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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$131,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,039
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    18%
  • Own
    82%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    64
    41
  • Robbery
    64
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    580
    525
  • Theft
    2,257
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,639
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Chapin Reviews

9 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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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.
Chapin is perfect. Top rated school, low crime, great shopping, restaurants and strong community support.