Exploring The Small Town Of Rockville
Located on the south western side of Charleston county on the northbank of the Bohicket creek is a little town with a population of 134 people (2010 census) called Rockville. Not not so dissimilar to the Isle of Palms kitchen remodeling scene, Rockville is quiet and doesn’t offer much activities but still, the people living in Rockville has still managed to host a number of social activities for the residents and for the visitors as well.
This town has played host to many families maintaining its charm. Lined by live oaks and antebellum houses built by wealthy planters, this historic town, although very small, has a fragile southern character of its own. Most of the town is privately owned but the government works on its preservation as it defines the delicate coastal enclave.
One of the upside of this small town is that the facilities are readily available to any and everyone living here. People know each other and the town is more like a closely knit community. The town, although very tiny, has plenty of good schools and low cost of living. The transportation is about 26 minutes from the city and weather is moderate throughout the year.
Small population doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to see and do in this town. If you are passing by the town here are some places you could visit:
The Rockville Regatta – The “races are a long standing tradition of this town but surprisingly it isn’t hosted by the town itself. Although this is the oldest continually hosted regatta in all of North America. It’s a private sailboat race proudly held on the 1st weekend of August every year by the Sea Island Yacht Club. With people visiting from all around the country and locals with their kitchen baskets in the back, everyone enjoys the sailboat races.
Rockville Presbyterian Church – This majestic Church is worth a stop on your way in or around the town. This is not only a beautiful church but also offers a few minutes of silence as well. A church that will appeal to the photographer in you with its old church charm and divinely aura. This church also holds regular events of all kinds including the regular holy events and also National Night out with children, bicycle racing and similar other events for youth.
Grace Chapel – Another famous church would be the Rockville Grace Chapel. Tucked under some old trees down a charming dirt road this Chapel combined with its surroundings has a soothing aura of its own.
Some other recommended places include the Welches Lane House and the John Laroche House.
Although this tiny town doesn’t have big beaches and marinas like Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant, Seabrook Island and the rest of South Carolina but it’s a testament to homes living through history and natural preservation that just happens without much effort. Our favorite aspect to these areas, especially the beautiful kitchen remodeling in Rockville, is the serine surroundings of nature. Even though hundreds of people visit the Regatta every year no one stays here for long unless they own a house. This place in simple words is just beautiful and a quiet walks in its street are going to be among your most cherished memories