Forest Acres and Surrounding Area Real Estate
Just minutes from downtown Columbia but with its own small-town feel, Forest Acres offers primarily ranch style homes beneath an impressive tree canopy. Upscale shopping and restaurants make for a convenient lifestyle. Enjoy several popular grocery stores including Fresh Market, Publix, Lowes, and Trader Joes all in a one-mile area. Popular Trenholm Plaza features Anthropologie, Lululemon Athletica, Urban Nirvana, and Starbucks. Forest Acres sponsors festivals throughout the year to bring together neighbors. Its excellent Richland One schools make it popular with families. A portion of Forest Acres and Arcadia Lakes is served by Richland Two schools which are northeast of downtown Columbia.
Forest Lake is a neighborhood within Forest Acres, conveniently located near downtown, Fort Jackson, and two major interstates. Homes are primarily ranch, two story, and mid-century modern style. Several areas in the neighborhood offer lake front lots and water views. Forest Lake Golf Course, a private club, makes for peaceful views along Spring Lake Drive while Forest Lake is easily visible from appealing Lakeshore, Eastshore, and Northshore Drives.
Jackson Heights is a popular Forest Acres neighborhood near Trenholm Plaza that is distinguished by its streets named after SC colleges and its popular Citadel Park. Zoned for Satchel Ford Elementary, Jackson Heights features a variety of ranch, bungalow, and two story homes. Prices range from the low $300,000s upwards to $600,000.
Quinine Hill, Millpond, and Senators Park
Tucked away off bustling Forest Drive is a quaint gated community made up of the Quinine Hill, Millpond, and Senators Park neighborhoods. Charming small streets-some cobblestone-wind throughout the community and lead to private pools, a community pond, and close knit neighbors.
Greenbriar, slightly to the west of Jackson Heights offers an array of larger homes, many on estate size lots. Prices range from $500,000 and up.
Originally a rural area, the picturesque “Town of Arcadia Lakes” is located near Forest Acres. Today it is a bustling suburban community with the motto “Seven Lakes – One Town.” As its own municipality, Arcadia Lakes has its own mayor and town council. Arcadia Lakes is zoned for Richland School District 2.