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About Our Area

Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places

Rock Hill is the largest city in York County with a population of 66,000. It is also the fourth largest city in the state of South Carolina and the fourth largest city of the Charlotte metropolitan area, behind CharlotteConcord, and Gastonia (all located in North Carolina).

Rock Hill is located approximately 25 miles south of Charlotte, NC and approximately 70 miles north of Columbia, SC. The commercial center of this region, it is home to numerous businesses and institutions, including the renowned campus of 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.

Easy Access

Rock Hill has several exits located along major Interstate-77 giving easy access to travelers moving along the eastern seaborad. Just 20 miles from the heart of the city, Rock Hill is serviced by Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, one of the busiest airports in the United States.

Cultural Offerings

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

Museums outside Rock Hill include Historic Brattonsville, Catawba Cultural Center at the Catawba Indian reservation, and more museums located just outside of The city in the Charlotte area.

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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 MountainGlencairn Garden, Ebenezer Park, Kings Mountain State Park and Andrew Jackson State Park, and Kings Mountain National Military Park.

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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. It is a venue for families to bike, hike and play; a hub for organized athletic teams; and a meeting place for local cycling and kayaking enthusiasts. Nationally, it is becoming recognized as a world-class training center for Olympic and professional cyclists as well as a host of championship events.

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.

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Community Awards

The city of Rock Hill is a thriving residential community outside of Charlotte, NC that has been recognized by awards for its outstanding schools, parks and its southern hospitality.

The city 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.

Education Choices Abound

The Riverwalk community is served by a strong combination of public and private educational institutions including the award-winning Rock Hill School District and nationally recognized Winthrop University.

Learn more about our award-winning education institutions.

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Riverwalk Carolinas
1 Dunkins Ferry Road
Rock Hilll, SC 29730

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Phone (803) 326-0085
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