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Old 02-03-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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Hello.. We are considering relocating to the Rock Hill area this summer (among some other near-by areas of North and South Carolina). We are originally from NY and NJ and we now live in South Florida. We have 3 school aged kids and we are looking for a family oriented area. We are looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom home around $100,000 and it seems that according to some of the real estate sites that there are quite a few areas that this is possible. We will be visiting the area in a few weeks and we would appreciate it if anyone could tell us where to look and where to avoid?
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:21 PM
 
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I'm not the expert, but I'd be looking more in the $150,000 range. $100,000 might land you in a crappy neighborhood (with corresponding crappy schools), which would be bad for your 3 children.

Rock Hill has decent schools (I think), and Ft. Mill has some of the best schools in the state. Check out schoolmatters.com for statistics.
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Old 02-03-2007, 06:52 PM
 
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Hello.. We are considering relocating to the Rock Hill area this summer (among some other near-by areas of North and South Carolina). We are originally from NY and NJ and we now live in South Florida. We have 3 school aged kids and we are looking for a family oriented area. We are looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom home around $100,000 and it seems that according to some of the real estate sites that there are quite a few areas that this is possible. We will be visiting the area in a few weeks and we would appreciate it if anyone could tell us where to look and where to avoid?
Hey there LizDave - I live in York County which is the county that Rock Hill is in (my exact location is Tega Cay, SC - Fort Mill area). I am afraid anonymous is correct. Due to our close proximity to Charlotte we are seeing increases in home prices. While you may find a townhome or modular in the $100,000 range in a decent area (even that will be slim pickens)...you will find it rather hard to locate a home in that price range that is decent and/or has that many bedrooms.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:10 PM
 
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Thank you for your responses, anonymous and lovethecarolinas... I had a feeling thst might be the case. We are coming up there next month and will explore the area. Unfortunately, our budget doesnt allow us to spend too much more than I mentioned so we might have to check out some other places...possibly a little further from Charlotte. Thanks again for responding!
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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Look in the Clover area (NW York County). The schools are very good, the commute into Charlotte is not too bad, and you can get a lot of house for the $$ (not sure about 3/2 for $100,000, though. But maybe). Just check out the area and see what you come up with. Good luck!!!
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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My brother lives in Rock Hill. He and his family love the area, love their neighbors, their church and love the schools. I do know the girls have many after school programs to choose from and they've made many friends. I would check out all areas, but don't give up on Rock Hill. Good luck!
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:05 PM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Rock Hill and I'm wondering so much about it. It's nice to hear the positive posts. I've heard Clover is very affordable.
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Old 02-06-2007, 09:30 AM
 
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My husband and I are also considering relocating. We currently live in Memphis, but I'm hoping to get out of here some time in the next year. My husband used to be a counselor at a summer camp in NC, and loved it, and we heard that many people actually live in Rock Hill, yet work in Charlotte. Is this case? I am completely unfamiliar with either of the Carolinas, being born and raised in Colorado. I would appreciate any information, good or bad. We've only recently gotten married, and so don't have children yet.
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Old 02-06-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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My husband and I are also considering relocating. We currently live in Memphis, but I'm hoping to get out of here some time in the next year. My husband used to be a counselor at a summer camp in NC, and loved it, and we heard that many people actually live in Rock Hill, yet work in Charlotte. Is this case? I am completely unfamiliar with either of the Carolinas, being born and raised in Colorado. I would appreciate any information, good or bad. We've only recently gotten married, and so don't have children yet.
Yes, many people that do live in Rock Hill, SC (and many of the other surrounding areas such as: Fort Mill, SC - Tega Cay, SC - Clover, SC, etc.) work in and around the Charlotte area. But than again there are also quite a few that live and work right here in the immediate area). There are several companies that are moving into the York County area from other states..while others have moved right across the border from Charlotte into SC.

Not knowing what your price range is or what you are looking for may I suggest you do a search on this site for the following areas within SC (if you wish to stay in close proximity to Charlotte):

Fort Mill, SC
Tega Cay, SC
Clover/Lake Wylie, SC
Rock Hill, SC
York, SC (this area is a little farther out and more rural)

-all of the above are within York County

Indian Land, SC (this area does not have their own zip code but uses one of Fort Mill's)
Lancaster, SC

-the 2 areas above are within Lancaster county

Best of luck to you and if you have any other questions feel free to ask away!
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:41 PM
 
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I'm reading a lot from families with school age children looking to relocate. Are there areas near Charlotte which attract older couples whose children are grown?
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