Columbia, TN Homes for Sale

Located in Maury County, Columbia has the unmistakable feel of an independent, distinct town that woke up one day to find itself a part of the expanding Nashville sphere. It’s authentic Main Street lifestyle, antebellum homes, and comfortable southern pace has made it a destination for Nashvilians looking to scratch that small-town itch. It may be 46 miles from downtown Nashville, but that hasn’t stopped its population from spiking, and its housing market from taking off. It’s no understatement to say that Columbia offers some of the best small-town living in the United States. Southern Living, that lifestyle Bible of the Southeast, even ranked Columbia one of the top ten small towns in the entire South for its vibrant arts and live music scene. If you came to Columbia looking for some land, you’re in luck as many affordable homes feature an uncommon amount of acreage compared to the Nashville Metro area. Look to neighborhoods like Fountain Heights and Williamsport, homes on 5-acre lots are selling in the low-to-mid 300s. It might be a good idea to get your offer in quickly, though, because Columbia is no longer a well-kept secret.

About Columbia, Tennessee

How's the Columbia real estate market?

New subdivisions like Harvest Point and Carver’s Station offer amenities that today’s homeowners have come to expect, such as an open floorplan, hardwood flooring, stainless appliances, and granite countertops. This affordable luxury makes the decision to relocate to Columbia that much easier for interested buyers. It’s no surprise that apartments in Muletown have followed suit, with new upscale complexes popping up right around Columbia’s iconic downtown. The rent for these units, often start above $1,000 per month which can seem a little steep for a place almost an hour outside of Nashville, but their placement next to Columbia’s iconic downtown more than justifies the cost. To get an accurate home valuation estimate, use our Columbia home value calculator.

Why are homes in Columbia a good investment?

The average sale price over the last year of $267,000 is certainly reasonable for Nashville, but that’s a 17% increase over the 2019 numbers in Columbia. One explanation for this elevated market value is the recent development of high-quality new construction, especially along the Highway 31 corridor going toward Nashville. In addition to newer homes being built in Columbia, there is something to be said about the trend of city slickers moving out into the country. Generally speaking, homebuyers have an appetite for larger homes on some acreage which is exactly what you’ll find in Columbia.

What are things to do in Columbia?

Like much of Middle Tennessee, Columbia is known for its rich history and outdoor recreational activities. For those looking to satisfy the former, Columbia is home to President James K. Polk’s Home and Museum. This quaint home located just off Garden Street and down the street from the Maury County Public Library holds artifacts and treasures of America’s 11th president. For those looking for some fresh air, head over to Maury County Park, one of Tennessee’s premier parks located just south of Columbia Central High School. This park sits on over 240 acres and has something for everyone from baseball fields and a football stadium to ⅛ scale steam engines and an equestrian center. Another one of our favorite parks is Riverwalk Park located on the Duck River where you will find walking trails, a basketball court, and a picnic area. Across the Duck River is Asgard Brewing Co., a craft microbrewery located in historic downtown Columbia.

How's the job market in Columbia?

The median household income in Columbia is $51,996 and the average household income in Columbia is $63,807. Columbia’s population is 55,502 of which 17.26% of people work in Healthcare, 14.52% of people work in Retail, and 12.51% of people work in Manufacturing. Furthermore, of the residents in Columbia, 36.36% hold a Highschool diploma, 11.24% hold a Bachelor's degree, and 6.52% hold a Graduate degree.

How are the schools in Columbia?

Columbia Elementary Schools

  • C-
    McDowell Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C-

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    359

    # of Teachers

    26

    Student Teacher Ratio

    14:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • B
    J E Woodard Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    B

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    508

    # of Teachers

    32

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C
    R Howell Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    505

    # of Teachers

    34

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C
    J. Brown Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    386

    # of Teachers

    31

    Student Teacher Ratio

    12:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C+
    Riverside Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C+

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    392

    # of Teachers

    29

    Student Teacher Ratio

    14:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C
    J. R. Baker Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    324

    # of Teachers

    22

    Student Teacher Ratio

    15:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • F
    Highland Park Elementary School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    F

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    346

    # of Teachers

    32

    Student Teacher Ratio

    11:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

Columbia Middle Schools

  • C
    E. A. Cox Middle School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    763

    # of Teachers

    49

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C-
    Whitthorne Middle School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C-

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    943

    # of Teachers

    58

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

Columbia High Schools

  • ?
    Northfield Academy
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    N/A

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    18

    # of Teachers

    2

    Student Teacher Ratio

    9:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C-
    Columbia Central High School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C-

    Advanced Placement

    N/A

    # of Students

    1278

    # of Teachers

    99

    Student Teacher Ratio

    13:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

  • C
    Spring Hill High School
    School District

    Maury County School District

    Rating

    C

    Advanced Placement

    # of Students

    944

    # of Teachers

    58

    Student Teacher Ratio

    16:1

    Expenditure per Child

    $7,754

How's the cost of living in Columbia?

Overall, Columbia’s cost of living is 1.30% less expensive than the national average. This is broken down further by the following cost of living factors:

  • In Columbia education costs 2.80% less than the national average.
  • In Columbia entertainment costs 3.30% less than the national average.
  • In Columbia food costs 1.20% less than the national average.
  • In Columbia utilities costs 0.60% more than the national average.
  • In Columbia healthcare costs 5.70% less than the national average.

Is there a lot of crime in Columbia?

In the past year in Columbia there were 23% more assaults, 10% more burglaries, 34% more robberies, 9% less vehicle thefts compared to the national median.

Who is the most active real estate agent in Columbia?

There are currently 160 real estate agents who serve the Columbia market. The most active real estate agent in Columbia by number of sold listings is Laura Brown with 33 sold listings in the past 12 months. To see a list of the top realtors in Columbia, use our real estate agent rankings tool.

Columbia estate listings & homes for sale trends

There are currently 81 active listings in Columbia. Sold homes in Columbia took an average of 116 days to sell. The average listing price in Columbia is $285,350 and the average sales price is $281,390 resulting in a sales-to-list ratio of 98.61%. At Felix Homes, our new listings in Columbia are updated every 2 minutes so you can see new homes in Columbia as soon as they come on the market.

Nearby cities to Columbia

Nearby zip codes to Columbia

What are popular subdivisions in Columbia

A Jackson Heights

Arden Village

Arlington Heights

Armstrong Meadows

Autumn Brook at Theta Pike

Autumn Crest

Autumn Ridge

Bakersfield

Bel Air Heights

Benton Hall Townhomes

Bradford Place

Brookhaven

Canterbury

Carriage Hills

Carter's Station

Cavalyn Muller

Cayce Lane Estates

Chantay Acres

Charleston Farms

Chestnut Villa

Clearview Estates

College Park

Columbia Arts District

Columbia Heights

Cross Gate

Elan

Fieldstone Farms

Fox Run

Graymere

Greystone

Grove Park

Habersham

Hardie Acres

Hickory Hollow

Highland Heights

Highland Park

Highlands At Bear Creek

Homestead At Carters Station

Honey Farms

Hunters Glen

Huntington Woods

Idlewild

Landings

Lytle Creek

Malibu Canyon Villas

Meadow Brook

Mt Olivet Place

Oakwood

Oxford Village

Polo Fields

Porter Hills

Redwood

Riverside

Riverview

Rolling Fields

Royal Oaks

Sagewood Estates

Spring House At Honey Farms

Spring Meade

Stonecrest

Stonehenge

Summerdale

Sunnyside

Taylor Landing

The Retreat

Timberland Estates

Valley West

Wellington Place

West Haven

West Meade

Westfield Estates

Westwood

Willow Lake

Windermere

Windsor Park

Windstone Village

Wyndance

Zion Acres

Zion Crossing

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