Terri Horton
Terri Horton, RE/MAX
Your Local Real Estate Specialist for Kershaw County, South Carolina

Living in Camden, SC

If you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll want to consider Camden, South Carolina. Located just 30 miles from the bustling city of Columbia, this small town offers all the convenience of a city but with the charm and laid-back lifestyle of a rural area. Read on to find out more about its location, amenities, school systems, employers, shopping and dining options, and real estate market.

Located in Kershaw County in the Midlands region of South Carolina, it is within an hour of several major cities including Charlotte (64 miles) and Myrtle Beach (88 miles). Several lakes draw many to this area – offering outdoor recreation at Kendall Lake, Lake Waterlee, and the Camden Reservoir. Lake Wateree has over 200 miles of shoreline, covering over 13,000 acres, and features a state park. It is a premier fishing location in the Midlands. With the draw of the lake, lakefront homes and neighborhoods are prime real estate in the area. Overall, Camden is a wonderful area for those wanting a relaxing, outdoor-focused area close to Columbia.

Camden is an old South Carolina town, steeped in tradition. After the Civil War, the Camden area became a winter haven for affluent Northern families. Camden’s Historic District still has many of the antebellum homes that are privately owned, with some dating back to the 1840s. The town became associated with equestrian activities and still houses the United States’ third-oldest polo field. The Carolina Cup steeplechase race, started in 1930, is an annual event drawing large crowds of 70,000+ spectators every spring. It has become known as the premier social sporting event in South Carolina! 

The Kershaw County School District serves the students in Camden with eight elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and one alternative school program. Private schools are also available including the highly rated Camden Military Academy.

The leading employers in Camden are SCE&G Utility Company and Springs Industries Inc., providing jobs to local residents and those from surrounding areas such as Columbia or Charlotte. Other major companies include Nucor Steel Berkeley Corporation, Inman Mills Corporation, and Synchrony Financial Solutions LLC.

Camden offers small-town charm with plenty of great places to shop and dine out. There are several locally owned stores selling unique gifts such as antiques or handmade items as well as national chains like Walmart or Target for everyday needs. There are plenty of restaurants serving up Southern favorites like fried chicken or barbecue along with Italian food or Mexican dishes if you’re feeling adventurous! 

The housing market in Camden is affordable compared to other parts of South Carolina or even neighboring states like North Carolina or Georgia. The median home value is $137,600 according to Zillow so it’s easy to find something within your budget whether you’re looking for a single-family home or condo/townhome complex. There are also lots available if you want to build your own custom home! 

Here are some of the new communities being built in Camden:

  • Friendship Hills Farm is an area with several new home builders creating new neighborhoods. Lennar and Great Southern Homes both have single family home neighborhoods being built, with a community pool and pond. Lennar’s Friendship Hills Farm community features homes ranging  from 1500 to over 3,000 sq. ft. with prices currently under $400,000 with basic home amenities. Great Southern Home’s Friendship Hill Farm homes are also in a similar size range with slightly higher starting price point. Great Southern Home’s community has homes available now for move-in, while Lennar is finishing up their initial build phases. These are wondering home options for anyone looking for a Camden home in a central location.
  • Great Southern Homes also has another new community in Camden – Heritage Pond Road. These homes are also under $400,000 starting price point and come with larger, 2 acre home plots! All homes are around 2300-2500 sq. ft. and can be customized to fit your decor aesthetic. Quick move in homes are available now. Click to learn more.


Interested in a new build? Let us help you with choosing the right community and home to fit your needs, and guide you through the intricacies of buying new. Contact us today to discuss!

Active Realty Listings in Camden

We are happy to offer a quick search for real estate and homes for sale in Camden, South Carolina. Camden, SC real estate types include family neighborhoods, farms and equestrian property, and an abundance of lots and acreage to build your home.  If you are looking for a local realtor, Terri is here for you. As your real estate agent, she is honored to represent and assist you in your relocation process. Contact us today to get started!

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$ 1,790,000
Photo of 1816 Brevard Place
MLS# 566572

Camden, SC - 1816 Brevard Place


5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
5570 Sq Ft on 3.24 acres
Year Built: 1827
$ 1,393,000
Photo of 2332 Horton Lane
MLS# 570938

Camden, SC - 2332 Horton Lane


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
2952 Sq Ft on 4.12 acres
Year Built: 2007
$ 1,373,000
Photo of 2332 Horton Lane
MLS# 570928

Camden, SC - 2332 Horton Lane


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
2952 Sq Ft on 4.12 acres
Year Built: 2007
$ 1,200,000
Photo of 88C Tombfield Road
MLS# 555386

Camden, SC - 88C Tombfield Road


4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, and 2 Half Baths
4864 Sq Ft on 20.97 acres
Year Built: 2002
$ 1,200,000
Photo of 42 Merry Way
MLS# 570187

Camden, SC - 42 Merry Way


5 Bedrooms, 5 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
4250 Sq Ft on 2.18 acres
Year Built: 2008
$ 950,000
Photo of 69 Nautical Drive
MLS# 556806

Camden, SC - 69 Nautical Drive


4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
3362 Sq Ft on 0.71 acres
Year Built: 2005
$ 950,000
Photo of 82 Red Bank Road
MLS# 562656

Rembert, SC - 82 Red Bank Road


2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
3522 Sq Ft on 25 acres
Year Built: 1928
$ 949,000
Photo of 605 Community Center Road
MLS# 569248

Camden, SC - 605 Community Center Road


3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths
3200 Sq Ft on 80.78 acres
Year Built: 1958
$ 929,900
Photo of 1338 John G Richards Road
MLS# 568289

Camden, SC - 1338 John G Richards Road


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
3350 Sq Ft on 5 acres
Year Built: 2007
$ 850,000
Photo of 566 Old Mill Lane
MLS# 564149

Camden, SC - 566 Old Mill Lane


5 Bedrooms, 4 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
4398 Sq Ft on 1.55 acres
Year Built: 1993
$ 825,000
Photo of 213 Tombfield Road
MLS# 565725

Camden, SC - 213 Tombfield Road


4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
3189 Sq Ft on 10 acres
Year Built: 1993
$ 705,000
Photo of 1397 James West Road
MLS# 560184

Cassatt, SC - 1397 James West Road


4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
3074 Sq Ft on 7.53 acres
Year Built: 1992
$ 699,000
Photo of 147 Hunt Trace
MLS# 559120

Camden, SC - 147 Hunt Trace


2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths
1269 Sq Ft on 10.35 acres
Year Built: 2001
$ 649,000
Photo of 1253A Miller Road
MLS# 567976

Camden, SC - 1253A Miller Road


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
1800 Sq Ft on 2 acres
Year Built: 2015
$ 645,000
Photo of 1822 Brevard Place
MLS# 567302

Camden, SC - 1822 Brevard Place


5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
3350 Sq Ft on 0.26 acres
Year Built: 1924
$ 625,000
Photo of 1506 Lyttleton Street
MLS# 563085

Camden, SC - 1506 Lyttleton Street


5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
5800 Sq Ft on 1.07 acres
Year Built: 1857
$ 599,999
Photo of 2365 Dolan Lane
MLS# 565285

Liberty Hill, SC - 2365 Dolan Lane


4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
2825 Sq Ft on 1.19 acres
Year Built: 2004
$ 599,000
Photo of 1709 Mill Street
MLS# 570258

Camden, SC - 1709 Mill Street


3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
3901 Sq Ft on 0.83 acres
Year Built: 1963
$ 599,000
Photo of 2350 Singleton Creek Road
MLS# 566538

Liberty Hill, SC - 2350 Singleton Creek Road


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
1361 Sq Ft on 0.63 acres
Year Built: 1970
$ 598,000
Photo of 302 Shannon Lane
MLS# 559209

Camden, SC - 302 Shannon Lane


3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
2792 Sq Ft on 2.92 acres
Year Built: 1925
$ 597,750
Photo of 737 Community Center Road
MLS# 570942

Camden, SC - 737 Community Center Road


3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
2415 Sq Ft on 2.03 acres
Year Built: 2017
$ 575,000
Photo of 1602 Fair Street
MLS# 570485

Camden, SC - 1602 Fair Street


5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths
3052 Sq Ft on 0.5 acres
Year Built: 1906
$ 575,000
Photo of 1581 Charlie Johnson Road
MLS# 568874

Kershaw, SC - 1581 Charlie Johnson Road


4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths
2176 Sq Ft on 71.58 acres
Year Built: 2018
$ 550,000
Photo of 2262 Beaver Creek Road
MLS# 560896

Camden, SC - 2262 Beaver Creek Road


1 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths
1141 Sq Ft on 1.1 acres
Year Built: 1959
$ 539,000
Photo of 847 Hunter Hill Road
MLS# 570109

Camden, SC - 847 Hunter Hill Road


4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, and 1 Half Bath
3025 Sq Ft on 1.36 acres
Year Built: 2006
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