7 Resources To Use When You Relocate To Columbia, SC

Chris Laskowski1/26/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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Looking to relocate to the beautiful City of Columbia? Moving to a new place can be hard. However, in this day and age, new residents can learn about local favorites, hole-in-the-wall diners, community events and exciting entertainment with the click of a mouse. Check out these great resources to learn more about what’s happening right now in Columbia.

Get the 411 on all things Columbia! This website brings you a frequently updated event calendar that includes local festivals, shows, sports and museum programs. You can also follow Columbia CVB on Twitter for more events, specials and city information by connecting with @columbiasc. Never miss a beat on what's happening near your new home! 

2. Yelp
Utilize the Yelp app or website to find the best eats in the city. From Southern Belly BBQ to Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe (both rated 4 ½ stars!), this popular platform can help you navigate the best eateries, coffee shops, cafes or bars with the click of a button. This is a must for any Columbia newbie.

3. TripAdvisor 
Did you know that TripAdvisor advises more than just trips? Check out some of the city’s most popular activities, such as Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden, South Carolina State House and the EdVenture Children’s Museum. With over 4,000 reviews on museums, nightlife, stadiums and parks, you’re sure to find something fun for everyone in the family.

4. USA Today’s ‘10 Best’
Visit USA Today’s ‘Columbia Travel Guide’ for popular places and attractions. They also include a ‘Things To Do With Kids’ list, perfect for families with young children. Read this list to learn more about Frankie’s Fun Park, the Columbia Marionette Theatre, Adventure Carolina and more. 

5. City of Columbia 
Get connected with the City of Columbia! As the city’s official website, this is the perfect resource for keeping current with news, policies, committees and more. The website also offers an employment database and tips for growing your local business.

6. The State
As the second largest newspaper in the Palmetto State, the aptly named publication offers the latest on local sports, news and business. 

7. Lake Carolina's Facebook & Website
Both property residents and the general public can keep up-to-date on Lake Carolina’s many community events. From a winter Polar Bear Plunge to a Wine & Cheese Festival to a giant yard sale, the Columbia-based master-planned community hosts numerous activities that donate proceeds to charity. Check out Lake Carolina’s Facebook for updates and events and their homepage for community information and more about relocating to LC’s beautiful homes.

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Get Fit At The Jeep Rogers Family YMCA

Chris Laskowski1/11/2016  |  Categories: Community
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Is staying active one of your personal goals for 2016? Located within the Lake Carolina Development lies the Jeep Family YMCA, offering tons open gym space, a massive pool and plenty of group classes that can fit any fitness plan! Here are a few classes to put on your radar if you’re looking to kickstart a healthy lifestyle this January. For a full schedule of classes offered at the YMCA click here.

1. Cycle
Challenge your endurance with one of the hottest (no pun intended) workouts today! Cycle classes will amp you up with a music-motivated drill that simulates a high-energy outdoor bike ride.

2. Beast Mode
Do you have what it takes? This athletic-style workout challenges your strength and gets you in “beast mode”. It’s a high-intensity, varied session that meets outdoors on the tennis courts. 

3. Zumba
As one of the most popular workout routines today, zumba makes getting active a fun experience! Join in for some dance routines that will get your heart pumping!

4. Aqua Boot Camp 
Looking for a routine to kickstart your fitness goals? Check out the Aqua Boot Camp which is great for beginners, intermediate or advanced exercisers. This water workout combines moderate cardio with muscle toning to deliver a phenomenal overall experience!

5. Deep Stretch
Need a good stretch? Engage in the Deep Stretch class to remove muscle tension and improve flexibility. This low-energy workout can benefit folks of any fitness level.

6. SilverSneakers Yoga
For those looking to start their fitness regime on a slow note, SilverSneakers Yoga offers the perfect opportunity. This class guides beginners into a chair-based yoga class that sets participants up for practicing positive habits.

7. Aqua Lite 
Geared specifically for seniors, this low-energy workout keeps adults fit and moving through a series of aerobic routines. 

8. Preschool Fit & Fun
Little ones (ages 2-5) can start developing positive exercise habits by joining in on this weekly Fit & Fun class! The class utilizes fun games, interactive storytelling and more to get toddlers up and at’em. 

9. T-Fit
Tweens (ages 8-12) can make fitness fun with this tween-centered class that promotes challenging drills, active games and flexibility, endurance and coordination training. The class meets once a week on Mondays. 

10. Tone and Burn
For seasoned fitness gurus, Tone and Burn combines cardio interval training with fat burning and muscle toning exercises. 

Want to be part of a community that hosts awesome events and includes an onsite YMCA, Town Center, and 1850 acres of beautiful property? Check out our homes for sale in Columbia, SC for more information about the Lake Carolina Development. 

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5 Reasons to Relocate to Lake Carolina in 2016

Chris Laskowski1/6/2016  |  Categories: Community
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A new year is always the perfect time for a fresh start. If you’re looking to relocate or build a home, January is the prime time to start exploring your options! Lake Carolina Development, located in the lively city of Columbia, SC offers unique and affordable living options in a master-planned community like no other. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider making Lake Carolina your new home:

1. A sense of real community: Annually, Lake Carolina hosts community events each month! From a winter Polar Bear Plunge to a Wine and Food Festival, the development utilizes some of its most popular events to raise money for the Children’s Charities of the Midlands, “a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the health, welfare and education for South Carolina’s youth.” Other events include a spring yard sale, a block party, an oyster roast and more!

2. A beautiful view outside your window (all year round): The community features a 200-acre freshwater lake, situated on 1,850-acres of scenic property. Over 30 miles of walking/biking trails weave through the development, creating a cozy, nature-centered feel. Choose a woodland view, a lakeside view or an open view with Lake Carolina’s diverse selection of lots.

3. LOTS of residential amenities: Members of the Lake Carolina community can hardly be bored during downtime. The development is complete with a bustling Town Center, encompassing local businesses, shops, pubs, dance studios, restaurants, salons and more. A YMCA is also situated on the property, offering a weight room and fitness classes. In addition, residents can enjoy a golf course, pools, parks and places to relax!

4. Quick access to the greater Northeast Columbia community: Just outside the gates lies the community of Northeast Columbia. The beautiful city offers tons of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities, employment opportunities, arts venues and more! As one of South Carolina’s most popular cities, this location is perfect for those who like the balance of a 'quiet town' feel and an urban metropolis.

5. The perfect fit for families, empty-nesters and military transfers:
Lake Carolina is unique in that its master-planned communities cater to families in any walk of life. Whether you’re a family with young children, who can enjoy the development’s kid-centered activities and nearby school districts, or an independent empty-nester looking to find a peaceful yet exciting community, these well-crafted homes fit every mold!

The community also caters specifically to military transfers from Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force Base, allowing these families to reside in beautiful homes in a community they can call their own. Learn more about Shaw and Fort Jackson housing here!

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