The City of York, SC was first settled by the Catawba Indians. Within 10 miles of York is Brattonsville, a working, restored pre-civil war plantation that is still open year round for visitors. Kings Mountain Battleground, a battle recognized as a turning point of the Revolutionary War, is less than 20 miles north of York.
A paradise for history buffs, York and York County hold a multitude of treasures of days gone by. Historic structures in York include the Rose Hotel, one of the most palatial hotels in the area. Today it sits as restored apartments. The Gothic Revival First Presbyterian Church was built by a noted architect from Charleston and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Downtown York, including the York County Courthouse, is designated as a Historic District, one of the largest in the state, consisting of 340 acres and 180 structures and landmarks.
When residents venture away from the York's heritage and serenity, the culture and amenities of nearby attractions such as Winthrop University and other events are just a short drive away. Those who enjoy a day on the water have a wide selection of choices including Lake Wylie, Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and the US National Whitewater Center. Carowinds Amusement Park, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Times Warner Cable Arena, Cricket Arena and the Blumenthal Center for the Performing Arts in uptown Charlotte offer great entertainment options for residents. Recreation options include hiking in nearby Crowders Mountain State Park or South Mountains State Park or a day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina.
Nearby events include the Mid-Atlantic Boat Show in Charlotte, The Come See Me Festival, the Splash Dash 10K Race, the Riversweep and the Lights on the Lake Boat Parade in Lake Wylie. Sports enthusiasts can catch a range of activities, including the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, the PGA Tour at the Wachovia Championship and Division 1 NCAA Athletics. One can catch NASCAR action at Lowe's Motor Speedway, AAA baseball at Knights Stadium or a Charlotte Checkers hockey game.
Whether it's the diverse historical and recreational opportunities, the friendly people or the small town atmosphere, York provides an easygoing lifestyle close to the conveniences of the city.