Lexington, South Carolina, is known as one of the fasting growing cities in the country. If you like southern culture and great experiences, consider making Lexington your next home. However, you’ll want to find the perfect neighborhood for your family.

There are over 200 neighborhoods in Lexington. These strategies will help you narrow down the options.

Research the Public Transportation and Traffic Times of Lexington Neighborhood

First, pick at least five communities that are closest to your job’s physical location. Typically, your daily commute should be no more than 30 miles. Then, carefully calculate the time it will take you to travel to work. During your research, you’ll have to consider

  • Rush hour traffic
  • Stoplights
  • School zones

In terms of public transportation, buses are big in Lexington. The Comet serves the majority of the population in Lexington County. It’s easy to hop on a bus in Lexington because there are Comet transit signs with route info scattered throughout the county.

Visit the Local Schools

Lexington has five school districts. If you’re moving to Lexington with kids, you should scout each zone. Here’s a quick start guide.

District One

The district one office is located on 100 Tarrar Springs Road in Lexington. It’s the largest school district; it covers over half of Lexington County.  This district has five high schools, eight middle schools, one technology center, and 18 elementary schools.

District Two

Throughout district two, there are two high schools, four middle schools, and eight schools for elementary kids. This district is in the Batesville/Leesville area.

District Three

District three has four traditional schools. The main district office is on 338 West Columbia Avenue Ninth Street in Leesville.

District Four

There are seven schools in district four. The district office is located on 607 E 5th Street in Swansea. This district serves all communities in Swansea and Gaston.

District Five

District Five spans over 150 square miles in Lexington. There are four middle schools, four high schools, and 12 elementary schools in this district. The main office is on 1020 Dutch Fork Road in Irmo.

Key Considerations

If you need a good starting point, here are three noteworthy neighborhoods:

  • Ashley Oaks: The Ashley Oaks community is located very close to Interstate 20. If you buy a home here, you’ll have easy access to stores, restaurants, and more.
  • Bent Creek Plantation: Bent Creek Plantation was established in the 90s. It’s close to River Buff High School, Lexington Middle, and Midway Elementary. Most homes in this neighborhood range between $175,000 to $200,000.
  • Cobblestone Farms: District One serves Cobblestone Farms. All homes in this community are equipped with a microwave, dishwasher, and other appliances.

These strategies should help you pick a good neighborhood as a homebuyer. If you need more help, turn to the professionals at The Lafayette Team. Our team will happily drive you around the community so that you can see all that Lexington has to offer.