The Colonial Heights neighborhood sits amid Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital and Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital. The immediate vicinity is entangled with named streets such as Medical Drive and Doctors Circle. Medical facilities, doctors’ practices, dental offices, health care complexes, and businesses overwhelm the region around this community.
Central to this region is Earlwood and Eau Claire Park. The Colonial Heights community is adjacent to the Eau Claire subdivision. This neighborhood has been home to the Eau Claire Renaissance Faire since 1998. Events include an outdoor concert and the Renaissance Parade.
Several major thoroughfares carve a path through this district. Highways 321 and 277 are local. With many ways to commute and travel, it is easy to arrive at shopping malls, restaurants, schools, and entertainment venues. Local to the area is Sunset and Midland Shopping Center. The Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park offers a river walk in an old-fashioned business district. A leisurely saunter along the greenway and river helps preserve nature, while small businesses thrive here. The Elmwood Park Historic District is in this area, as well.
Several colleges exist around the Colonial Heights vicinity. Columbia, Benedict, and William L. Bonner Colleges are present along with the Lutheran Theological Seminary.
Hyatt Park and Watkins-Nance Elementary Schools are as close as Gibbes Middle School and W. A. Perry Middle School. Eau Claire High School is a highly rated school in this immediate area with Johnson High School also nearby.
Subway, Carolina Deli, and Burger King are just around the corner. For fine dining, locals travel less than three miles to Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
The Columbia Museum of Art and the Columbia Fire Department Museum are in the immediate area.
Interstates 20 and 126 allow commuters and travel destinations to converge. This area is excellent for residents who favor the historical district and river walk.