A subdivision of Lexington
If you’re looking for a perfect place to make a house feel like home, Avalon is a wonderful place to consider. So close to the best amenities that South Carolina has to offer, yet so far from the stress and hectic bustle of city life, Avalon is the perfect fit for growing families and retirees alike. Lake Murray offers peace and tranquility while everything that Lexington has to offer is only minutes away.
Nearby Downtown Lexington, South Carolina
Dining, Museums and more!
Recreation, Shopping and Restaurants
Lexington has a number of coveted attractions, including the Lexington County Blowfish Baseball Stadium, the Icehouse Ampitheatre and the Lexington County Museum. The Lexington, SC area has everything you’re looking for, only a stone’s throw from your peaceful home in Avalon. Lexington is a suburb of larger Columbia.
The Flight Deck Restaurant is a Lexington favorite. This casual restaurant is dedicated to the wonders of aviation and those who have braved new developments in the aviation industry. Meals are hearty and the menu includes American fare and a la carte sides. There’s even an arcade to entertain the kids, too. Owner Ted Stambolitis, who recently was inducted into the South Carolina Restauranteur Hall of Fame, strives to make this a fun and entertaining place for the whole family while providing quality service in a unique environment
The Old Mill is another popular Lexington destination. It features a walk-able thoroughfare of shops and restaurants. Many visitors make a day out of a visit to Old Mill. Many professionals set up their businesses in the area, too.
If you’re looking for more traditional, large shopping centers, that’s all available in Lexington, too. The East Towne Centre is only a short drive away and so is the Lexington Pavilion. Get whatever you need from Walmart, Best Buy, Walgreens, Verizon, Target and the many other recognizable chain stores that you know and love. For something more educational, head to Learning Express, a retail store that focuses on educational and creative products for curious children.
For residents with medical needs, there are top quality doctors in nearby Lexington. There are a number of family practitioners to choose from, including Lexington Family Practice, which is a decades-old network of more than forty practitioners. With their wide variety of medical specialties, they can meet a wide variety of health needs so that you can enjoy a fine quality of life in Avalon. Other notable primary care services include Doctors Care, Lexington West and Palmetto Health. Doctors Care, Lexington West offers evening hours several days per week and Palmetto Health is part of a larger, multi-location medical network.
A lake life community
Things to do in Lake Murray near Avalon
What’s a lake without some fishing! Lake Murray is known for fishing. The lake draws many tourists and fishers for the FLW Forrest Wood Cup Championship, which is the largest bass fishing tournament in the world. The championship has been held only twice before (2008 and 2014) and luckily enough, the third hosting will be held this year in August! If you are in the area, this is an even you do not want to miss! The championship is also featured on National TV if you would like to view it from the comfort of your home.
Sit back, relax and have a Martin (you could have a Martini too if you wish!) Lake Murray’s Doolittle Island is home to the Purple Martin sanctuaries. The largest in North America. Every summer, hundreds of thousands of purple martins nest on the island and boaters have made it a ritual to witness the martins return to the island each evening. Lake Murray also hosts some other majestic wildlife including the Great Blue Heron and the Striped Bass. The state record fish are the white bass, the white crappie and white catfish.
Why not spend a day on the lake. Lake Murray offers a range of boating activities for everyone. Whether you want a run on the speed boats or a relaxing time sunbathing, there are a variety of options to choose from. Kids will also have a great time sliding down into the lake from the boats.
Lake Murray has dozens of marinas, ramps and boat landings where you can dock your boat.
If you do not have a boat, do not worry, you rent one or even buy one and you’ll be on the water in no time at all! You can decide to rent a boat for a few hours or even days. You may also want to join a membership club, which is much much cheaper than buying a boat. These usually have a one-time membership fee and subsequent monthly payments. You may join any of the following membership clubs:
If you are looking for a place to take the kids out for the day, lake Murray has a variety of parks that they will enjoy. These include:
- Dreher Island State Recreation Area –Lake Murray’s only state park offering picnic sites, campsites and vacation villas
- Bundrick Island – If you’d like a day at a sandy beach or a hike, this is the place to go.
- Saluda Shoals Park – Enjoy a ride on a canoe/kayak or a hiking trip here.
- Larry Koon Landing – Enjoy a free boat camp and a picnic with an amazing view.
- SCE&G North and South Recreation Area – Enjoy a picnic in a serene area or a dip in the pool.
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