Chapin is the gateway to Lake Murray. Lake Murray has lots of lake shoreline and plenty of property for sale. Chapin is a growing small town with a traditional feel, great schools, and lots of outdoors things to do. The Chapin area includes parts of Lexington, Richland and Newberry counties. You can be in downtown Columbia in 30 minutes or so. Simply put it is a great place to live, which is why I live there!