Chapin is commonly known as the Capital of Lake Murray, but the advantages to living in this town extend far beyond the water’s edge. With proximity to everything from parks to great shopping to cultural entertainment, it’s a haven for families who want to live in a community that cares about its future and is building toward it.
Chapinites are all about the outdoors! Lake Murray is Chapin’s very own backyard playground – one with over 500 miles of shoreline used for swimming, water skiing, sailing, and fishing. Chapin is fortunate to have access to nearby Crooked Creek Park (CCP), which boasts a 53,000 square-foot Community Center in addition to outdoor athletic fields, tennis courts, picnic facilities, walking trails, playgrounds, and a 27-hole disc golf course. CCP is part of the Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC), whose mission is to improve the quality of life for its residents through recreational and cultural programs. ICRC’s most recent accomplishment is the grand opening of Melvin Park in Chapin, on March 11, 2017. This brand new 70 acre park features a six field baseball complex, an eight-court tennis complex, two multi-use fields, and a splash pad.
Chapin is also looking forward to a new 220-acre Business and Technology Park near the entrance to Chapin and Interstate 26, now under construction. The community is counting on this new tech hub to bring new job opportunities and investment to the area. Chapin’s proximity to a major interstate and to Lake Murray, and its many community amenities and projects on the horizon mean even more opportunities and experiences for its citizens.
McGuinn Hybrid Homes built its Bickley Estates neighborhood of homes near Chapin to “be part of this successful, growing community, and to give homebuyers a great neighborhood that will only get better with time.” – Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes