The Midlands’ Favorite Small Town!
Lexington, South Carolina and its surrounding neighborhoods, farms and nearby Lake Murray, make up one of the most popular areas to live in Greater Columbia. A combination of small town charm, excellent schools and a wide variety of restaurants and shopping districts make it truly a community unto itself, although just 20 minutes from downtown Columbia.
The Town of Lexington is at the core of this area. Its recent focus has been on alleviating traffic congestion and it has completed 3 large projects along those lines. It also added a large 150-space lot downtown for Icehouse Amphitheater and county offices parking. The Icehouse Amphitheater has hosted well over 60,000 guests in its short 2 year life, and it continues to be the shining centerpiece in the Lexington area. From its popular Lexington Live Concert Series to free Movies in the Park to hosting nationally known acts like Edwin McCain and Sister Hazel, the Amphitheater is all about bringing fun to Lexington-area residents and guests.
Outdoor recreational opportunities include Fourteen Mile Creek Trail, a 1.7-mile out-and-back trail with with bridges over the creek, educational kiosks and an outdoor learning center. There are plans underway to rebuild the dam at Gibson Pond Park and restore it to its natural beauty and to expand the ever-popular Virginia Hylton Park by 8.25 acres.
NEW! Lexington Neighborhoods
Shadowbrooke has come into the light in Lexington! Located in an area that has become popular for its recreation and wealth of things to do, this McGuinn Hybrid Homes community is about 15 miles west of Columbia. Life in Shadowbrooke provides an ideal balance between a peaceful neighborhood of friendly families and accessibility to all the ways you want to fill your leisure time. Lake Murray, Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve, and Virginia Hylton Park provide nearby locations for recreation. The popular Icehouse Amphitheater hosts events year-round. The Lexington 1 School District has earned high marks for excellence. 4-bedroom homes are affordably priced from the upper $100,000s, which includes many standard features that you won’t find in other homes at this price.
Check the music calendar to find musical acts performing at Icehouse Amphitheater
Sept. 23-27 :: Lexington County Senior Sports Games and Health Expo
October 12 :: Hops & Harvest Craft Beer Festival | Icehouse Amphitheater
October 19 :: So the Story Goes (spooky story-telling) | Virginia Hylton Park
Coming to Lexington
A new Hampton Inn is currently under construction on US 378.
GreenWise Market is coming to Lexington Marketplace on US 378 (Hobby Lobby center). GreenWise Market is a Publix brand of organic offerings which will feature POURS (coffee, wine, beer, kombacha, acai bowls, smoothies), EATS (pizza, sandwiches, deli, fresh bar, bakery), CUTS (meats raised w/o antibiotics and added hormones, sustainable seafood)
QuikTrip Truck Plaza on Hwy. 6 @ I-20. Large multi-faceted travel center is under construction.
A Marriott Branded Hotel is still in the works for downtown Lexington.
NEW! Lexington Neighborhoods
Essex Homes at FoxChase II is a beautiful NEW all brick community with estate size homesites, just minutes from Lake Murray. Take advantage of the early selection of one of the available homesites to personalize the home to your family’s lifestyle. This charming new community is convenient to downtown Lexington and I-20. Featuring semi-custom designer homes from the high 200’s. Homes will offer 3 and 6 bedroom plans ranging in square footage from 2,400 to over 4,000. Home buyers at FoxChase II will find the variety of plans available offering stunning open designs, owner’s suites on the main level, bonus rooms and gourmet kitchens. All of the homes will include side-entry two-car garages with plenty of space to add a 3rd or a detached two-car garage. Served by Lexington School District One.
More at essexhomes.net.