Located in the beautiful Midlands of South Carolina, Lexington County holds true to its small-town roots while having all the perks of living near a big city. While many counties are seeing net population decreases in recent years, Lexington County continues to be one of the fastest-growing counties in all of South Carolina.
So what is it about living here that people just can’t get enough of? See 5 of the biggest reasons why people love living in Lexington County below.
- Unlimited Recreation + Leisure Activities
With the variety of different activities and events offered year-round, it’s nearly impossible to run out of things to do. Easy access to the stunning Lake Murray provides the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy world-class fishing, boating, swimming and more. For a more upbeat experience, people often visit the neighboring Williams-Brice Stadium or Colonial Life Arena – to cheer on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and catch major concerts and other events. Lexington County is rich in history, making the abundance of museums and galleries perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in art and culture.
- Cutting Edge Educational Opportunities
If you have a family or are looking to start one, then chances are the quality of the education system is one of the most important factors when choosing where to live. If you live in Lexington County, you’re in luck – as their school districts are among South Carolina’s best. This ranking is based on the resources available to the schools, the education level of the teachers, quality of student life, state test scores, graduation rate, and more.
- An Unmatched Quality of Life
Being on the outskirts of Columbia (the capital of South Carolina), means you get all of the benefits of living near a large city while also living remote enough to avoid all of the cons – such as heavy traffic, higher costs of living and higher crime rates. Lexington County is home to a wonderful healthcare system, affordable housing and safe communities, something we can all get behind.
- Community is the Heart and Soul
It’s not everywhere that you find a county focused on community growth and connection, but in Lexington County, it’s all about that. From annual events such as the Lexington County Peach Festival and a variety of clubs and organizations to join, the community is all about getting out to connect with new people and finding people who have the same interests as you.
- A Stone Throw’s Away from Everything
One of the biggest advantages of being located in the hub of the state, is having easy access to all of the other wonders of both Carolinas and surrounding states. All within a few hours reach – you can enjoy a weekend getaway on the coast in Myrtle Beach or Charleston, a day trip to Charlotte for a Carolina Panthers game or to explore Uptown for great shopping and eats, or head to Asheville to indulge in award-winning ales and enjoy local parks.
If you’re thinking of making the big move and calling Lexington County home, and are ready for a rewarding career to go along with your new lifestyle, check out our current opportunities at Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. We’d love to have you on our team!