Small Town Charm, Big City Amenities

New Homes for Sale in Columbia


South Carolina's capital is a fast-growing, metropolitan area with a small-town atmosphere. Being one of the first planned cities in America, Columbia has a rich history with museums and historical sites. Oak, pecan and magnolia trees help the region retain a rural flavor and add beauty during the seasons. While the government, education, and military industries ensure a stable economy. 
LGI Homes is a Columbia homebuilder with various single-family new homes for sale. Every home we build is affordable and includes a chef-ready kitchen with a complete suite of energy-efficient appliances and upgraded cabinetry with crown molding, at no additional cost to you. And that's only the kitchen; call now to discover the value of our homes. 

A Growing City To Call Home

  • #5 'Best Places to Live in South Carolina in 2021-2022' (US News)
  • #7 'Best Places for Young Professionals in South Carolina 2022' (Niche)
  • #1 'Most Diverse Places to Live in Columbia Area 2022' (Niche)
  • Key industries in Columbia include advanced manufacturing, healthcare, insurance information technology, green energy production, research, development and discovery
  • Top employers include Prisma Health, BlueCross BlueShield, AT&T, Seibels, Carolina First Mortgage and the University of South Carolina
  • Top attractions for Columbia include The Columbia Museum of Art, Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, The Columbia City Ballet, Congaree National Park and The Columbia Marionette Theater
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Columbia, SC a good place for young professionals?

Young adults looking for high-paying jobs, affordable real estate, top schools and exciting nightlife will love Columbia, SC. The city is one of the best places to live in South Carolina and offers opportunities for young adults. 

What is in the CompleteHome™ and CompleteHome Plus™ upgrade packages?

Buyers who purchase a CompleteHome™ home get a designer kitchen with granite countertops and stunning cabinetry. The kitchen has an undermounted sink, Power Clean™ Moen® faucets with spray technology and modern Whirlpool® appliances. 

Integrated technology like a programmable thermostat, USB outlets and Wi-Fi garage door opener is part of the package. Energy-saving, dual-pane windows and LED ENERGY STAR lighting come with every CompleteHome™ package. 

Go here to see all the CompleteHome™ features

LGI Homes CompleteHome Plus™ package has many of the same features, but even more luxury and style. A side-by-side refrigerator, two-inch blinds, two-tone paint and 42-inch wood cabinets are a few examples. Discover more details about our CompleteHome Plus™ program. 


What is a move-in-ready home?

A move-in-ready home is a new construction home that is ready for occupancy. Most move-in-ready homes are constructed with options and upgrades that the homebuilder's design team chooses. Homebuilders start and finish construction on these homes without homebuyer feedback, leading to efficiencies in some areas and cost savings. These homes are also called quick move-in homes and spec homes. 

Every LGI Homes residence is a move-in-ready home. Our homes include unparalleled value and superior quality. They are energy efficient and include designer upgrades at no extra cost to homebuyers. 


What significant industries contribute to Columbia's economy?

Post-reconstruction, Columbia became a textile manufacturing center. Columbia remains a manufacturing-focused city, but it has diversified over the years. Today, the economy of Columbia offers advanced manufacturing, transportation and logistics, insurance, biosciences, healthcare, research and development, hospitality, and retail. 


Does LGI Homes build new homes in Columbia, South Carolina?

Absolutely! You'll find new homes offered by LGI Homes throughout South Carolina, including the Columbia, Fort Mill and the Greenville-Spartanburg areas. 


What are the main attractions in Columbia?

As with any major city, Columbia has something for everyone!

If you lived in Columbia for a year, you could see a new live performance or art show every day. The city boasts a broad array of public art, including murals, maker's spaces, outdoor sculptures and even laser displays. Venues, where art is exciting and accessible, are plentiful.

You can always take the family to a Columbia Fireflies game for good old-fashioned ballpark fun. Or, spend the day at the Zoo seeing the animals and zip-lining through the trees. You could also take a tour with Historic Columbia to learn about the history and culture of the state's capital city.

Few locations better highlight Columbia's live music culture than downtown, where a few steps put you within striking distance of acoustically-blessed, cutting-edge venues that have hosted world-renowned acts.

There are plenty of parks and outdoor adventure possibilities in and surrounding Columbia too. It doesn't take long to get from the center of town to what seems to be the middle of nowhere. The area has countless trails, gardens and bodies of water close by. In a matter of minutes, you can escape the bustling city and lose yourself in the fresh air, cold waterways and old growth hardwood forest.


Who are some of the top employers in Columbia?

Although manufacturing is a major component of Columbia's industry the city's top employers reflect a more traditional economy. Columbia's top employers include: 

  • State government
  • Healthcare providers, such as Prisma Health or BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • Public schools
  • Universities, notably the University of South Carolina
  • United States Army
  • Utilities like South Carolina Electric & Gasoline
  • Services like United Parcel Service (UPS)

Fort Jackson, the biggest U.S. Army basic training facility, is located in Columbia. The military facility employs over 5,000 people and trains close to 50,000 recruits each year.

More than 200 years after its doors opened, the University of South Carolina employs nearly 6,000 people. Other major employers include

  • AT&T
  • Wells Fargo
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Trane
  • Aflac