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Lexington’s Vision for the Future

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: March 1, 2017

The Town of Lexington is thinking about its future. Proof of this can be found in the Vision Plan that was created in 2011-2012 to provide a “roadmap” for the town’s development over the next 20 years. More than 400 ideas and opinions were shared by residents about the future of their community and its revitalization. Several of the plan’s projects have already been completed, like the Farmers Market that opened on Main Street in 2011, the Lexington Paw Park that opened in 2013, Lexington Square park, which opened downtown in 2012, and the Icehouse Amphitheater, which just opened in 2016.

Lexington is not stopping there; upcoming goals in the Vision Plan include improved traffic flow, better infrastructure, more convenient access to Lake Murray, a new recreational trail system, beautification of the area, and making Main Street into a hub for entertainment, shopping and community activity. At the same time, residents expressed a desire to preserve Lexington’s history, retain its unique rural character, and maintain its small town charm despite all of these big changes. The Vision Plan will work within this cooperative spirit to ensure that Lexington’s future economic prosperity remains connected with its past, and that it’s always a town that its citizens will want to call home.

“I have the utmost confidence in the dedication of the residents, Town of Lexington, and Lexington County to work together and make this community one that will grow, yet keep its longstanding sense of community through family, faith, sports, the arts, and great schools. It is for this reason that McGuinn Hybrid Homes built its Eagle Glen community here – to grow along with it.” – Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes

Wade McGuinn, CEO






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The Jewel on the River

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 22, 2017





The city of West Columbia has been called a “jewel on the river” — the Congaree River, that is! This quaint community is right across the Congaree, via the Gervais Street or Blossom Street Bridge, from the capital city of Columbia. It has direct access to all of Columbia’s “big city” amenities, while retaining the tree-lined streets and unique advantages that give this small town its charm.

West Columbia is a thriving city with a bright future. It is slowly but surely carving out its own identity, unique from its namesake across the Congaree. It is no longer simply a commuter town, but a bustling business and recreational district, and its residents enjoy this distinction. The city maintains the popular West Columbia-Cayce Riverwalk, Riverwalk Park and Amphitheater, and it hosts the West Metro Parade of Lights during the holidays and the Rhythm on the River concert series in the summer, both of which have become entertainment traditions in this community. West Columbia is made up of many parks, community centers, and sports complexes, with recreational activities such as hiking, biking, bird watching, kayaking, and more. The River District is a non-profit organization comprised of the city’s merchants and concerned citizens who are interested in growing the local economy. Finally, the City of West Columbia and the West Columbia Beautification Foundation work together to enhance the beauty of West Columbia and make it an attractive place to live, work, and visit through landscaping, beautification projects, expansion of the tree canopy and development of green spaces.

McGuinn Hybrid Homes’ is very proud of its contribution to West Columbia with its Harvest Glen community of homes. These homes are built to suit your wants, needs and budget, and are built with energy efficient features and construction techniques that make them less costly to maintain. “Long-time residents and young families alike make up the landscape that is West Columbia, and we are happy to have a stake in this growing community,” said CEO, Wade McGuinn.

Wade McGuinn


At Summerlake…the livin’ is easy

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 15, 2017


Boats, fishing, jet skis, bonfires, dogs, s’mores, fireflies, cooking out…this is lake living in South Carolina. Of course, lake life is more than what you do, it’s a whole different perspective. It’s a sense of contentment, brought on by a way of being that is in communion with nature and fun and family.

When you live in a state where the forecast for most days is “sunny”, with a subtropical climate, Famously Hot summers and mild winters, it can get to you. Tempers tend to flare, fuses shorten…we all need a place to cool off and relax. Living near the water imparts a soothing sense of tranquility to most all of us.

McGuinn Hybrid Homes’ new Summerlake neighborhood in Lexington is perfect for the family that loves the outdoors, and loves lake life. Summerlake has a 15-acre fully stocked lake, boating dock, large community pool, clubhouse with covered porches, picnic area, recreation field, pocket parks, fenced boat storage and more. Summerlake is close to 50,000 acre Lake Murray with over 500 miles of shoreline, and Summerlake boaters and can use nearby public boat launches or dock at a marina.  On top of that, children living in Summerlake attend award-winning Lexington One District schools, only a 10 minute drive from the community.

Living so close to the serene fresh water does rub off on people. Wade McGuinn of McGuinn Hybrid Homes agrees: “Communities like Summerlake provide more than just comfort and great amenities, they provide a lifestyle for your family.”

CEO Wade McGuinn





The Twin Cities

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 8, 2017

Residents of South Carolina’s “Twin Cities”, Batesburg-Leesville, live in one of this state’s best small towns. Some of the perks of living in “B-L” are renowned Lexington County School District Three schools, including a Fine Arts Center and Lifelong Learning Center, two historical downtown districts, proximity to Columbia and Lake Murray, and its closeness to the mountains and the ocean.

B-L started out as two separate municipalities, then Batesburg and Leesville consolidated in 1993 into what is now a town spanning almost eight square miles. It is home to the acclaimed South Carolina Poultry Festival and to award-winning barbecue restaurants, quality local retail stores, and local craft artisans. In addition to all of this, B-L is far enough away from bigger cities to enjoy tranquil country living among the peach trees and the fields. When McGuinn Hybrid Homes decided to build its Miller Woods community in B-L, we saw firsthand the hospitality and friendliness that make up this area’s smaller town values, and were impressed with its locale and potential, but even more so with its beauty, and feeling of safety and comfort.

Batesburg-Leesville has always maintained a strong sense of community. History and traditions are viewed with pride by the people who live there, and everyone is treated as a neighbor. Buying local and civic participation has always been the trend here, as has their “family state of mind”.

“That’s the type of community where our neighborhoods flourish”, said Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes.

CEO Wade McGuinn

Groundhog Day

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: February 1, 2017

It’s only February, but we’re already thinking about spring here at McGuinn Hybrid Homes! Winter is rough on those of us who miss spending days on the Midlands’ beautiful rivers, in our parks and on our nature trails. Columbia is a great place to live if you love the outdoors! We try to incorporate that fact when deciding where to build our homes.

Residents of the Burnside Farms community have the convenience of the Southeast Park and Tennis Center being within walking distance, Congaree National Park less than 15 minutes away, the Fort Jackson Golf Club, and even a Splash Park in the neighborhood for those warm summer days! We continually strive to make the best features from the area part of our neighborhood planning.

Groundhog Day is tomorrow. With any luck, Punxsutawney Phil will not see his shadow, and we can all look forward to an early spring!






Wade McGuinn is CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes.

Life in Lexington: A+ Schools

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 25, 2017

Living in Lexington means many things to many people – great quality of life, southern hospitality, an abundance of family friendly activities, convenience, top notch services, and of course, fabulous Lake Murray. If you have children, it means award-winning schools with an  excellent academic reputation. It’s for those reasons and more that McGuinn Hybrid Homes is so proud of our Pleasant Springs homes and community.

Lexington County’s popularity is on the rise in terms of population, homes, and businesses, and the Lexington One school district is one of the fastest-growing school districts in the state. This is due, in part, to its emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, or “STEM” studies in schools. Our increasingly complex world demands that the new generation of leaders be ready to compete using 21st century skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Lexington One schools produces graduates who fit that bill and more. High expectations, high quality learning, and strong commitment by the community all lend a hand towards producing the culture of excellence that Lexington One schools are known for, and not just in academics, but arts and athletics as well. The Lexington Technology Center, providing advanced STEM studies to students from all five Lexington One high schools, is a wonderful example of taking this a step further in preparing students for their future careers, while serving as a center for community learning.

The rapid area growth in Lexington means new growth in all kinds of ways. We are honored to be part of a community that is recognized for its family values, hard work and forward thinking. You can find more information on Lexington One schools at, and more information on the Technology Center at

CEO Wade McGuinn

Wade McGuinn is CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, which provides move-in ready homes in the Lexington area.

Shopping in Forest Acres

Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: January 19, 2017

Forest Acres is known for its award-winning schools, close-knit community, gorgeous green spaces, and convenience to great shopping, dining, downtown and Fort Jackson. From small, one-of-a-kind
stores to large national chains, Forest Acres’ choice location and upscale image make it a draw for consumers from all over the Midlands, and therefore to new businesses looking to set up shop. The growth of new business leads to better housing options and happier residents, like those of McGuinn Hybrid Homes’
Eagle Park gated community. Eagle Park homes’ “Affordable Luxury” is similar to Forest Acres itself — its sophisticated, metropolitan amenities balanced by a quiet, family feel.

The Forest Acres Farmer’s Market opens each week during the spring, summer & fall

Forest Acres incorporated in 1935 in lieu of becoming part of the City of Columbia, and for that reason has been called “a city within a city.” This spirited sense of independence has kept the area from becoming too big, and from the issues that come along with a larger city like Columbia. Forest Acres has become a shopping destination for those who appreciate unique products and one-on-one attention. People come from all over the area by way of Forest Drive, Trenholm Road and Beltline Boulevard to shop in these thriving local boutiques as well as larger, more recognizable stores. Trenholm Plaza, with its mix of regional and national shopping and dining chains, is a major intersection for denizens of Forest Acres. With major retailers like Publix, The Fresh Market, and Stein Mart, dining options like Starbucks, Rosso Trattoria Italia, and The Original Pancake House, and shops like lululemon, Anthropologie and Gwen Rawls Shoes, it plays well to Forest Acres’ eclectic mix of people. Another nearby hub, Richland Mall, houses perennial favorites Belk and Barnes and Noble, while Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods have added a whole new dimension to this area’s grocery experience.

The Savannah Floorplan

Forest Acres has certainly come a long way. The sound business decisions that have led to creating this diverse economic landscape have also led to an improved community. Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, is proud to have played a part in growing this area and helping to make it “A City Apart.”


This is your last opportunity to live in this awesome area in a McGuinn New Construction Hybrid Home! The Savannah Floorplan is Move-In-Ready, for only $131,900! This 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath will not last long; call McGuinn today at 803.917.5583.


Trenholm Plaza: 4840 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 | 877.775.3462

Trader Joe’s: 4516 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206 | 803.790.2404

Whole Foods: Cross Hill Market, 702 Cross Hill Rd #300, Columbia, SC 29205 | 803.509.6700

Belk: Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204 | 803.782.2600

Barnes & Noble: 3400 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29204 | 803.787.5600

Eagle Park: 401 Hawkeye Court, Columbia, SC 29206 | 803.917.5583

With all the Growth comes New Homes & Great New Dining Options in Lexington!

Categories: Buying a New Home, Columbia, Coming Soon Community, Energy Efficient, Home Buying, Hybrid Home, SC, Smart Home, Uncategorized | Posted: January 11, 2017

Clean Eatz of Columbia

Lexington is definitely growing and new business are coming to town. Just down the street from McGuinn Hybrid Homes corporate office we are seeing tremendous growth in the area. We just built several of our Calhoun plan for one of our investor partners in Wellmore just off 378. Lexington is ever growing and the population needs housing, so McGuinn Hybrid Homes is on the move to make sure that we have the most affordable value based homes in the market. With this growth restaurants and retail stores are moving in. Have you checked out one of the newest places, Clean Eats.

The mission of Clean Eatz is to provide people with fresh, affordable, healthy food and to “change the world one meal at a time.” Everything on their menu is under 500 calories and 10 grams of fat, and contains no grease, sodium or processed foods. Clean eating is not a diet – it is a lifestyle approach to eating food in its most natural state. Clean Eatz gives you the tools needed by preparing properly portioned meals with a balance of protein, carbs, and fats, and even cater to special diet needs. Visit the Cafe, try one of Clean Eatz’ Meal Plans, or stop in for a grab n’ go meal. Their food deliciously eliminates the guessing, temptation, and lack of preparation that come with busy lifestyles!

With everything we have going on in a day it is important to take care of our bodies. Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes, is in the gym every morning at 5:30 am. “I don’t always want to get up and go, but I am way lighter and healthier. My goal is to be very active in the life of both my children and grandchildren!” Clean Eatz is definitely a hit with those who are on a path to healthy living.


Clean Eatz is located 5225 Sunset Blvd, Suite D Lexington, SC 29072. For more information, visit the business website at The business is also on Facebook. You can contact the restaurant by phone at 803-490-2657 or by email at

McGuinn Hybrid Homes has something for everyone.  Build a Hybrid Homes in our 11 Communities throughout the Midlands, on Your Lot in Columbia or Charlotte, and we also would like the opportunity to take on any investor projects that you may have!
Call us at 803.917.5583

January at The Harbison Theatre in Irmo!

Categories: Columbia, Columbia theatre, Community & Local Events, Garden Brooke, Garden Brooke events, Home Buying, Irmo, Irmo Events, Lake Murray, News & Announcements, SC | Posted: January 6, 2017

Mulan Jr.
This action-packed musical was adapted for the stage from the popular 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan, which was itself based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. When the invasion of the Huns threatens Mulan’s father, the Emperor, Mulan disguises herself as a boy and prepares for battle to save him. She later must choose between divulging her true identity or saving China with her plan. Through song and a modern sensibility, the production celebrates ancient Chinese culture, honor and the fighting spirit.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 7:30pm
Friday, January 13, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 10:30am
Saturday, January 14, 2017 – 3:00pm
Tickets: All seats are $7.00, ages 3 & under/free on lap

Tom Dugan Teaches Play Writing for the Individual Performer
This three hour workshop will be an eye-opening look at scriptwriting for the single performer, by the master of the single-character play himself, Tom Dugan. A seasoned veteran of the stage, TV and film and an accomplished playwright, Mr. Dugan will share his experiences, thoughts, and guidance to those wishing to develop scripts for individual players in the theatre setting. Workshop attendees are welcome to bring 3-5 minutes from a current project for Mr. Dugan to receive and assess.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – 6:30pm
Tickets: $20

This live, touring show tells the story of Simon Wiesenthal, a Jewish Austrian Holocaust survivor, Nazi hunter and writer, from his own point of view. Performed by playwright and “master of the single-character play” Tom Dugan, the one-man drama recounts the captivating story of Wiesenthal’s life’s work of bringing more than 1,000 Nazi war criminals to justice with humor and nobility. Recommended for pre-teens and older.
Friday, January 20, 2017 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 – 3:30pm
Tickets: $22

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Harbison Theatre’s On The Screen series presents this engrossing tale of aristocrats and rivals, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont, who mercilessly toy with the hearts of the innocent Cécile de Volanges and virtuous beautiful Madame de Tourvel using seduction and revenge. Performed by the National Theatre Live, the cast includes Elaine Cassidy, Janet McTeer and Dominic West. The production contains brief nudity and is suggested for audiences 15+ years.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 7:00pm
Tickets: $15

Buy tickets at Harbison Theatre at Midlands Technical College’s website here.

Buying is Easy at McGuinn Hybrid Homes

Categories: Home Buying, Hybrid Home, New Homes in West Columbia, Smart Home, Uncategorized | Posted: October 6, 2016
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MYTH 1: Mortgage payments are unaffordable.

The tax savings on mortgage interest alone often makes up for most of the difference between a rent payment and a mortgage payment.


MYTH 2: Buying a home is too complicated.
Buying a home can be very complicated, but that’s why I’m here to help. My job is to guide buyers through the entire process from start to finish.




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MYTH 3: Buying a new home requires a substantial down payment.

There are actually quite a few flexible down payment options available. Many first-time buyers take advantage of financing options that only require a 5 percent down payment, and some require even less.

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