average Sales Price

33

Days on Market

96.5%

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. 

0

Homes for Sale

19

New Listings

11

Homes Sold

$215,654

Average Sales Price

33

Days on Market

96.5%

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

There is no shortage of drinking and dining options within walking distance of Old Shandon. The major thoroughfares that separates Old Shandon and Shandon, Devine Street is home to upscale boutiques and locally owned restaurants. The neighborhood is adjacent to Five Points, a funky urban village packed with shops and restaurants.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children who live in Old Shandon attend Rosewood or A.C. Moore elementary schools, Hand Middle and Dreher High schools in Richland School District One. St. Joseph Catholic School also is located near the neighborhood on Devine Street. Shandon Weekday School, a large child development and after-school care program at Shandon Presbyterian Church, is on Woodrow Street in the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

Several grocery stores are in walking distance or a short drive away, including the newly reopened Earth Fare on Devine Street. Also nearby are Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, Publix and Rosewood Market on Rosewood Drive, Food Lion in Five Points and Whole Foods just beyond the neighborhood in Cross Hill Market.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

There is no shortage of drinking and dining options within walking distance of Old Shandon. The major thoroughfares that separates Old Shandon and Shandon, Devine Street is home to upscale boutiques and locally owned restaurants. The neighborhood is adjacent to Five Points, a funky urban village packed with shops and restaurants.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Children who live in Old Shandon attend Rosewood or A.C. Moore elementary schools, Hand Middle and Dreher High schools in Richland School District One. St. Joseph Catholic School also is located near the neighborhood on Devine Street. Shandon Weekday School, a large child development and after-school care program at Shandon Presbyterian Church, is on Woodrow Street in the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

Several grocery stores are in walking distance or a short drive away, including the newly reopened Earth Fare on Devine Street. Also nearby are Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, Publix and Rosewood Market on Rosewood Drive, Food Lion in Five Points and Whole Foods just beyond the neighborhood in Cross Hill Market.

EXPLORE THE AREA

Old Shandon is bounded by Devine, Maple and Heidt streets and Millwood Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The neighborhood sits between the Shandon and Melrose Heights neighborhoods. Old Shandon is adjacent to Five Points and the Devine Street shopping and dining district, and is in walking, biking or short driving distance to the University of South Carolina and downtown Columbia.

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Old Shandon Neighborhood

EXPLORE THE AREA

Old Shandon is bounded by Devine, Maple and Heidt streets and Millwood Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The neighborhood sits between the Shandon and Melrose Heights neighborhoods. Old Shandon is adjacent to Five Points and the Devine Street shopping and dining district, and is in walking, biking or short driving distance to the University of South Carolina and downtown Columbia.

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Old Shandon Neighborhood

LISTINGS IN OLD SHANDON

LISTINGS IN OLD SHANDON