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Old 09-06-2013, 05:27 PM
 
Location: I'm not in Kansas Toto.
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Why commute 30 minutes when there are great neighborhoods near where you work? You could spend the extra $200 you'd spend on travel expenses to get a nicer apartment and also help the environment.
AS I said, I don't know the area down there. Which is why I am wondering were to live. I'm all good with saving $200 in travel money, and being good to the environment. But sometimes the drive lets me wind down from a long day at work
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: North Augusta, SC
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Lex has God awful traffic and lots of snobs. Apartments fitting your criteria could be The Waterway and The Reserve at Mill Landing. I know these are "better" apartments that could fall in your 700-800 price range.
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:27 AM
 
Location: The South
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If i had no kids and wasn't focused on their schools and the house we want while we HAVE kids and was a single person I'd move into COlumbia directly. You will spend a fortune on gas for your commute, I work at the VA and live in Lexington, it's very expensive. I'd put that extra couple hundred towards a nicer apartment near the VA.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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I second the comments about commute from Lex to VA and gas. It's about $200 in gas a month not counting weekend and leisure. The drive is about 40 - 45 minutes depending on how you go. A good day is 35 - 40 mins. The traffic is local, not hwy. So, play around with local ways to get to the hwy to save a little time.
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach, SC
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I won't tell you how to spend your money, but I think the other posters are on to something. There is NO reason to live in Lexington if you don't care about schools. I grew up there and it has lost a lot of its character with all of the strips malls/traffic/and cookie cutter subdivisions. I would argue there is less traffic in Columbia, an of course, more to do there.

If you would like some diversity, Lexington is not the place for you. It's a good place for a family. I hate to sound like I am trashing it, but there is nothing interesting about the place.
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Old 10-30-2013, 12:18 PM
 
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I won't tell you how to spend your money, but I think the other posters are on to something. There is NO reason to live in Lexington if you don't care about schools. I grew up there and it has lost a lot of its character with all of the strips malls/traffic/and cookie cutter subdivisions. I would argue there is less traffic in Columbia, an of course, more to do there.

If you would like some diversity, Lexington is not the place for you. It's a good place for a family. I hate to sound like I am trashing it, but there is nothing interesting about the place.
Wont disagree with that, stuck up suburbanites! Grew up in Irmo and its the same way there, fantastic place for a family but being young and single isnt the best there other than Lake Murray!
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