At a Glance –
Allison Creek on Lake Wylie is rich in history. Prior to the American Revolution, Colonel William Hill established an ironworks on the banks of Big Allison Creek.
A small community known as Clay Hill set roots around the ironworks, and nearby historic Allison Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in 1854. The location of the old ironworks were later submerged underwater in 1904 when the Catawba River was damed to create Lake Wylie (then known as Lake Catawba).
Over one hundred years after the creation of the lake, the Allison Creek Peninsula now features some of the most gorgeous settings around Lake Wylie. The more established sections towards the end of the peninsula are governed/protected by the voluntary Allison Creek Home Owners Association. Newer collections of custom homes can be found in small neighborhoods Palm Tree Cove, Mariners Bluff and Mariners Watch Cove.
What We Love
Perhaps the most idyllic setting on Lake Wylie. Attractive collections of custom homes are mixed with established waterfront residences. Mostly gentle rolling to flat topography.
What We Don’t
Relative inconvenience to retail/shopping may be a detractor for some, but in our opinion the setting more than makes up for the extra windshield time.
A combination of established Single Family waterfront, newer waterfront homes and interior custom home sites. Prices begin at $300k for interior homes.
By car: down HandsMill highway (Hwy 274) between unincorporated Lake Wylie township and the city of Rock Hill. Look for Allison Creek Road, the major arterial in/out of the peninsula. The peninsula is bordered by Big Allison Creek to the north and Little Allison Creek to the south.
Around the Block
The historic church and Clay Hill cemetery sit at the entrance to the peninsula. Public lake access and boat ramps are available – look for signs. The peninsula features some of the most gentle topography around Lake Wylie. Home owners keep a close lookout for one another.