Lake Murray

Welcome to Lake Murray Country

The Jewel of South Carolina

Lake Murray, located in the Midlands of South Carolina, offers seventy-eight square miles of recreation, Elegant Homes, Inspirational Sunsets, and Lazy Summer Days. At miles long and miles wide at its widest point, Lake Murray covers an area of 78 square miles with 649 miles of shoreline.  Initially constructed in the 1930s as a hydroelectric generating facility, Lake Murray has become a major recreational destination in central South Carolina. Bordering Lexington, Chapin, and Irmo and only a short drive from Columbia, Lake Murray is enjoyed by thousands of people every week. 

Not only is Lake Murray a skiing, boating, and swimming paradise, but it also has some of the best fishing in the nation and is the site of numerous locals. SC and national fishing tournaments are held each year. Lake Murray is also the home of the most majestic wildlife in South Carolina, including the Great Blue Heron, the Striped Bass, and millions of migrating Purple Martins. 

Local Lifestyle

There are many upscale housing developments around Lake Murray. Many of these feature boat slips, and launch and dry dock facilities for residents.

Chapin and Lexington are the two largest towns close to the lake. Chapin is one of the fastest-growing communities in the Midlands. The population has been expected to grow by 95% since 2000.

Lake residents enjoy a relaxed, easy lifestyle that makes many feel they are on vacation year-round. Lake waters are at their prettiest as the sun rises or sets, and the gloriously color-splashed sky reflects in the water below. Homes situated on the lot to maximize the view are desirable and floor plans designed to help the resident enjoy the views are the best. If you are looking for a lake property, take a trip to the home you’re considering in the evening or morning and take in the view. You’re going to find that a great view is worth looking for. 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping

Lake Murry is like stepping into the pages of culinary history. The Food Scene in this region is sizzling hot! You can have an exquisite four-course meal, a family-friendly southern meal, a down-home Southern Barbeque feast, or an authentic farm-to-table experience. Our chefs regularly visit the farmer’s market adjusting their menus according to what is in season. The diversity of cuisine is going to make your dining experiences during your stay fun, and affordable, and have you wanting to come back for more. Enjoy this restaurant and dining itinerary for Lake Murray and Columbia, SC region.

With substantial diversity and community pride, there’s an event every weekend; festivals every month. There’s something for everyone in the family… food festivals, arts, and entertainment showcases, and cultural, historical, and contemporary events. Holiday happenings for every season including the July Celebration on Lake Murray a top 10 Southeast Event. With so many events to offer, you will probably have too much fun in Lake Murray Country.

The nine different shopping districts scattered across the four-county region are sure to fill shopping bags. There are fashionable boutiques for those shoppers seeking unique treasures and malls anchored by top retailers enticing the mission-driven shoppers. Soda City and local farmer’s markets are hotspots for anyone seeking local, artisan wares.

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