Chapin, SC

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Chapin, SC

About Chapin, SC

Chapin, SC is a small town located in the Midlands of South Carolina. It has a population of around 7,000 people and offers a peaceful and close-knit community. The streets are inviting, lined with green trees, friendly neighbors, and historic buildings. Chapin offers a variety of community activities for locals to enjoy such as concerts in the park or outdoor movie nights. The area is also home to many parks and recreational areas perfect for outdoor activities like camping, swimming or fishing. Additionally, Chapin has excellent school systems from preschool through college level with great opportunities for education and success. All in all, living in Chapin is an enjoyable experience that provides its residents with beautiful scenery, good educational opportunities and plenty of fun things to do with friends and family. College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina.

State: South Carolina
County: Lexington County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
City: Chapin
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

Columbia is the capital, the largest city, and the commercial, industrial and educational hub for the state. The city is laid out in a traditional grid along the Congaree River with a number of historic buildings, although many of the older ones were destroyed in Sherman’s famous march. Columbia is home to the University of South Carolina, whose attractive and historic campus is in the south part of the downtown area adds a dose of college town feel, a few amenities, and sports-related entertainment to the area. The downtown is clean and attractive, with entertainment near the campus and in a restored waterfront area. Beautiful older residential areas extend east with a clear antebellum imprint and good home values, but this isn’t the part of town with the best reputation for education and safety.

The best suburbs spread northwest towards Irmo and Lake Murray. The economy, while soft recently, is stable with a good future outlook. Cost of living is attractive especially for what is available, and buying power is strong. While a bit far away for air service and other city amenities, Columbia does enjoy a good central location relative to Atlanta 200 miles west, Charleston and the coast 120 miles southeast, and the mountains northwest.

Columbia is located at a river confluence. Surrounding terrain is rolling and slopes gently from north to south. The climate is humid subtropical. The Appalachian ridge 150 miles to the northwest frequently retards the approach of cold weather in the winter but offers little moderating effect on the summer heat. Long summers are prevalent with persistent warm and humid weather. The mountains and the “Bermuda High” summer high pressure system block cold fronts from the north and west. Typically there are about 6 days over 100 degrees and midsummer thunderstorms are frequent. Fall is the most pleasant time of year with relatively less rainfall and plenty of sun. Winters are mild with occasional short cold outbreaks. Spring is variable, with occasional storms and cold snaps.

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Chapin Cost of Living

College-town amenities, historic interest, and cost of living make Chapin a great place to live.

+19.5% higher than avg
-7.4% lower than avg
$924 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-24.2% lower than avg
Chapin Crime
42 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Excellent schools with superior ratings. Very clean community with a huge lake to use for boating. Ample amount of restaurants to visit that are both good and welcoming  More

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Over 2 years ago

Amazingly beautiful area with some of the kindest residents. 5 star schools and beautiful Lake Murray is our perfect retirement forever place we chose after vacationing  More

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Moved to Chapin, SC officially 7/2017 after the arduous process of having new home plans done - and redone, finalizing the purchase of our property, two moves, split  More

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