Touching the four counties of Lexington, Saluda, Newberry, and Richland within the Midlands of South Carolina are the glistening waters of Lake Murray. Nicknamed the "Jewel of South Carolina," this 78 square mile major attraction stretches 41 miles long, and covers 40,000 acres of land under its surface. Its 650 miles of shoreline borders the great towns of Lexington, Chapin, and Irmo.
Lake Murray itself offers residents and visitors pristine locations for kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, and skiing. Along its meandering shoreline lie great recreational areas for hiking, camping, biking, and picnic areas. Several county, city, state, and corporate parks surround Lake Murray. These parks include Saluda Shoals, Dreher Island State Recreational Area, Hilton Recreational Area, and several SCE&G (South Carolina Electric and Gas) parks that offer organized activities and educational opportunities for all ages.
Golfers from all over enjoy the challenging fairways and beautiful greens of the courses in the Lake Murray area. Timberlake Country Club is the only course on the direct shores of the lake; however, several other quality courses can also be found near by. Of course, where there are golf courses, there are excellent golf communities with superb amenities and unique ambiance.
Lake Murray single-family homes vary greatly in size, from cozy 1-2 bedroom cottages with less than 800 sq. ft., to luxury mansions of 7 or more bedrooms spanning over 10,500 sq. ft. The range of home prices is as wide and variable as the sizes, beginning at around $126K to well over $2 million. Of course, waterfront homes offer both higher prices and greater amenities, such as private docks, spectacular sunset views, and the opportunity to vacation while never leaving home.
Residents living in the various Lake Murray areas are the envy of many. Although life on the lake has its unique privileges, the environment is mostly that of "casual elegance." Residents and visitors alike enjoy the simple luxury of sipping their coffee while dipping their toes off a wooden dock, watching fish splash the glass-like surface, and inviting ducks to stay a while before paddling over to the neighbors.
There are four specific areas of Lake Murray: Irmo/Chapin Side, Lexington Side, Saluda Area, and Newberry Area. Each of these areas offer beautiful homes for sale.
To find your life of casual elegance on Lake Murray, call Luz Bouleris at 803-210-9595 today for a personal tour of your next Lake Murray home.