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Old 07-13-2022, 08:45 PM
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We are a young family with two kids (3yrs old and 5 yrs old) who are moving down south from the North. We are looking for a family friendly town that has conservative values. Good school district would be great otherwise we will do private Christian school. We have been in southwest Florida for the past year and love it but miss family so we are moving to South Carolina as our parents are moving to Myrtle Beach and we want to have some family within driving distance (ideally not much more than 2 hours).

We had planned on checking out Summerville, Sumter, Goose Creek... however under another thread Lexington was mentioned a few times.
It looks like there are beautiful homes there and great schools. Anyone have further insight into this area? Would like a wholesome upbringing for our children and a place we can make friends as we will not know anyone.

Our budget trying to stay <625k.

We are doing a road trip for a few days at the end of the month to meet with realtors and explore towns but were hoping to have a more concrete list of places we want to check out so any input would be appreciated. Thank you!
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Old 07-14-2022, 04:01 PM
Location: Charlotte (Hometown: Columbia SC)
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You’ll probably get more house for your money in Lexington than Summerville. It’s not the ocean, but Lake Murray is a plus. The schools are rated pretty high. Conservative town and county with a lot of young families moving in. The Zoo in Columbia isn’t far so that’ll be nice to check out when and if y’all visit Lexington.
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:35 PM
Location: South Carolina
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We just bought in Lexington. Love it! I’ve been told Lex 1 district is really good, just try to stay in River Bluff High or Lexington High boundaries. As poster above me said, there’s Lake Murray nearby. Every time I drive across the dam it’s an amazing view.

Good luck in your search! It’s a friendly area!
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Old 07-15-2022, 07:00 PM
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A lot of nice neighborhoods in Lexington for that price. We have family in Summerville also. Summers corner is a nice neighborhood in Summerville. I believe the elementary school is in the development. Good luck in your search.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:20 AM
Location: Lexington, SC
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Check out Hope Ferry Plantation or Kenwood subdivisions. Both in Lexington 1, close to just about everything you could want while still giving you room to breathe. My kids went through the schools zoned for this area and came out well prepared for college.
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