Chapin, popularly known as the capital of Lake Murray, is a small lake-town located at the northern tip of Lexington County, South Carolina bordering Newberry County, South Carolina to the north. Lake Murray separates Chapin from the rest of Lexington County. Chapin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Chapin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Chapin are highly rated.