Forest Acres, Irmo, Columbia and Blythewood are just a few of the amazing city options found in Richland County. Bringing the best of friendly locals and southern hospitality, cities in Richland County often take turns sharing the title of “Best City in South Carolina.”
It’s Easy To Explore Richland County
A mark of a good city is how accessible and far-reaching the public transit is. For Richland county, public transportation is operated by the Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority which goes by COMET. This option alone connects Fort Jackson, Forest Acres, Irmo, St. Andrews, Columbia, and Eastover with several stops throughout Northeast and Lower Richland.
There’s Always Something To Do
Richland County is home to Lake Murray, one of the most sought after locations in all of South Carolina. Residents can enjoy a peaceful boat ride out on the lake or explore the grounds in search of various wildlife. The South Carolina State Fair also sets up shop each year in Columbia to showcase what the state is all about.
Heritage and History Abound
With the county being formed in 1785, it’s no surprise that there would be a lush history associated with it. Old military installations like Fort Jackson that have been modernized give a glimpse into what it was like to be in Richland County in the mid 1900’s. You can also stop into the South Carolina State Museum to get to know the state even better.