Want to know what it's like to retire in Columbia?
I retired from the South Carolina Technical Education System as President of Beaufort Technical College, Beaufort, SC and the United States Army Reserve. I then moved to Columbia, SC to be closer to family, and am currently involved with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and serve as the Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee.
Columbia is centrally located and within two hours of the mountains or the beaches of SC. Columbia is a very aggressive and rapidly growing city which offers great sporting opportunities, arts and entertainment, and restaurants. It is also the home Fort Jackson.
Columbia is noted to be “famously hot”.
The convenience of the lakes and water recreation in the area.
Being retired from the USAR, I would miss the military amenities at Fort Jackson.
For military personnel, it is the most “Military Friendly Community in the Nation”. Columbia offers many opportunities for one to be involved in the community.
... check out General George Goldsmith's day in the life.