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Grand Opening of Pleasant Springs This Saturday!

Categories: About McGuinn Hybrid Homes, Coming Soon Community, Energy Efficient, Lake Murray, News & Announcements | Posted: August 16, 2018

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Lexington, South Carolina, has so much to offer. It’s a city that feels more like a small town. Living on the coast of Lake Murray is an added bonus. So, McGuinn Hybrid Homes decided to expand our offerings of new home communities in Lexington (Mariner’s Creek, Spence Plantation, Sterling Lake, Summerlake, and Woodmill). We’re excited to announce the grand opening of Pleasant Springs this Saturday, August 18!

From 11am to 2pm, you can explore our plans for this new subdivision near Lake Murray. McGuinn Hybrid Homes is planning a total of 60 single-family homes here. Right now, you have the opportunity to take your pick of the Pleasant Springs homesites, which include cul-de-sac lots.

Our grand opening will include a giveaway of a $500 VISA gift card to one of our agent visitors. Fat Bellies food truck will be here to serve their signature Southern cuisine. While looking over the features and amenities we have planned for Pleasant Springs, you can also chill out with Pelican’s SnoBalls in the most popular flavors.

The floor plans present a wide range of styles and sizes—single-level and two-story homes, from 1,491 square feet to 2,835 square feet of living space, with three to five bedrooms and as many as 3.5 baths. Each new home design features the popular open concept that combines your kitchen, living, and dining rooms. Our standard kitchen is anything but standard. We include granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, plus ample storage. We have so many ways to personalize your new home—inside and out—so you can make it as individual as you are.

As you might expect from our name, McGuinn Hybrid Homes emphasizes energy efficiency in all of our single-family homes and townhomes throughout the Columbia, SC, area. Our hybrid homes include a full range of standard features that contribute to significant energy savings and healthy living. From the construction materials and methods to ENERGY STAR appliances, low-flow plumbing fixtures, programmable thermostats, low-VOC paint, and a tankless gas water heater, every aspect of your home is designed and built to provide comfort, convenience, and conservation.

Families will also appreciate the added value of the award-winning Lexington 1 school district that serves Pleasant Springs, as well as the safety afforded by sidewalks in this community.

Please join us this Saturday, August 18, for the grand opening of Pleasant Springs. We hope you’ll become one of these founding members of what promises to be a highly desirable neighborhood in Lexington. Click here for directions and contact us to learn more.

The Best Lakes in the Columbia Area

Categories: Columbia, Lake Murray, SC, Uncategorized | Posted: June 12, 2018

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Get ready for a lake escape. With summer temperatures here, there’s nothing like a trip to the waterfront to cool off. If you live in our region (or one of our McGuinn Homes communities), you have plenty of choices. Just pick a direction and head to one of the best lakes in the Columbia area for swimming, fishing, boating, or your water sport of choice.

Lake Murray

Like Columbia itself, Lake Murray is situated in the heart of South Carolina. This 48,000-acre, man-made lake earned the nickname of “The Jewel of South Carolina”. As one of the best fishing spots near Columbia, Lake Murray is a gem for catching largemouth bass and striped bass (Bassmasters holds its annual tournament here). This lake has also produced the state record-holders for white perch, white catfish, white crappie, and white bass.

Want more than fishing? Lake Murray is surrounded with beaches, parks, campgrounds, and recreation areas. Whether you own a boat or rent one at the lake, you can set sail from one of the marinas or many boat launches. With 620 miles of shoreline, you’ll also discover an endless variety of dining, shopping, entertainment, and attractions to occupy your time here. Come for a day or plan to stay awhile.

Lake Wateree

Formed almost a century ago, Lake Wateree is one of the oldest man-made reservoirs in South Carolina. The lake is located about 30 miles northeast of Columbia and consists of 13,000 acres. You’ll discover great bass fishing here, among others, but the area is also home to a wide variety of wildlife, including a bird refuge. You can experience every type of water sport here, plus find your perfect camping spot—right on the lake or a bit more secluded. Lake Wateree State Park provides 13,800 acres of outdoor fun, including hiking trails to get closer to nature.

Lakeside Living in a McGuinn Homes Community

There’s no better way to get the most enjoyment from the best lakes in the Columbia area than to live here. McGuinn Homes builds energy-efficient homes and townhomes in scenic locations throughout this region, including our lakefront communities of Crystal Cove, Forty Love, Harbor Watch, Pintail Point, Spence Plantation, Sterling Lake, and Centennial at Lake Carolina. If you have your own property, we can build on your lot. Are you ready to move now? Look at our selection of move-in ready homes.

McGuinn Homes is ready for summertime on the lake. Are you? Contact us to get closer to lakefront living near Columbia, South Carolina.

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

Wiesenthal
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.

2016 is Almost Over, Have you Contracted Your New Home Yet?

Categories: Buying a New Home, Coming Soon Community, Energy Efficient, Final Opportunity Communities, Harbison Blvd, Home Buying, Hybrid Home, Lake Murray, Lexington Medical Center, New Homes in West Columbia, Saluda Shoals Park, SC, Smart Home, University of SC, University of South Carolina, USC | Posted: August 22, 2016

Days Left in 2016We have 29 homes that are move in ready! Call one of our Community Sales Managers today for a tour at 803-917-5583. Garden Brooke only has 2 homes left, Harvest Glen and Glen Eagle have a new phase that is not open, Bonhomme Green/ Woods is on Closeout, and Pleasant Springs has 6 move in ready homes. You can view plans for Bickley Estates, Burnside Farms, and St. Andrews Reserves by asking one of our Community Sales Managers. We want to see you and your family in a new McGuinn Hybrid Home.

Visit: http://www.McguinnHomes.com for more details on the community of your choice.

Garden Brooke Only Has 4 Homes Left!

Categories: Ballentine SOccer COmplex, Energy Efficient, Final Opportunity Communities, Harbison Blvd, Home Buying, Hybrid Home, Lake Murray, Saluda Shoals Park, Smart Home | Posted: August 10, 2016

Brookshire Vinyl Don’t Miss the opportunity to live in Columbia’s Best School District! Did you know that Lexington/ Richland 5 School District  was listed number 2 in the State of South Carolina? Your children will attend, Corley Elementray, Dutch Fork Middle, and  Award Winning Dutch Fork High School!

 

Riverton.jpgGarden Brooke is one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the Irmo area, we have a monopoly on price, and will guarantee you customer service with our Gold Sealed Promise for quality and construction. Who build you home does matter… Come by and see how you can move in one of our McGuinn Hybrid Homes and provide your family with a Safer and Healthier Way of Life. There are only 2 Columbia and 2 Riverton Plans left. Come in today and let’s get your offer written up!

For more information visit http://www.mcguinnhomes.com/garden-brooke.