Lake Murray is one of the few lakes located in the Southeast that is very close to so many conveniences. Some portions of the lake are within 20 minutes driving time to Columbia, SC the State Capitol. Although very close to the city, the towns surrounding the lake still offer a quaint small town feel. Within 2-3 hours you could be visiting any of the coastal beaches South Carolina has to offer. The lake is also about 2 hours from Charlotte NC, which is North Carolina’s largest metropolitan area.
Many fulltime residents commute to Columbia from Lexington, Irmo, and Chapin. You will find driving times from these areas that range from 20 to 45 minutes. Some of the towns further out can offer similar commute times depending on their exact location on the lake.
The western portion of the lake, which is a little further from Columbia, is where many of the area jobs are found. Living in this area results in a more rural feel, and tends to offer more affordable real estate options.
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