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What's Unique About Columbia

The self-proclaimed Mule Capital Of The World


Columbia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 39,376 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Columbia is the 18th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Columbia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs.

Columbia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Columbia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups.

Mule Day

Mule Day has been a popular Columbia tradition since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time Mule Day evolved. The first “official” Mule Day was held in 1934, which consisted of the parade, and a mule show in downtown Columbia after the parade.

Evolving still, Mule Day went from being a single day event to a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees. Saturday’s Mule Day parade is the highlight of the event. If you visit during Mule Day celebrations, you might see a square dance, a mule-driving contest, a horse show, a crafts festival, or attend a flea market. Other events include “working mule”, “best of breed”, or even lumberjack competitions. Traditional Appalachian food, music, dancing, and crafts are featured. Click here to learn more.


Living In Columbia

Living In Columbia

Historic Downtown District
The town of Columbia is the county seat of Maury County. It was chartered in 1807 and laid out on the south bank of the Duck River, consisting of four blocks. The town was incorporated in 1817. In 1984, the Columbia Commercial Historic Downtown District was established on the National Register of Historic Places recognized for its Federal, Victorian, and Mid 19th Century Revival architecture.

Among Tennessee’s first designated Main Street Communities, historic downtown Columbia is a classic, Southern downtown anchored by its iconic Courthouse on the square, surrounded by vibrant shops, local eats, boutiques and antique finds. Enjoy live music, special events, and a local brewery. First Fridays energizes the downtown district each month with local musicians on the town square while shops keep their doors open a little later than usual to add to the inviting energy of historic downtown. Located just two blocks west of downtown is the ancestral home of the 11th U.S. President James K. Polk. And a block south of there, you’ll find the Columbia Arts District, established as a haven for artists to culminate in an eclectic mix of contemporary creative culture.

Real Estate In Popular Columbia Neighborhoods

Zip Codes: 38401 38461 37174 38474 38487

Columbia is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community.

Maury County, is one of the few counties where we can still find decent starter homes, with access to metro Nashville area and still live countryside.

Priced from the upper $200’s, communities offer pool, playground, cabana and sidewalks. With 3-5 bedrooms plus 2.5 – 3 baths, plans for multiple bedrooms, many included options.

We can work with builder to get some additional incentives.

Some community names

Harvest Point by Celebration Homes

Taylor Landing by Meritage Homes

Derryberry Estates by OleSouth


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