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The Bull Street neighborhood of Columbia is located in zip code 29201, and it is just north of the Midtown-Downtown area. The boundaries are Bull Street to the west, Harden Street to the east, Calhoun Street to the south, and Colonial Drive to the north. It is just a short distance north of the University of South Carolina campus.
This is a very popular and active part of the city, both because of the University of South Carolina campus, and because the Capitol is a mere few blocks away. Because this neighborhood is so deeply rooted in the life of the University and the workings of the state’s government, there are not a lot of houses in the area.
Some of the older buildings that were once used for different types of manufacturing or production work have been renovated and turned into upscale apartments that take advantage of many of the outstanding original features. Some of the buildings are very luxurious, while others strive to appeal to eco-conscious consumers.
There is no shortage of things to do or see in this part of the city. The Historic Columbia Foundation has daily tours of four important historic homes in the city. Those are the Robert Mills House (formerly known as the Ainsley Hall House,) which was built in 1823, the Woodrow Wilson Family Home, which has been a museum since 1932, the Hampton-Preston Mansion, and the Mann-Simmons Cottage. The foundation also conducts walking tours and guided bus tours of many of the historically significant places in the city.