I always knew I would live there one day.
Almost four years ago my husband and I chose to make Lexington our home. As soon as I was approved for my first home loan there was no doubt I wanted to live in Lexington. Here’s why…
1. The School District
Lexington County School District 1 is phenomenal. It boasts some of the top schools in the state, excelling both academically and in athletics. Three students from Lexington District 1 were 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist. Out of the five Lexington District 1 high schools eighty-five students were Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Recipients. In 2016 River Bluff High School won the 4A boys soccer state championship and the Lexington High School girls won the 4A girls soccer state championship. In 2015 Lexington High School won the state competitive cheer championship. The list goes on … but you get the picture.
2. The Rural/City Feel
I’m a city girl at heart, but I also like the quiet of the country. Just earlier today while driving home I was stuck behind a John Deere tractor driving down Mineral Springs Road. It didn’t even bother me. I enjoy the reminders of a simpler way of life. Along this same note, I love I can be in downtown Lexington and in less than ten minutes and along the way I’ll pass corn and cotton fields. Lexington County is the largest producer of collard greens in South Carolina – the state vegetable (fun rural fact)!
3. The Food
While my husband and I love going out to Harbison Boulevard and the surrounding areas on occasion to eat, Lexington has grown so much in the past few years that we really don’t need to travel far anymore to go to a decent restaurant.
One of our favorite places to eat in Lexington is the Old Mill Brew Pub. Have you tried one of their burgers? My favorite is the Old Mill Burger. It has a fried green tomato on it. Yum! If that isn’t Southern, I don’t know what is! Libby’s is another one of our local favorites. Our upholstery shop just made an enclosure for their patio area so you can still sit outside if it’s raining or cold – such a great environment with delicious food to boast!
4. The Shopping
Ten years ago there were hardly any stores in Lexington. Then overnight we got a Kohl’s, Target and a Best Buy! Some of my favorite stores in Lexington are 14 Carrot Whole Foods, SteinMart, Books A Million and Target. I am also excited to announce we are getting a Hobby Lobby, Fresh Market and Ulta in the up coming months!
5. The Lake
Lexington borders Lake Murray, one of the most popular destinations in the Midlands. I have spent all of my summers on this lake – both as a child and an adult – either on the beach or on a boat (if you don’t have your own, you can rent one for a family lake day or hit up a friend). Just one of the many amenities of living in good ol’ L-Town!