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Forest Acres SC

In the Beginning 

Forest Acres is a small town located on the eastern border of Columbia, South Carolina. The town was founded by John Hughes Cooper and James Henry Hammond because of their keen interest in real estate. Cooper ended up purchasing Forest Lake, which at the time was known as “Det’s Pond,” in addition to the 1,700 acres that surrounded the lake; The Forest Lake Club was soon built on the property. Hammond also purchased a large plot of land in the area (67 acres) and created a suburban community for affluent businesses men who were working in downtown Columbia. After learning the benefits of incorporation from the New Deal, the two incorporated Forest Acres as a city in 1935. Since the humble beggings, Forest Acres has grown from 2 square miles with about 350 residents to 5 square miles and is now home to more than 10,000 residents. 

Things To Do In Forest Acres 

Forest Acres is home to the midland region’s best parks, shopping, and local dining. There is truly something for everyone in this small southern town! Citadel and Idalia Parks are nestled in some of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Forest Acres and provide the perfect environment for picnics and playtime with the children. Quinine Hill Park, another Forest Acres Park is located in the heart of the town, at the intersection of Forst Drive and Beltline Boulevard. This park is the perfect place to enjoy a sunny afternoon, walking or jogging on the rubber covered trails, or enjoying a small family gathering at the covered picnic area.

For shopping, residents and visitors love the Farmers’ Market in the summer that is equipt the local, farm-fresh foods, and other local goodies. For a little retail therapy, others may enjoy all the handful of local boutiques and specialty stores that are located throughout Forest Acres. As for dining, Forest Acres has something that will appeal to nearly everyone. From local bakeries, like Ally & Eloise Bakeshop, to chain restaurants like Zoe’s Kitchen, there is always something good to eat!

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Restoration Services In Forest Acres

No home or business owner can predict water damages in Forest Acres. Thus, it’s important to have a professional Forest Acres water damage company on hand to quickly remediate the damage. First Response of Columbia is your trusted Forest Acres restoration company. We strive to alleviate stress and restore your property back to its original state prior to the damages. At First Response, we also offer 24/7 emergency services to all of our Forest Acres customers, and guarantee a 1-hour response time!

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