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.
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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!