Explore Our Area

Winthrop is located in the booming city of 岩石山, South Carolina - a vibrant suburb of 夏洛特, North Carolina.  Our hometown is a special place.  岩石山 is a close-knit community with a wide variety of 购物, 餐厅 和 recreation, as well as many internship 和 career opportunities, all within 约克郡.  Just beyond the SC/NC border are all the amenities of a major city.  它是理想的 place to call home during your time at Winthrop - 和 beyond.  


Over the past few years, 岩石山 has grown by leaps 和 bounds, will keep going strong for many more.  In addition to all that's already here, new development projects 就像 University Center, 线程, 的鲈鱼Carolina Panthers Headquarters & Practice Complex make 岩石山 the place to be.  

Need a ride to get around town?  我骑, 岩石山's free electric bus system, can take you where you want to go - just hop on at any bus stop!  If you'd prefer a more active mode of transportation, grab a 自行车从一个 Comporium Bike Share 站.


    岩石山 is the fifth largest city in South Carolina 和 is home to about 67,000 居民.  The city is often recognized for it's quality of life 和 dedication to innovation 和 growth.  In 2019, 岩石山 was honored as an All-American Citywas noted as one of America's hidden gems by Reader's Digest.

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    岩石山 is known internationally for sports tourism.  It's home to the Giordiana Velodrome 和 BMX Supercross Track which regularly host national 和 world championship events.  For outdoor recreation, you can enjoy a stroll on the walking trails or set out on the Catawba River at 河边漫步, play a few rounds at the 岩石山 Tennis Center, relax in one of our many 公园 in town, or play a round of disc golf on Winthrop's own course, which hosts the US Disc Golf Championships 每年.

    Recognized as South Carolina's first state-designated cultural district, 岩石山 is full of arts 和 cultural activity year-round.  There are galleries 和 artists studios in the Center for the 艺术, Gettys Art Center 和大发网页版登录首页自己的 Winthrop Galleries, performing arts through Winthrop Theatre & 跳舞, for history buffs, 文化 & Heritage Museums.

    With a wide variety of both chain 和 local 餐厅 options,re's something for 每一个人.  Within a mile of campus there are numerous unique eateries, including Millstone Pizza另一面Amélie's French Bakery & 咖啡馆Legal Remedy Brewing Co., Kounter, 甜茶餐厅, Old Town Kitchen - just to name a few.  You can even find food trucks at the city's summer Food Truck Friday series, or outside of the unique coffee cafe 知识活跃.

    In addition to all the events held on Winthrop's campus throughout the year, Rock Hill 和 surrounding towns in 约克郡 hosts hundreds of 节日s 和 events 每年, 包括 spring 来找我 节日 和 nationally-recognized ChristmasVille 节日.

    岩石山's business economy continues to grow, offering a plethora of opportunity for internships 和 jobs right here in our hometown.  From the expansion of the district 被称为 知识公园, to the tech business launchpad of the Technology Incubator,re is plenty of opportunity to build your career here.

    知识公园 Map


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To learn more, visit visityorkcounty.com, onlyinoldtown.com, visitrockhillsc.com.  





Like any other major metropolitan city, 夏洛特 has no shortage of things to do 和 places to go.  There's world-class 餐厅,大量的 购物 (for students looking for dorm furniture - there's even an 宜家), attractions 就像 Carowinds游乐园 amusement park 和 U.S. National Whitewater Center, much more.  If pro sports are your thing, 夏洛特 is home to several teams, 包括 Carolina Panthers (NFL)夏洛特 Hornets (NBA), 夏洛特 Football Club (MLS).


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For more activities in our area, check out the list from our New Student & Family 项目 office!


Last Updated: 3/24/22