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Lake Murray Lifestyle Readers' Choice Awards

Keep Reading to Find Out Who You Voted as the Best of 2023!

We are excited to announce our second annual Readers' Choice winners! From healthcare to dining out, each winner was chosen by YOU-- our incredible readers! Not only is it an honor to present this remarkable round-up of local businesses, but it is inspiring to see our community come together to support their own. Let's celebrate this outstanding collection of Reader's Choice winners. 

Congratulations to all, and cheers to the Best of 2023!

Best Hospital

Lexington Medical Center

Lexmed.com

803.791.2000

Lexington Medical Center is a medical complex in Lexington, SC. Lexington Medical Center is owned by Lexington County Health Service District, Inc, a private company. The network includes six community medical centers, an occupational health facility, the largest nursing home in the Carolinas, an Alzheimer's disease care center and seventy physician practices in a variety of services. Lexington Medical Center's main campus is located on Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia.

Best Custom Designer

Closet Factory - Columbia

ClosetFactory.com

800.838.7995

You are unique and so are your needs. No one knows that better than us. When it comes to creating custom solutions that are imaginative, well-organized and satisfy your design sensibilities, we believe the process must begin with a partnership between you and one of our designers.

Best Pest Control

Mosquito Joe of Lake Murray

https://lakemurray.mosquitojoe.com/

803.223.7916

Best Car Care

Cottman of Columbia

Cottmanofcolumbia.com

803.748.7800

Best Italian Restaurant

Di Vino Rosso

Divinorossosc.com

803.550.9699

We are honored to have served the community and win Reader's Choice for the 2nd Year. We look forward to welcoming you to Di Vino Rosso.

Best Real Estate Team

The Downing Group - Keller Williams

Thedowninggroup.com

803.381.8950

The Downing Group is committed to YOU! My Team of real estate professionals and I are PASSIONATE about what we do and are committed to providing every one of our clients with the highest level of expertise and professionalism.

Best Luxury Hotel for the 2nd Year

The Willcox

Thewillcox.com

803.648.1898

Built in the last years of the nineteenth century, The Willcox has been welcoming guests for well over a hundred years.

Best Boutique Hotel

Hotel Trundle

HotelTrundle.com

803.722.5000

Best Luxury Automobile Dealership for the 2nd Year

McDaniels Auto Group

McDanielsautogroup.com

803.786.6400

Best Flooring Company for the 2nd Year

Floor Boys

FloorBoys.com

803.359.0507

Best Dentist

Southern Shores Dental of Lexington

southernshoresdental.com

803.356.6143

Best Optician

Columbia Eye Clinic

Columbiaeyeclinic.com

803.779.3070

Best Tutor

Mathnasium of Lexington

Mathnasium.com

803.356.6103

Best Mattress and Furniture Store

Michaelis Mattress

Michaelismattress.com

803.356.2337

WE’LL HELP YOU FIND THE RIGHT BED AT THE RIGHT PRICE!

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

Best Casual Restaurant

O'Hara’s Public House

Oharas-public-house.com

803.785.4025

Best Dermatologist

Columbia Skin Clinic

Columbiaskinclinic.com

803.779.7316

Best Orthopaedic Doctor

Lexington Orthopaedics – Dr. Guillaume Dumont

Lexmed.com/ortho

803.314.9640

Best Specialty Doctor

Lexington Urology – Dr. David Lamb

Lexingtonurology.com

803.739.3660

Best Mortgage Company

Resource Financial Services

resourcefinancialservices.com

877.797.4545

Best Insurance Agency

Misty Stathos - State Farm

stathosagency.com

803.951.9151

Best Estate Planning and Life Care Attorney

Lawyer Lisa

Lawyerlisa.com

803.563.5163

Best Landscape Nursery

Wingard's Market & Garden

Wingardsmarket.com

803.359.9091

Best Kitchen and Bath

Bath and Bronze

bathandbronze.com

803.830.5591

Best New Retirement Community

Lakeview Retirement Community

Rlccommunities.com

803.369.6210

Best Home Care 

McLeod Home Care

McLeodCare.com

803.233.3343

Everyone ages. It’s an inherent property of life. As our bodies and minds develop over time, we adapt to these changes by modifying our decisions and actions. The later years of life can be especially challenging, but McLeod Home Care is here to help. We listen closely to our residents in order to understand their needs and limitations, then discuss and determine potential solutions. We work with you to customize options that will make the life you want for yourself and your loved ones a reality.

Best Realtor

Lake Homes Realty – Cat Thornton

LakeHomes.com

803.446.4761

Best Garage Door Company

Pro Lift Garage – Lexington

Proliftdoors.com

803.723.2499


 

Best Chiropractor

CarolinaWestClinic.com

BigbieChiropractic.com

803.356.9315

Best Orthodontist

The Braces Place

TheBracesPlace.com

803.359.4480

Best Roofing Company

CMS Roofing

CMSRoofingsc.com

803.732.5558

We are licensed and insured and have served the entire state of South Carolina, mostly focusing our efforts on the Columbia and Charleston areas for more than 20 years. We believe in using that expertise to give you and your family peace of mind – it’s what CMS Roofing is all about.

Best Marketing/Ad Agency

Splash Omnimedia

Splashomninedia.com

803.785.5656

Best Private School

Northside Christian Academy

Northsidechristianacademy.org

803.520.5656

Best Boat Dealer

Marine 360

Marine360sc.com

803.749.2360

Marine 360 has been a mainstay on Lake Murray since 2007. Owners Brandon Crutchfield and Scott Muckenfuss share one common goal - to provide the highest quality sales and service in the Midlands area. Marine 360 has far exceeded these goals - named the second-highest volume dealer by Crest Marine. Brandon and Scott have surrounded themselves with the best in the industry to get you where you want to be - on the water!

Best Outdoor Advertising

Grace Outdoor

GraceOutdoor.com

803.252.7084

Grace Outdoor is a locally-owned, family business based in Columbia, SC. We operate both traditional and digital billboards in Columbia, Greenville, Florence, Fort Mill, Spartanburg and Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC. 

Best Custom Doors

Southern Custom Doors and Hardware

SCDOORS.COM

803.851.5801

Best ENT Medical Group

Centa Medical Group

Centamedical.com

803.256.2483

Best Tool Company

Mann Tool & Supply

Manntools.com

803.252.7777

Specializing in power tool and accessory sales, Mann Tool offers a full line from many major name-brand power tool and woodworking equipment manufacturers.

Best Coffee Shop

Loveland Coffee

Lovelandcofee.com

Beach Loveland has had a long-time love of coffee and in building a community around coffee. Beach, along with his wife, Jessica, have had a vision of bringing the community together through their love of coffee and guidance of the Lord.

Best Event Venue

Corley Mill House & Gardens

Corleymillhouse.com

803.957.1818

The Corley Mill House is an Edwardian-era home built in 1908. The house was purchased and developed into an event venue in 1997. With the addition of a banquet space and gardens in 2001, the property has evolved into a multi-faceted venue for indoor and outdoor events of all types and sizes.

Best Med Spa

Blue Lavender Spa

Bluelavenderspa.com

803.575.8404

Best Furniture Store

Chapin Furniture

Chapinfurniture.com

803.932.4052

Best Boutique

Pink Sorbet

pinksorbet.com

803.251.2525

Best Pet Boarding

Lexington Pet Lodge

Lexingtonpetlodge.com

803.957.7297

Best Carpet/Rug Store

Rug Gallery

LexingtonRugGallery.com

803.834.5330

Best Women's Health Doctor

Kraemer Women’s Care

Kraemerwomenscare.com

803.753.7524

Best Pet Supply Store

Lazy Creek

Lazycreekpets.com

803.356.4995

Best Lawyer

Billy Walker

WalkerLaw.org

800.922.8411

Best Specialty Contractor

CHW Cabinetry

chwcabinetry.com

803.520.6837

Best Glass Company

Shepherds Glass

Shepherdsglass.com

803.945.4999

Best Law Group

Mike Kelly Law Group

Mklawgroup.com

803.726.0123

Best Spine and Surgery Practice

Palmetto Bone and Joint

palmettoboneandjoint.com

803.941.8095

Best Home Specialty Contractor

Squeegee Clean

squeegeecleansc.com/free-estimate

803.407.6916

Best Interior Decorator

M Gallery Interiors

mgalleryinteriors.net

803.785.4620

Best Brewery

Hazelwood Brewing Company

hazelwoodbeerco.com

Best New Restaurant

Luzianna Purchase

luziannapurchase.com

Best Breakfast

Cafe Strudel

cafestrudel.com/lexington

Best Caterer

Southern Way

Best New Med Spa

Lexington Aesthetics Medical Spa

https://lexaesthetics.com

Best Kitchen and Bath Contractor

Capital Kitchen & Bath

https://www.capitalkb.com/

Best Custom Home Builder

Cooper's Land and Home

cooperslandandhomellc.com

Best Gym/Fitness

ISI Elite Training

isielitetraining.com/isi-location/lexington

Best Golf Club

Country Club of Lexington 

ccoflexington.com

Best Health Store

14 Carrot

14carrot.net/

Best New Bank

United Community Bank

ucbi.com/

Best Personal Banker

Erica Smith

United Community Bank

Best Burger

Higher Ground

highergroundcharhouse.com

Best Travel Agency

Bakers View Travel

bakersview.com

Best Rental Company

Lake Murray Event Rentals

lakemurrayeventrentals.com

Best Weight Loss Firm

Profile Plan Lexington

profileplan.com/locations/?state=SC

Best New Boat Club

Carefree Boat Club

carefreeboats.com/locations/lake-murray

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