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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  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
    C-
Lake Wylie is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 12,569. Lake Wylie is in York County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Lake Wylie offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lake Wylie there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lake Wylie and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake Wylie are highly rated.
About Lake Wylie...
Population
12,569

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,159
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Lake Wylie Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Lake Wylie

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,750
National
$55,322
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Lake Wylie Reviews

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I have lived in Lake Wylie my entire life, and it is amazing! I live roughly twenty-five minutes from Charlotte, and there is a lot to do around us. The small businesses and restaurants in this town are phenomenal and run by amazing people. There are a lot of really nice neighborhoods, and most importantly we have our lake. It is the center of fun in Lake Wylie during the summer. Kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, tubing, jet skiing, there are just endless opportunities in this lovely little town.
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Wonderful area for a family. Best schools around! Lots of opportunity to shop local, we try to stay close to home on the weekends and Lake Wylie makes it easy. Lots of new restaurants opening, many businesses are so close we can either walk or take our golf cart. Its like being on vacation! Small town feel, but right across the lake from Big City living in Charlotte.
It's not a terrible place to live, I'm a stay at home mom but if I worked traffic would be a huge issue. Our community has no pool and a deplorable kids park,hardly any parks for kids. Nothing to do really, bad restaurants ,for shopping you would have to drive over the bridge, still not great shopping but more variety. In general Charlotte doesn't have good shopping, only decent mall is South Park but very far drive. The driving for me to get anywhere is a problem, very frustrating to drive 30 min to get to a store or a doctor. Schools are good but they start way too early and in the winter is horrible, school bus is at 6:15. We have joined YMCA for the gym and pool( opens too late and it's a zoo). If you like good food and socializing this is not the place for you. People not as friendly as expected to be. Homes are too expensive now for what you get around which is nothing. Some cute very few shops but too few to count.