Lexington County

Enjoy the Best in Southern Living

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 third-best county 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. For the outdoorsy type, the newly opened (2023) Capital Climbing Cayce brings the cliffside inside with over 2,000 square feet of climbing walls. 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.

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miles of accessible shoreline on Lake Murray

Home to one of 10 all-natural and organic wineries in the U.S., The Winery Mercer House


growth in 25-34 age demographic over past 5 years

The Icehouse Amiptheater at night during a live and crowded performance in Central SC

Explore Lexington

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.


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Education in Lexington

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.

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