What is known today as Shandon was originally a high plateau of rolling farmland. The name Shandon came from R.S. DesPortes, who was interested in the property and equated it with the beauty of Shandon, Ireland. Today Shandon is truly a vibrant, multi-generational community. With the historically unique homes reflecting over 100 years of architectural heritage, sidewalks, and wide tree-lined streets, Shandon has become one of the most desirable residential areas in the City of Columbia. Parks located throughout the neighborhood provide pleasant spaces for recreation and relaxation. Convenient to Columbia’s businesses and cultural attractions, Shandon is a beautiful place to live.