Tega Cay is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 9,120 people and just one neighborhood, Tega Cay is the 59th largest community in South Carolina. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Tega Cay, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Tega Cay, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Tega Cay’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Tega Cay does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $114,294.
Real Estate Prices
Tega Cay home prices are not only among the most expensive in South Carolina, but Tega Cay real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Tega Cay is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 95.49% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Tega Cay is a city of managers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tega Cay who work in management occupations (25.81%), sales jobs (15.71%) and business and financial occupations (12.27%).
Of important note, Tega Cay is also a city of artists. Tega Cay has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tega Cay’s character.
Also of interest is that Tega Cay has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Tega Cay is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Tega Cay is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Tega Cay really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Tega Cay perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Tega Cay, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.28 minutes every day commuting to work.