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 approximately 73,000 (2016), and the household income is. $45,000.  It serves as a suburb to the Charlotte Metro. Rock Hill was formerly a textile town although that industry has been in serious decline, and it has transitioned to a manufacturing community. 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 and photo of Downtown Rock Hill courtesy of Wikipedia and Hlecroy; photo of A View of the Catawba River at River Park courtesy of Wikipedia and Holden LeCroy.
 

Where to Retire in Rock Hill and Home Prices

The median sale price of a home was $200,000 in early 2018, according to Zillow, and reports it to be a "Very Hot" market at this time. There are active adult communities in the area (see link at left).

 

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

Retirees will find Rock Hill to be senior-friendly with the OWLS Club (Older Wiser Loving Seniors) which offers many programs and activities. Getting around the community is easy with a walkable downtown along with bike paths and bike lanes around the the town. There is also public transportation, and an international airport nearby in Charlotte. Rock Hill also has a hospital, library, is a college town and hosts many community events and activities.
 

Local economy is driven by

Manufacturing
 

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 43 degrees, with July's average at 78 degrees.
 

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.
 

Crime

The crime rate is considerably higher than average.
 

Medical facilities

Piedmont Medical Center is located here.
 

Transportation

Rock Hill is a bicycle-friendly community with bike routes throughout the city; The Charlotte Area Transit System offers express bus service from Rock Hill to Charlotte; The nearest international airport is in Charlotte, about 20 miles away.
 

Valuable Links

City of Rock Hill

 

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