Hey James, Happy New Year!
I have lived in the Yorkshire community near Carowinds and the Rivergate Shopping area for 18 years. I have seen many, many positive changes! I love this area! We are now close to everything so I don't need to go into town for things. The highways are close by which connects you to everything. The public schools are great!! My son graduated top of his class and went on to be awarded a full acedemic schoolarship to UNC! Having Carowinds close by is great too, and you can see the fireworks free in the area neighborshoods! There are activities all the time in this area and about 5 miles away at Lake Wylie. I have great neighbors and feel very safe! Definitely give this area some consideration!! I think you will be very happy!!