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.

Who will like retirement in Rock Hill

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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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