Tega Cay, South Carolina

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Tega Cay is a planned city in York County, South Carolina, United States. The city is a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina and Rock Hill, South Carolina. The population was 4,044 at the 2000 census. The City of Tega Cay is located on a peninsula in Lake Wylie twenty miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina. The name Tega Cay is Polynesian for “Beautiful Peninsula.” The city’s slogan is “The Good Life.”


Geography and Climate

Tega Cay is located at 35°2′14″N 81°1′29″W / 35.03722°N 81.02472°W / 35.03722; -81.02472 (35.037262, -81.024644)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (21.27%) is water. The city has 13 mi (21 km) of shoreline. Tega Cay's ZIP Code is 29708. The city's area code is 803. The surprisingly hilly terrain is densely forested, containing many species of hardwoods and pines, and wildlife. Recreational facilities located in Tega Cay include 27 holes of golf with a clubhouse and pavilion, 8 lighted tennis courts, several miles of walking trails, and 4 city owned parks of which 2 have baseball and soccer fields available for public use with waterfront amenities including a beach and swimming center, a marina, and 3 areas to launch boats.[4] 2 more waterfront parks are still in the planning stages.

For climate and other weather information see, Climate of the Rock Hill, South Carolina area


Tega Cay is run under a mayor-council government framework. The chief executive position in Tega Cay is not the mayor, but rather the City Manager. The Council of Tega Cay is composed of four members, selected from at-large districts. The city maintains its own Police and Public Works departments. Other positions in the town include Recreation Director, Horticulturist, Code Enforcement officers, and administrative staff.[4]

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