Rock Hill : South carolina

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What it's Like to Retire in Rock Hill

Rock Hill is a very fast growing community in north central South Carolina, south of Charlotte. The population is 71,000 and the household income $38,000.  It serves as a suburb to the Charlotte Metro. Rock Hill was formerly a textile town although that industry has been in serious decline. There are 3 colleges here including Winthrop College, a liberal arts institution with 7,000 students. The city has been awarded by several awards for its outstanding schools, parks, and its southern hospitality. Photo of Glencairn Gardens courtesy of Wikipedia and Hlecroy.

Where to Retire in Rock Hill and Home Prices

The median value of a home was about $140,000 in late 2013, according to There are active adult communities in the area (see link at right).


What is special about Rock Hill

The city has won awards for its parks and being a nice place to live.

What is not special about Rock Hill

The town is growing very fast with attendant traffic and crime problems.

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Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The presence of 3 colleges, particularly Winthrop College, makes this a more interesting place. So does its proximity to the bustling Charlotte Metro.


The crime rate is considerably higher than average.

Medical facilities

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Facts about ROCK HILL
  • State: SC
  • Environment: Suburban,College Town,Small-mid Sized City,
  • City Population: 50,001-100,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 41-60
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $100,000-$200,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • Total Crime Index: 111-120 (high)
  • Cost of Living Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
  • Name of the Guide: boomer1

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