Columbia County, Florida

Economic Development Department


Columbia County, Florida offers an easy, breezy lifestyle

Residents in Columbia County, Florida enjoy an affordable cost of living and a quality of life that offers both rural beauty and easy access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. With Disney World in Orlando less than three hours away and other big city amenities even closer, those looking for a livelier time can also find it nearby.

Life in Columbia County is very comfortable – literally. Even in January, a light windbreaker jacket is considered a “winter coat.” All year round, residents here enjoy the many walking, hiking and cycling trails and a multitude of other outdoor activities in the nearby national forest and state parks. With all the lakes and rivers here offering places for fishing and swimming, canoeing and water skiing, this area has become the “Freshwater Recreation Capital of America”.

Columbia County has good schools and excellent healthcare. With four hospitals in Lake City, dozens of doctors, and easy access to them from anywhere in the county, residents here are never far from the care they need.

Click on the links below to picture yourself – and your business – in Columbia County, Florida. Once you visit, we’re confident you’ll want to stay!