Essex Homes

Essex Homes builds new homes in the Columbia, Lexington and Irmo, SC areas

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Insider Info: Essex Homes is consistently one of the largest builders in the greater Columbia area and has branched out into North Carolina as well. In the Midlands, they build new homes in Columbia, Irmo, Lexington, NE Columbia, Blythewood and Chapin, SC. Through their eBuilt program, they became one of the first builders in the area to build highly efficient new homes with certified HERS ratings. This can potentially save homeowners hundreds of dollars per year in utility bills.

Headquarters: Lexington, SC
Founded: 1985
Permitted Homes: 496
Columbia Rank: 3rd largest builder
Number of Neighborhoods: 32 as of Winter 2018-2019
Awards: Repeat occurrences in Fast Track of Builder Magazine and numerous awards such as Builder of the Year in the greater Columbia area.
What makes Essex Homes different than other local builders Has a large array of floor plans and an amazing design center with a technology partner to really customize your new home.

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NEIGHBORHOODS BY LOCATION

ESSEX HOMES NEW HOMES FOR SALE IN NE COLUMBIA/BLYTHEWOOD, SC

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Abney Hills – Homes priced from the $200’s and above

Abney Hills in Blythewood/NE Columbia, SC is one of Essex Homes’ newest communities offering large home sites and Essex eBulid quality. Only minutes from I-77 and downtown Blythewood, Abney Hills is conveniently located close to shopping, schools, entertainment and only a short drive to downtown Columbia. When you come home to Abney Hill Estates you can leave all else behind and enjoy!

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Allan’s Mill – Homes priced from the mid $100’s

Allan’s Mill in NE Columbia, SC is a great community only minutes from Fort Jackson and the Village at Sandhill shopping center. Situated in the award winning Richland 2 school system, Allan’s Mill is a prime community for that forever home and for that person just looking to stay here a few years. There are very few new homesites left so make your move soon.

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Heritage Forest in Longcreek Plantation – Homes priced from the $200’s and above

A Blythewood community located in the golf and amenity lifestyle development of LongCreek Plantation. Heritage Forest offers large homesites and is accessible to recreational activities facilitated through the Windermere and Columbia Country Clubs as well as Longcreek Plantation. And it is even close by to the amenities of NE Columbia and easy access to downtown Columbia and Fort Jackson.

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Fox Meadow in Longcreek Plantation – Homes priced from the $200’s and above

Fox Meadow in Longcreek Plantation located in Blythewood/NE Columbia, SC offers easy access to I77 and I277 getting you to Fort Jackson and downtown Columbia. The Village of Sandhill shopping center is close by and even closer to the new Killians Crossing shopping corridor. Zoned for the great schools of the Richland Two School District.

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Sweetbay in Woodcreek Farms – Homes priced from the $300’s and above

Sweetbay in Woodcreek Farms is an exclusive, master-planned golf course community, located just off of I-20 in Elgin/NE Columbia. The community offers unparalleled natural beauty with its lakes, parks, walking trails and 100-acre nature preserve. Residents may enjoy the Country Club amenities featuring the Club House with year-round member gatherings and fine dining, 6 tennis courts, swimming pool, and an impeccable 18 hole Tom Fazio golf course with driving range, a well-stocked pro-shop with a bar and grill. Just a short drive outside of the entrance are restaurants, award-winning schools, grocery stores, and the shops of the Villages of Sandhills.

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Woodcreek Crossing in Woodcreek Farms – Homes priced from the $300’s and above

Woodcreek Crossing in Elgin/NE Columbia, SC is located within the heart of the exclusive, master-planned golf course community of Woodcreek Farms. Just off of I-20, it offers unparalleled natural beauty with its lakes, parks, walking trails and 100 acre nature preserve. Residents may enjoy the Country Club amenities featuring the Club House with year-round member gatherings and fine dining, 6 tennis courts, swimming pool, and an impeccable 18 hole Tom Fazio golf course with driving range, a 100-acre pro-shop with a bar and grill. Just a short drive outside of the entrance are restaurants, award-winning schools, grocery stores, and the upscale shops of the Villages of Sandhills.

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ESSEX HOMES NEW HOMES FOR SALE IN LAKE CAROLINA

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Pinnacle Ridge in Lake Carolina – Homes priced from the mid $100’s and above

Experience the Lake Carolina lifestyle in Pinnacle Ridge with homes starting in the mid 100’s. Very close by the Lake Carolina town center with its restaurants and services. Standard features such as granite counter tops in the kitchen and all baths, smooth top range, tankless hot water heater, 9 ft ceilings on the 1st level, sodded and irrigated yards with front yard maintenance included.

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Elliot Lake in Lake Carolina – Homes priced from the upper $100’s and above

Top Essex Homes plans such as the Dillon, Ballentine, Springfield, Katherine, Winchester, and Camden are all home in Elliot Lake. Just minutes to Villages at Sandhill, easy access to I-20 or I-77 and very close to schools and YMCA!

The lifestyle in Lake Carolina is hard to beat.  The 200-acre main lake, many ponds in the community, and all of the preserved natural greenspace make Lake Carolina one of Columbia’s premier neighborhoods. Miles of walking/biking paths, YMCA, and so much more makes living here ideal. Elliot Lake has convenient access to one of the community pools and parks! Also, the Town Center in Lake Carolina is a fantastic amenity!

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ESSEX HOMES NEW HOMES FOR SALE IN IRMO, SC

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The Preserve at Rolling Creek – Homes priced from the mid $200’s and above

The Preserve At Rolling Creek in Irmo, SC is conveniently located to I-26 and zoned for some of the top schools in the Midlands area. The community features include a pool and cabana and over 1 mile of green space surrounding and throughout, making relaxation easy. Located around the corner from Lake Murray with quick access to lake restaurants, 2 full-service marinas, and The Lake Murray Boat Club. Harbison Boulevard is just a stone’s throw with a huge selection of shopping centers and restaurants. The Preserve is the perfect place to call HOME!!

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ESSEX HOMES NEW HOMES FOR SALE IN LEXINGTON, SC

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Persimmon Hill – Homes priced from the lower $100’s and above

Estates of Persimmon Hill in Lexington, SC has large wooded lots and homesites. This beautiful, centrally located community is close to I-20 and is just off Mineral Springs Road for your convenient commute to Lexington and downtown Columbia.

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Barr Lake Lexington SC
Barr Lake Prestige and Lake View – Homes priced from the mid $200’s and above

Barr Lake’s proposed amenity plan includes a 60-acre lake, walking trails, pool, clubhouse and play area. Enjoy your downtime with family and friends! The location is just minutes from downtown Lexington, shopping, Lexington 1 schools, local restaurants and easy interstate access.  Essex Homes offers a large variety of energy efficient beautiful brick homes with the Essex Homes amazing value and quality.

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Foxchase neighborhood
Foxchase – Homes priced from the upper $200’s and above

Foxchase in Lexington, SC is a beautiful all brick community with 31 estate sized home sites. Homeowners in the community will find that the homes offer stunning open designs, the owner’s suite on the main level, bonus rooms and gourmet kitchens. All of the homes will include side entry two car garages with plenty of space to add a 3rd or a detached two car garage. The Foxchase community offers a great location that is tucked away yet convenient for enjoying all that Lake Murray has to offer while only being minutes from Lexington and its shopping and dining.

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Drayton Hall – Homes priced from the mid $100’s and above

The Drayton Hall community features new homes built by Essex Homes starting in the mid $100’s. This community centers around lifestyle and convenience. Drayton Hall is less than 5 miles from I-26 and I-77 and less than 10 miles from Downtown Columbia giving you easy access to shopping, dining and recreational activities. Residents can enjoy their time at The Par Tree Driving Range less than 5 minutes away or go for a quick escape to Lake Murray for an evening sunset.

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Indian River Lexington, SC
Indian River – Homes priced from the upper $200’s and above

Indian River in Lexington, SC is an all brick, golf course community located just minutes downtown Columbia, shopping and dining, Columbia Metro Airport, downtown Lexington and West Columbia. Offering you larger than average lot sizes acres throughout the entire community. Side entry garages are standard on every lot.

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Field Crest West Columbia, SC
Field Crest – Homes priced from the mid $100’s and above

The West Columbia, SC Field Crest neighborhood offers new homes starting in the $100’s. Field Crest is conveniently located across from Lake Frances and a block from the Indian River Golf Club. Homes feature sodded lots with an automatic irrigation system, natural gas and tankless hot water heaters, a superior insulation package as part of Essex Homes’ eBuilt energy efficiency program.

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Manors at White Knoll Essex Homes Lexington, SC
The Manors at White Knoll – Homes priced from the upper $100’s and above

The Manors at White Knoll in Lexington, SC is zoned for the sought after White Knoll School District and close to new shopping, dining and is an easy commute to the Columbia and Lexington area. The Manors is an established neighborhood with many new home opportunities including lots up to a half acre and/or backs up to the community pond. Special USDA Rural Housing 100% financing is available.

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The Arbor at Longview – Homes priced from the upper $200’s and above

The Arbor at Longview neighborhood, starting in the 280’s, is now underway on Longs Pond Road in Lexington County. The Arbor features 1/2+ acre homesites and 4-sides brick homes with side-load garages. The new Longview community centers around lifestyle and convenience offering easy access and fantastic amenities. The preliminary plans for the lifestyle amenities are to include a swimming pool, clubhouse, picnic cabanas, and athletic field.

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Summerlake – Homes priced from the upper $200’s and above

A master planned community located on Hwy 378 in Lexington, SC. Summerlake has everything you’ve come to expect from an active and vibrant lifestyle community! Spend your lazy summer afternoons soaking up the sun, splashing in the pristine pool or cooking out with family and friends at the lakeside clubhouse! Perhaps a quick stroll down Swingset Lane for an afternoon of picnic and play at the nearby pocket park. Connect with nature under serene, green canopies shading winding nature trails… or cast your line in the fully stocked 15-acre lake! Come see why families call Summerlake home – it’s all about lifestyle!

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The Ridge at Longview Lexington
The Ridge at Longview – Homes priced from the lower $200’s and above

The Ridge at Longview neighborhood, starting in the low 200’s, is now underway on Longs Pond Road in Lexington County. The new Longview community centers around lifestyle and convenience offering easy access and fantastic amenities. Longview is less than one mile to I-20 off of Exit 51 giving you easy access to downtown Columbia or to the Aiken/Augusta area. It is also an easy commute to Lexington and only minutes from shopping, dining, and recreational activities. The Blowfish Stadium is less than ten minutes away or a quick escape to Lake Murray for an evening sunset. The preliminary plans for the lifestyle amenities are to include a swimming pool, clubhouse, picnic cabanas, and athletic field.

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Turner’s Pointe – Homes priced from the $400’s and above

Live the lifestyle you deserve at the gated community of Turner’s Pointe with a Lexington, SC address but nestled on a secluded peninsula on the shores of fabulous Lake Murray. The well preserved natural beauty of Turner’s Pointe offers lakefront, lake view and interior homes with every imaginable amenity including a boat ramp, community pool, tennis court and clubhouse. All lakefront homes have private or shared docks. All interior and lake view homes have a private boat slip.

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The Terrace at Longview Lexington, SC
The Terrace at Longview – Homes priced from the $200’s and above

The Terrace at Longview neighborhood centers around lifestyle and convenience offering easy access and fantastic amenities. Longview is less than one mile to I-20 off of Exit 51 giving you easy access to downtown Columbia or to the Aiken/Augusta area. It is also an easy commute to Lexington and only minutes from shopping, dining, and recreational activities. The Blowfish Stadium is less than ten minutes away or a quick escape to Lake Murray for an evening sunset. The preliminary plans for the lifestyle amenities are to include a swimming pool, clubhouse, picnic cabanas, and athletic field.

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Timmons Pond – Homes priced from the mid $100’s and above

Essex Homes at Timmons Pond is a beautiful new community located in the Lexington area. Home buyers will experience the convenience of being only minutes away from I-26 and US 1 and within close proximity to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport and Pinegrove Sports Complex. Timmons Pond offers a variety of energy efficient ranch and 2-story floor plans with brick and stone accents starting in the mid 100’s.

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Tri Springs Lexington SC
Timmons Pond – Homes priced from the $100’s and above

Tri Springs is an established Lexington neighborhood conveniently located minutes from I-20. Downtown Columbia is a short drive away and even closer is Lexington’s Main Street. Shopping, golf, dining and entertainment are plentiful. Zoned for Lexington One award-winning schools, this community offers homes ranging from 1600-3600 sq ft beginning in the low $200s. The unique topography adds character and a sense of privacy to the home sites and offers incredible sunset and skyline views. Tri Springs has a neighborly charm with tiered street lights numerous cul-de-sacs and a pool with cabana for swimming and socializing.

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