What Life is Like in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Rock Hill, South Carolina is a city located about 75 north of the state capital of Columbia, located along I-77.
Rock Hill is located just 10 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina, making it prime real estate for commuters.
Living in Rock Hill
Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina, and spans an area of about 32 miles in the 29732 and 29730-zip codes. Living in Rock Hill is so desirable that it’s home to more than 75,000 residents.
There’s a diverse range of housing styles in Rock Hill, with median home values of about $275,000 for a single-family home, with an average price of $293,218. For townhomes, the median value is $190,000, with an average cost of $190,440.
In Rock Hill, the median household income as of 2019 was $51,879, compared to the national average of $56,227.
Homes for Sale in Rock Hill
Things to Do
There’s a portion of Rock Hill situated on Lake Wylie with a boat launch at Ebenezer Park, which features a swim area, camping, playground, and picnic area.
The Catawba River also borders part of Rock Hill, an area known as the Riverwalk that features restaurants, such as The Pump House, which is a converted river pump house turned restaurant.
There’s a paved 2-mile paved walking and biking path along the river, and a BMX Supercross track, and Giordana Velodrome, built to Olympic standards. located in the Riverwalk area. Both feature local and national race events.
Downtown Rock Hill features great restaurants like Kounter, a civil rights landmark where there was a sit-in of the Friendship 9. Fountain Park in Downtown Rock Hill has events like Food Truck Friday in the warm months, along with free yoga in the park on summer Saturday mornings. The city tirelessly works to preserve the architectural details of the city’s historic downtown.
Rock Hill is home to several highly anticipated annual festivals and events. The Christmasville and Come See Me festivals are the Cities Winter and Spring festivals. Both feature a schedule of events which include parades, carnival rides, food vendors, and a marketplace for gifts, singers, etc. There is also an annual Octoberfest and a Fourth of July Fireworks show called Red, White and Boom as well as other smaller events downtown throughout the year.
There are 17 elementary schools, five middle schools, three public high schools, and one career/technology center in the Rock Hill School District 3. Many of the schools are schools of choice, which feature programs such as Montessori, STEAM, Language Immersion, International Baccalaureate, and Arts Integration programs.
There are also two public charter schools: York Preparatory Academy and Riverwalk Academy.
There’s a multitude of religious and secular private schools in surrounding areas.
Higher education is easily accessible at York Technical College, Clinton Junior College, Winthrop University and via several colleges, universities, trade, and tech schools in neighboring communities.
This region enjoys a generous amount of sunshine, tracking 218 sunny days, almost two weeks more than the U.S. average of just 205 days. With all that sun comes warm temperatures, hovering at about 89.7 degrees in July for the summer high, with humidity.
The area receives a tad more rain than the national average, measuring just over 43 inches compared to the country’s 38.1 inches. There’s not much snow, however. The national average for snowfall is 27.8 inches, but this region only gets about 2.3 inches. Altogether, there are approximately 104.9 days when the precipitation is measurable.
Low winter temperatures in January drop to just below freezing at 30 degrees.
In Rock Hill, The York County Council on Aging offers essential public transportation for residents who need assistance with transportation to the doctor or pharmacy, to medical facilities for treatment such as dialysis and chemotherapy, or to the grocery store.
There’s also a free “Ride-to-Work” service, exclusive to the city, that aids citizens in getting to and from their source of employment.
My Ride is another free service with ADA compliant electric buses with wheelchair ramps, free wi-fi, and mobile charging stations servicing four fixed routes.
The Charlotte Area Transit System, better known as CATS, has Park & Ride bus pick up and drop off locations in Rock Hill for Charlotte commuters.
For international travel, residents and guests fly in and out of Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte.
There are plenty of reasons to live in Rock Hill, South Carolina, including outstanding public, private, and higher education and plenty of things to do. For more information, contact Jana Jeanette.
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