8. Rock Hill
Fast Facts:Distance from Uptown: Thirty miles, or about fifty minutes during rush hour
Perks: Property diversity: “You can live on a lake or on thirty acres—there is such a wide range of residences,” says Heather Lamp, a broker with Real Estate Carolina Group.
Proximity to major highways: Five to ten minutes to I-77, twelve to fifteen minutes to I-485
Proximity to shopping: 10 minutes to Galleria Mall, which has national retailers and department stores