From humble beginnings to a vibrant and flourishing community, Lexington County is ranked one of the fastest growing counties in South Carolina. Yesteryear boasted large farms and few, but favorite, shopping and dining selections. Today there are a multitude of options from high end shopping on Harbison Boulevard to more than 70 unique and multi-cultural restaurants in just the Town of Lexington.
While the large farms that once blanketed the county have long since given way to new development and growth, agriculture still remains big business in Lexington Country. Predictably the county ranks #1 in cash receipts in the state in both agriculture and livestock each year. Residents recognize the contributions this massive industry has on the community and each year festivals like the Peach Festival in Gilbert and the Poultry Festival in Batesburg-Leesville educate the next generation on their important impact. Both festivals promise family fun, great food and entertainment.
Care to walk back in time? History is treasured at two museums in the county, the Lexington County Museum and the Cayce Historical Museum. Authenticity is key to these curators and the shear size of the preservation will both educate and astound children and adults alike.
When arriving in the midlands of South Carolina, many visitors first stop is Lexington County. The beautiful Columbia Metropolitan Airport is conveniently located in Lexington County and gives way to quick interstate access to all over the state, as the old adage goes, "location, location, location." It appears to be the deciding factor for so many visitors contemplating relocating to the great state of South Carolina and the location of Lexington County often leads it to the top of potential new residents list.