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Old 08-27-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Though I'm now mostly familiar with Rock Hill, I haven't spent much time in either York or Lancaster. Obviously, they are smaller have quieter locations than Rock Hill. The houses are cheaper in both places, though. Lancaster has very high crime stats (according to the city-data) and a different demographic. Both places have their supporters, don't they?

What are your views and experiences? What is their current state, and what do you think is their future? What do they offer or lack? What should I consider?

We're a family with a bunch of kids.

Thanks.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:52 PM
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Location: Rock Hill, SC
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If your primary concern is the schools, you're better off in Rock Hill than Lancaster or York. What's your price range? Are Clover or Indian Land an option?
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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We homeschool, so that isn't a factor. The bigger issues are proximity to homeschool groups, community sports, conveniences (food stores and such), and overall quality of life. Clover seems too far. Indian land doesn't offer much in our range. We don't want more than a $150k house and are aiming for a cheaper place that needs renovation or an addition.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:48 PM
 
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Sounds like you guys would be better off in Rock Hill. It's larger and offers more of what you're looking for.
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Old 08-28-2015, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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Sounds like you guys would be better off in Rock Hill. It's larger and offers more of what you're looking for.
But what kind of home are they going to find in Rock Hill for 150k?
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Old 08-28-2015, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Mutiny77 - Well it does offer more of those things, but I kind of like the cozier, small-town setting in York (from what it sounds like).


Iam4USC - Oh c'mon. The brick kind with 3/2, 1500+ square feet, and half an acre or more. There are plenty of nice houses for sale at $150k near or above Celanese in Rock Hill. Of course, that's not enough for some people, but it's all we need.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:24 PM
 
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For what you are saying you are looking for....Munity77 is correct in suggesting Rock Hill to you.

When you say Clover is to far I'm not sure what your point of reference is (to far from what?). Clover is a great area and their schools have a really good reputation (which I realize you home school but if you want to keep resale value in the back of your mind that is something to consider). Also there are areas of York that fall within the Clover school district.

I could point you to some great quaint areas all around York and Lancaster County, but they are not going to have all of the things that you seem to want. The thing about Rock Hill is you can get in some rural areas (for the price you want to spend, and a half acre or so) yet you can still take advantage of what the city of Rock Hill has to offer (their sports programs are incredible for example).

Places like Lancaster and York were textile towns that were hit hard when that industry left the US. For that matter all of these areas were hit hard but the only saving grace (as much as I hate to say this) has been the towns that are in closest proximity to Charlotte (where folks are able to find work). The current bright spot in Lancaster is Indian Land...which you have already found out that your money will not go as far as you would like (you are a few years to late for that area).
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Old 03-08-2016, 03:23 AM
 
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Default Moving to the Rock Hill, Fort Mill, New Port area

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We homeschool, so that isn't a factor. The bigger issues are proximity to homeschool groups, community sports, conveniences (food stores and such), and overall quality of life. Clover seems too far. Indian land doesn't offer much in our range. We don't want more than a $150k house and are aiming for a cheaper place that needs renovation or an addition.
Hi Amerikrainian and everyone on this post. I wanted to know if you found a good neighborhood in Rock Hill, because my family and myself are considering the Rock Hill, Fort Mill area...We are looking for more of a country type environment, where houses are not so close together, good schools, and obviously safe. Looking for 4-5 Bedroom Houses from 150k-250k.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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FYI: A 4-5 bedroom in that 150K-250K price range ANYwhere in York County that you consider to be in the "country" will be a fixer upper and/or a very old house.

You'll need to adjust your expectations a bit. Either 2-3 bedrooms in that price range, or a 4-5 bedroom on half an acre for $300-375K.
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Rock Hill
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Hi. We did find a great place. Close to everything but still .75 acre. It's an established neighborhood in county area. Somewhere between 100-200k. It's a great house but needed some work to make it right. Thats what Im currently doing.

Where r u coming from (if u make the move)?
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