It's not unfair to say that renters living in Briarwood are spoiled by the sheer plentitude of options at their service. The nearness of the apartments in Briarwood to essential conveniences and stores make it an easy place to live, work and play. Don't limit your search for a new place in the Columbia market to just one neighborhood. Have a look at other apartments available in nearby East Columbia and Woodfield.
Food, Libations and Recreation
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Residents can enjoy a different variety of flavor every night in Briarwood, especially with over a half dozen different restaurants in the area. Additionally, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Arby's and Waffle House. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
Get some fresh air or take a walk in Sesquicentennial State Park.
The Yelp page will provide you with even more places to eat, drink and hang out in Briarwood.
With numerous grocery stores located throughout the Briarwood area, residents can conveniently cook, clean and care for their home. Royal India Bazaar and German Meat Market on Two Notch Rd. are just a couple of options in the area. For one-of-a-kind local flavor, indulge in the mouth-watering taste of Tiffany's Bakery & Eatery, a neighborhood bakery on Two Notch Rd. Furthermore, a few household name grocery stores in the area include Bi-Lo and Kangaroo Express.
Brand-savvy shoppers will appreciate the nearby malls of Capitol Center and Columbia Northeast.
Local Schools and School Districts
The schools your children attend will be largely determined by where you rent. They may be eligible to attend a school in the Richland School District 2. Some of the schools near the apartments in Briarwood are Richland Northeast High School, E. L. Wright Middle School and Windsor Elementary School. While this information provides an approximation of the schools and districts serving the area, it is critical you consult with the districts around the apartments for rent to confirm exactly which schools your children may attend.
Richland Northeast High School, a Richland School District 2 high school, has an above average college-acceptance rate, and it offers advanced-placement classes. At E. L. Wright Middle School and Windsor Elementary School the student-teacher ratios are low. E. L. Wright Middle School has a student-teacher ratio of 15-to-1 while Windsor Elementary School's 13-to-1.
By the number of schools in a district serving the area, 11 high schools are located within the Palmetto Unified School District. The number of students per instructor, along with the overall student-body size, is less than that of Richland School District 2. Palmetto Unified School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Richland School District 2.
Demographics and Cost of Living
The cost of living in Briarwood is 21% lower than comparable suburban areas of Columbia, such as East Columbia. On average a household in Briarwood spends $49.0K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of East Columbia, which come to around $62.4K/year.
The neighborhoods of Briarwood and East Columbia are similar in terms of household size. In Briarwood, the average household size is 2.7 inhabitants, and in East Columbia it is 2.26 inhabitants.