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Situated within York County, we are a short 10 minute drive from Charlotte, NC, in the fastest growing county of 46 in South Carolina.

Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places

The Riverwalk community is located in Rock Hill, SC. With a population of 66,000, we are the Palmetto State’s 5th largest city and the 4th largest in the Charlotte, NC, metropolitan area.

The commercial center of this region, Rock Hill is home to numerous businesses and institutions, including renowned Winthrop University.

Wonderful Year-Round Weather

Rock Hill is located along the Catawba River in the north-central section of the Piedmont of South Carolina. The city is located approximately 150 miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 75 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Rock Hill enjoys wonderful, year-round weather characterized by humid summers and cool dry winters. Precipitation does not vary greatly between seasons. July is the hottest month, with an average high temperature of 91°F and an average low temperature of 71°F. The coldest month of the year is January, when the average high temperature is 53°F and the average low temperature is 33°F.

Cultural Offerings

Rock Hill has five museums located within the city, and many more in the surrounding area including:

Parks & Recreation

In addition to the Rock Hill Outdoor Center, Rock Hill is home to thirty one parks, four recreational centers, one botanical garden and several nature trails.

Located just minutes from Riverwalk are Nanny’s Mountain, Glencairn Garden, Ebenezer Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Andrew Jackson State Park, and Kings Mountain National Military Park.

Sports

The Rock Hill Outdoor Center is the southeast’s premier year-round recreational facility nestled along the banks of the Catawba River in the active outdoor community of Riverwalk. Facilities and events foster health, wellness and athleticism while providing a community-based environment that supports sports and entertainment.

The City of Rock Hill also hosts two national championships — the United States Disc Golf Championship at Winthrop University and the US Youth Soccer National Championships at Manchester Meadows.

The Winthrop University Eagles are a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I team.

Community Awards

100best-young-peopleThe City of Rock Hill is a four-time award winner of America’s Promise Alliance “100 Best Communities for Young People” along with being a two-time “All-American City” award winner.

Rock Hill boasts an active local cycling club, the Rock Hill Bicycle Club, and has recently been added to the national list of “Bicycle Friendly” communities.

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