Lexington County: A Great Place to Live
About the Area
Learn more about Lexington County and Columbia.
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Less than ten minutes away, the Columbia Metropolitan Airport is one of the most convenient airports you’ll ever visit.
Few places in America offer greater quality of life than South Carolina.
With smiling faces and beautiful places, South Carolina welcomes families and friends alike. And when it comes to quality of life, Lexington County has the best of all worlds—urban, rural and cosmopolitan.
Affordable real estate in a multitude of settings, from rural to big city; a temperate climate; some of the lowest taxes in the country and excellent educational institutions are just the tip of the iceberg.
Whatever your personal passion is – sports, art, cultural events, shopping, beachcombing or mountain hiking – South Carolina is the ideal place to indulge it.
About Lexington County
The fastest growing, most affluent county in South Carolina, a truly suburban, family-oriented community. Lexington Medical Center is nestled directly across the Congaree River from Columbia, our beautiful and historic state capital. All of the quality amenities you expect from an urban and cultural center await you.
You'll be a stone’s throw from Atlanta, Charleston, Charlotte, Hilton Head and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. If you want to travel beyond, then the Columbia Metropolitan Airport (less than ten minutes away) will transport you there.
Our universities and colleges are dedicated to graduating students who are ready to enter a global marketplace with comprehensive knowledge of current technologies and innovations; many of these institutions feature a strong focus on the health care industry.
Served by five school districts, Lexington County public schools consistently rank among the state’s best. Our excellent private schools and academies open doors for younger students to explore their full academic potential.
The wonderful temperate climate offers year-round outdoor activities and sporting events. Scenic river views and the more than 500 acres of shoreline with 78 square miles of water on beautiful Lake Murray offer serene settings. Combined with the local festivals, concerts and special events, it’s easy to see how we all share a sense of community.
If you desire a diverse cultural experience you don’t have to leave town. The lush 170-acre Riverbanks Zoo & Botanical Gardens features dynamic natural habitat exhibits complemented by one of the nation’s most beautiful and inspiring botanical gardens. A world class children’s museum, EdVenture, is located next to the wonderful South Carolina State Museum and blocks away from the Columbia Museum of Art.