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Old 03-24-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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I may soon be relocating to the Columbia, SC, area with a job transfer, and my family and I are considering a home purchase in the Lexington vicinity. Based on the internet maps I have reviewed it appears that Lexington is located about six miles from the Columbia metropolitan airport. Is Lexington on the flight path from Atlanta, GA, to Columbia? If yes, is the noise from the airplanes as they land / take off very loud over Lexington? Have there been issues with airplane noise for residents in the Lexington area, or are the airplanes still high enough that the noise is negligible? I would also appreciate any general impressions of living in the Lexington area - shopping, schools, safety etc.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:21 AM
 
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I live Lexington, ~9 miles NE of CAE, and airplane noise has never been an issue for me. I wouldnt be able to tell you if its on the flight path as I seriously have never noticed it but hopefully others will be able to help there.

In regards to general impressions of Lexington, we moved here about 6 months ago and have been very happy with Lexington area. Plenty of shopping off of 378/20, good schools and no issues at all with safety. My only small complaint is the city has not planned well traffic wise for the growth they have had over past 10 years. The good news is traffic issues are really only bad during small rush hour windows, and 90% of the time its a non-issue.

Hope that helps, if not let me know.


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I may soon be relocating to the Columbia, SC, area with a job transfer, and my family and I are considering a home purchase in the Lexington vicinity. Based on the internet maps I have reviewed it appears that Lexington is located about six miles from the Columbia metropolitan airport. Is Lexington on the flight path from Atlanta, GA, to Columbia? If yes, is the noise from the airplanes as they land / take off very loud over Lexington? Have there been issues with airplane noise for residents in the Lexington area, or are the airplanes still high enough that the noise is negligible? I would also appreciate any general impressions of living in the Lexington area - shopping, schools, safety etc.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:30 PM
 
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Others may have more insight.. but I believe most planes approach CAE from the SW, SE, and NE though they take off towards the West, NE, and the SW. Most of the noise complaints that I have heard/read about come from people who live West and to the South...just in my very unscientific observations....which both seem to be the areas most frequently used for taking off.....
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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I live on the edge of Lexington closer to the city and airport noise is rarely an issue. I never hear jets when I am inside the house but then again I don't believe we are on a regular flight path.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:39 AM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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I live near downtown Lex, which according to Google maps is about 11 miles from the airport. I have no problems with plane noise and can count on one hand the number of times I've seen a plane fly overhead at my house. As for the town, schools are good. No safety concerns. Shopping is fine. Lots of pretentious people with spoiled children. Horrible traffic.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Lexington, South Carolina
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I live in Lexington, just off exit 61 (378 and I-20) and can't recall ever hearing a large airplane pass over our home. I think you would be just fine!
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:12 PM
 
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Thank you for all of the responses.
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