Rock Hill, the largest city in York County, is the fifth largest in the state of South Carolina. As the commercial center of this region, this city is home to numerous businesses and institutions, including the renowned campus of Winthrop University. Some 66,000 people live in greater Rock Hill, which is in the midst of numerous dynamic projects, from the greening of Cherry Road to the establishment of a fifth business park.
Southern hospitality is well intact in Fort Mill, one of the fastest growing communities in this region. Careful urban planning complements the beautiful Anne Close-Springs Greenway with architecture and roadways that fit the pleasant landscape. Given its close proximity to Charlotte, many of the town’s 10,000 plus residents commute there for work, while a sizable number are employed at nearby Springs Global US, Inc., one of the nation’s largest textile manufacturing firms.
The City of York, located in the western part of York County, is the county seat and enjoys an intimate character of a small friendly community with a strong historic core and a traditional lifestyle offering a desirable alternative to life in the larger metro areas.
Located on a 1,600 acre peninsula bordered by Lake Wylie, Tega Cay is a community distinguished by its strong emphasis on quality of life. Loosely translated, the municipality’s name means “beautiful peninsula” in a Polynesian dialect, which is a perfect label given the town’s safe, friendly atmosphere. Tega Cay is a recreational paradise, offering its more than 8,000 residents public golf, tennis and swimming facilities, with numerous marinas, and abundant hiking and biking trails.
Located in the northwestern corner of York County, this peaceful town of roughly 5,094 residents is rich in historic ambiance and antique shopping. One of the annual highlights here is November’s Feis Chlobhair: Clover Highland Games & Scots-Irish Festival, a festival established to celebrate the community’s Scots-Irish heritage.