Public Transit: The Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) serves the heart of the Midlands, including Columbia, Cayce, West Columbia, Forest Acres, Arcadia Lakes, Springdale and the St. Andrews area. Its services include the trolleys in Downtown Columbia and the DART service (Dial-a-Ride Transit). Five taxi companies provide a fleet of more than 175 cabs.
Cost of Living: Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $274,832; detached houses: $281,946; townhouses or other attached units: $181,960; in 2-unit structures: $201,377; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,733; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $183,653; mobile homes: $115,020 Median gross rent in 2019: $909. March 2019 cost of living index in Columbia: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)