In a few years, my wife and I will be retiring to Columbia, SC. Recently, we went there to "recon" properties, particularly lots to build on. We looked at a development in north Columbia called Lake Carolina, up I-77 a little ways. We thought it was pretty nice, particularly one neighborhood. A friend who lives a few miles away is trying to warn us off from building there, but I can't really figure out why. We looked at a number of locations with an agent, who made a good impression on us. Still, I'm curious as to why our friend was not supportive of the Lake Carolina area, other than it was not as "swanky" as his neighborhood. Anybody have any opinions on the Columbia, SC area, and on the Lake Carolina area in particular? Thanks, and Semper Fi.