SHERWOOD
FOREST

neighborhood

Adjacent to the Shandon neighborhood, Sherwood Forest is an easy walk, bike ride or short drive to all that Columbia has to offer. Despite its location in the middle of everything, the neighborhood offers a bucolic feel, with winding streets, gently rolling hills, towering trees and well-kept homes.

Developed mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, Sherwood Forest is home to about 700 people – families, young couples, singles and retirees, including a few who have lived in their homes since they were first built. It is common to see walkers, runners and families strolling along the heavily wooded streets that are dotted with azaleas and other colorful shrubbery. There is an active neighborhood association that organizes events such as Halloween parades and block parties.

The jewel of the neighborhood is the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, a 10-acre nature preserve in the middle of Sherwood Forest that is managed and operated by the University of South Carolina.

SHERWOOD
FOREST
neighborhood

Adjacent to the Shandon neighborhood, Sherwood Forest is an easy walk, bike ride or short drive to all that Columbia has to offer. Despite its location in the middle of everything, the neighborhood offers a bucolic feel, with winding streets, gently rolling hills, towering trees and well-kept homes.

Developed mostly in the 1940s and 1950s, Sherwood Forest is home to about 700 people – families, young couples, singles and retirees, including a few who have lived in their homes since they were first built. It is common to see walkers, runners and families strolling along the heavily wooded streets that are dotted with azaleas and other colorful shrubbery. There is an active neighborhood association that organizes events such as Halloween parades and block parties.

The jewel of the neighborhood is the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, a 10-acre nature preserve in the middle of Sherwood Forest that is managed and operated by the University of South Carolina.

RECREATION & PARKS

The W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, with an entrance on Bloomwood Road, is a nearly 10-acre preserve in the middle of Sherwood Forest that is home to a wide collection of plant communities, a waterfall, botanical garden and many exhibits. The arboretum serves as a field lab for University of South Carolina students, but also is open to the public the third Sunday of each month and at other times for special events.

Two city parks —Heathwood and Sims — are within six blocks of the neighborhood. Heathwood Park offers tennis courts, a children’s playground, spray pool, community center and picnic shelters. Sims Park in Shandon offers a playground, basketball courts, spray pool, picnic areas and a community technology center.

FUN FACT

Sherwood Forest was developed from farmland and forests by the Belser family in the 1940s and 1950s. The original large home built by William Gordon “Willie” Belser around 1920 still stands on Kilbourne Road. The arboretum that bears his name was deeded to the University of South Carolina for educational and research purposes.

RECREATION & PARKS

The W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, with an entrance on Bloomwood Road, is a nearly 10-acre preserve in the middle of Sherwood Forest that is home to a wide collection of plant communities, a waterfall, botanical garden and many exhibits. The arboretum serves as a field lab for University of South Carolina students, but also is open to the public the third Sunday of each month and at other times for special events.

Two city parks —Heathwood and Sims — are within six blocks of the neighborhood. Heathwood Park offers tennis courts, a children’s playground, spray pool, community center and picnic shelters. Sims Park in Shandon offers a playground, basketball courts, spray pool, picnic areas and a community technology center.

FUN FACT

Sherwood Forest was developed from farmland and forests by the Belser family in the 1940s and 1950s. The original large home built by William Gordon “Willie” Belser around 1920 still stands on Kilbourne Road. The arboretum that bears his name was deeded to the University of South Carolina for educational and research purposes.

HOME STATS

Single-family homes on shady lots dominate the neighborhood. The homes offer a variety of sizes and styles, including brick bungalows, ranches and two-story traditional and contemporary structures. Many of the older homes have been updated and expanded since the neighborhood was developed in the 1940s and 50s. Some sections of the neighborhood offer expansive lots, perfect for privacy, outdoor entertaining or a game of soccer.

There has been some fill-in construction and newer homes built in the past several years, along with some duplexes and upscale brick home and townhome developments off Kilbourne Road and Devine Street.

HOME STATS

Single-family homes on shady lots dominate the neighborhood. The homes offer a variety of sizes and styles, including brick bungalows, ranches and two-story traditional and contemporary structures. Many of the older homes have been updated and expanded since the neighborhood was developed in the 1940s and 50s. Some sections of the neighborhood offer expansive lots, perfect for privacy, outdoor entertaining or a game of soccer.

There has been some fill-in construction and newer homes built in the past several years, along with some duplexes and upscale brick home and townhome developments off Kilbourne Road and Devine Street.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Sherwood Forest is in walking or short driving distance to several restaurants and shops on Devine Street, Beltline Boulevard and Cross Hill Market. It’s a short drive to Five Points, the Congaree Vista and Trenholm Plaza – all home to excellent restaurants and shopping for various prices and tastes.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Sherwood Forest students attend nearby Rosewood Elementary School, Hand Middle School and Dreher High School in Richland School District One. St. Joseph School, a Catholic elementary school, is adjacent to the neighborhood. The Midlands Technical College Beltline campus also is located on the edge of the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

The neighborhood is in walking distance to the Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, and is a short drive to Whole Foods in Cross Hill Market, Earth Fare on Devine Street, Food Lion in Crossroads Commons or Publix on Rosewood Drive.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Sherwood Forest is in walking or short driving distance to several restaurants and shops on Devine Street, Beltline Boulevard and Cross Hill Market. It’s a short drive to Five Points, the Congaree Vista and Trenholm Plaza – all home to excellent restaurants and shopping for various prices and tastes.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Sherwood Forest students attend nearby Rosewood Elementary School, Hand Middle School and Dreher High School in Richland School District One. St. Joseph School, a Catholic elementary school, is adjacent to the neighborhood. The Midlands Technical College Beltline campus also is located on the edge of the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

The neighborhood is in walking distance to the Piggly Wiggly on Devine Street, and is a short drive to Whole Foods in Cross Hill Market, Earth Fare on Devine Street, Food Lion in Crossroads Commons or Publix on Rosewood Drive.

EXPLORE THE AREA

Sherwood Forest is bounded by Kilbourne Road, Rosewood Drive, South Beltline Boulevard and Devine Street. It is adjacent to the popular Shandon neighborhood, and is in walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants. The neighborhood is southeast of downtown, and just about 3 miles to the University of South Carolina and the state capitol. The neighborhood offers easy access to I-77 and I-20.

LINKS
Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

EXPLORE THE AREA

Sherwood Forest is bounded by Kilbourne Road, Rosewood Drive, South Beltline Boulevard and Devine Street. It is adjacent to the popular Shandon neighborhood, and is in walking distance to grocery stores and restaurants. The neighborhood is southeast of downtown, and just about 3 miles to the University of South Carolina and the state capitol. The neighborhood offers easy access to I-77 and I-20.

LINKS
Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association

LISTINGS IN SHERWOOD FOREST

LISTINGS IN SHERWOOD FOREST