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218 Apartments for rent in Rock Hill, SC

Last updated October 16 at 7:43am UTC
Paces River Apartments
1817 Paces River Ave
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 16 at 4:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
840 Iredell Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 13 at 11:08am UTC
2 Bedrooms
699 University Drive
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 13 at 11:07am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1060 Latham Court Unit: 201-B
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 13 at 11:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 11 at 11:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1272 Liberty Bell Court
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 10 at 9:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
634 Cauthen Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 10 at 9:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
857 Bradley Street
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 10 at 9:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
309 Union Ave
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 9 at 6:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
749 Sasha Court
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 9 at 9:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1667 Minnie Lane
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 6 at 10:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1121 McKinnon Drive
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 5 at 10:48am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2012 Bristol Parkway
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 5 at 10:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1513 Tuckers Glen Drive
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 12 at 1:19pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
617 Izard Street
East Town
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 5 at 10:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1028 South Anderson Road
Rock Hill
Rock Hill, SC
Updated October 5 at 10:42am UTC
3 Bedrooms
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, 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.


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.

October 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report. Rock Hill rents declined 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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Rock Hill

October 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2018 Rock Hill Rent Report. Rock Hill rents declined 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 declined moderately over the past month

Rock Hill rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up marginally 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 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. South Carolina as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% 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 $1,600; of the 10 largest cities in the metro that we have data for, Concord, where a two-bedroom goes for $920, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-4.1%).
  • Huntersville, Greenville, and Gastonia have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.5%, 2.9%, and 2.5%, respectively).

Rock Hill rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Rock Hill, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Rock Hill is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rock Hill's median two-bedroom rent of $970 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Rock Hill.
  • While Rock Hill's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Rock Hill than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,110, 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 $960 $1,120 -0.2% 1.3%
Concord $790 $920 -0.5% -4.1%
Gastonia $690 $800 0.5% 2.5%
Rock Hill $830 $970 -0.3% 0.8%
Huntersville $1,100 $1,290 0.6% 3.5%
Matthews $1,010 $1,180 -0.4% 0.4%
Cornelius $890 $1,040 -1.4% -0.2%

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.


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.