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 Charlotte, Concord, 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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 Winthrop University Eagles are a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I team.
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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 is served by York County School District 3, which has twenty-seven total schools including 17 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, and 3 high schools. The district has a student enrollment of around 25,000.
Choice Schools (Select and apply; entry based on availability)
Richmond Drive Elementary (803) 981-1930
The Children’s School at Sylvia Circle (803) 981-1380
Oakdale Elementary School (803) 981-1585
Northside Elementary School of the Arts (803) 981-1570
Rosewood Elementary School (803) 981-1540
Sunset Park Center for Accelerated Studies (803) 981-1260
Sullivan Middle School IB (803) 981-1450
Westminster Catawba Christian School (803) 366-4119
St. Anne Catholic School (803) 324-4814
Trinity Christian School (803) 366-3121
Macfeat Laboratory School (803) 323-2219
Catawba Baptist Child Development Center (803) 324-1194
There are three colleges within Rock Hill. The most prominent institution of higher learning in Rock Hill is Winthrop University, founded in 1886 as a women’s college. It is a thriving, public, co-ed four-year liberal arts college with an annual enrollment of well over 7,000 students.
Clinton Junior College is a historically black, two-year institution founded by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in 1894. It is now a community college for the city of Rock Hill and York County.
York Technical College opened in Rock Hill in 1964. This two-year community college offers associate degrees and provides continuing education for approximately 9,000 area residents annually and is growing each year.
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