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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    127
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    64
    41
  • Robbery
    127
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253
    500
  • Theft
    2,725
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,063
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Chapin Reviews

10 reviews
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Chapin is a small community centered around Lake Murray. The town is very small, with a few restaurants. There are several fast food eateries as well as grocery stores. We have a few local retailers in town, but no large retailers currently. I like the fact that the town is small and everyone is friendly. Schools are top rated, homes here are beautiful...nice environment, especially for families. Centrally located so you are close to interstate and can be in Charlotte within 1hr, Myrtle Beach within 3hrs or Columbia within 30 minutes. The town is currently experiencing a growth which is great! Plans include more housing and retailers. Would love to have larger retailers in the area instead of going to Columbia for everything.
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Chapin is a small town which is rapidly expanding. A major problem with it is that stores are very far from many of the neighborhoods in Chapin. Overall the school is ranked well, but is hard to make friends at. The lake is beautiful in this area.
In the past 18 years of living in Chapin, I've seen it change and become the little town it is today. Chapin has one of the best school in the nation, not even as just as an opinion. It's very family friendly. The only down side is heavy traffic due to school letting out. Other than that, I honestly wouldn't have wanted to grow up in a different area. There's no where better than Chapin, SC.