York County is 685 square miles of gently rolling landscape located in the Piedmont area of South Carolina and is home to roughly 228,000 residents. Seated at the North Carolina border, York County is a short 20 minute drive to Charlotte for those who enjoy the quietness of a mid-sized town and the luxuries of the big city. The climate is characterized by warm, humid summers averaging 87° and mild winters, averaging in the low 50’s. Snow is a rare site, averaging 1-2 inches per year.
With over 38,000 students enrolled in the public schools, the system is broken down into four districts - York, Clover, Rock Hill and Fort Mill. York County is also home to seven private schools and three colleges. Test scores consistently exceed the state average. The area has excellent healthcare providers, multiple full service hospitals, a low crime rate, and friendly locals making visitors and new comers feel right at home.
There is much to see and do in York County. Carowinds, the Carolina’s largest amusement park, sits on 100 acres in the northern most part of York County and is a popular attraction for visitors and locals. York County is also home to a beautiful 12,455-acre lake named Lake Wylie. With many public parks and boat landings, the lake is a perfect place to beat the summer heat by boating, fishing, or swimming. Situated on 6,000 acres in northwest York County, you’ll find the quiet, woodsy yet fun-filled Kings Mountain State Park. The park has miles of trails, equestrian facilities, group camping barracks, campgrounds, two fishing lakes with boat rentals, and a popular Living History Farm.
For more information about York County visit www.yorkcountygov.com or www.ycedb.com.