Good evening, Zoisdem:
Places to avoid are everywhere the homes are overpriced, either way over or way under your budget, that are not close enough to the grocery store, restaurants, downtown, hospital, parks, trails or other things that are important to a good quality of life. You may also want to read the Trulia Real Estate Blog "How to Choose a Neighborhood - Signs of Good and Bad Neighborhoods" If you have a full time agent with a Masters degree in Planning with Finance and over two decades of experience, working for you, you will likely do better in negotiations. I'd be pleased to provide that service. If you appreciate this answer, please give it a thumbs up, or if this was the most helpful answer, please say thanks with a best answer click.... more
Since you are nearby, you should take a ride up Herlong. It is pretty busy and a main road to the hospital. This house is near the intersection with SC route 5. Some of the houses at this end are run down and not well taken care of. There is also a lot of Kudzu very near this property.... more
I personally have lived in that area, just not that Subdivision for the past 11 years. Shandon is located off of Neelys Store Rd and Reservation Rd on the back side. My home is also located off Neelys Store and Old Friendship Rd.
With my children attending the schools out there, riding the school buses and having friends in the area, I have not heard of any break-in's and I take the local newspaper as well. As far as the animal incident, from what I know this happened towards "town", not in Shandon. The road in Shandon is very narrow and winding. If he had been driving 50mph on that road, he would have probably been the one hurt or killed.
What I do know about Shandon is that it is a BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD with excellent curb appeal. Beautiful shrubs, trees, foliage and some homes even have beautiful ponds adjacent to them. Gorgeous! I would love to live there myself.
If you have the opportunity to live in that area, you will be making a very wise investment for later and a have a beautiful home to live in for now and your future!
If I can be of further service to you, please let me know. I have lived in Rock Hill for over 40 years and know it very well.... more