Lake Murray Properties
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Lake Murray Real Estate

Many different neighborhoods and communities within four counties border on Lake Murray.  Real Estate on Lake Murray starts around 150,000 for a condominium or small cottage and can easily exceed one million dollars for a dream home. The amount of water frontage directly relates to the value of Lake Murray real estate. Proximity to downtown Columbia SC is also a factor that affects Lake Murray Real Estate pricing.  If a property is convenient to downtown Columbia or to an interstate exchange, one can expect a higher listing price.  Another factor that contributes to Lake Murray Real Estate pricing is water depth and views.

A home needs to have at least 100 ft of water frontage to be approved for a private dock. Homes with existing docks can be grandfathered in and do not have to meet the criteria.  A lake property with deep water is considered more valuable than a property with low water because one can leave boats at the dock year round in deep water.  The sunset views at Lake Murray are a sight to enjoy and people who are interested in living on the lake value them.  Lake Murray views are priceless!

Lake Murray, Information

Lake Murray is approximately 50,000 acres. It is owned and managed by South Carolina Electric & Gas. It has more than 500 miles of shoreline. Lake Murray has a maximum depth of 200ft and a surface elevation of approximately 360 feet. Lake Murray is more than 70 years old. Lake Murray has grown to serve many purposes.

The Lake Murray Dam was completed in 1930. It was one of the largest dams in the world. In 2005 a complete earthquake proof overhaul was done on the dam widening it from two lanes to a four lane road. This overhaul of the Lake Murray Dam was the result of 20 years of hard work and 275 million dollars. The finished Lake Murray Dam is a pleasure to drive, safe and secure,  and has a pedestrian walkway that many residents use for exercise, fresh air, and to see the amazing views of Lake Murray.

Lake Murray is a great source of recreation. Boating, fishing and skiing are just a few of the ways residents enjoy Lake Murray.  Lake Murray has marina restaurants and boat clubs that offer usage of different types of boats for a monthly fee.

Lake Murray is home to many species of wildlife and fish.  The Purple Martin Sanctuary is located on Bomb Island in Lake Murray. It is North America’s first official Purple Martin sanctuary and also the largest Purple Martin roosting area. Approximately 700,000 purple martins visit this island during the peak roosting season in July. There are so many birds that they can be seen on Doppler radar.

Lake Murray Neighborhoods

Lake Murray neighborhoods can be condominiums like Lands End, new home developments and also Lake Murray homes that are not in a neighborhood (usually have well & septic). Some of my favorite Lexington Lake Murray neighborhoods are Spence's Island, Spence Plantation and Harbour Place. A few great Chapin neighborhoods are Timberlake Plantation, The Oaks, and Forty Love.

Harbour Place is a classic, beautiful, Lake community with a boat ramp, community basketball and picnic area and many different style of homes. It's children attend award winning Lexington school district 1 and it is very convenient to shopping, eating, downtown Columbia and the Lake Murray dam.

Timberlake Plantation is resort like with it's marina, restaurant, pool, tennis courts and beautiful golf course. The club is semi-private so one can play without full membership. Enjoy lakefront homes, lake access as well as homes on the golf course. Timberlake feeds to highly ranked Chapin Schools.


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Lake Murray Homes For Sale

126 OLD ORCHARD ROAD, Gilbert SC 29054

$499,900

126 OLD ORCHARD ROAD, Gilbert

Adorable lake cottage on big water with dock.

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Paradigm Real Estate Group

196 LAKE MURRAY TERRACE, Lexington SC 29072

$599,900

196 LAKE MURRAY TERRACE, Lexington

First time offered for sale! Ultra close-in Lake Murray home. 4BR/3200 sq.ft. with amazing views of Lake Murray from almost every room. Renovated in 1994 to a very open f...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

$15,900

34 RUBY RISER ROAD, Batesburg

Beautiful Lake Murray Estates, lot next to boat ramp & dock. Corner lot with hardwoods, priced to sell quickly! Lot has been perked.

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  • Courtesy of Shealy Realty

OLD SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD Unit #36, Batesburg SC 29006

$44,900

OLD SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD Unit #36, Batesburg

Affordable and buildable lot on Lake Murray in serene Lake Murray Estates neighborhood! Large 2.42 acre lot with 136 foot waterfront access. No dock allowed, but right a...

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  • Courtesy of Douglas & Cannon Real Est LLC

COMMON WAY ROAD Unit #139 & 141, Batesburg SC 29006

$64,900

COMMON WAY ROAD Unit #139 & 141, Batesburg

2 lots side by side, already cleared, watertap paid. Very peaceful area with public SCE&G lake access, boatramp across street. Paved roads. Beautiful trees surrounding pr...

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  • Courtesy of Lake Murray Properties, Inc.

444 WILLOW BRANCH COURT, Chapin SC 29036

$585,000

444 WILLOW BRANCH COURT, Chapin

Two lots and one beautiful home on the lake! Fantastic house in quiet location. Updated kitchen with nice eat in area. Sunroom. Master Suite with sitting area. Huge game...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of Midlands Real Estate LLC

85 SARATOGA ROAD, Irmo SC 29063

$477,000

85 SARATOGA ROAD, Irmo

''Close-in'' 1.12 acre double lot on Lake Murray with over 400 ft of water! Spacious, open, one level ranch home has a glorious chefs kitchen complete with top of the lin...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX Purpose Driven LLC

411 WINDWARD POINT ROAD, Columbia SC 29212

$599,900

411 WINDWARD POINT ROAD, Columbia

Lovely Brick Ranch w/ Walk-out Basement w/ .5 Bath. Main level features totally remodeled Kitchen w/ cherry cabinets, granite, huge island w/ bar seating, cooktop, doubl...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

426 ROCKY RAMP DRIVE, Chapin SC 29036

$500,000

426 ROCKY RAMP DRIVE, Chapin

Live in your own lake bungalow while you build your dream home. 216' of water frontage on Lake Murray with your own private dock with seating area, peir deck and floating...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • Courtesy of Real Estate Advocates Inc

105 NEICIES COURT, Gilbert SC 29054

$224,900

105 NEICIES COURT, Gilbert

96' on Lake Murray! Pretty, Flat, Grassy Lot is waiting for you to Build Your Dream Home! Already in place: nice floating dock with sitting area, cement ramp, cement area...

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  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker United

151 CABIN COVE ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$915,000

151 CABIN COVE ROAD, Chapin

110' Year Round Water! Close in Lake Murray! Better than new brick 5 BR traditional w/ hardwood in foyer - Formal Living Room & Dining - Kitchen w/ granite - 2 Story Grea...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.5
  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

2200 JOHNSON MARINA ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$429,900

2200 JOHNSON MARINA ROAD, Chapin

ONE OF A KIND WITH BIG WATER VIEWS! Private Dock, Boat Ramp, 2883 sq. ft. stylish contemporary with 4 BR, 2 1/2 baths on .60 acres. Bright Kitchen with breakfast bar open...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Asset Realty Inc

113 YACHTING CIRCLE, Lexington SC 29072

$989,600

113 YACHTING CIRCLE, Lexington

Spectacular deep water frontage views to dam! Great floor plan w/plenty of living space inside & out. Wonderful updated kitchen w/granite, exposed brick & loads of storag...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX The Advantage Group Inc

164 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg SC 29006

$52,500

164 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg

Beautiful 2.75 acre lot in Lake Murray Estates. Wooded & partially cleared. Great for home or weekend retreat! Lake access with boat ramp & picnic area! Property perk...

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  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

154 VILLAGE ROAD, Leesville SC 29070

$675,000

154 VILLAGE ROAD, Leesville

Custom Lake Home w/175+/- ft. on the water built for entertaining. All rooms face Lake Murray. Open floor plan allows kitchen, half bath, greatroom w/fireplace, dining ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of M & R Realty & Construction

132 BRODY ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$285,000

132 BRODY ROAD, Chapin

Beautiful lake front lot, close to ballentine, off johnson marina road. Big water lot, year-round water, beautiful view, dock, and boat ramp. Mobile home has central heat...

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  • Courtesy of Acquire Real Estate Inc

1166 HOLLEY FERRY ROAD, Leesville SC 29070

$35,000

1166 HOLLEY FERRY ROAD, Leesville

Motivated seller. Murray Shores, SCE&G #3 boat ramp adjacent to property and just a stroll away! Awesome lot in Lake Murray Shores Community with hassle free lake access!...

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  • Courtesy of RE/MAX Purpose Driven LLC

2024 AMICKS FERRY ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$785,000

2024 AMICKS FERRY ROAD, Chapin

Built in 2002 on 1.63 ac w/156' on lake, this gorgeous home has dynamic views of Lake Murray & privacy! The Great Room has a stone FP, custom tile floors & a wall of glas...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Water's Edge Realty, Inc

156 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg SC 29006

$54,000

156 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg

2.75 Acres in Lake Murray Estates. Beautiful Wooded Homesite or Weekend Retreat. Very Private with abundant Wildlife. Deeded Lake Access with Boat Ramp & Picnic Area.

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  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker United

TORTOISE TRAIL Unit #5, Batesburg SC 29006

$45,000

TORTOISE TRAIL Unit #5, Batesburg

Lake Murray Estates is a wonderful Lake Murray neighborhood w/boat ramp, dock and picnic area. There are many different style homes built here on large lots. Build your...

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  • Courtesy of EXIT Real Est Consultants

RUBY RISER ROAD Unit #102, Batesburg SC 29006

$24,900

RUBY RISER ROAD Unit #102, Batesburg

Beautiful, wooded 2 acre lot in this quiet Lake Murray semi-rural subdivision. Boat Ramp with launch dock, picnic area, and tons of peace and quiet make this the ideal l...

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  • Courtesy of Assist 2 Sell Buyers & Sellers

$120,000

LITTLE SALUDA LANE Unit #72, Saluda

Spacious WATERFRONT LOT on Lake Murray with fabulous views. Nice level lot with a gentle slope to the water. This would be a perfect lot to build your dream home with stu...

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  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker United

SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD, Batesburg SC 29006

$89,500

SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD, Batesburg

Build your lake home on this beautiful 2 acre water front lot. Is not approved for private dock however there is a community boat ramp and dock a block away off Ruby Rise...

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  • Courtesy of Lake Murray Sales, LLC

122 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg SC 29006

$173,500

122 TORTOISE TRAIL, Batesburg

LAKE MURRAY access in Lake Murray Estates. Watch the deer roam around the neighborhood. The deer in the picture was beside the driveway. Well kept home built in 1998 on 1...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Shealy Realty

1523 SHULL AVENUE, Gilbert SC 29054

$534,900

1523 SHULL AVENUE, Gilbert

Lake Murray Waterfront! Deep Water, Large Private Dock (w/ water & power), Boat Ramp, Enclosed Solar Lakeside Shower,w/ almost 1 1/2 acres, & over 220 feet on the water! ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat