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Overview of Lexington

Hailed as a “Town on the Move,” Lexington is fueled by economic development. The town boasts southern charm and grace, fostering a united, welcoming environment with neighbors who live and work to better the local community. Lexington is a safe, fun place to raise a family in one of the most beautiful regions of South Carolina. With a population of slightly more than 18,000 locals, Lexington maintains a small town feeling that attracts new residents each year. Look for Lexington apartments for rent, and experience the best qualities of Southern living.

Living in Lexington, SC

Lexington is a descendent of the township of Saxe Gotha, which was established in South Carolina in 1735. The first settlers were of German and Swiss descent, and helped the local economy with the cultivation of corn, wheat, tobacco, hemp, flax, beeswax and livestock. Many battles were fought in the area during the American Revolution, including the Battle of Tarrar Springs. Lexington County was established in 1785, and the town’s name was changed to commemorate the Massachusetts Revolutionary War battle. The town of Lexington was officially incorporated in 1861.

Today, Lexington continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. As the political center of Lexington County, the town offers many unique opportunities for people from all walks of life. Lexington apartments are the perfect home base to take advantage of the finest attractions in South Carolina.

Lexington Work and Study

Local students attend classes at universities 12 miles away in Columbia. The University of South Carolina, Benedict College, Midlands Technical College, Columbia International University, Allen University and South University join a host of other schools in town offering students diverse higher education opportunities.

South Carolina has a number of thriving industries, and many of these companies are located right in Lexington. The Lexington Medical Center is one of the largest in town with just less than 5,000 employees who work in various medical, administrative and support positions to provide critical medical care to residents of the Central South Carolina Midlands. Other top employers include the United Postal Service, Michelin Tire Corporation and Honeywell International. Seventy-three percent of Lexington residents work in management, sales and office occupations with an additional 10 percent holding jobs in the service industry.

Rentals in Lexington, SC and Cost of Living

With the pristine natural surroundings and convenience of nearby Columbia, Lexington residents pay reasonable rent prices. United States Census Bureau statistics indicate that the average apartment here costs $806 a month, which is $50 less than the national average. Everyday life is also very affordable in Lexington. The city received a cost of living index of 88.4, which is significantly below the United States average of 100.

Lexington Attractions and Special Events

Lexington has many inviting attractions that won’t break the bank. Local favorites include walking along the Lake Murray Dam, picnicking in Gibson Pond Park or Virginia Hylton Park, or heading out on the water at the Three Rivers Greenway. The Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is also in town, and boasts thousands of species of plants and animals in a beautiful setting. The Zoo hosts events like Brew at the Zoo for beer lovers and Boo at the Zoo to celebrate Halloween.

Lexington is home to an annual Oktoberfest celebration, showcasing the finest selection of German beer, food and culture. With attractions tailored for people of all ages, Oktoberfest can be fun for the whole family. The Lexington Wine Walk also takes place annually for residents ages 21 and up, and features exhibitors, main street merchants and food and wine tastings from favorite local restaurants.

To find a Lexington apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

Lauren Ridge - Lexington, SC 29072
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Lexington, SC 29072

$861 - $1052

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lexington, West Metro)


$861 - $1052

216 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

River Bluff of Lexington - Lexington, SC 29072
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(4)

Lexington, SC 29072

$839 - $1039

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(4)

$839 - $1039

200 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Reserve At Mill Landing - Lexington, SC 29072
26

Lexington, SC 29072

$785 - $1475

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$785 - $1475

260 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cedarcrest Village - Lexington, SC 29072
24
(11)

Lexington, SC 29072

$779 - $1069

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(11)

$779 - $1069

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lullwater At Saluda Pointe - Lexington, SC 29072
14

Lexington, SC 29072

$865 - $1220

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (West Columbia, West Metro)


$865 - $1220

280 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Waterway - Lexington, SC 29072
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(6)

Lexington, SC 29072

$795 - $1100

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)

(6)

$795 - $1100

200 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Thornhill Apartments - Lexington, SC 29072
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Lexington, SC 29072

$735 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$735 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hammock Bay - Lexington, SC 29072
17

Lexington, SC 29072

$1000 - $1250

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$1000 - $1250

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Fern Hall - Lexington, SC 29073
4

Lexington, SC 29073

$489 - $832

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lexington, West Metro)


$489 - $832

40 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Summer Cove - Lexington, SC 29072
21

Lexington, SC 29072

$569 - $655

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lexington, West Metro)


$569 - $655

64 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

The Overlook At Golden Hills - Lexington, SC 29072
32

Lexington, SC 29072

$850 - $1130

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, SC (Lake Murray, Lexington)


$850 - $1130

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Otarre Pointe - Cayce, SC 29033
48

Cayce, SC 29033

$809 - $1349

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cayce, SC (Cayce, West Columbia...)


$809 - $1349

299 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tamarind At Stoneridge - Columbia, SC 29210
10

Columbia, SC 29210

$735 - $835

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Skyland Estates)


$735 - $835

220 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waters Edge at Harbison - Columbia, SC 29212
30
(4)

Columbia, SC 29212

$753 - $1231

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)

(4)

$753 - $1231

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Landmark - Columbia, SC 29210
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(29)

Columbia, SC 29210

$675 - $910

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Irmo, Lake Murray...)

(29)

$675 - $910

336 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wellspring - Columbia, SC 29212
43

Columbia, SC 29212

$715 - $1366

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)


$715 - $1366

232 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Abberly Village - West Columbia, SC 29169
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(18)

West Columbia, SC 29169

$917 - $1333

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Columbia, SC (West Columbia, West Metro)

(18)

$917 - $1333

304 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

34 Crestmont - Columbia, SC 29212
33

Columbia, SC 29212

$805 - $1199

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Harbison, Irmo...)


$805 - $1199

250 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Legends at Lake Murray - Columbia, SC 29212
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(8)

Columbia, SC 29212

$776 - $874

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Irmo, Lake Murray...)

(8)

$776 - $874

180 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Landmark at Pine Court - Columbia, SC 29210
22

Columbia, SC 29210

$665 - $1060

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Columbia, SC (Lake Murray, Riverside Forest)


$665 - $1060

316 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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