Only minutes away from the warmth, charm and excitement of South Carolina's capital – and largest - city, Laurel Crest is seated on nearly 18 beautifully landscaped and natural acres. Our location offers all the cultural, educational and social events to be found in close proximity to a dynamic, friendly city, as well as the peaceful respite to be found along the banks of the Congaree River. Whether you feel like dinner and a concert, the unique treat of a college football game, or a quiet walk amid the birdsong, our location has it all.
As the state capital, Columbia has plenty to offer residents and visitors alike. Rich in history and culture, enriched by the presence of the State Legislature and the University of South Carolina, Columbia has a foot in the past and an eye on the future. If you're a native or an experienced visitor you already know about the fun to be had at sporting events like Gamecocks football in the autumn and two time national champion Gamecocks baseball in the spring, the cool fascination of museums and galleries like the South Carolina State Museum in the warm summer months. Columbia is also home to the SC Philharmonic, the Columbia City Ballet and other abundant theatrical venues.
Honoring our strong military history, Columbia is home to Fort Jackson, the largest Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, and the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center.
You'll always find something new at one of the more than 450 restaurants scattered through some of the most fascinating historic districts in the South.