Lancaster : South carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Lancaster

Lancaster is a town in the Charlotte Metro, located in the top central part of South Carolina. . The population is about 9,000 and the crime rate is double the national average. Household income is a relatively low $37,000.  Picture of historic downtown Lancaster courtesy of Wikipedia and Bill Fitzpatrick,Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/ Picture of Lancaster Court House listed on the National Register of Historic Places, courtesy of Wikipedia and Calvin Beale (public domain).


Where to Retire in Lancaster and Home Prices

The median home value was $149,480 in early 2020, according to Zillow, which calls it a "Very Hot" market at this time as home values have gone up over 11% in the past year. There are active communities in the area, see link at top left.


What Is Special about Lancaster

It is relatively close to Charlotte but still in tax-friendly South Carolina.

What Is Not Special about Lancaster

A relatively low income, high crime place to live.

Who Will Like Retirement in Lancaster

People familiar with this area and who want to stay here might like it.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing and construction


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 40 degrees and the average July temperature is 78 degrees.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Nearby Charlotte offers the cultural scene.



The crime rate is double the national average.

Medical Facilities

Springs Memorial Hospital



Charlotte Douglas International Airport is about 40 miles away.


Valuable Links

Lancaster, South Carolina


What people are saying about Lancaster

Amish Country?
The main thing I know is that the Amish are the worst, most abusive puppy mill operators in the country. I\'ve also seen videos of horse abuse. I couldn\'t ever live in a place like this, no matter what else it had going for it.
Posted by JoannC on May 05, 2021

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