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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$858
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%

Cayce Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    666
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    46
    41
  • Robbery
    100
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    659
    525
  • Theft
    3,983
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    590
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,452
National
$53,889
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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I live on the Avenues, so live is calm and pretty. Recently neighborhoods are changing, becoming more rough, because so many college students are moving into avenue houses. The avenues were previously filled with elderly people, so yards were kept up and life was peaceful, but more recently, because of those people passing away, the houses have been selling for cheep and the local colleges students are moving in. Neighborhoods are becoming more rough, and the education in terms of high school and middle school are completely horrendous. The high school (Brookland Cayce) is a grade F school. I would not say its a safe place for children to be and it is not a supportive environment.
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To live in Cayce, SC is special. It is right across the river from Columbia. More jobs are being created for the city of Cayce. And everyone kind of knows everyone. During the fall, you tend to find everyone at a Brookland-Cayce high school football game. Where the pride of Cayce truly is. The school has been around since the 1930s making it one of the oldest schools in South Carolina. But, it is becoming a better city due to more homes being built, a new two-story elementary school also being built, and more jobs being created.
The city size, geographically and population wise, is seemingly perfect. It is the ideal place to reside for the outgoing, curious soul. The shopping and fashion is affordable but tasteful. The restaurants are of good quality, whether a fast food chain or a hole in the wall eatery. Everyone around here is passionate, especially about Gamecock football. The University of South Carolina may even be arguably the most prized jewel of Columbia.