Military Kids are Heroes

Sandra Parkhurst4/18/2013  |  Categories: Columbia; Community
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Military Kids are Heroes at Lake Carolina!  Lake Carolina’s Military Outreach Program partnered with Ft. Jackson, Operation Military Kids, Lake Carolina Elementary and the Jeep Rogers YMCA to celebrate our Military Kids on Monday afternoon.

Attendance was well above expectations with more than 100 children participating in the family friendly event at Lake Carolina’s Market Park.  Ridgeview High School opened the festivities with a presentation of colors & the National Anthem.   Activities included crafts, face painting, athletic events, and music.  Crafts were provided by the local 4H, Operation Military Kids, and the Early Learning Center.  Doodlebug painted faces and the YMCA orchestrated a “get active” fun run, push-up contest & zumba lessons.  Sergeant Boot Camp Foster led the kids in a warm-up before the athletic events.   

Midway through the event, purple balloons were released into the sky in honor of our Military Kids.  It was a beautiful afternoon in Columbia, SC.

The purpose of Lake Carolina’s Military Outreach Program is to connect people socially with other military families in Northeast Columbia by providing opportunities to make new friends and honor their dedication to our country. 

Just 20 minutes from Fort Jackson and 45 minutes from Shaw Air Force Base, Lake Carolina offers residents a variety of amenities from community pools to sports teams, a new YMCA to top-rated schools. The wide sidewalks and abundance of parks and green space provide the perfect backdrop to the friendly neighbors that stop and chat. There are outdoor movies and concerts, oyster roasts and a Wine Festival. It is the ideal setting for military families to thrive when they relocate.

Lake Carolina, situated on 1850 acres in Columbia, SC, is Columbia’s #1 Neighborhood. Within the community are over six miles of shoreline on a 200-acre freshwater lake for swimming, fishing, sailing, boating and waterskiing; 30+ miles of walking trails; a Town Center with shopping, dining and professional services, Columbia’s newest YMCA, Richland 2 schools; and 20+ community events each year. Lake Carolina is also home to Richland County Sheriff substation and Allied Barton provides  24hr community patrolling. Lake Carolina features traditional new homes, townhomes, live/work residences, executive courtyard and single family homes.


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Spring Yard Sale at Lake Carolina

Sandra Parkhurst4/17/2013  |  Categories: Columbia; Community; Events
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Searching for the perfect find?  Visit Lake Carolina on Saturday for our Annual Spring Yard Sale  happening THIS SATURDAY, April 20 beginning at 7:00am.  Come early for the best selection.

This popular community wide yard sale is a highly anticipated event.  This year we have over 100 homes participating.  Items on the list may include electronics, furniture, children & adult clothing, toys and more!

Grab a cup of Joe in Town Center's newest coffee shop The Grind Getaway and sit down for lunch at The Backyard Diner & Grille after a successful "shopping" day at Lake Carolina!

Stop by the Lake Carolina Sales Center to grab a map on your way in or DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

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2013 Tour of Homes Critics Choice Awards

Sandra Parkhurst4/16/2013  |  Categories: Columbia
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The 2013 Tour of Homes is well underway and already Lake Carolina has received raving reviews from visitors and judges alike.  Teams of judges recently roamed the Greater Columbia area to judge homes on the tour.  We are proud to have two award winning homes located in Lake Carolina.

$201,000 - $250,000
Honorable Mention: #9, The Lincoln by Mungo Homes in Ashland Park

$301,000 - $400,000
Best Overall: #12, The Homestead by Sovereign Homes in The Peninsula

Congratulations to our community and our home builders for their achievements!

Be your own judge! If you are planning on attending, make sure to pick up your free TOUR OF HOMES plan book that lists each participant, gives home elevations and floor plans, provides information on each featured community, and supplies a map of the TOUR locations. The 2013 TOUR OF HOMES plan book can be found at Columbia area Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate offices, Featured Communities and Homes on the TOUR. Don’t delay!

The annual scattered-site showing offers five Featured Communities and 53 new homes located throughout the Greater Columbia area.

Thousands are expected to attend, and with good reason. This free event showcases a wide variety of home styles throughout the Columbia area from 16 of the Midland’s top builders. The TOUR OF HOMES is open Saturdays and Sundays, April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Saturdays from Noon to 6:00 p.m and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The TOUR OF HOMES is proudly presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia. Visit their website at to get information on this and other events by the association plus helpful information for those planning on building or remodeling a home.

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2013 Tour of Homes

Sandra Parkhurst4/12/2013  |  Categories: Columbia
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Columbia's largest open house of new homes for sale is FREE to attend and starts this weekend!  Visit 53 homes and five featured communities throughout the greater Columbia area.

Builders in the Tour of Homes are Blue Ribbon Builders, Crown Communities, DR Horton, Ensight Homes, Epcon Communities, Essex Homes, Inc., Executive Construction, LLC, Fortress Builders, Great Southern Homes, Holiday Builders, Homemax, Lifestone Homes, Mid South Builders, Mungo Homes, Saluda River Club and Sovereign Homes.

Make Lake Carolina a stop along the way.  The sales center will have cookies and there are 4 beautiful homes to tour in three of our many wonderful neighborhoods.

Visit the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia to learn more about the tour.

Search Lake Carolina's new homes HERE!

2013 Tour of Homes
April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28

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CityServe Begins April 20 in Columbia

Sandra Parkhurst4/5/2013  |  Categories: Columbia
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Always wanted to volunteer, but never can find the right time or the right project to get started?  For one week, April 20 - 28, the city of Columbia is asking its residents to volunteer on several projects to enhance and improve the beautiful city of Columbia. 

Every person who either lives, works, or goes to school in Columbia will be asked to do some special act of service during the week of April 20 - 28.  Service projects can range from community beautification to school involvement to housing construction and repair to volunteering at existing community service programs.  The city will identify some city-wide initiatives that will require coordinated effort, but most activity will be self-elected and self directed by individuals and groups.

CityServe is an intensive week of service designed to involve thousands of Columbia citizens across all city domains (business, education, government, faith community, military, social sector, and arts) working together to improve our city.

For more information about you can help, please visit City Serve Columbia's website.

On April 20, the HBA of Greater Columbia Remodelers are partnering with OneColumbia City Serve and are "adopting" a house for members to repair.  To join this particular event, contact the HBA of Greater Columbia Office at (803) 256-6238 or visit them on the web at

You can also visit Lake Carolina's Facebook Page for additional opportunities around our neighborhood.

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