Living Here Guide

June 25, 2014

Q&A: Salim Khalil, on living in Lexington

Salim Khalil lives in Hope Ferry Plantation.

How long have you lived in Lexington?

14 years

What’s the best thing about living in your community?

It is a very family friendly community where education, commerce, and recreation are all important. I enjoy the fact that I know my neighbors’ names and they know mine — we do life together. We are in a sweet spot with easy access to Lake Murray, Columbia, and the interstates, but our people are what makes the community a great place to live.

What has changed most about the community in the years that you have lived there?

There has been a great deal of commercial development throughout the Lexington area. I don’t have to leave the area for anything I need which is nice, but it also means there have been many new neighborhoods and more traffic. There have also been numerous new schools built. My children have or will be attending elementary, middle, and high schools that did not exist when we moved here.

What are three great hidden finds in your community?

The spillway at Gibson Pond Park, the Lexington County Museum, and my wife likes The Haven coffee shop.

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