Residents’ Choice: Top 6 Coffee Shops In Columbia

October 9, 2017

With the cool fall weather slowly making its way to Columbia, it’s time to find the hottest coffee shops near our apartments! We asked our residents where their favorite nearby cafe is and here are the results:

1. Drip (Main Street & Five Points)
2. Nonnah’s
3. Wired Goat Café
4. 116 Espresso and Wine Bar
5. Sweet Cream Company
6. Indah Coffee

Our property is close to plenty of trendy coffee shops for you to get your pumpkin spice fix or get fueled up with a crafty select brew!

Come by our offices today and find out how you can live in the most convenient spot in Columbia!

The Right Way to Celebrate Football Season in Columbia

September 1, 2017

It’s time to dust off your college football jerseys and freshen up on your trash talking… College football season has arrived! We’re getting ready to kick off this season by highlighting our favorite places to catch the game and the best ways to celebrate our beloved University of South Carolina Gamecocks:

Where to Watch

There’s nothing like watching a game with fellow fans! Here are a few local spots that bring celebrating to the next level: Continue reading

How to Celebrate the Solar Eclipse in Columbia

August 18, 2017

Millions of visitors will flood to South Carolina to watch the solar eclipse from all around the nation. The path of totality will pass through Columbia, Greenville and Charleston where there will be one to two minutes of blackout! When the eclipse comes, where will you be?

 

Here are a few other local spots hosting eclipse events:

  1. Bricktown Bistro & Raw Bar – At 1 p.m., the restaurant will be hosting a free event only 9 miles away from our apartments! There will also be free glasses provided for your safety.
  2. Total Eclipse Workshops at Sesquicentennial State Park: on August 19th, 10 to 11 a.m., the state park will be hosting an event prior to the eclipse to discuss this phenomenon and how to safely view the eclipse. There will be take home crafts and activities free with park admission. Preregister online and reserve your spot!
  3. Columbia, SC: Take a look at this Total Eclipse Columbia site to navigate to other nearby parties and prepare for this once in a lifetime event!

 

We hope that you enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon and will be ready to celebrate in your lovely eclipse glasses this August 21st!

Summer Date Night Ideas

July 21, 2017

It’s time to ditch your routine movie night and bring some adventure into your date nights with exciting specials happening around Providence Park this summer! July is full of fun events and deals, so take a look at some of our recommendations and treat your date to something new.

On July 27th, the Chayz Lounge at Nonnah’s Bistro will feature relaxing tunes from Jonathan “Strot Juru” Jones from 6 to 8 p.m. Listen to a live jazz performance by the talented saxophonist while enjoying a light meal, dessert and a full service bar. The intimate setting at Chayz Lounge invites patrons to experience the finest local and national jazz talents frequently, so be sure to check back for future shows. Continue reading

Sandhill Farmers Market

May 17, 2017

Sometimes we can all use a good midweek pick-me-up. Our favorite way to get happy before hump day? The Sandhill Farmers Market on Tuesday afternoons!

Just a 15-minute drive from your apartment at Providence Park, the Sandhill Farmers Market takes place every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Clemson’s Sandhill Research and Education Center across from the Village at Sandhill. Continue reading

Place to Be: Blue Fin Restaurant

May 5, 2017

With Providence Park Apartments’ convenient location near downtown Columbia, Forest Acres, and The Village at Sandhill, it can be hard for our residents to choose where to eat their next meal! In our Providence Park Places to Be series, we try to help by suggesting some of our favorite spots. In this week’s edition, we’re talking about the delicious Blue Fin Restaurant!

Blue Fin is in Sandhills, just a 10-minute drive from your Providence Park Apartment. You’ll find great steaks and seafood dishes here, in addition to a killer happy hour during the week and an awesome brunch on Sundays.

The restaurant also has live music throughout the week and a wonderful wait staff. We love it for family outings, date nights, or girls’ night out!

What are some of your favorite spots in Columbia? Let us know on social media!

Get Outside!

April 21, 2017

With Earth Day this weekend, Providence Park wants to take a minute to remind you of some of the incredible green spaces near our apartments in Columbia. In addition to our own apartment community with its resort-style pool and green areas, we’re close to some of the best parks in Columbia!

One of our favorites is Sesquicentennial State Park! Just a 15-minute drive from Providence Park will get you to this beautiful state park where there’s something for everyone to do!

With trails for running, walking, or biking, you can get your exercise on land or rent a canoe or kayak to do some water workouts! Bring the kiddos and they’re sure to love the playgrounds, ponds with ducks and geese, and brand new splash pad.

The park is open from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Where will you be spending your Earth Day weekend?

April Events

March 31, 2017

We’re so excited to welcome spring to Providence Park! To get ourselves in the spring spirit, the Providence Park team wants to spoil our apartment residents with tons of spring events, activities, and ideas. Here’s just a peek at what we’re planning for our residents: Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Puppies

March 8, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day in Columbia is a big deal. Last week, we wrote about the 35th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points celebration. While it is one of our favorite events, there’s another great thing happening this St. Patrick’s Day that we think our Providence Park Apartment residents will be excited about: the Columbia Animal Services St. Patrick’s Day Adoption Special!

If you have been thinking about adopting a cat or dog (and when you live in apartments as pet-friendly as Providence Park, why wouldn’t you!), St. Patrick’s Day could be a great time to bring an animal into your life. Continue reading

March Events

March 3, 2017

Columbia has it all: places to shop, eat, party, and explore. With an apartment at Providence Park, you’re just minutes from all of it!

This March, some exciting events will be taking place all around the city. Check below for some of our favorites: Continue reading