Only 25 miles from Charlotte and a lower cost of living are two attributes that gained one of South Carolina’s largest cities a spot on the Best Places to Live rankings.

Rock Hill took the No. 49 spot on the most recent ranking. Economic growth, affordability and quality of life determined the list’s rankings.

Cary took the No. 5 spot. Mount Pleasant, S.C. and Chapel Hill took the No. 25 and No. 33 spots, respectively. Dallas suburb Frisco, Texas, took the No. 1 spot, while No. 50 went to Tulsa, Okla. suburb of Coweta. (See full list hereĀ )

Just fewer than 71,000 people call Rock Hill home. The city’s stats as reported include a median family income of less than $57,000 and median home price at $175,000 as of first quarter 2018. The cost of home price is roughly three times the median income.

Residents have an average commute of 23 minutes, which definitely contributes to a better quality of life.

Whether living there or spending the day, Rock Hill has some great activities for the family. There is the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track and numerous parks to enjoy the temperate climate. In addition, Rock Hill hosts the annual Come-See-Me Festival in April.

Thinking of making a move to the Rock Hill area? Here’s the latest real estate stats for the city.

While average home prices are certainly lower than Charlotte, the York County, S.C., city is not immune to the ongoing residential real estate inventory shortage.

Rock Hill’s median sales price for residential real estate was just under $200,000, according to the August statistics from the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association. That represents an 11.7 percent increase over August 2017.

Housing inventory dropped to 1.6 months, down from 2.3 months in the year-ago period. Sales activity rose by nearly 29 percent in August to 198 property sales pending, up from 154 in August 2017.

York County’s median sales price was at $263,900 for August, an increase of 10.4 percent. Inventory continues to drop, with only a 2.4 month supply of homes on the market in August, a drop of more than 11 percent. Inventory fell 6.1 percent to 988 homes listed in August, compared to 1,052 in August 2017.

Any way you slice it, Rock Hill makes a great destination for living and working in the Charlotte area.