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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$288,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,055
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%

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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$77,298
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Lake Wylie Reviews

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I love Lake Wylie, South Carolina. It is the best kept secret in the world. Our community, River Hills, has every amenity one could think of; professional golf course, country club with a 5 star chef, professional tennis courts, professional swimming pools, and our community in general is very classy. I love that everyone knows everyone, and that we all support each other through businesses owned locally. Through dentists, doctors, pharmacies, and our grocery store, Publix. Everything is great about Lake Wylie, from our famous restaurants, to our famous neighborhood, River Hills, where I was born and raised. It truly is the best place in the world, as far as I can tell from everywhere I've been fortunate enough to visit. At the bottom I will choose other, because I am born and raised here, as well as a current and a forever resident. Now, I would love to own a small ranch outside of Colorado someday, but Lake Wylie will always be home.
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Clean, quiet place to live. We choose this area for its excellent schools. Having lived in a number of cities in different states, I have to say that the Clover Schools are the best schools my children have attended. The area in growing and developing, with new shopping, new subdivisions, and it a reasonable commute to uptown Charlotte, with the benefits of lower taxes, gas prices, etc, than in North Carolina.
I could be living in a worse place, that's for sure, but there's pretty much nothing to do. If you're a kid or a parent, you're stuck with the same group of people K-12. That can be a good thing if you really want to be involved in the PTA/sports, but if you don't or can't then there's much else to do. Rey Azteca is basically the only decent restaurant.