Midlands Area

The Midlands refers to an area in the middle of South Carolina. It is the halfway point between the upstate and low country making it halfway between the mountains and beach. The midlands region includes the following counties:

  • Columbia
  • Lexington
  • Blythewood
  • Chapin
  • Hopins
  • Irmo

Columbia is the largest city in the region and location of the state government. The area has easy to access to the state served by three major interstates (I-77, I-26, and I-20) The Midlands population is over 700,000, with thriving colleges and universities, two military bases, award-winning hospital systems and diverse and charming neighborhoods to suit any lifestyle. Several entertainment districts with outdoor cafes, coffee shops, art galleries and shops present year-round opportunities for socializing and enjoying the outdoors. Historic homes and antebellum mansions in Newberry and Camden nod to a bygone era while high-tech start-up companies and arts enthusiasts thrive in the urban revitalization occurring in the Columbia area. From the shores of Lake Murray to the Edisto River in Orangeburg the Midlands has something for everyone.