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

132 BRODY ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$260,000

132 BRODY ROAD, Chapin

REDUCED! 0.29/Acre-BEAUTIFUL LAKE FRONT LOT, CLOSE TO BALLENTINE, OFF JOHNSON MARINA ROAD. BIG WATER LOT, YEAR-ROUND WATER, BEAUTIFUL VIEW, DOCK, AND BOAT RAMP. MOBILE HO...

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  • Courtesy of Acquire Real Estate Inc

151 CABIN COVE ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$899,000

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

154 VILLAGE ROAD, Leesville SC 29070

$695,000

154 VILLAGE ROAD, Leesville

175+/- feet on Lake Murray! Custom built, all rooms have water view. Home features open floor plan w/access to custom kitchen, Thermador appliances, granite counter tops...

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

145 MURRAY POINT ROAD, Batesburg SC 29006

$629,000

145 MURRAY POINT ROAD, Batesburg

DRAMATIC FLAIR This residence integrates spectacular architecture & interior design with a magnificent setting on Lake Murray. The beauty & contemporary flair begin at th...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker United

144 HERON LANE, Gilbert SC 29054

$624,900

144 HERON LANE, Gilbert

Lake Murray at its BEST! Cross a short bridge to this island home with 149' of year round water frontage and a covered dock (you can't build those any longer). This spaci...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.5
  • Courtesy of SC Homes & Land Realty, LLC

15 TORTOISE TRAIL Unit #15, Saluda SC 29138

$35,000

15 TORTOISE TRAIL Unit #15, Saluda

Lakefront lot, wooded, nice water & view. Very quiet setting.

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  • Courtesy of RE/MAX The Advantage Group Inc

238 CATAWBA TRAIL, Lexington SC 29072

$635,000

238 CATAWBA TRAIL, Lexington

Great Location, New River Bluff High School, Total Renovations in 2010, Dock, Ramp, Beach Area, 110 Water Frontage. Agent is Owner.

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Resource Realty Group

631 RIVER ROAD, Columbia SC 29212

$817,000

631 RIVER ROAD, Columbia

Custom built 4 year old Mediterranean style home. Nice open floor plan, 12 ft ceilings, quality construction & detail. 550 sqft of covered porch area. The downstairs walk...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of RE/MAX The Advantage Group Inc

OLD SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD Unit #39, Saluda SC 29138

$119,500

OLD SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD Unit #39, Saluda

Dock approved point, wooded lot, beautiful view, year round water, 1000 sq ft minimum, community boat ramp, 75ft setback, perks for a 4br, priced to sell.

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  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

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

137 RUDDER COURT, Lexington SC 29072

$1,799,999

137 RUDDER COURT, Lexington

2,181 s.f. IS GUEST HOUSE. Lake Murray Estate-Lex High. 2.35 acres w/ 180 ft of water, amazing views! Private covered dock, year round water. In-Law quarters w/ kitchen ...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 8.5
  • Courtesy of Russell & Jeffcoat

240 SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD, Batesburg SC 29006

$649,900

240 SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD, Batesburg

Traditional all brick home w/European flair. Unique lot w/1.02 acres with an attached island owned by S.C.E.&G. Incredible privacy, zero maintenance designed by an engine...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of Lake Murray Properties, Inc.

450 MURRAY LINDLER ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$895,000

450 MURRAY LINDLER ROAD, Chapin

Fantastic Commercial or Residential Development. Also could be large Estate Lake Home Sites. Beautiful acreage with 400+ ft on Lake Murray. Gravity Sewer, Water, Gas, Ca...

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  • Courtesy of Real Estate Advocates Inc

739 TOM DRAFTS CIRCLE, Gilbert SC 29054

$346,000

739 TOM DRAFTS CIRCLE, Gilbert

Your dreams can come true with this fantastic log cabin home sitting on a 200 ft of water front. Great Views. Home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with a front end bonus room ...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • Courtesy of Lake Murray Sales, LLC

170 MURRAY POINT ROAD, Batesburg SC 29006

$549,000

170 MURRAY POINT ROAD, Batesburg

Fantastic Panoramic Lake Murray view! Very nice brick home on awesome 1.2 acre waterfront lot. Large bonus room over the garage with full private bath. Walk in closet,bui...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • Courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty

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

$575,000

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

OLD SCOOTER BRIDGE ROAD Unit #36, Batesburg SC 29006

$42,900

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

$565,000

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

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

2200 JOHNSON MARINA ROAD, Chapin SC 29036

$398,000

2200 JOHNSON MARINA ROAD, Chapin

*DRASTIC REDUCTION*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 acre. Bright Kitchen with ...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 2.5
  • Courtesy of Asset Realty 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

310 LOST SPRING ROAD, Lexington SC 29072

$1,125,000

310 LOST SPRING ROAD, Lexington

This indescribable Lake Murray estate located on a private peninsula has approx 692' of panoramic big water views stretching for miles! The lovely Mediterranean style hom...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 6.0
  • Courtesy of Coldwell Banker United