A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,375
National
$928
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    3%
  • Own
    97%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$86,923
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

    Blythewood Reviews

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    Love Blythewood, SC! Blythwood is only a few minutes from the state capital, Columbia. If you're in need of a more rural environment you can drive through the areas of farmland but you're still close to all the big city amenities. There are several housing developments with that great low country feel. Most of the public schools nearby have great ratings. But if private school is the direction you lean there are many great alternatives nearby.
    Review Blythewood
    Blythewood, South Carolina is a small town but is slowly building its way up! There isn't much to do around here, but I believe that this town has the potential to become something great just as its neighboring town, Columbia. This town has plenty of food and school options, but there is a complete lack of entertainment. Once there are a few entertainment spots for friends and families to have fun, Blythewood would be one of the best towns in South Carolina!
    I absolutely love my home town. Its very quiet and very family oriented. Everyone knows everyone and everyone has a positive and welcoming approach to hospitality. The schools are wonderful and the teachers and staff members are very engaging and very helpful in getting students where they want to be in their career fields. Only thing I would suggest to innovate and bring Blythewood up to par, would be to upgrade and expand their "city life". If Blythewood were to incorporate some more businesses, jobs, and restaurants, I could honestly see the town becoming more populated and flouring even more than it already has.