Welcome to The Babcock

    Iconic, Modern, Timeless

    Located in one of Columbia’s most iconic buildings, The Babcock marries the past with modern apartment living. Originally constructed as a mental health facility in 1885, this unique building has been transformed into 208 charming apartment homes in the heart of downtown.

    Click here to learn more about The Babcock's architecture and history. 

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    Babcock Apartments a one-of-a-kind living experience in an iconic downtown Columbia, South Carolina building. This converted landmark located in the BullStreet District features luxurious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Each home has been designed with modern granite countertops, undermount sinks, stainless steel appliances, refurbished historic windows, soaring ceilings and so much more.

    Whether you are relaxing in your home or enjoying one of the many amenities you are sure to find a community within The Babcock. Our historic property includes two lounges, a game room, a coffee bar, one coworking space and conference room, two weight/cardio rooms, a yoga studio, fenced dog park, two outdoor cooking spaces, a hammock garden, resort inspired pool and an EV car charging station.

    Our property is surrounded by 100-year-old luscious oak trees with over 3 acres of green space. Within the Bull Street District, you are just steps away from Segra Park, numerous dining and shopping spots as well as the 20-acre Page Ellington Park.

    So, what are you waiting for...call us today to schedule a tour of your new home!

    Relax in our resort inspired pool

    Sweat it out in the cardio / weight room or stay zen in our yoga studio

    Your fury friends will love playing in the pet park

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    A New Way of Living

    Unique Loft and Flat Style Floor Plans

    Our floor plans have been designed to preserve historic elements throughout while adding luxury finishes. With over 108 different floorplans to choose from you are sure to find the perfect combination of natural light, open concept and aesthetic charm. 

    In addition to the monthly market rent shown below, there is a $100.00 monthly utility package which includes 7-night valet trash pickup, weekly pest control, internet and one parking space. 

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    A Variety of Amenities for a Life of Variety

    Rehabilition Meets Innovation

    We have created a community that combines historic charm with top-of-the-line features and modern amenities. Our community is nestled in 3 acres of green space yet remains a short walking distance to Main Street. 

    Remaining true to its original design the interior spaces have been enhanced to maximize the natural light while providing an open and inviting environment. Whether inside your home or in our common spaces the unique layouts capitalize on the 250,000 sq. ft. building. 

    Community Amenities

    • 3.38 Acres of Green Space
    • Gated Pet Park
    • Grilling Courtyard
    • Luxury Pool Area
    • Coworking Space
    • Cardio Studio
    • Yoga Studio
    • Two Resident Lounges
    • Game Room
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Apartment Features

    • Historic Windows
    • Historic Windows
    • Washer and Dryer
    • Washer and Dryer
    • Granite Countertops
    • Granite Countertops
    • Valet Trash
    • Valet Trash
    • Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
    • Pull Down Kitchen Faucet
    • Plaster Walls
    • Plaster Walls
    • Walk-In Closets
    • Office Space
    • Private Entry
    • Patio/Balcony

    Pet Policy

    • Pet Policy Type: Cat, Dogs
    • Other Pets Allowed:
    • Max Number of Pets: 2
    • One-time pet fee: $400
    • Pet monthly rent min: $25
    • Pet policy: Our community welcomes pets and their owners with a spacious gated pet park and plentiful green space on-site to enjoy walks and playtime. All breeds of dogs and cats with valid vaccination records are allowed. Pets are subject to a one-time fee of $400 for the 1st pet and $200 for the 2nd pet, as well as a monthly rent of $25 per pet.


    • Parking Type: Surface Lot
    • Parking Comment: One parking space is included in rent for studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Two parking spaces are included in rent for three bedroom apartments. Additional premium parking is available for $75 per space.

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    The Best Columbia Has To Offer

    A Neighborhood Connection in a City Environment

    Our community is located in the heart of the BullStreet District, a neighborhood surrounded by all your entertaining needs. The BullStreet District is continuously adding new restaurants, breweries, parks and shops making it Columbia's new city hotspot. Easy access to two major highways, walking distance to the state capital and a stone's throw to our own Columbia MiLB's Fireflies home field. Whether you are relocating to Columbia for looking for a change of downtown scenery you will love calling The Babcock home. 

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    Our online portal is a quick and easy way to pay rent online, pay move-in fees, submit service requests and stay up to date with community events and happenings. 

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    Fill out the tour request form and let's get you scheduled to tour the community. Tours are by appointment only and take at least one hour, we have lots to show you, so bring your walking shoes! 
    • Monday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
    • Thursday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
    • Friday: 8:00AM to 5:00PM
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed