ROSEWOOD

neighborhood

The Rosewood neighborhood, close to the University of South Carolina and not far from downtown Columbia, has a little bit of everything. 

It’s a vibrant mix of young families, college students, professionals, retirees, artists and hipsters – many of them moving into the historic in-town neighborhood and renovating older homes. The result is a diverse community with an eclectic vibe in the large neighborhood on the south side of Columbia, bordered by busy four-lane Rosewood Drive. Single-family homes dominate the neighborhood, although there are some duplexes and small apartment buildings.

ROSEWOOD

neighborhood

The Rosewood neighborhood, close to the University of South Carolina and not far from downtown Columbia, has a little bit of everything. 

It’s a vibrant mix of young families, college students, professionals, retirees, artists and hipsters – many of them moving into the historic in-town neighborhood and renovating older homes. The result is a diverse community with an eclectic vibe in the large neighborhood on the south side of Columbia, bordered by busy four-lane Rosewood Drive. Single-family homes dominate the neighborhood, although there are some duplexes and small apartment buildings.

RECREATION & PARKS

Kids ride their bikes to Rosewood Park, a nearly 6-acre park on Elm Street in the middle of the neighborhood. The park has open fields, a picnic shelter, children’s play equipment, and a paved trail. But it is not the only park in Rosewood. Owens Field Park, next to the small city airport, features a free outdoor skate park with a street plaza, metal-plated rails, and a pool bowl that’s popular with skateboarders, in-line skaters, and bicyclists. Owens Field also is home to 12 soccer fields for all ages, youth baseball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a new Miracle Field baseball park for children with disabilities. It’s not unusual to also see rugby and football games on the fields and cross-country runners darting in and out of the trails that run through the surrounding woods. Memorial Stadium in Rosewood is the home for Dreher High School’s football, soccer, baseball, softball, and track, and field teams, and the sounds of high school sports fill the Rosewood air in the spring and fall.

The Rosewood community’s sense of fun and community pride is on full display throughout the year when it hosts its annual events, Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya Mardi Gras Festival and the Crawfish Festival being ones to name. City Roots is also in the neighborhood which features an 8-acre thriving urban farm that grows microgreens and organic vegetables.

what’s in a name?

It’s unclear exactly how the neighborhood came to be named Rosewood, but it has had the name since at least the mid-1920s. In the early 20th century, the Columbia trolley’s final stop on the south side of town was in the Rose Hill section, and the area beyond that was farmland and woods, so many think the name “Rosewood” may have its roots there.

FUN FACT

When the Rosewood shopping plaza first opened in 1954, it was advertised as “the most complete and modern shopping center in Columbia.” The center was rebuilt in 2002 and now is anchored by the Publix grocery store.
Pride in the Rosewood neighborhood continues to grow, evidenced by “The Wood” bumper stickers popping up on cars throughout the area.

RECREATION & PARKS

Kids ride their bikes to Rosewood Park, a nearly 6-acre park on Elm Street in the middle of the neighborhood. The park has open fields, a picnic shelter, children’s play equipment, and a paved trail. But it is not the only park in Rosewood. Owens Field Park, next to the small city airport, features a free outdoor skate park with a street plaza, metal-plated rails, and a pool bowl that’s popular with skateboarders, in-line skaters, and bicyclists. Owens Field also is home to 12 soccer fields for all ages, youth baseball fields, an 18-hole disc golf course, and a new Miracle Field baseball park for children with disabilities. It’s not unusual to also see rugby and football games on the fields and cross-country runners darting in and out of the trails that run through the surrounding woods. Memorial Stadium in Rosewood is the home for Dreher High School’s football, soccer, baseball, softball, and track, and field teams, and the sounds of high school sports fill the Rosewood air in the spring and fall.

The Rosewood community’s sense of fun and community pride is on full display throughout the year when it hosts its annual events, Krewe de Columbi-Ya-Ya Mardi Gras Festival and the Crawfish Festival being ones to name. City Roots is also in the neighborhood which features an 8-acre thriving urban farm that grows microgreens and organic vegetables.

FUN FACT

When the Rosewood shopping plaza first opened in 1954, it was advertised as “the most complete and modern shopping center in Columbia.” The center was rebuilt in 2002 and now is anchored by the Publix grocery store.
Pride in the Rosewood neighborhood continues to grow, evidenced by “The Wood” bumper stickers popping up on cars throughout the area.

what’s in a name?

It’s unclear exactly how the neighborhood came to be named Rosewood, but it has had the name since at least the mid-1920s. In the early 20th century, the Columbia trolley’s final stop on the south side of town was in the Rose Hill section, and the area beyond that was farmland and woods, so many think the name “Rosewood” may have its roots there.

HOME STATS

Home styles include bungalows, ranches, and cottages, while some new homes have been built in recent years that maintain the spirit and look of homes from the first half of the 20th century. Single-family homes dominate the neighborhood, although there are some duplexes and small apartment buildings. Most streets have mature trees that form a dense canopy overhead. Residents can walk or bicycle to the grocery store, pharmacy, banks, and restaurants – all without leaving their neighborhood. On the edge of the neighborhood, the Rosewood Hills development features new single-family homes and apartments offering views of Williams-Brice Stadium.

HOME STATS

Home styles include bungalows, ranches, and cottages, while some new homes have been built in recent years that maintain the spirit and look of homes from the first half of the 20th century. Single-family homes dominate the neighborhood, although there are some duplexes and small apartment buildings. Most streets have mature trees that form a dense canopy overhead. Residents can walk or bicycle to the grocery store, pharmacy, banks, and restaurants – all without leaving their neighborhood. On the edge of the neighborhood closest to the State Fairgrounds, the Rosewood Hills development features new single-family homes and apartments offering views of Williams- Brice Stadium, home of the Gamecocks.

$100-$300

Price Range

$250,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

$100-$300

Price Range

$200,000

2019 Median Price

14

Days List to Sell

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Rosewood has a ton of local restaurants and deli’s around every corner that have been staples for the Wood’s residents for years. From a historic ice cream stop to a delicious pizza joint, Rosewood has it all. The Hunter-Gatherer restaurant is a newer addition at Curtiss-Wright Hangar offers craft beer made on-site, hand-crafted pizzas and more.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Rosewood children attend Rosewood or A.C. Moore elementary schools, Hand Middle and Dreher High schools in Richland School District One. The Montessori School of Columbia is also located in Rosewood. The Beltline campus of Midlands Technical College is located close to the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

The neighborhood is home to two grocery stores, Publix and Rosewood Market, both on Rosewood Drive. Piggly Wiggly, Target and Whole Foods are a short drive away.

NEARBY
AMENITIES

RESTAURANTS & MORE

Rosewood has a ton of local restaurants and deli’s around every corner that have been staples for the Wood’s residents for years. From a historic ice cream stop to a delicious pizza joint, Rosewood has it all. The Hunter-Gatherer restaurant is a newer addition at Curtiss-Wright Hangar offers craft beer made on-site, hand-crafted pizzas and more.

NEIGHBORHOODS SCHOOLS

Rosewood children attend Rosewood or A.C. Moore elementary schools, Hand Middle and Dreher High schools in Richland School District One. The Montessori School of Columbia is also located in Rosewood. The Beltline campus of Midlands Technical College is located close to the neighborhood.

NEED GROCERIES?

The neighborhood is home to two grocery stores, Publix and Rosewood Market, both on Rosewood Drive. Piggly Wiggly, Target and Whole Foods are a short drive away.

EXPLORE THE AREA

The neighborhood is bordered by Rosewood Avenue, South Beltline Boulevard, and Jim Hamilton Boulevard with runs along Williams Brice Stadium. The neighborhood is close to great shopping and dining and all that Downtown Columbia has to offer.

LINKS

Rosewood Neighborhood  |  Rosewood Neighbors Facebook

EXPLORE THE AREA

The neighborhood is bordered by Rosewood Avenue, South Beltline Boulevard, and Jim Hamilton Boulevard with runs along Williams Brice Stadium. The neighborhood is close to great shopping and dining and all that Downtown Columbia has to offer.

LINKS

Rosewood Neighborhood  |  Rosewood Neighbors Facebook

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