Welcome from the Mayor

Greetings, and welcome to Chapin!

We are a community on the move, with great amenities, award winning schools, a thriving business community, and beautiful Lake Murray. Our community provides residents and visitors a wide array of experiences and opportunities.

Known as the Capital of Lake Murray, we have many people who have chosen to enjoy all that lake living offers on a year-round basis. From water sports and fishing to casual boat rides and beautiful sunsets, the lake really is the Jewel of South Carolina™.

Chapin is proud of its nationally ranked public schools. Chapin High School, a State 5A classified high school, continues to make extensive renovations and additions to its academic and extracurricular facilities, and the nearby Spring Hill High School and Center for Advanced Technical Studies offer a variety of exciting magnet and career readiness programs that will prepare our young people for productive lives in our fast-growing region. Chapin Middle School and the newly constructed Piney Woods Elementary School provide additional state-of-the-art learning facilities for our community. 

We also enjoy a thriving business community, world-class healthcare facilities, wonderful recreational centers and a growing colony of talented artists in our town. We are blessed to be a choice location for commercial development. The new Chapin Crossing shopping center featuring an array of dinning opportunities, along with “specialty shops” is taking shape. We are blessed with an abundance of locally owned and unique shops which offers a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. We are also blessed with great non-profits who supports our community in so many ways. All of these ventures bring new job opportunities and investment to our community.
I am especially proud of the newly approved Comprehensive Plan for our Town. This Plan, which was developed based on an abundance of public input, is the road map for the future of our Town. Appropriately titled Envision Chapin, it addresses how we intend to manage growth going forward. I encourage folks to take some time and browse this document to learn what our priorities are and what we value.
I also invite you to take a look at our Discover Chapin video! As you will see, we have good reason to be Chapin Proud!
 Whether you are looking for a new place to call home or just visiting family and friends in the area, we hope this website will be helpful to you as you learn more about our community.
 Thank you for visiting our website, and please come back soon and often!
 Mayor Al Koon