Saluda River Club: Lexington's First Neo-Traditional Neighborhood

November 21, 2008

Varied Housing Styles, Innovative Design Promote Sense of Community

LEXINGTON, SC – November 21, 2008 – Nestled along a mile of the Saluda River, dotted with parks and laced with winding streets, Saluda River Club is introducing a new type of lifestyle to the Midlands. With a variety of homes, from executive estates and single-family homes to townhomes and flats in two distinct neighborhoods, Saluda River Club showcases a return to hometown tradition and lifestyle, mixing town homes, cottages, flats and executive homes. It is the Lexington area’s first hybrid Traditional Neighborhood Design community.

“Our fresh mix of lifestyles, home styles and amenities are unique to Saluda River Club,” said Andy White, partner with Lifestone Homes, developers of Saluda River Club. “With homes designed to reflect the architecture of small Southern towns, we’ve captured the familiar style of the late 1800s to 1900s whistle-stop era, with all the conveniences that today’s homeowners seek. And we’ve done it in a way that promotes the riverside’s natural beauty and appeals to a broad spectrum of home owners.”

Located in Lexington, one of the state’s best school districts, Saluda River Club features more than 235 rolling acres initially being built into two distinct neighborhood districts. The principles of Traditional Neighborhood Design include a broad-based mix of home styles and price ranges to create a blending of generations around a central theme.

For Saluda River Club, the Village Clubhouse will become the heart of the community, serving as a gathering place for those 21 and up and hosting an extensive combination of amenities. Both districts will share the Village Clubhouse, nearby park, amphitheater and the riverfront Chickawa Outdoor Center.

The River District will have 125 single-family and estate homes on large wooded home sites. Residents will have the privacy of spacious yards in a setting of rolling hills against the backdrop of the river. Chickawa Outdoor Center is within walking distance. The Village District offers 162 homes, ranging from single-family homes, townhomes, cottages and flats with inviting front porches. Pedestrian-friendly streets, abundant parks, maintenance-free lawns and wide sidewalks encourage homeowners to socialize with their neighbors. Offering a fitness center, heated pool, coffee shop and tavern and a community concierge, The Village Club will become a central gathering place for residents.

“Our vision for Saluda River Club is to offer the best of all possible worlds, carved from the legacy of the past with an eye toward sustainability,” said Walter Taylor, partner with Lifestone Homes. “Combining public and private spaces to create a balanced neighborhood draws a broad range of home owners and promotes a true sense of community where people can live and play.”

Lifestone Communities is a residential real estate development firm headquartered in Columbia, SC. Partners are Walter Taylor, Bill Theus and Andy White, all of whom have extensive experience in home building and development, building successful neighborhoods across the Carolinas. They previously developed numerous lake and riverfront communities, as well as 50 new-home neighborhoods across the state.

For more information, call 803-358-3969. -30- CONTACT: Pamela A. Keene — 770-965-3340 [email protected]