In Greater Lexington, town and country come together in a most peaceable way. Spend a day with us and you’ll travel through fields of greens – we’re “The Collard Capital of the World” – as well as small towns that percolate with a Mayberry sensibility. But don’t assume we’re in a time warp. Our farmers are running sophisticated operations; and international manufacturers have chosen Lexington County for their North American headquarters.
From our 18th Century German roots we have branched into a 21st Century global marketplace. Look for people from all over the world working in various professions, bringing with them their traditions and foodways. We’ve become more than South Carolina’s favorite place for mustard-based barbeque, though of course we still have it, and it is goooood.
Good also are the public schools, consistently ranked as the state’s best. The schools are Lexington’s economic engine, with new ones frequently under construction. With the schools and the families they draw come churches – active with a diversity of programs for all ages. Old-fashioned virtues thrive in Greater Lexington.
Our location in central South Carolina, close to Columbia Metropolitan Airport and interstate highways 20, 26 and 77, means businesses can get their products to the Port of Charleston with speed. It also means our citizens can get to the beaches, mountains, and cities of Charlotte and Atlanta easily.
Lexington County is home to Lake Murray, a 50,000-acre lake famous for its fishing, sailing, and mile-and-a-half dam, where runners and walkers exercise with a waterfront view. “River Rats” fish and float on the Broad, Saluda and Congaree rivers, while their landlubber cousins stroll and bike on paved paths alongside. Historical museums and ballparks punctuate the towns, and the brand-new South Carolina Farmers Market reminds us of our agrarian heritage.
As our farms and gardens have proven for more than a century, Lexington County is growing. Come see the reasons why!
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