New home community near Columbia South Carolina

If you find yourself near Columbia South Carolina, visit Lake Carolina to see the new homes and visit the community Town Center.

Made to look like a friendly neighborhood Main Street, you will find shops, and places to eat that remind you of small town America.

It is hard not to start at A La Carte for ice cream, smoothies or a shake. Take the family pooch along and ask for a “Dog Sundae” made with bacon, crackers and a touch of vanilla ice cream for only $.99

The Backyard Diner & Grille is a family owned restaurant serving breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday using the finest ingredients from their very own garden or from local farmers and only Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses.

And what small town would be without a Chinese eatery. Tasty China, serves all of Chinese favorites including our favorite, General Tso’s Chicken. The menu offers a long list of Chef’s Specialties, weekly specialties, sushi, Coconut Shrimp, vegetarian options and healthy diet options. Open for both lunch and dinner, seven days a week.

Look for salons, a spa, eye, tooth and shoe repair and a dandy Farmers Market Every Thurs., May through Nov. 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.