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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  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 12,170. 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 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
12,170

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$293,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,103
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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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
    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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    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
$77,175
National
$55,322
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Lake Wylie Reviews

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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.
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Driving over the bridge daily and seeing the lake is so surreal. It's a beautiful place to live and visit with many outdoor activities on the water. Just a short commute to Charlotte, NC and close to the airport. I would like to see more restaurants and shopping stores come to the area. Lake Wylie is still growing but very up and coming. Many transplants from all over are moving to the area which offers a great variety of people from different backgrounds. I have to say that the only negative factor about this area is the traffic due to the recent growth.
Overall, Lake Wylie is a very nice town. It has a very friendly and community feel. The schools are invested into highly, which creates a strong academic program for your children. In addition, the town has many distinguishing features that attract people. First, we have many options for food. We have many fast food places, and many sit-down options for food. The commercial businesses that we have are complemented by the mom and pop businesses. We also have forms of entertainment in the town. For example, we have a bowling alley, that also houses a laser tag arena. All in all, the town is very good, and I am proud to have lived in the area for over 10 years. All of the change that I have seen, has been nothing but beneficial and the town is getting better and better.