Nestled along the banks of the Duck River is the charming town of Columbia. This community is surrounded by natural scenic beauty, friendly people, and rich history. Columbia was voted a “Top Ten Best Small Town” by Southern Living Magazine and “The County’s Best Small Towns” Top Ten by Country Living Magazine. The historic but trendy downtown square in Columbia is full of lively entertainment, shopping, and eateries. Anchoring the heart of the town square is the beautiful courthouse, and southern hospitality shines throughout the town.
The area is full of activities and recreational amenities like their park system and wildlife areas that allow you to soak up the outdoors and enjoy the surrounding natural beauty. The Duck River winds its way around the edge of downtown and is considered the most ecologically diverse river in North America. There is a growing hub for the arts with an emerging arts district adjacent to downtown. Combine this with their Ridley Sports Complex for sports fanatics, and you get an awesome travel destination for those exploring Tennessee. Mule Day is Columbia’s signature annual event that takes place the first weekend of every April. Mule Day has been a Columbia tradition since the 1840s, and it involved a multi-day festival highlighted by the Saturday parade. When shopping along the streets of Columbia, be sure to check out Belu 32, a 12,000 square foot vintage marketplace where talented vendors bring a mix of arts and clothes. After working up an appetite, you can enjoy an authentic Italian meal at Mama Mila’s. Columbia provides residents and visitors with a live, work, play lifestyle that will assure you find something good around every corner.
Columbia is located just south of Nashville along the I-65 and is in Maury County, a regional hub for economic and business activating in South Central Tennessee. In 1807 Columbia was chartered and laid out on the south bank of the Duck River, consisting of four blocks. In 1984, the Columbia Commercial Historic Downtown District was established on the National Register of Historic Places and recognized its Federal, Victorian, and Mid 19th Century Revival architecture. The median sales price for a home in Columbia is currently $331,000, with a median of 1716 square feet.