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  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
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Tega Cay is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 9,954. Tega Cay is in York County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Tega Cay offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Tega Cay and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Tega Cay are highly rated.
About Tega Cay...
Population
9,954

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,545
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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Tega Cay Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    9.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    74.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,914
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    16%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    20%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Tega Cay

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$123,564
National
$55,322
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Tega Cay Reviews

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This town is the definition of the suburbs. It is picture-perfect, and it often reminds me of the towns in movies. I have lived here for 5 years now. It is the safest place I've lived in. Crime is rare and petty. Everyone is very welcoming and nice. There is a sense of community here. Kids run and play in the neighborhood streets and cul-de-sacs. Golfing and swimming is huge too. The golf course is usually used throughout the entire year. There's a lake and also a community pool that both get filled during the summer. The police and fire department are always on patrol. There are many parks and fields for baseball, soccer, and other sports. Charlotte, the city, is a 30 minute drive from here. I will say the diversity is low here though. I am a Hispanic, and I see very, very few Hispanics in Tega Cay as well as other minorities. I would love to see more people of color here. Overall though, this town is a great place to settle in for families and older, retired adults.
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Living on the peninsula of Tega Cay was a great way to spend my childhood. Fishing on the golfcourse ponds, riding my bike to meet up with friends on the numerous trails, and swimming on lake wylie and speding the days on the lake with friends and family. Tega cay was a great family enviroment to be apart of, having kids of all ages all around it was so easy to make friends.
I've lived here for 20 years but have been in the area all my life. The Tega Cay area is suffering terribly from the overcrowding. Too many people moving here. The schools cannot keep up and the quality of education has deteriorated. The roads are horrible and they've been horrible for 6 years. Crime has flourished in the area. It's extremely sad especially for those of us from this area. It's hard watching your town go down the toilet.