Did You Know Columbia is Home To A Huge Army Base?

Fort Jackson, SC is home to a large Army training base

Fort Jackson, SC is the most active and largest Initial Entry Training Center for the United States Army. It is located in Columbia, South Carolina with many services and area features nearby.

70% off all women soldiers entering the Army will arrive here, as will about 50% of the total of all soldiers. About 50,000 people will complete basic combat training as well as individual advanced training here each year.

Covering more than 52,000 acres and having many ranges, it also has more than 1100 buildings. It is home to about 20,000 soldiers and their families with civilians, and retirees being considered as part of the community. There are also about 14,000 students that attend Chaplain and Drill Sergeant training here. About 36,000 retirees and their family members receive services on this base.

The base is also home to U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment (formerly the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute) and the U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School. This base is accessible from I-77, I-26 and I-20. Columbia Metropolitan Airport located about 25 minutes from Fort Jackson and is the most convenient. Some people will come in from the airport at Charlotte, NC as this is about 90 minutes away.

Close to Fort Jackson is the neighborhood, Woodcreek Farms, a golf community of over 2,300 acres and surrounded by nature, shopping and amenities.  With affordable homes, gated communities within in the vast community, many folks relocate to become part of this great location within the Columbia area.

Many consider the Tom Fazio championship golf course at Woodcreek Farms the best layout in Columbia.
The world-renowned golf course designer was given plenty of leeway, including wider fairway right of ways than he requested, to build the course. He responded with a challenging course without a single parallel fairway.

The course follows the lay of the land through hardwoods, wetlands, hills and valleys. Along the way, golfers encounter dazzling displays of wildflowers, natural streams, lakes, and a pecan grove. Originally built in the late 90’s, the member-owned course was recently restored to its original design by Fazio’s team.
Members and their guests also enjoy impeccable practice facilities, a well-stocked pro shop, and a bar and grill.
Whether a golf fanatic, a green-way walker, or a tennis guru, Woodcreek Farms has some of the most unique homes in the Columbia area.  Executive Construction Homes builds new homes from the $300,000’s to $2,000,000 in the community. With decorated models located within the community, we would love to show you around and find out how we can build your new energy efficient home.