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The East Central City neighborhood of Columbia is situated between state highways 21 and 277. The well-maintained neighborhood is often used for off-campus housing for Columbia College, Lutheran Theological Seminary, and Palmer College. The neighborhood is characterized by rolling hills. Lutheran Theological Seminary sits on the highest point in the South Carolina Midlands area, Seminary Ridge.

Local landmarks include Elmwood Cemetery, St. Peter’s Cemetery, and Crescent Hill Cemetery. Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital and Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital are just a short drive away, at Highway 277 and Sunset Drive. Nearby shopping opportunities include Midland Shopping Center off Highway 1, Sunset Shopping Center on Sunset Drive, and Northway Plaza Shopping Center just off Highway 321.

Several recreational facilities are in or near the East Central City neighborhood. The Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is located around the Broad River and Conaree River. The park is within walking distance of the Columbia business district. It offers scenic views of the canal, its pump houses and many other amenities. The park is a favorite hiking and biking area. It has both paved and unpaved trails and even offers a wheelchair trail. Visitors will also find also an amphitheater, a playground, and picnic shelters.

The Riverside Golf Course is a golf-only facility in the East Central City community. Riverside is a public nine-hole course and is considered a junior course. Fees are very reasonable, and the facility is a favorite for families with children or for golfers who want to practice their short game. Other small neighborhood parks in the East Central City area are Eastwood Park and Marshall Park.

Neighborhood schools include Hyatt Park Elementary School on Main Street and Arden Elementary on Ashley Street. Hyatt Park Elementary offers a 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Arden Elementary offers a 10:1 1 student-to-teacher ratio and a parent approval rate of 4 out of 5.


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