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Old 11-25-2008, 05:55 AM
 
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i live in lexington and answering for my family and myself: no. we have great shopping here in lexington and if we need to hit up more shopping options, then we head over to harbison. the only reason why we drive over to NE is to visit extended family.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:31 AM
 
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I actually will go out of my way to avoid having to go to NE Columbia.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Maine!
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I actually will go out of my way to avoid having to go to NE Columbia.

amen to that!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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Just curious . . . what's wrong with NE Cola? Do you include Blythewood in there?
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Maine!
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Just curious . . . what's wrong with NE Cola? Do you include Blythewood in there?
i really find nothing wrong with NE Cola except for the fact that it seems to me that it has grown so fast (admittedly, i'm a newcomer to SC. . .so i am going off my husband's experiences of growing up in NE) that it has lost any "character". and yes, there's the sandhills shopping plex, but i really don't see that as a big draw and not worth the drive from lex. and i really don't care to see something like that here in lex so hopefully the powers that be keep our shopping options limited yet varied.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I live in Northeast Columbia, and I really like it here. It all depends on what a person wants. Blythewood is a part of Northeast Columbia, but it is more rural than the main section. If a person lives in Lexington, there are plenty of places to shop and go out there without having to come to Northeast.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Do people living in Lex (in general) find themselves driving over to the NE part of town for better/more shopping options? Thanks.
People in Lexington would be more likely to go to the Harbison area for more extensive shopping options - it's a lot closer than the NE area.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:27 PM
 
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Great info on the shopping- thanks!
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:07 PM
 
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I live in Northeast Columbia, and I really like it here. It all depends on what a person wants. Blythewood is a part of Northeast Columbia, but it is more rural than the main section.
So what are the major differences between Lexington and NE Cola? I just accepted a job offer in Columbia (the office is downtown on Main). Lexington and Blythewood are two major areas we are looking at. We're looking at Blythewood because my wife wants a house a little more "out in the country," for a bigger lot and more privacy. Also, that would be more convenient for visiting family in Kershaw and getting on I-20 towards Myrtle Beach.

We've heard good things about Lexington, too, though. Any thoughts we should keep in mind in comparing the areas?
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:34 AM
 
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Blythewood isn't going to be out in the country too much longer.

One bad thing about Lexington is that you'll always be driving into the sun going to and coming from work. Old Sol can get pretty tough sometimes.

My beef with NE Columbia is that the traffic is horrendous. Worse than Harbison at times. Life's too short for that.
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