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Old 05-24-2007, 09:39 PM
 
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Hi. My wife and I stoped in lexington early this year on our way back from fl.
Now our house is up for sale and we are looking to move to lexington. It looks like a real nice area to retire to. I do have some questions if I can get some help. I am trying to find out what the utilitie rates are like in sc. Electric ,gas ,water,sewer charges. We currently have an all electric home and geothermal heating and cooling.We live in the country so we dont pay for water as we have a well and septic. Being retired we have to think about a budget. Any help would be great, and would be greatly appreciated. And any other tid bits of information about the area. Thanks gohio
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I think utility rates are about average here. I have a gas water heater and everything else is electric and my bills average about $215 a month for a 2200 square foot home. If you happen to get a house in an area serviced by an electric co-op (the more rural areas mostly), your bill would be a little less. I live in an older home so I'm sure the bills in a newer home would be less.
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Old 05-25-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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We have all electric and well and septic,for 1200 s.f. we pay $134 month.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Mystreet, I noticed you're out in Gaston; are you served by SCE&G or one of the co-ops?

BTW, I love Palm Trees, too, especially getting borderline Palms for this USDA zone to grow in Columbia.
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:39 AM
 
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I have SCE&G.
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Old 10-05-2009, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Lexington, SC
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Default RETIRE in Lexington SC - Save on Property Taxes

If you are planning to retire here, also consider the Homestead Tax Exemption. If you are over age 65, 100% disabled, or legally blind, and this is your legal residence. This would make your property taxes considerably less.You can visit Lexington County, SC and the TAX ESTIMATOR - REAL ESTATE to help you calculate your property tax depending on the area you decide on. Hope this helps with your decision to move to SC.

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Old 10-06-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I live in a 2300 square foot home that's all electric and our average electric bill is about $170 a month. Average water/sewer bill is around $65. Our home is 2 years old though, so older homes will not be as well insulated and heating and cooling may cost more.

You can find homes in rural areas of Lexington that have well and septoc if that's something you would be interested in.
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