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Beautiful Lexington County, SC has been chosen as the first Bicycle City location. It is in between the mountains and the beach and about 12 miles from the state capital of Columbia.
- Climate: Year-round hiking, cycling, kayaking. Mild avg. monthly high temperatures of 55 – 92 degrees.
- Design: Mixed-use, Compact, and Pedestrian-Friendly.
- Economy: We will encourage living and working in our local community.
- Education: Columbia is home to 8 major academic institutions including the Univ. of SC with about 25,000 students alone.
- Environmental: We can protect and encourage bio-diversity and help with regional sustainable initiatives. We will reduce driving, traffic and air pollution.
- Original: You can find strip-mall, asphalt jungle land anywhere. We offer something different for everyone: retirees, students, families, single people…
- Recreation: The property contains: miles of walking, hiking, and cycling trials/unpaved roads; and a lake for kayaking year-round. About 3 miles from the borders of Congaree River.
- Topography: Gentle sloping land.
- Value: We plan to offer eco-friendly single and multi-family homes at many price points within a community that helps people save money on energy, transportation and other costs.
- Water: There is a spring fed lake for kayaking and walking around. BC will be a model community for storm water management with permeable surfaces and other low impact designs and practices.
With miles of beachfront that gently ease into acres upon acres of lush rolling hills into the Blue Ridge Mountains, South Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Take a kayak out for a day through the state’s winding creeks and rivers and meander out to the Atlantic Ocean. Hop on a mountain bike and take to the rugged and challenging mountain trails. Take a seat near a lake and fish as the sun rises. As one of the country’s most popular vacation destinations, as well as one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, South Carolina’s temperate climate, southern hospitality and varied terrain offer tremendous potential for a prospective Bicycle City development.
- Population: 25,337
- Average Annual Rainfall: 52.43 inches
- Average Monthly High Temperatures: January 56.7, February 61.3, March 69.8, April 77.9, May 84.0, June 89.6, July 92.1, August 90.7, September 85.8, October 77.2, November 68.7, December 60.1
- Water: Langley Pond, Strom Thurmond Lake, Robinson Pond, Hounds Lake, Holley Lake, Cam Gravatt Pond
- Adjacent Public Land: Aiken State Natural Area, Hitchcock Woods, Citizens Park, Elmwood Park
- Zip Codes: 29801, 29803, 29805
- Other Highlights: In addition to its variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, attractions in Aiken include several wineries, the Aiken County Historical Museum and one of the country’s last remaining drive-in movie theaters.
- Population: 96,650 and 79,641, respectively
- Average Annual Rainfall: 52 inches
- Average Monthly High Temperatures: January 58, February 61, March 69, April 76, May 85, June 88, July 90, August 89, September 85, October 77, November 69, December 62
- Water: Atlantic Ocean, Charleston Harbor, Ashley River, Cooper River, Lake Moultrie, Lake Marion
- Adjacent Public Land: Charles Towne Landing State Park, James Island County Park, North Charleston Wannamaker County Park, Palmetto Islands County Park, Francis Marion National Forest
- Zip Codes: 29401, 29403, 29405, 29407, 29412, 29414, 29420, 29492
- Other Highlights: In addition to Charleston’s rich southern history and charm, the metropolitan area is surrounded by a number of parks, forests, beaches and rivers, offering lots of activities for residents and visitors alike.
- Population: 11,939
- Average Annual Rainfall: 44.05 inches
- Average Monthly High Temperatures: January 52, February 57, March 64, April 73, May 80, June 87, July 91, August 89, September 83, October 74, November 64, December 55
- Water: Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, Hartwell Lake, Richard B Russell Lake
- Adjacent Public Land: Table Rock State Park, Caesar’s Head State Park
- Zip Codes: 29631, 29632, 29633, 29634
- Other Highlights: Clemson is home to Clemson University and its hugely popular athletic teams. Attractions in the area include a number of historical forts, churches and homes.
- Population: 116,278
- Average Annual Rainfall: 50.14 inches
- Average Monthly High Temperatures: January 58, February 63, March 71, April 80, May 86, June 92, July 95, August 93, September 88, October 79, November 69, December 61
- Water: Lake Murray, Wateree Lake
- Adjacent Public Land: Congaree National Park, Lee State Park, Sesquicentennial State Park
- Zip Codes: 29201, 29202, 29204, 29205, 29208, 29214, 29219, 29222, 29226, 29229, 29230, 29240
- Other Highlights: Home to three rivers and 35 parks, Columbia also offers residents and visitors a dynamic nightlife, plenty of shopping opportunities and classic southern hospitality.
- Population: 39,673
- Average Annual Rainfall: 50.5 inches
- Average Monthly High Temperatures: January 54, February 59, March 67, April 76, May 82, June 87, July 91, August 90, September 84, October 75, November 65, December 56
- Water: Duncan Park Lake, Lake Craig, Lake Johnson, Lake Zimmerman
- Adjacent Public Land: Fairforest Park, Duncan Park, Cleveland Park, Croft State Park
- Zip Codes: 29301, 29302, 29303, 29304, 29305, 29306, 29318, 29319
- Other Highlights: Spartanburg was the first and only city in South Carolina to be named a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. Spartanburg has also been consistently named one of the best American cities to live.
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Home to a diverse topography, South Carolina is an outdoor recreationist’s dream. With mountains, rolling hills, miles of ocean coastline and plenty of thick forests in between, opportunities abound for mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing and much, much more. South Carolina’s welcoming environment and friendly southern culture is an ideal fit for the first Bicycle City community.