Greater Columbia, Chapin, Irmo, Lexington and Lake Murray.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gamecocks Are NCAA Baseball Champs Again!

NEWS FLASH: Tuesday, June 28th
South Carolina's Gamecocks have repeated as NCAA baseball champions by beating the Florida Gators 5-2 in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

The Gamecocks completed an amazing season and tournament run by repeating as NCAA champions.  They won their first College World Series in the final World Series last year at Rosenblatt Stadium and won the first World Series at the new TD Ameritrade Park just opened this year in Omaha.  The Gamecocks did not lose a game during the 2011 baseball tournament (NCAA Regional in Columbia 3-0; Super Regional in Columbia 2-0 and College World Series in Omaha 5-0).

One of just 6 teams in 65 years to win back to back national championships
Gamecocks have won NCAA record 16 straight tournament games
Gamecocks have won NCAA record 11 straight College World Series games
Gamecocks first team ever to go 10-0 in the NCAA baseball tournament
Gamecocks finish season 55-14
Scott Wingo was named College World Series Most Outstanding Player

Big Gamecock celebration upon the baseball team returning to Columbia -- starts at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29th at Colonial Life Arena with baseball team arriving by 5:30 p.m.

Gamecocks Online - 2011 National Champions

ESPN Article about Gamecocks 2011 College World Series Championship
ESPN Video Recap
NCAA Baseball Website
College World Series - Wikipedia

Congratulations to the South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball Team!

Mel Coker
Columbia's Realtor
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia SC real estate

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Get Fit Columbia

I've been a member of New Life Fitness World, an Irmo area fitness center for a number of years.  However, after recently obtaining and reading a book, Younger Next Year, I have begun a renewed effort at physical fitness.  This book really stresses the importance of a fairly strenuous program of exercise, both aerobic and weight training.  In you 40's, 50's or 60's?  This would be a great book to obtain to get motivated for fitness.  I highly recommend "Younger Next Year."

Recently, my daughter, Kelly, has started working a summer job as a fitness consultant at New Life Fitness World.  The  motivational book mentioned above highly recommends a gym membership as necessary for a lifetime of better fitness and health.  New Life Fitness World offers many amenities and reasonable membership rates.  Amenities include: free and machine weights, aerobics and exercise class studios, racquetball courts, walking/jogging track, sauna, steam room indoor pool and more.

Want to get more information or visit the gym or get a free week to check out this great Irmo area fitness club?  Call Kelly Coker for an appointment or further information.  Call Kelly at (803) 730-3145 or (803) 732-9000.

CLICK HERE to visit Kelly's Get Fit Columbia website

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Lake Murray - Recognized as a BEST LAKE Again.
I know it and many other people know it... Lake Murray is a great place to live.  Now, BOATING Magazine has placed Lake Murray in their recent list of 10 Best Places To Live and Boat.

Barbara and I have lived on Lake Murray for 8 years and we love Lake Murray living.

BOATING Magazine considered livability, public access, convenience and also relaxing getaways that should please anyone looking for a primary or secondary boating home.  

Lake Murray - A Best Place to Live!

Lake Murray Quick Facts: over 640 miles of shoreline; approximately 48,000 acres; 41 miles long; 14 miles wide at widest point; developed for hyrdro-electric power (now used only for peaking purposes); primarily a recreation/fishing lake; reasonable cost of living; shoreline is approximately 70% developed.
Average single family home price (closed 2010): $487,764  -  2997 s.f. avg. (min: 100 ft. waterfront; 1000 s.f; single family)
Average waterfront lot price (closed 2010): $218,973  -  .73 acre avg. (min: 100 ft. waterfront; max 2 acres)

Check out this featured Lake Murray home listed for sale - Heavenly address in the Chapin area.

Lake Murray Home For Sale

Click for Lake Murray website  |   Lake Murray Blog
Mel Coker's Lake Murray YouTube Video

Ready to live on Lake Murray, near Lake Murray, or in a community with Lake Murray access?
Call Mel Coker, Lake Murray Resident & Realtor.
(803) 223-6214
Columbia area Real Estate
RE/MAX Metro Associates
Columbia, SC

Lake Murray Living