Lexington County Area Facts

The cities that compose the West Metro Chamber of Commerce are located just west of the Congaree River, Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County is located in the “Midlands” region, very near the center of the state. The county has direct access to three interstates making the region very accessible to big business.

Other Sources of Area Information:
The Official Tourism Website of South Carolina
South Carolina Festival and Event Association
Columbia Guides – West Metro

Climate

Mild winter days with temperatures in the mid to high 50s. During January and February, temperatures occasionally drop below freezing. Spring weather is typically comfortable with temperatures in the mid 70s. Summers average around 90 degrees, occasionally rising to 100 degrees. Fall temperatures, similar to Spring, are usually mild averaging 76 degrees.

Population

The population of Lexington County has increased quickly over the years. In fact, Lexington County is the fastest growing county in the state. Commerce in the region has boomed. Some individual city populations are as follows

West Columbia

West Columbia, located along the Congaree and Saluda Rivers, within the Columbia metropolitan area.   It is a community on the Congaree River in Lexington County graced with tree-lined streets, quaint shops, long-time residents and young families. With a heritage rich in history, West Columbia is coming into its own. Historic areas stand side-by-side with new development which adds to the charm and livability of West Columbia. Protective of the natural beauty of the river and its small town feel, West Columbia sparkles on the river across the bridge from the capital city of Columbia. Whether you’re looking for a place to live, start a business or just visit, West Columbia welcomes you to this jewel on the river.

Springdale

Springdale is a stable and serene community that offers a quiet, friendly, small town atmosphere with strong family values, excellent schools, and good neighborhoods. Springdale is less than a mile from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and only eight miles from Downtown Columbia and the University of South Carolina.  Great accommodations for the Airport Traveler are moments from the terminal, and minutes for the State House on Airport Boulevard.

Cayce

Cayce’s most notable attractions include the Cayce Riverwalk, which provides a peaceful and beautiful setting along the Congaree River for walking, jogging, and enjoying nature. If history captures your interest, visit the Cayce Historical Museum, located at the City of Cayce Municipal Complex. The museum has exhibits the whole family can enjoy, chronicling the history of the area’s first European settlement in the early 1700s and featuring Native American artifacts dating back thousands of years.

Lexington

Home of the Riverbank Zoo and Gardens, Lexington County continues to thrive due to its diverse demographics, market rich economy, excellent schools, and recreational activities. The economy is balanced between high-tech industries, agriculture, significant regional retail centers, and a growing retirement destination. The schools are perennially at or near the top of every ranking of school excellence – academic, athletic, music and other activities. Three different Interstate highways, two public airports, several private airports, and 4 rail lines link Lexington County and the world. Lake Murray is the largest single recreational attraction in the county yet is only one of many centers for recreation.