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Located 15 miles northeast of Columbia is the second-fastest growing town in the Midlands. The topography is rolling and the soil is both sand and clay. Rural living with big city convenience is just part of Blythewsood's charm. Take a drive down roads with colorful names such as Persimmon Fork or Syrup Mill, and you'll see that quiet family living is the rule, not the exception. The people of Blythewood love their town and are willing to fight to preserve its old town flavor! Zoning restrictions have been put in place to prevent new businesses from coming in and changing the character of the town, and although new businesses are welcome they must pass the inspection of an architectural review board to make sure their buildings will fit in with the traditional architectural style of the area.
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Built around 1855, the Hoffman House is the oldest home within the Town limits. It has been renovated and restored to house the Blythewood Town Hall. The house was built by George Peter Hoffman for his new bride, Jane Ruff Hoffman. The Hoffmans were married on January 26, 1854 and they reared eleven children in the home. The original house consisted of the front three rooms which are hand beveled, tongue-in-groove, random width heart pine timber from floor to ceiling for a height of 15ft. 4 in. When the family expanded, the rear section of the home was added, which is believed to be a tenant house that was simply moved and attached to the rear of the original home. Hours are: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm.
In the 1850's the Charlotte & South Carolina Railroad stopped at the train depot in Blythewood, not only for passengers, but also for water to fuel their steam engines. At that time the town was named Doko, which is a Native American word for watering place. By 1887, both the town and the depot had been renamed Blythewood which was considered to be more descriptive of the community's very pleasant groves of pines and oaks. During those early years of poor roads and horse-drawn vehicles, the depot was the lifeline of the community, providing not only transportation for cash crops, mail and passengers, but telegraph communication as well. There are several large horse farms in the area and some of them, such as FareWell Farms and Onewood, hold events and competitions such as dressage in which local riders can compete. Long Creek Equestrian Centre offers lessons, boarding and trail rides. Magnolia Farms is a private farm and raises champion Quarter horses for competition and sale. Blythewood holds several holiday events annually. The Carolighting Ceremony is an event for the entire family and includes holiday carols, tree lighting and hot chocolate served by the Rotary Club.
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blythewood, SC Local Information
What are some of Blythewood's new home communities?
Blythe Creek | Located in Blythewood, SC just off of Boney Road. Convenient to I-77 and Highway 21, just a few minutes to everywhere! The neighborhood will include traditional, single family homes priced from the low 100s and offering square footage in a range of 1154 -1800 square feet. Beautiful homes nestled in a neighborhood of 153 wooded home sites, meandering streets with gentle twists.
Cooper's Pond | New Community. From the upper $100's. Located on Rhymer Pond Rd.
Oakhurst | Custom built 4 & 5 bedroom homes in the heart of Blythewood. Large nearly 1 acre wooded lots, in the award winning Blythewood School District. Soaring 9-12 ft smooth ceilings, hardwood floors, heavy trim molding, granite kitchens, tankless water heater, 3 car garages and more. Homes equipped with sec. sys, multi phone lines, multi tv and video locations, data/networking cable, 5.1 surround sound & zone 2 wiring comes pre-installed.
The Maples | New gated subdivsion in Blythewood. Featuring estate sized lots, large common area with 2 acre pond, gated, easy access to I-77 and a very private setting.
The Retreat at Crescent Lake | Homes from $315,400. Private lakefront park w/ dock, water front & golf front homesites from $80's, custom homes from the mid $300's.
What is the average cost of a single family home in Blythewood, SC?
Blythewood SC | $171,600
What shopping venues are in Blythewood SC?
US 378 Bypass area
SC Route 6 off I-20 Lexington
What recreation does Blythewood SC offer?
Blythewood Park Recreation Center | Located downtown in Blythewood. A 21.62-acre facility located at 126 Boney Road in Blythewood, SC. Amenities include a recreation complex with gymnasium, game room, weight room, club room, arts & crafts room, kitchen; two lighted Dixie Youth baseball fields; one lighted softball field; two tennis courts; playground; and picnic facilities with shelter. Features: Indoor Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Pingpong, ceramics and more.
218 McNulty Road
Hours: Mon. & Th. 9-8; Fri., & Sat. 9-6
Richland County School District Two