Columbia, South Carolina - Big Town, Small City

Sept. 15, 2022

811 Craft St, West Columbia, SC 29169

811 Craft Street, West Columbia, SC 29169

Come check out this 4 bed 3 bath all brick ranch home located in the heart of the West Vista.

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This home is all 1 level with an oversized fenced in yard.

Hardwood floors and great enclosed garage as a 4th bedroom with private bath.

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Newer tankless water heater.

A huge 2 story workshop is also included, perfect for storage or an awesome man cave.

Convenient to The Vista, West Vista, USC, Riverfront Park, restaurants, shops and all that downtown Columbia, SC has to offer.

 

 

Sept. 15, 2022

126 Youpon Drive, Lexington, SC 29073

Welcome home to 126 Youpon Drive in the beautiful Autumn Woods subdivision.

The large covered porch welcomes you inside to this freshly painted one story home with attached garage.

The luxury vinyl plank floors lead you into the open family room with tray ceilings.

The kitchen includes stainless steel appliance, island, eat-in, laundry closet and lots of storage.

Walking down the main hallway you will find two bedrooms, the hall bath with tub/shower combo and owners suite.

he owner suite has a walk in closet and private double vanity bathroom.

The backyard is fully fenced with fruit trees and recent upgrades to landscaping to include lighting draped through the trees, its the perfect place to relax.

Lexington One schools, dining and shopping close by, don't miss your chance to see this home today.

 

Sept. 12, 2022

Riverfront Park - Columbia, SC

Welcome to Riverfront Park! Built around the City of Columbia's original waterworks, this is the site of the world's first electrically operated textile mill. Visitors can view the mill along with Columbia's original hydraulic plant, which is not only the oldest in the state, but is still fully functional. 

Opened in 1983, the historic site is approximately 167 acres, and separates the Columbia Canal and the Congaree River. Boasting a 2 1/2 mile trail that runs linear to the river, this is a popular walking/jogging spot that offers breathtaking water views. Riverfront park offers visitors a beautiful brick Amphitheatre which hosts numerous concerts and live events, such as "Riverfest" and "Greekfest." Another impressive feature is the park's 7-piece outdoor gym, which includes a Lat pull down and vertical press, rower, 2-person wheelchair accessible chest press, 4-person leg press, an elliptical cross trainer, 4-person pendulum, and a 3-person static combo.

In 2015 Riverfront Park erected a monument of a Vietnam War infantry man and his loyal canine, affectionately named "War Dogs." There is also a granite monument that pays tribute to the builders of the canal, which is inscribed "In Memory of the Irish Who Built the Canal...They were indentured to the River they linked."

There is a North Entrance (4122 River Drive) and a South Entrance (312 Laurel Street.)

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Sept. 7, 2022

JOSE GARCIA REVIEW 9/7/22

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Sept. 6, 2022

Chestnut Hill Plantation

Chestnut Hill Plantation is a neighborhood with a sublime country feel located close to the city. Tucked out of sight, just minutes from both the Broad River and the Harbison shopping district, the Harbison State Forest and the city of Columbia, this neighborhood is a perfect mixture of nature and entertainment.

The neighborhood has many ponds, community trails, private boat ramps, a junior Olympic pool, four tennis courts, and a large playing field.  As a family centered community, teach your children how to fish, go for a hike on the community trails, have a picnic on the stunning clubhouse grounds, get some laps in the pool, brake out your tennis racket, or hop on your boat or kayak and take in our breathtaking views. This diverse neighborhood is made up of more than 700 homes of various sizes and styles, divided into eleven separate neighborhoods

 

Students living in Chestnut Hill Plantation attend the award-winning Lexington/Richland School District Five schools.

For more information, please contact one of our agents.

Sept. 1, 2022

Lugoff, SC

Lugoff is an unincorporated neighborhood in the Town of Elgin, SC.  The town has gone through numerous name changes, including Jeffers and Blaney. The railroad put this small town on the map in the early 1900's (population of 1,579 as of 2018), but it wasn't until 1962 that then State Senator John West recruited the Elgin National Watch Company to relocate to the area, that the town saw a resurgence in the post World War era. Due to the amount of money Elgin poured into the community and the hundreds of jobs that it offered (most of which were women), residents overwhelming voted to change the Town's name from Blaney to Elgin. 

 

The Town calls itself the "Home of the Catfish Stomp." In 1976, in an effort to put the Town on the map, they hosted the first Catfish Stomp, where they served over 600 gallons of fish stew. The tradition continues in present day, being held on the first Saturday in December. The famous fish stew is still served, along with fried fish. The Stomp is accompanied by a huge Christmas parade, enjoyed by thousands every year. The proceeds of the Stomp benefit the Elgin Police Department Toys Roundup and Caring Hands Foundation.

 

One of the local landmarks in Elgin is White Pond, which is surrounded by much folklore and mysticism. With a lack of  a sufficient in-flow and no visible inlet or outlet, the pond is believed to had "sprung up." Numerous excavations have been undertaken to discover the heritage of the pond. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has fished this pond. 

 

The Town celebrated it's Centennial Anniversary on January 23, 2008, commemorated by the erection of a clock in the courtyard of "Centennial Park."

 

Modern-day Elgin retains it's small town feel, but boasts modern municipal buildings and services. With highly rated schools and a very low crime rate, Elgin offers a family friendly environment for it's residents. With plenty of food and shopping options, you will not have to travel far for your all of your culinary and essential needs. On August 12, 2022, Lisa Guerrero of Inside Edition featured Elgin restaurant "Ronnie's Ribs" as best in BBQ. 

 

For more information, check out the Town of Elgin's website

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Aug. 31, 2022

Labor Day 2022

PHOTO CONTEST:

1.) Look for the J. King Real Estate Float in the 2022 Chapin Labor Day Parade.

2.) Scan the large QR code on our banner (or the one below.) It will bring you to our Facebook page.

3.) Snap a photo of yourself with anything that has the J. King Real Estate logo on it (we will be handing out swag).

4.) Upload your photo to Facebook. Tag J. King Real Estate on Facebook. The most creative photo will win DINNER ON US!

 

Labor Day is THIS weekend! Are you looking for some fun & festivities in the Chapin area? Then mark your calendars starting with this Saturday (9/3) for the Justin Pepper 5K Walk, Run, Ruck. The event will take place from 7:00AM-11:00, and the proceeds will benefit The Justin Pepper Foundation, which rewards youth who excel in volunteerism and philanthropy through a scholarship program.

 

Are you a music lover? Then come out Sunday (9/4) at 7:00pm for the Concert on Beaufort Street, featuring the Maddie Rean Band and Noel Lindler and the Bankwalkers.

Start your Labor Day off right with a Parade that commences at 9:30am at HireRight parking lot (912 Chapin Road) and travels to St. Peters Church Road. Following the conclusion of the parade, make sure you stick around for the Chapin Festival, complete with a Classic Car Show, 85 Vendors including a Children's Area, balloon animals and facepainting, a Book Sale, and a Model Train Exhibit.

For all of the latest updates, follow the Chapin Labor Day Festival Weekend Facebook Page

 

Aug. 30, 2022

Longtown Rd, Ridgeway, SC 29130

Located in rural Ridgeway, SC, this 45 acre tract of land is perfect for your dream.

The property is raw and undeveloped.

With rolling hills and plenty of deer and other wildlife,

it would make a perfect hunt club.

There are acres of mature pine trees that are close to harvest.

This unrestricted land is private and a blank slate for your dream home.

Enjoy the 2 small creeks that come together on the back side of the property...

...as you view your vision or keep it natural as an investment for the future.

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Aug. 29, 2022

284 Woodland Trail, Lugoff, SC 29078

(Click the photo above to view the Listing.)

Located in beautiful Lugoff.

This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom solid log home has 5 acres of privacy.

Enjoy your rocking chairs on the covered front porch and covered back porch.

The living room features high ceilings with beams...

...a wood-burning fireplace and hardwood floors.

 The kitchen offers painted cabinets, tile counter tops, an eat-in area and vinyl floors.

The dining area also has high, beamed ceilings and hardwood floors.

There is one full bathroom is on the main floor, and the second full bath is located on the second floor.

Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, all with private closets and hardwood floors.

Outside you will enjoy the beautiful 5 acres of land. 

All this and excellent schools and 15 minutes from downtown Columbia restaurants, theater and shopping.

 

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Aug. 24, 2022

18 Tall Palmetto Ln., Lexington, SC 29072

Congratulations to Jose Garcia and his newest clients on the purchase of their new home.