Popular Community Honored for Home Designs, Marketing and Website.

Saluda River Club, one of the top-selling new home communities in the Columbia / Lexington, SC area, was recognized February 19 with 5 REGAL awards. The REGAL program is sponsored by the Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builder Association of Greater Columbia. The awards are presented to “real estate’s greatest achievers and leaders” at an annual gala.

Saluda River Club took top honors for the Edisto home design by Lady Street Builders, the Waccamaw home designby Lifestone Residential, Best Community Website, Best Special Promotion and Best Overall Advertising Campaign.

“On behalf of our builder partners, we were honored to receive these prestigious awards,” said developer Andy White. “The competition for REGAL Awards is always top-notch. We’re proud that a community that’s become so popular with buyers is also highly regarded by industry colleagues.”

Two Saluda River Club onsite agents won individual REGAL Awards for excellence in sales. Ted Johnson was one of only two agents citywide with more than $6 million in sales. Elizabeth Akre was recognized in the $3 to $4 million category.

Saluda River Club offers executive estates on large wooded lots, comfortable family homes, townhomes and charming cottages. Prices range from the low $200s to over $500,000.

In just three years on the market, Saluda River Club has recorded over $30 million in sales and saw nearly $11 million in 2010, making it one of the Midlands’ top-selling communities. The combination of a unique riverfront location, social and recreational amenities and up-market homes has resonated with homeowners seeking a distinctive home and an active lifestyle.

The community is just minutes from downtown Columbia and the highly rated Lexington schools. Homeowners enjoy a neighborhood way of life with holiday parades, yoga classes, book clubs, children’s activities and informal cookouts in the season. Other amenities include a full-time Lifestyle Director, Village Clubhouse and pool and the Chickawa Club for riverfront recreation.

White encourages homebuyers and agents to call the Saluda River Club Sales Center at (803) 358-3969. Schedule an interactive, informative tour of the community, meet homeowners and visit the all-new furnished Showcase Homes.

Saluda River Club is the recipient of the 2009 Best in American Living Award presented by the National Homebuilders Association and is a past winner of the Columbia “Best Community Award.”

Located on the Saluda River off Corley Mill Road in Lexington, SRC offers an exclusive suburban setting with unique amenities including a full-time Lifestyle Director, concierge services and the Chickawa Outdoor Center and Village Clubhouse. To learn more call (803) 358-3969 or visit

Saluda River Club is a Lifestone Communities development.

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