History

About Historic Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Columbia, SC:

This 800 resident community was developed by W. Gordon “Willie” Belser in the 1930s. Bounded by Kilbourne Road, Rosewood Drive, South Beltline and Devine Street, the multi-cultural urban neighborhood is home to about 400 families, including about 45 residences owned by African Americans that make up the Original Frog Town Community, just east of Kilbourne Road.

Residents enjoy the unusually hilly terrain loaded with thousands of trees and the pristine, 9-acre USC Belser Arboretum, an education laboratory on a tributary, which is part of the Gills Creek Watershed. Heathwood and Simms City parks are within six blocks. Students walk to Rosewood Elementary, Hand Middle, St. Josephs Elementary and Dreher High School. Central Midlands Technical College campus offering 120 programs adjoins the neighborhood. All award winning institutions.

Four major grocery chain stores (including Whole Foods) and three pharmacies are within walking distance. The State Capitol is approximately 12-minute drive. Two COMET bus stops are adjacent to the neighborhood. Easy access to the interstate system is at I-77 (Exit 10) Fort Jackson Boulevard.

Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association publishes a monthly CRIER eNews and is affiliated with the 119 member, Greater Columbia Council of Neighborhoods.