Just outside Columbia, SC a little over an hour South of Charlotte right off I-77 sits the town of Blythewood, SC. A small but growing community that has seen major changes in recent years yet has maintained it's small town charm. Easy access to I-77, 277, and I-20 make Blythewood, SC a popular place to live and visit. The short commute to downtown Columbia, SC and Fort Jackson helps as well.
Originally known as Doko, people have lived in the Blythewood, SC area for at least 2000 years. European settlers came to Blythewood during the colonial period to farm and the town gain a real foothold when a railway was established to connect Charlotte and Augusta. Steam trains would stop in what was then Doko, a Native American term meaning "watering hole", in order to resupply with firewood and water. Between the town growing around the train depot and the farms that were settled, the area grew into what we now call Blythewood, SC.
Today Blythewood, SC has come a long way since it's early days. With quaint shops, local restaurants, and some great golf courses like Cobblestone Park, it's easy to see why so many people choose to call Blythewood, SC home. The addition of Doko Meadows park with a pond, playground, walking trails, large fields, and new amphitheater has made an excellent place for both residents and visitors of Blythewood to enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you want fish, talk a walk, play soccer, see a concert, or enjoy one of the may festivals the park hosts throughout the year, then Doko Meadows is a great spot.
Award winning Richland Two Schools, and the Blythewood branch of the Richland County Library also make Blythewood, SC appealing to families. The small town feel with less hustle and bustle yet it's only minutes away from The Village at Sandhill, about an hour from Charlotte, and only 17 mile away from downtown Columbia, SC. With homes ranging from older established communities and scattered farm houses, to affordable new home communities, and higher end neighborhoods, no matter what your needs are in a home, Blythewood, SC has you covered. Come see for yourself what makes Blythewood, SC such a great place to call home.
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