Lake Living

Lake Murray has four main areas: Ballentine/Chapin/Irmo, Newberry/Prosperity, Saluda and Lexington. Each zone offers access to different aspects of lake living vary in the distance from downtown Columbia. Properties range from lakefront homes and condos to homes in lake access communities. Learn which Lake Murray area is right for you:

  • Newberry, Prosperity

    • Access cities and communities: Newberry, Prosperity, Little Mountain
    • Includes Dreher Island State Park
    • Newberry county includes 17 miles of water
    • Likely school zones: Newberry or Lexington 3

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  • Ballentine, Chapin, Irmo

    • Access cities and communities: Lake Murray of Richland, Chapin, Irmo, Ballentine
    • Close to downtown Columbia
    • Restaurants on the water
    • Nearby attractions: Harbison State Forest, Columbiana Centre mall, Saluda Shoals Park, SCE&G North Recreation Area, Bomb Island
    • Marinas: Lake Murray Boat Club, Lighthouse Marina, Lake Murray Sailing Club
    • Likely school zones: Lexington 2 or 5

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  • Lexington

    • Access cities and communities: Lexington, Oswald Park
    • Close to downtown Columbia
    • Restaurants on the water
    • Lexington County has 59 miles of water
    • Nearby attractions: Shull Island, Bundrick Island/Sandy Beach, SCE&G South Recreation Area, Bomb Island
    • Marinas: Acapulco Marina & Campground Southshore Marina, Siesta Cove Marina & RV Park, Jake’s Landing
    • Likely school zones: Lexington 1

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  • Saluda

    • Access cities and communities: Lake Murray Shores, Saluda
    • Saluda County includes 9 miles of water
    • Nearby attractions: River Bend Recreation Area, Murray Shores Boat Landing
    • Likely school zones: Saluda or Lexington 3

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