If you always thought that the Metropolitian Columbia area including the towns of Chapin,, Irmo and Lexington that surround Lake Murray was a great place to live, well you are not alone! Columbia, SC has been ranked in the Top 50 “Best Places to Live,” according to a recent study released by U.S. News & World Report.
Coming in at No. 46, Columbia is described as a “traditionally Southern city with a modern twist.”
U.S. News analyzed 100 cities to find the best places to live based on quality of life, job market, value of living there and desire to live there. Columbia had an overall score of 6.6 out of 10. The cost of living in Columbia received a 7.7 on the 10 point scale. With housing costs averaging $131,025, it falls far below the national average of $218,867. U.S. News says Columbia offers a better value than similarly sized cities when you compare housing costs to median household income (around $40,000).
Hot weather in the summer and spring turns into a mild autumn and winter so having four seasons is nice.
Chapin, SC is known as "The Capital of Lake Murray" and with good reason. The residents of Chapin enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with the convenience of the city. Columbia, SC is just a quick 20 minute drive and shopping is even closer.You are embarking on an exciting journey, be sure that you find agents that will take time and share your enthusiasm during this process.
EXIT Midlands Realty is a full service real estate firm dedicated to assisting our clients with the purchase and sale of real estate in the Greater Columbia Area. We were founded in 2005 and quickly grew into one of the most innovative and knowledgeable firms in and around Columbia. Our staff is made up of full time professional agents that are dedicated to the profession of listing and selling real estate.
Call one of our experienced agents to assist you with your real estate needs. It would be an honor to work with you.
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"Maria was incredible! She was such a breath of fresh air during our first home-buying experience! She answered all of our questions quickly and worked with our crazy schedule. We were truly blessed to have her as our agent, so sad in fact that we hated to say goodbye at our closing. Look forward to working with her again in the future! "