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Camden is the heart of South Carolina’s “Old English District” and home to two of America’s most prestigious Steeplechase races. It is strategically located in a triangle between Columbia, the capital of South Carolina; Greenville, SC, in the midst of the upstate industrial belt; and Charlotte, North Carolina, offering direct international flights to Europe and connections world wide. Both mountains and ocean beaches are within a couple of hours drive.

Camden’s centuries old love affair with horses, an abundance of water, sandy soil and moderate climate have attracted and made it the home of an equine industry internationally recognized as a training center for steeplechase and thoroughbred racehorses. The Camden Hunt is one of the oldest organized fox hunts in the nation and has an active hunt season that lasts from November through March. Equestrian activities abound in Camden and the clubs and organizations in the County advancing various breeds and aspects of the sport are too numerous to mention, however, among them are the Quarterhorse Association, the Tennessee Walker Saddle Club, as well as groups supporting Dressage and Hunter Jumper activities. The area caters to the “horse set” with a 600 acre training facility that offers near perfect training conditions, events and riding trails for all skill levels.

Chestnut Grove Farms, the property for sale, is conveniently located just three miles north from the historic city of Camden and the Springdale Race Course complex, home to the National Steeplechase Museum. Here is a unique opportunity to buy a tract of land in a picturesque setting of meadows and woodlands, a haven in a natural setting. It is not only the pursuit of a lifestyle combining recreational opportunity but also an investment in the future of this dynamic and rapidly developing region.

The Camden area is known for its beautiful homes, historically significant with over 60 locations on the national register of history and where at least a dozen revolutionary war battles took place. Today, it is also known for its “genteel” lifestyle dating back to when Camden was a popular winter community for wealthy Northern families. Recreational opportunities abound with something for every interest be it outdoor activity or fine dining. Camden, with a regional airport and Kershaw county seat, provides the necessary economic and social infrastructure for the region. It has direct access to major roadways and interstate highways leading to key cities and areas in the U.S. Within an hour’s drive is Charlotte, NC, the second largest financial center in the U.S. Columbia, the state capital, can be reached in less than half an hour using Interstate Highway I-20. The Atlantic coast beaches and the renown historic port city of Charleston; and the Appalachian Mountains, winter-time skiing and the nationally acclaimed Smokey Mountain National Park, are all within a couple of hours driving time.


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