Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, is a growing city. It's home to the University of South Carolina, the state government, and one of the largest military bases in the country. Columbia is a good mix of college students, families, and young professionals. For recreational purposes, Columbia is also home to a well-known riverfront trail, several theaters and performing arts centers, and several museums.
The borders of Shandon include Lee Street and Millwood Avenue to the north, Kilbourne Road to the east, Rosewood Drive to the south, and Harden Street and Santee Avenue to the west.
The smaller of the two greenways, Sims Park, is located on the eastern side of Shandon. This park is home to a spray pool during the summer, a playground, picnicking areas, and a park shelter with restrooms.
Other greenways, all within walking distance of the Shandon neighborhood, include the W. Gordon Belser Arboretum, Heathwood Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Hollywood Park, Rosewood Park, Lester Bates Park, and Valencia Park.