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It's a Better Life... Local Attractions

Plantation Pointe is located 20 miles from the states Capital City, Columbia. Newberry which is one the
states oldest and most historical cities is only 15 miles from Plantation Pointe. Both Columbia and
Newberry boasts exciting attractions offering entertaining and unique experiences.

Columbia - is one of the first planned communities in this country, Columbia was established in 1786 as a centrally located state capital.

History and Culture - Columbia has a great number of historical homes and churches. Columbia is also the home to many impressive museums and exhibits.

Universities and Colleges - Columbia has four major schools available for anyone interested in continuing there educational goals. The University of South Carolina chartered in 1801 still remains on its original site in Columbia. The campus has grown from its origins of one building on the historic Horseshoe to 156 facilities on 351 acres. The university offers more than 350 undergraduate and graduate courses of study. The three other major schools are Southern Wesleyan University, Columbia College and Midlands Tech.

Shopping - in Columbia is second to none - from the quaint village atmosphere to the large shopping malls. Columbia's shopping opportunities include malls, specialty stores, discount stores, flea markets, and special shopping districts such as Five Points and the Congaree Vista. Columbia four major shopping malls are Columbiana Centre with more than a 100 stores, Columbia Mall with over a 100 stores, Richland Mall with over 60 stores and Dutch Square Mall with over 40 stores. Columbia has 100's of antique stores that offer fine pieces at reasonable prices.

Sports - Columbia this the home to South Carolina Gamecock (NCAA Sports - SEC), Capital City Blowfish (Pro Baseball), Columbia Inferno (ECHL Conference)

Newberry - Settled in the 1740's and 1750's, Newberry was home to many German, English and Scots-Irish immigrants, though Quakers and other settlers also came to the area. Beautiful homes and gardens line the streets of the large historic district. Newberry is also the home of Newberry College, a Lutheran-supported liberal arts school, was founded in 1856. The opening of the newly restored Newberry Opera House (circa 1882), offering a wide variety of performances, has brought fine restaurants and unique shops to the historic district. Carter and Holmes Orchid Greenhouse, in Newberry, is the third largest orchid nursery in the nation. Today, the mild climate and productive farmland make it a good location for agriculture and forestry, while a progressive attitude for economic development is attractive to industries.