Begin Spring with the Carolina Cup and a New Essex Homes

Essex Homes WedgwoodIt’s time to find the biggest southern hat you can for the 83rd Annual Carolina Cup this Saturday, March 28. This South Carolina tradition draws nearly 65,000 fans from throughout the Southeast. A horse race held at the Springdale Race Course, the Carolina Cup is close to the green pastures and historical sites of Kershaw County.

Kershaw County is a charming community to reside in. Its charm is easy to admire, from historically preserved antebellum homes in downtown Camden, the shores of Lake Wateree and the historic Woodward Air Field (a World War II training base site).You will feel as though you have gone back in time while in reality you are just minutes from South Carolina’s capital, Columbia. This breathtaking area is home to some of Essex Homes’ stunning communities. If you decide to call this area “home,” here are a few of the new home community options available.

Located in Elgin, Kelsney Ridge is a close-knit community with spacious homes starting in the $200,000s. Home buyers can choose from nine unique floor plans with options for three to six bedrooms and two to four bathrooms. These spacious homes range from 2,210 to 4,110 square feet and sit on large home sites that are perfect for families. Home buyers will love being in close proximity to The Village of Sandhills and just a short drive to Fort Jackson and Shaw A.F.B all while staying in Kershaw’s award-winning school district.

Saddlebrook, located in Kershaw County in Lugoff, offers a country environment with expansive views and great neighbors. Not only does Saddlebrook feature only natural gas, home buyers will save hundreds on power bills with Essex Homes’ energy-efficient homes. Home buyers will have the opportunity to choose from 11 floor plans starting in the low $100,000s with standard features including granite countertops, automatic sprinkler systems, nine foot smooth ceilings, owner’s baths with a garden tub, separate shower, double bowl vanity and more.

Also located in Elgin, Wedgwood offers a variety of floor plans starting in the low $100,000s. Wedgwood residents will enjoy the low Kershaw County taxes and the excellent schools. Wedgwood, like other Essex Homes communities in Kershaw, is eligible for USDA Rural Housing 100 percent financing. Six floor plans are available to choose from in this wonderful community with options for three or four bedrooms and two or two-and-a-half bathrooms.

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