Are you going to be relocating to Rock Hill, SC? Read up on some of the great neighborhoods in the area perfect for your family.Are you going to be relocating to Rock Hill, SC? Read up on some of the great neighborhoods in the area perfect for your family.Local Guide

4 Great Family Neighborhoods in Rock Hill, SC

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Rock Hill, SC is part of the larger Charlotte metropolitan area with about 2.5 million people. Rock Hill is the fourth biggest city in South Carolina, even though its population is only around a modest 117,000 people. The median home price is $136,000 and the median rent is $846. Median household income is $41,291.

Some of the best family neighborhoods in Rock Hill are:

  • Rawlinson Acres -- Quiet Acres -- Meadow Lakes
  • India Hook
  • Winthrop Heights
  • Avondale Terrace

Rawlinson Acres -- Quiet Acres -- Meadow Lakes

These three adjacent neighborhoods are on the western side of Rock Hill, in a very up-scale part of town. There are many quality schools in this area, including York Road Elementary, Rawlinson Road Middle School, Northwestern High School, and the Applied Technology Center (a high school teaching technical skills).

Home Styles

The homes range from southern-style mansions to large 1970s ranch-style homes to more contemporary-style homes built after 2000.

Housing Prices

This is the highest-priced area in Rock Hill. The median home price is $300,986. This is more than twice the other neighborhoods in Rock Hill. The median rent is $2,923. The rents are so high because the vacancy rate is less than 4% so there are only a few rental homes available.

Things To Do

Nature lovers will appreciate the Rawlinson Road Walking Trail and the Northwestern Walking Trail. The Tool Fork River runs along the western side of this area. Wildcat Creek runs along the east. For those who like to join a country club, there is a nice one surrounded by five small lakes called the Meadow Lake II Clubhouse. It has a private swimming pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse.

Take the family for a meal at any of the many restaurants at the Wedgewood Square, which also has a supermarket and other shops.

India Hook

This area is in the northern part of Rock Hill on the southern shore of the large Lake Wylie. It is across the lake from Tega Cay. It is west of the Catawba River, just south of the border between South Carolina and North Carolina. The Rock Hill -- York County Airport is located to the southwest.

The household incomes are higher in this area. The India Hook Elementary School is in this neighborhood.

This area is popular with those employed as executives in senior management or those who work as professionals. Many families live here full-time. Others maintain a second home on the lake-shore to enjoy during the summers.

Home Styles

The majority of the homes in this area were built between 1970 and 1999. Some homes are newer and were built after 2000.

Housing Prices

This area is popular so the home prices are higher than most of the rest of Rock Hill. The median home price is $285,780. The median rent is $1,353.

Things To Do

Ebenezer Park and Campground is a nice place for camping on Lake Wylie. Boating on the lake is very nice. Many boat owners have a membership at the Lake Club Marina. The Water Edge Club House is to the northwest and also on Lake Wylie.

Families enjoy a visit to Westminster Park, which is to the east on the Catawba River. The Big Dutchman Creek runs through India Hook. A fun sport to enjoy is archery. The Southern Draw Archery Range is located to the southwest.

Winthrop Heights

There are many schools in or near this neighborhood. In the area, there are The Palmetto School (at The Children's Attention Home for special needs children) and the private York Preparatory Academy. Nearby, are the Rosewood Elementary International School, Westminster Catawba Christian School, and Winthrop University.

World-class health care is available at the Piedmont Medical Center.

Home Styles

Most of the homes are ranch-style and were built after 1970. Large, single-level, brick homes with four bedrooms and three bathrooms are common in this neighborhood. The homes are built on large lots with mature landscaping. The front and back yards are huge. A few homes have swimming pools.

Housing Prices

In this neighborhood, the median home price is $187,267. The median rent is $1,414.

Things To Do

Families enjoy the large Winthrop Park, which has the Winthrop Coliseum for sports games and events. There is also the Manchester Meadow Park and the Fewell Park Center. For baseball games, there is Cherry Park. It is nice to visit the Glencairn Gardens for a picnic. Many activities are available for families to enjoy at the Boyd Hill Recreation Center. Golfers will appreciate playing a round of golf at the Winthrop Golf Course.

Avondale Terrace

This neighborhood is just to the north of Winthrop Heights. Another nice place is Cedar Grove Park that is the neighborhood just to the east of this one. Avondale Terrace has the Ebinport Elementary School and the W. C. Sullivan Middle School. It is still very close to Winthrop University.

Home Styles

There are smaller homes in this neighborhood that are great for families that are just starting.

Housing Prices

This neighborhood is nice for those on a more limited housing budget. The median home price is $171,428. The median rent is $1,086. Many families rent a home at first and then buy one later when they can afford one.

Things To Do

It is pleasant to visit Hargett Park. It has over 19 acres of baseball fields and playgrounds. This is a centralized neighborhood with easy access to all the other amenities in Rock Hill.


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