Chapin, South Carolina 

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+27.2% since 2020

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6.0 / 7.0

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College town/Capital city - Central South Carolina. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Chapin, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
State: South Carolina
County: Lexington County
Metro Area: Columbia Metro Area
City: Chapin
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: -4.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 225 ft above sea level

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Chapin, Sc Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
College-town amenities
Historic interest
Cost of living
Hot, humid summers
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What Bert Has To Say About Columbia Metro Area

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 unemployment rate in Chapin is 3.7% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Chapin jobs have decreased by 0.1%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Chapin's cost of living is 4.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Chapin's Cost of Living

May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Chapin, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Lexington county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 64.2% to 34.1%. More Voting Stats

Chapin's population is 1,664 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 27.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 26.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Chapin is Real Estate: $328,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.1%.

Chapin public schools spend $17,361 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in Chapin. More Education

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Housing Market in Chapin

It's a good time to buy in Chapin. Home Appreciation is up 12.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Chapin is $328,000.
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Reviews for Chapin   4 Reviews
Small town on shirts of lake Murray - 8/7/2022
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... Read More

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Amazingly Beautiful - 2/6/2022
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... Read More

Moved here from Tampa, FL - 3/30/2018
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... Read More

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