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191 Apartments for rent in Rock Hill, SC

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Check out 191 verified apartments for rent in Rock Hill, SC with rents starting as low as $700. Some apartments for rent in Rock Hill might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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139 Main
139 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC
Downtown Rock Hill
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,205
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 06:16 PM
Luxury, spacious apartments with large windows, 10-foot ceilings, and plank wood flooring. Located in downtown Charlotte, close to cultural attractions like the Old Town Amphitheater. Controlled access, private balconies, and tiled backsplashes in kitchens.
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16 Units Available
Legacy at Manchester Village
159 Longsight Ln, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,203
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,312
1064 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,594
1235 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 06:12 PM
Nestled into a wooded, park-like area for incredible views. Numerous on-site amenities, including 24-hour gym, car wash area, clubhouse and pool. Ample features including internet cafe and playground for the kids. Pet-friendly.
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14 Units Available
Oak Hollow
802 S York Ave, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$840
810 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$950
1170 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:09 PM
Offering a blend of comfort, southern style living and quality in Outlying York County. This quaint property was built in 1974, has 70 units within 2-story buildings and features newly renovated 1, 2 and 3 bedroom unit types.
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3 Units Available
Waterford Terrace
823 Carmen Way, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,169
762 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Minutes from Winthrop University. Energy-efficient apartments with breakfast bars, garden soaking tubs and modern appliances. On-site entertainment lounge, fitness center, saltwater swimming pool and social lawn with games. Garages and storage units available.
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2 Units Available
Pepper Ridge
1895 Springsteen Rd, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,024
884 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Cozy homes with spectacular finishes. Enjoy a fitness center and two courtyards on site. Close to Winthrop University. Easy access to I-77. Near Rock Hill Galleria for convenient shopping.
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11 Units Available
Gateway Apartments at Rock Hill
820 Sebring Dr, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
$979
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,179
1167 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,379
1316 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Spacious units featuring fully equipped kitchens with black appliances, separate dining areas, wall-to-wall carpeting, and walk-in closets. Just off I-10 within walking distance of Fabra Elementary School.
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4 Units Available
The Anderson
108 E Main St, Rock Hill, SC
Downtown Rock Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,073
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,680
1043 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Near area bars, restaurants and entertainment. Luxury apartments with modern kitchens, in-unit washer and dryer, and storage. Open floor plans. On-site fitness room. Large windows with ample natural light.
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8 Units Available
Paces River Apartments
1817 Paces River Ave, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
$949
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,027
1011 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,238
1261 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Relax and enjoy carefree living at newly renovated Paces River Apartments in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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1 Unit Available
Bradford Park
417 Bushmill Rd, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,115
1057 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 02:24 PM
Looking for a unique community that you will be proud to call home? You've found it! Our beautifully designed apartment homes are surrounded by a variety of shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment spots.
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23 Units Available
Riverwalk
517 Pink Moon Drive, Rock Hill, SC
1 Bedroom
$1,035
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,289
1295 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 12:32 PM
Come Home. Imagine a community rich with activity nestled in a natural lush Carolina landscape. There is no need for a escape when you can do so stepping out of your own front door.
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4 Units Available
Chandler Commons Townhomes
308 Voldemort St, Rock Hill, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1800 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:22 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Chandler Commons Townhomes in Rock Hill. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
439 Friedheim Road
439 Friedheim Road, Rock Hill, SC
Sunset Park
2 Bedrooms
$919
800 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 05:42 PM
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1 Unit Available
Waterford Terrace
823 Carmen Way, Rock Hill, SC
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
1128 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 05:42 PM
About Waterford Terrace Apartments Discover a beautiful and unique luxury apartment community in Rock Hill, SC. Located in Northeastern Rock Hill, Waterford Terrace is just a few minutes from Winthrop University and I-77.
1 Unit Available
124 Reid Street
124 Reid Street, Rock Hill, SC
East Town
1 Bedroom
$900
600 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Located right in the heart of downtown Rock Hill in the Historic District. Here is a chance to live in the Poag-Robbins house on one of the most sought after streets in the district.
1 Unit Available
420 Dave Lyle Boulevard
420 Dave Lyle Boulevard, Rock Hill, SC
Studio
$3,500
3750 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:59 PM
Commercial building on .44 acres available for Lease Minimum 1yr.This location has everything you could ask for, high traffic count, high visibility, easy access from I-77, walk-ability to Downtown District, ample parking and outside space.
1 Unit Available
1442 Riverview Road
1442 Riverview Road, Rock Hill, SC
Studio
$725
640 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:33 PM
*** APPLICATION FEE WAIVED*** Charming studio apartment, located conveniently to shopping, dining and much more. Newly installed luxury vinyl flooring, fresh paint and ready for move in! Full bath and an abundance of storage throughout.
1 Unit Available
1233 Bose Avenue
1233 Bose Avenue, Rock Hill, SC
2 Bedrooms
$875
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
1233 Bose Avenue Available 10/12/20 2 Bedroom Duplex! - This recently updated 2 bedroom 1 bathroom duplex is located nearby Cherry Park. The flooring through out is laminate hardwood. The bedrooms are large in size.
1 Unit Available
290 Ratterree Circle
290 Ratterree Drive, Rock Hill, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1400 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
290 Ratterree Circle Available 10/01/20 3 bedroom 2 bath home on a dead end road. - This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath home. It is roughly 1400 sq ft. It has a living room dining room combo. Freshly painted interior with new kitchen counter tops.
1 Unit Available
822 McNair Street
822 Mcnair Street, Rock Hill, SC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
822 McNair Street Available 10/01/20 Cute recently update 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow across from Winthrop Coliseum and near Cherry Road - This 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow home is cute as it can be! Located near Winthrop Coliseum, Cherry Park, Cherry
1 Unit Available
1616 Phelps Street
1616 Phelps Street, Rock Hill, SC
Winthrop
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Exclusively offered by MUSE REALTY, LLC - Ranch House Located in Rock Hill, SC, Within walking distance of Cherry Park, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen with Range and Refrigerator. Laundry Room with Washer and Dryer.
1 Unit Available
1944 Eden Terrace
1944 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
1700 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Exclusively offered by MUSE REALTY, LLC - Ranch Home Located in Rock Hill, 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Large Open Living Room and Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen with Range, Refrigerator, Dishwasher and Microwave. Has Large Fenced In Backyard with Patio.
1 Unit Available
1541 Maypine Commons
1541 Maypine Commons Way, Rock Hill, SC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
1541 Maypine Commons Available 10/14/20 Exclusively offered by MUSE REALTY, LLC - Cute Townhome Located in the Lexington Commons Neighborhood in Rock Hill, SC, Very Close to I-77, Local Shopping and Restaurants.
1 Unit Available
445 Jackson Street
445 Jackson Street, Rock Hill, SC
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Exclusively offered by MUSE REALTY, LLC - Cute House Located in Rock Hill, SC 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Living Room (Fireplace is non operational), Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen with Range and Refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
1938 Eden Terrace
1938 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1588 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
1938 Eden Terrace - Winthrop University vicinity, 3BR, 1.5BA, Family room with dining area. Large eat in Kitchen with new stove and refrigerator. 2 car carport, parking front and back(Nations Ford Rd) Fenced in back yard.
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In Rock Hill, the median rent is $795 for a studio, $881 for a 1-bedroom, $1,027 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,385 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Rock Hill, check out our monthly Rock Hill Rent Report.
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In Rock Hill, the median rent is $795 for a studio, $881 for a 1-bedroom, $1,027 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,385 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Rock Hill, check out our monthly Rock Hill Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Rock Hill

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Rock Hill is $881, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,027.
Studio
$795
1 Bed
$881
2 Beds
$1,027
3+ Beds
$1,385
City GuideRock 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.

Rock Hill Rocks!
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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.”

About Rock Hill
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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.

Finding a Place to Live
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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.

Transportation
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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.

One last note
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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.

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City GuideRock 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.

Rock Hill Rocks!
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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.”

About Rock Hill
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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.

Finding a Place to Live
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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.

Transportation
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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.

One last note
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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.

Rent Report
Rock Hill

September 2020 Rock Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 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 increase sharply over the past month

Rock Hill rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rock Hill stand at $881 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,028 for a two-bedroom. Rock Hill's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in the Charlotte Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Rock Hill, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Rock Hill metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. South Carolina as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Looking throughout the metro, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all Rock Hill metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,561; of the 10 largest cities in South Carolina metro that we have data for, Mount Pleasant, Greenville, and Charlotte, where two-bedrooms go for $1,561, $885, and $1,144, respectively, are the three major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.3%, -0.9%, and -0.6%).
    • Huntersville, Rock Hill, and North Charleston have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.9%, 3.4%, and 2.9%, respectively).

    Rock Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Rock Hill, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Rock Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rock Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,028 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Rock Hill's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rock Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Charlotte
    $980
    $1,140
    0.2%
    -0.6%
    Concord
    $820
    $950
    0.2%
    1.5%
    Gastonia
    $700
    $820
    0.3%
    0.1%
    Rock Hill
    $880
    $1,030
    0.7%
    3.4%
    Huntersville
    $1,200
    $1,400
    0.5%
    4.9%
    Matthews
    $1,230
    $1,430
    0.9%
    -0.4%
    Cornelius
    $960
    $1,120
    1.9%
    4.6%
    Fort Mill
    $1,010
    $1,180
    0.6%
    -0.7%
    See More

    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.

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    September 2020 Rock Hill Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 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.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Rock Hill Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 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 increase sharply over the past month

    Rock Hill rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Rock Hill stand at $881 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,028 for a two-bedroom. Rock Hill's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.7%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in the Charlotte Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Rock Hill, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Rock Hill metro, 7 of them have seen prices rise. South Carolina as a whole logged rent growth of 0.7% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Looking throughout the metro, Mount Pleasant is the most expensive of all Rock Hill metro's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,561; of the 10 largest cities in South Carolina metro that we have data for, Mount Pleasant, Greenville, and Charlotte, where two-bedrooms go for $1,561, $885, and $1,144, respectively, are the three major cities in the metro to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.3%, -0.9%, and -0.6%).
      • Huntersville, Rock Hill, and North Charleston have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.9%, 3.4%, and 2.9%, respectively).

      Rock Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased moderately in Rock Hill, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Rock Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Rock Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $1,028 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Rock Hill's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rock Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than two-and-a-half 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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Charlotte
      $980
      $1,140
      0.2%
      -0.6%
      Concord
      $820
      $950
      0.2%
      1.5%
      Gastonia
      $700
      $820
      0.3%
      0.1%
      Rock Hill
      $880
      $1,030
      0.7%
      3.4%
      Huntersville
      $1,200
      $1,400
      0.5%
      4.9%
      Matthews
      $1,230
      $1,430
      0.9%
      -0.4%
      Cornelius
      $960
      $1,120
      1.9%
      4.6%
      Fort Mill
      $1,010
      $1,180
      0.6%
      -0.7%
      See More

      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.