Lake Wylie Infomation and valuable Links

Welcome to Lake Wylie a vibrant and thriving waterfront community.

Lake Wylie has a comfortable small town atmosphere with convenient proximity to Charlotte, North Carolina the regional commercial and cultural center of the Carolina’s.  Growing families and active retirees find Lake Wylie is indeed the perfect setting for home and business.

Lake Wylie is a 12,445 acre man made Lake with 325 miles of shoreline, it is located  in York County, South Carolina, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and Gaston County, North Carolina and  is ideally situated for both work and play.  Lake Wylie is 17 miles from Charlotte which is the location  of Charlotte Douglas International Airport CLT; 15 miles from Rock Hill, South Carolina which is emerging as an economic hub in Piedmont South Carolina; less than 75 miles from Columbia, South Carolina the capital of the Palmetto State.  Residents of Lake Wylie also enjoy the advantage of living little more than a three-hour drive from the celebrated Carolina beaches and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Lake Wylie’s location, quality of life and the productive involvement of our residents have helped establish a dynamic business environment.  Carefully planned infrastructure improvements and close attention to preserving the area’s natural beauty assure continued quality growth.

The Lake Wylie community offers a wide range of housing options.  Elegant lakeside living, cozy wooded neighborhoods and spacious, convenient condominiums add to the feeling of a year-round resort.

The Lake Wylie community has the additional advantage of two excellent educational systems.  The Clover and Fort Mill  schools are among the best in the state, employing highly qualified and dedicated teachers, building outstanding learning facilities and providing students with effective resources and advanced equipment.

Recreation is an integral part of the Lake Wylie lifestyle.  With 325 miles of shoreline, the lake is ideal for boating, fishing, water skiing and sailing.  The temperate yet wonderfully distinct seasonal changes not only enhance the area’s beauty but also afford year-round enjoyment of such outdoor pastimes as golf, tennis and bicycling.

Population: It’s estimated that about 20,000 people live within a 5-mile radius of Lake Wylie’s main commercial district.


  • Average annual temperature – 62°
  • Annual precipitation – 44 inches
  • Elevation:  570 feet above sea level

Here are some links to local Lake Wylie area activities and information.
Check Lake Levels
Local Chambers of Commerce:
Lake Wylie, SC, Chamber of Commerce
Clover, SC, Chamber of Commerce
Greater York, SC, Chamber of Commerce
York County (SC) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte, NC, Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina Local City / County / State Governments:
City of Tega Cay, South Carolina
York County Government
South Carolina State Government
South Carolina Department of Transportation

North Carolina Local City / County / State Government:
City of Charlotte NC and Mecklenburg County Government
Charlotte Fire Department
Charlotte Police Department
North Carolina State Government
North Carolina Department of Transportation
NC Wildlife Resources Commission

Catawba River Sites:
Foot Hills Conservancy of North Carolina
North Carolina Big Sweep
Catawba Lands Conservancy
Lake Wylie River Sweep
Katawba Valley Land Trust
Nation Ford Land Trust
Nation Ford Greenway
Catawba Riverkeepter Foundation
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Adopt-A-Stream Program
Find Active Citizen-based Groups in the Carolinas

Local Papers:
Lake Wylie Pilot
Charlotte Observer
The Herald
State Newspaper

York County Library
Charlotte & Mecklenburg County Library

Piedmont Healthcare System
Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville

Area Attractions:
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Olde English District
Arts Council of Rock Hill and York County
Paramount’s Carowinds
Charlotte Convention & Visitors Bureau
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
Schiele Museum of Natural History and Planetarium

Local Sports:
Winthrop Eagles
Charlotte Knights
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Bobcats
Charlotte Checkers
NASCAR Lowe’s Motor Speedway

General SC Information:
SCIway – South Carolina Information Highway
South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism
SC State Parks Guide

For more details about Charlotte, check Visit Charlotte

River Hills Phone Book