Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Barbeque Restaurants Near Lake Murray

I've compiled a list of popular BARBEQUE RESTAURANTS near Lake Murray, along with a ranking providing a #1 (see below).
(including: Irmo, Chapin, Prosperity, Lexington, Leesville)

Here is my list of 8 Barbeque Restaurants:
PDF file (printable) |  Map of Restaurant Locations
NOW... which one is BEST?  That can be a matter of opinion.  But, in late July 2013, I
Jackie Hite - Hite's Bar-B-Que in Leesville, SC
#1 Barbeque Around Lake Murray
did an unscientific analysis of three popular restaurant rating websites (TripAdvisor.com, Yelp.com and UrbanSpoon.com) to come up with a ranking:
#1 is Jackie Hite's Bar-B-Que in Leesville.  Tied for 2nd were Shealy's Bar-B-Q and Belly's Southern Pride BBQ.  I have actually eaten at 7 of the 8 restaurants.  The TOP FIVE: Jackie Hites is #1, Shealy's & Belly's, Palmetto Pig, Farm Boys.

Mel Coker

Monday, July 22, 2013

Retirement Benefits: Living at Lake Murray, South Carolina

I found an interesting document online that explains TAX BENEFITS (and more) AVAILABLE TO SENIOR CITIZENS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.

South Carolina is a GREAT place to call home and live in retirement.  One benefit is especially for homeowners in South Carolina:
At AGE 65,
Homestead Tax Exemption – first $50,000 of the fair market value of a house or mobile home owned by a state resident of at least one year is exempt from municipal, county, school, and special assessment real property taxes. Exemptions provided to surviving spouses who are 50 or older and anyone who is legally blind or has a permanent disability, regardless of age. Apply at county auditor’s office on or before July 16. (Code 12-37-250)

CLICK HERE for the link to the document:

Retired and ready to move to South Carolina?  Already in South Carolina and want to

sell or buy a home?   Call Mel Coker, your Seniors Real Estate Specialist serving Columbia, Lake Murray, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Northeast Columbia.

Mel Coker
RE/MAX Metro Associates
(803) 223-6214
email:  melcoker@remax.net