Outside of the South Carolina capital, Lexington County’s nearly 300,000 residents are charging the county up with their innovative spirit. From manufacturers to entrepreneurs to educators, Lexington County represents a crossroad of old and new, small-town feelings with big-city amenities. Voted as the eighth-best place to live in South Carolina, local attractions draw in visitors and tourists both in and out of state. Home to the Icehouse Amphitheater, performances from local legend groups to a diverse range of acts provides entertainment for a fun night out. Lexington County offers some of the most delicious local eateries as well as one of the most highly-regarded attractions in the state, the South Carolina State Farmer’s Market. Award-winning schools and workforce opportunities attract talent from all walks of life, making it one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. Home to forward-thinking companies like Nephron and Amazon, the area’s major airport Columbia Metropolitan Airport (CAE), three major interstates, and affordable and appealing neighborhoods – Lexington County serves as the ideal landscape for families and working individuals.
From sunny parks to a vibrant nightlife, Lexington County has attractions for all interests. Check out Craft Axe Throwing for a unique outing or the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens for a walk on the wild side. The Lake Murray Symphony Orchestra, Lexington County Choral Society, and the Village Square Theatre are great options for exploring the theater and music scene in the area. More of a museum buff? Get to know historical facts and tour the town when visiting the Lexington County Museum. In addition, with over 15 parks and trails and Lake Murray (affectionately known as the Jewel of South Carolina) you can get closer to nature and take in the natural wonders the area has to offer.
With a variety of public and private school options available, Lexington County promises a strong future for its students. According to the Public School Review, Lexington County has one of the highest concentrations of top-ranked public schools in South Carolina. Top public schools in Lexington County include River Bluff High School, Chapin High School and Lexington High School. Over 65 public schools serve 50,284 students across the county. Specialty programs like the Lexington Technology Center, the Center for Advanced Technical Studies, and the IB Diploma Program at various local high schools help students learn in-demand skills, while programs to prioritize STEM education and college readiness help prepare the next generation of well-rounded leaders. Additionally, Midlands Technical College operates two locations in the county and many more within a short drive where students can learn the latest in-demand careers or expand their current careers through continuing education.
NEWBERRY — Newberry College’s business administration program will introduce five innovative concentrations this fall. Students in one of the institution’s largest areas of study will now be able to specialize their education to meet some of the 21st century’s greatest demands. The concentrations, all available within the business administration major, include business management and leadership, finance and […]
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Undergraduate students at Columbia’s Benedict College now have another way to explore possible careers in the health care field since the college recently agreed to participate in the US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veteran Health Administration Health Care Talent Academy (HCTA). The program introduces students to careers in the Veteran’s Healthcare System with courses meant to […]