The Sherwood Forest neighborhood of Columbia is bounded on the west by Kilbourne Road, on the north by Devine Street, on the east by Beltline Boulevard, and on the south by Rosewood Drive. Adjacent neighborhoods include Shandon and Heathwood Hall. We are made up of a diverse group of residents with a comfortable mix of single family homes, town-homes, duplexes and commercial enterprises. Our neighborhood has established families, young couples, singles, and retirees as well as a few pioneers who occupy homes they have lived in since the homes were built!
Sherwood Forest was developed by the Belser family from farmland and forest in the 1940's and '50's. The original William Gordon Belser home which he built around 1920 still stands at 530 Kilbourne Road. Another feature of Sherwood Forest is the ten acre William Gordon Belser Arboretum which was deeded to the University of South Carolina for educational and research purposes. Several descendants of the Belser family live in the neighborhood.
Our forested rolling hills and curving streets provide an intown sanctuary while still offering convenient access to shopping including the Devine Street Piggly Wiggly, Long's Drugs and Burnette's Cleaners all of which are within the neighborhood boundary. Residents also enjoy nearby shops, restaurants and professional services of Devine Street, Five Points, Rosewood Drive, and the Garner's Ferry Road corridor. Sherwood Forest is a 10 minute drive away from downtown and the Vista, and has easy access to I-77.
SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES
Sherwood Forest is zoned for Rosewood Elementary; Hand Middle School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence; and Dreher High School, the winner of numerous state and national awards and one of the top high schools in the state. Churches close by include Sherwood Forest Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Shandon United Methodist Church, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and Rosewood Baptist Church.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION
In 2005, after many years as an informal group spearheaded by a few dedicated individuals, The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association was formally established as a nonprofit organization to improve the general quality of life and provide a safe, friendly, prosperous community environment for the residents and property owners. We are also members of the City of Columbia Council of Neighborhoods.
In this formative stage, we are looking for participation and contributions from all of our neighbors. Notices of general meetings are distributed by Block Captains to all residences.
The Sherwood Forest Neighborhood Association general meetings are held at the Sherwood Forest ARP Church, 4325 Wilmot Avenue.
For more information, email <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or visit <www.sherwoodforestneighbors.org>.