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165 Apartments for rent in Rock Hill, SC

Last updated June 20 at 12:59pm UTC
Enclave at Bailes Ridge
1004 Bailes Ridge Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 12:59pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,080
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
403 N Wilson Street #106
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
816 Brunswick Drive
Country Club Estates
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:42am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,299
1045 Cherry Meadow Lane
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
1371 Flintwood Drive
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
1478 Riverwood Court
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$895
5 Graham Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
512 Cotton Field Road
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:37am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
274 Twin Lakes Road
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 20 at 10:36am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
459 Fewell Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 19 at 9:25am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$725
1036 Ebenezer Ave.
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 19 at 9:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
1982 Bristol Parkway
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 18 at 11:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,598
1636 Amber Lane
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 16 at 9:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
97 Virginia Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated June 18 at 11:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$795
City Guide
Rock Hill
Rock Hill Rocks!

So goes the slogan at the city’s Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department — and if you ask the people, most of them will agree. Rock Hill, South Carolina offers a unique combination of Northern-style modernity with Southern politeness and hospitality. A tour through the city will reveal grassy suburban parks and the smell of Deep South pulled pork on the grill (locals note South Carolina is “all about barbecue” and shouldn’t be confused with the gumbos or stews of Georgia or Louisiana.) The small-town suburb sits just 25 miles across the state line from Charlotte, N.C. (locals there note Charlotte is “all about Nascar and B of A debit card fees and should not be confused with quiet sports or corporate altruism") and is situated in York County, a part of the Olde English District.

Although Rock Hill has had some serious problems in recent years with violent crime, it's working hard not to make its slogan become "Break Rocks (Then Back To Your Cell)"! Anyone considering a move to Rock Hill should certainly be aware of the city's hardscrabble résumé; South Carolina was ranked second highest state for violent crime in 2011, however, there are still plenty of spots in Rock Hill that offer great places to live – where the only hard scrabble is K Z M Q E L Y in your rack. Here, we will help guide you to those areas.

About Rock Hill

Rock Hill isn’t world-renowned for its culture or class. If you visit the website Rock-Hill.com, for instance, you will find that the only business listed is the local Hooters. The two high schools are in the midst of an intense, decades-old rivalry and violent crime has swept over many parts of the town (over who gets to go to the lone Hooters, it is presumed). That said, the city mimics Charlotte in its ardent pursuit for regional – and national, of course, business relocations. As such, job opportunities here are more robust than in many parts of the south. It is easy to find a place to rent and the cost of living is significantly cheaper than its neighboring communities. Winters are mild and summers, though hot, offer great escape from the intense humidity of other southern locales. You don’t find traffic congestion and locals display the same trademark politeness of any southern city (unless you're getting mugged, then not really).

In the last decade the town has grown immensely with its population increasing almost 40 percent since 2000. Its big sister city and neighbor, Charlotte, and some call it the “last northern city.” This makes Rock Hill a pleasant mixture of the two ways of life with close proximity to an urban metropolis, and a de facto gateway to the South. Unlike cities such as Atlanta, New Orleans, or Memphis, the Charlotte region is largely made of transplants rather than natives. For this reason, you find broader diversity in people, politics and lifestyles here. With Winthrop University at its doorstep, Rock Hill has now twice won the America Promise Alliance’s award for “100 Best Communities for Young People.”

Finding a Place to Live

Neighborhoods is Rock Hill are largely split into subdivisions and gated communities with names like Sweetwater Plantation, Amber Ridge, Wedgewood, Hidden Forest, Riverwood, Brittany Meadows, and Taylor Oaks – the standard something pleasant followed by a body of water or type of flora. The majority of these communities have created neighborhood associations and tend to be safer than other parts of town. Many have established neighborhood watch programs and if you are looking at relocating to the area, it would be wise to investigate these options.

Many of the subdivisions are filled with owner-occupied homes, however, rentals are still available and property management companies can direct you to the areas that fit you best. Outside the gated communities and townhouse subdivisions, crime rates tend to be higher and it is important if you are considering them to consult a crime map. The city has a valuable crime data resource here. You should click.

Below, the crime rates are narrowed down to a few distinct regions.

North and Northwest Rock Hill

This is the safest part of Rock Hill by far. In the Northern tip of the city you have the neighborhood of India Hook. Though this area still only rates a 9 on a national index of 100, it is, gulp, the best in town. Newport and the McConnell’s Highway neighborhoods offer comparable crime rates. Heckle Boulevard crosses Main Street in this part of town and is considered safe here too (It is further south by Ogden and Crawford Roads that Heckle gets spottier). In the east, there is also a tiny pocket of town called Lesslie that has lower crime rates. Much of the existing crime in these parts of town are property-related rather than violent. Prices will be a little higher here but most consider it worth the cost for the peace of mind.

South and East Rock Hill

These two sections of town fall into the mid-crime range. They are certainly not the most violent or crime-ridden parts of town but also not rated the safest. In the south you have the Smith/Ogden neighborhood. In the deep east you have Friendship, which looks like an upside down hook on the map. Much of the crime in these parts of town is burglaries and auto theft but you also find assault and violent crime. Both areas will give you moderate crime rates at moderate prices.

Downtown and Central Rock Hill

The central section of Rock Hill is without a doubt the most dangerous part of town. Violent crime rates are highest in the City Center region, as well as by Winthrop University and Oakland Avenue. In these areas, in addition to car break-ins and property crimes, you find assaults, rapes and murders. As you get out to places like Dave Lyle Boulevard, Boyd Hill, Mexico, Saluda Road and Albright Road, crime decreases but only slightly. While there are decent places to live here, each should be examined through this lens. The advantage in this part of town is of course cheaper rent and possibly an HBO series on location coming to you. It's best to look elsewhere if you can afford it.

Transportation

Around Rock Hill, there are ample bus lines to get you where you need to go. Although “bike culture” has not yet hit the city, in 2010 a citizens group proposed bike lanes and pedestrian walkways near the university and it appears some may soon get off the ground - or, more aptly, on it. Taxi cabs are also available, but with any troubled neighborhood, the certainty of cabs is like the certainty of winning scratch-off tickets. While by no means a mecca of alternative transportation, the city is changing as more transplants arrive and bicycles, pedestrian routes and other means of public transit are no doubt a part of the city’s future. The commute to Charlotte by I-77, was recently made easier with its expansion to eight lanes. Nevertheless, if you are planning to commute each day into Charlotte, be prepared for some traffic woes.

One last note

One key advantage to living in Rock Hill that many strangely overlook is that South Carolina offers much lower tax rates. Many people choose to work and play in Charlotte but live in Rock Hill to take advantage of this concrete economic incentive. In addition, you get to enjoy the feeling of small-town living (albeit not Norman Rockwell) while having close access to the amenities of a very metropolitan city and notable hub of U.S. business.

June 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report. Rock Hill rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rock Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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June 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report. Rock Hill rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Rock Hill rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Rock Hill rents held steady over the past month

Rock Hill rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rock Hill stand at $830 for a one-bedroom apartment and $970 for a two-bedroom. Rock Hill's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.6%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across cities in South Carolina

While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Rock Hill over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in South Carolina for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.6% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all South Carolina's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,580; of the 10 largest cities in South Carolina that we have data for, Concord, Huntersville, and Mount Pleasant, where two-bedrooms go for $930, $1,250, and $1,580, respectively, are the three major cities in the state besides Rock Hill to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.7%, -0.8%, and -0.6%).
  • North Charleston and Charleston have both experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.8% and 3.6%, respectively).

Rock Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Rock Hill, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Rock Hill is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rock Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $970 is below the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.8% decline in Rock Hill.
  • While rents in Rock Hill fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.2%), Atlanta (+2.0%), and San Francisco (+1.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rock Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three times the price in Rock Hill.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Charlotte $950 $1,110 0.5% 1.6%
Concord $800 $930 1.1% -2.7%
Gastonia $680 $790 0.1% 0.4%
Rock Hill $830 $970 0.1% -0.8%
Huntersville $1,070 $1,250 1.2% -0.8%
Matthews $1,010 $1,170 1.3% 3.5%
Cornelius $880 $1,030 2.9% -0.9%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.