3/5 stars based on 13 reviews

Senate Plaza

  • Studio–3 Beds
  • 1–2 Baths
  • 479-1,400 Sqft
Managed by CMM Realty, Inc.

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Here are some of the most popular amenities
  • Washer & Dryer In Unit
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dishwasher
  • Swimming Pool
  • Some Paid Utilities

Floor Plans

Available 12/11
2 Bedrooms
3D Furnished
Two Bedroom
$1,650 - $2,200/mo
2 Bd, 1 Ba1 Half Ba1,045 Sqft
1,045 Sqft
3D Furnished
$1,175 - $1,450/mo
Studio, 1 Ba479 Sqft
479 Sqft
Not Available
3D Furnished
Furnished Studio
$1,325 - $1,450/mo
Studio, 1 Ba479 Sqft
479 Sqft
Not Available
3D Furnished
One bedroom
$1,450 - $1,700/mo
1 Bd, 1 Ba760 Sqft
760 Sqft
Not Available
3D Furnished
Furnished Two Bedroom
2 Bd, 1 Ba1 Half Ba1,045 Sqft
1,045 Sqft
Not Available
HD FloorPlan
Three bedroom
$2,350 - $2,500/mo
3 Bd, 2 Ba1,400 Sqft
1,400 Sqft
Not Available

Floor plans are artist's rendering. All dimensions are approximate. Actual product and specifications may vary in dimension or detail. Not all features are available in every rental home. Prices and availability are subject to change. Rent is based on monthly frequency. Additional fees may apply, such as but not limited to package delivery, trash, water, amenities, etc. Deposits vary. Please see a representative for details.

Pet Policy

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No Pets


Options and pricing

Garage Lot

  • Assigned Parking
  • 1 per Unit

Covered Lot

  • Assigned Parking
  • 1 per Unit


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$210 Admin Fee
$75 Application Fee


53 amenities and features

Living Space

  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan(s)
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Oversized Closets
  • Vaulted Ceilings
  • View
  • Washer & Dryer In Unit


  • Cable Ready
  • Extra Storage
  • Internet Included
  • New/Renovated Interior


  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stainless Steel Appliances

Outdoor Space

  • Balcony
  • Patio


  • Conference Room
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Facility
  • Recreation Room
  • Smoke Free
  • Swimming Pool

Management Details

  • Accepts Credit Card Payments
  • Accepts Electronic Payments
  • Emergency Maintenance
  • Full Concierge Service
  • On Site Maintenance
  • On Site Management


  • Controlled Access
  • Door Attendant
  • On Site Patrol


  • 24-hour doorman
  • 8 cameras around community
  • Across the street from new USC Law School
  • All Bills Paid
  • Basic cable and electricity included
  • Clubhouse
  • Condo sales and rentals
  • Downtown, high-rise living
  • Fitness room
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • On-site laundry
  • Private, reserved parking
  • Some Paid Utilities
  • Sparkling pool and sauna
  • Spectacular skyline views
  • Walk to Capitol, USC, Five Points and The Vista
  • Washers and dryers in some units
  • Water, sewer, and trash included

About This Property

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Live at Senate Plaza and have more time to enjoy what city living is all about. Take advantage of an ideal location that meets the demands of your busy schedule. Walk to the Capital, UofSC and Five Points. Enjoy the thriving Vista area, with its wide variety of restaurants, cozy cafes, live bands and other cultural attractions. For work, for play, for life...smart living has never been more exciting! *The decor and improvements vary from unit to unit and prices are subject to change at any time.

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80 Units

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Ratings & Reviews

3/5 stars based on 13 reviews
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  • 4/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    July 01, 2021

    Lived here for about 8+ years now, Place is pretty decent. Everything is included, which is nice, and the negotiating power of a group this large makes it somewhat less expensive. Most reviews talk about the AC, but it's centralized, cold, or hot water runs through pipes and each unit has the ability to turn on / off a fan that blows throw a radiator for each room. If you are going to live here, just invest in a little portable AC unit. It's just a cost of living here. You really only need it for at most a month a year. If you are choosing to buy, be careful, while homeowners do vote for HOA initiatives, I think a significant number of units are owned by only a handful of owners, and lately, it does seem like there's a bit more corruption on the board. A lot of unnecessary work is being done on the building, so I assume someone making decisions has ties to a landscaping company.

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  • 5/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    March 20, 2019

    Great place to come home to in the evenings. It's nice and quiet with a whole lot benefits for little money.

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  • 1/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    January 24, 2019

    Really dissatisfied with this place. Partially due to management and the building/unit itself and partially due to loud neighbors. First, let's start with the construction- loud, made it unable to open windows in a scalding hot unit (more on that later!), and took forever to finish. It's loud enough in this area already with the trains, sirens, and traffic. Sometimes I felt like I was living in New York City with all the noise that seeped in. Management can be unpleasant and unfriendly, and in my case, turned out to be very tricky adding fees. The building looks fancy and elegant but the unit itself did not match. It was dilapidated and filthy upon move-in. Even after numerous cleans, the place never truly looked or felt clean. It was gross. There were also occasional cockroaches, which I would honestly expect for this area. Here's the issue: the roaches in hallways, stairways, the basement (you get the picture) stayed there. Speaking of the basement, it's really gross and many of the laundry machines do not work properly. Units do not have control of heat vs AC. Management decides when which goes on. It sucks. It was always hot, and I couldn't open a window due to the construction. Not that a window would do much in Columbia heat. There is no reason why the AC should not be on, let alone the heat being on (!!!), in Columbia at the times that this happened. Looking at this website, I wasn't the only one to complain. Neighbors in my case tended to be extremely loud and some were rude. Living next to a college campus, this happens. Although some of the middle-aged or recently-out-of-college folks were the worst. Don't get me wrong- some were great! But others yelled, partied, slammed doors, and made unpleasant smelling food at all hours. Sometimes felt like I was living in a dorm but without the friendliness. Location was good but there are other places within walking distance of this area without the noise, filth, and general unpleasantness.

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  • 5/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    August 23, 2018

    Being a veteran of the building for the last decade, I can say that I've seen A LOT of positive changes over the last few months with new management at the helm. The cosmetic brick work has gone according to plan on the east side of the building and is now complete with the focus on the west side for the next few months. Improvements to the common areas and general upkeep are certainly a positive once again. I've noticed a few new courtesy officers who make me feel even safer than before as well. The location, essentially being on campus across from the new USC Law Center, makes it easy for me to get where I need to go, oftentimes without needing a car. To address concerns some reviewers have noted about climate control: My apartment has three climate control units, one in the large living room and one in each of the two bedrooms. I have never had an issue with any of them or their thermostats. They are independently controlled (each room can be set at a different temperature), which is actually really convenient. I haven't seen this feature in other apartments around campus. As for the twice a year switch over from heat-to-AC and vice versa, my unit has three-speed ceiling fans and the new commercial style windows as most other units do. I've never had a problem remaining comfortable nor have any of my roommates in the past. I use the ceiling fans as needed or slightly crack one of the energy efficient windows, and within minutes I'm comfortable. Overall, for the location, amenities, and size of the units I'm really happy with Senate Plaza and can't imagine where I could get the same value elsewhere on campus!

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  • 1/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    April 03, 2018

    This old building is not worth your time, money, or patience. Not only is this not a non-smoking building (hallways and stairwells reek of smoke, and it often seeps under the doors of neighboring units), the building completely controls when the units have air conditioning or heat. Today is April 3, 2018, and the building still refuses to turn on the air conditioning. It has been off since the first week of November. This place is truly uninhabitable. This is South Carolina, where we have had dozens of 80+ degree days since January, yet management sits in their air conditioned lobby without a care in the world for the residents and homeowners. Inhumane living conditions. You will be told to "open a window"--well when its 100% humidity, 75 degrees outside, and pouring rain, the window isn't going to do much. And when its not raining, prepare for your entire unit to be coated in a nice thick layer of pollen, all because you wanted some air circulation in your apartment--it's still hot. I cannot discourage your interest in this place enough. Seek alternative housing options. I could go on about other issues, but I've go to go sit in my car to get some A/C before I go to sleep.

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  • 1/5 stars based on undefined reviews
    July 25, 2017

    Visit a unit the other day, it was very hot. Impossible to stay in. I couldn't believe people can live in a place so hot. AC was on high at all times.

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1520 Senate St

Columbia, SC 29201
Downtown University Hills


Learn about schools near this property

Hand Middle School

Grades 6-8 • Public

Richland 01 School District • 1.3 miles


A. C. Moore Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

Richland 01 School District • 1.4 miles


Dreher High School

Grades 9-12 • Public

Richland 01 School District • 2 miles

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St Peters Catholic School

Grades PK-6 • Private

0.6 miles


Richland One Charter Middle College

Grades 11-12 • Charter

Richland 01 School District • 2.8 miles


Carolina School For Inquiry

Grades PK, K-6 • Charter

Richland 01 School District • 6.3 miles

Information provided by GreatSchools . To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

Getting Around

These scores represent accessibility to different types of transportation near Senate Plaza.

Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.
  • Dining & Drinking
  • Groceries
  • Shopping


Bike Score®

Good Transit

Transit Score®

Places Nearby

10 grocery stores, 30 restaurants, 10 parks
    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.7 miles

    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.8 miles


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    2.4 miles

    Food Lion

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    3.0 miles

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