Get to Know the Rockingham, NC, Community

Are you new to Rockingham, NC? Whether you have come for business or pleasure, we are happy you are moving into our neighborhood. Valley Storage has put together a Guide to Rockingham to help you get to know the area, learn a bit about our history, and settle into your new home. See what there is to do around the city! 


About Rockingham, NC 

Population: 8,865 

Median Home Value: $97,100 

Median Rent: $619 

Named for the Marquis of Rockingham, Rockingham is the seat of Richmond County. The city is located about 20 minutes from the South Carolina state line with the Great Pee Dee River flowing to the west. 

Explore Richmond County 

What is there to do in Rockingham? Between the river, National Wildlife Refuge, nearby game land, and lakes, there are reasons to get outside every season.  

Hinson Lake is the ideal place to go for a long walk and some fresh air. Enjoy the almost 3 miles of trails, and explore the new disc golf course! Fisherman can test their luck by casting off from the docks or footbridge. If you are looking for a longer hike, Hitchcock Creek Blue Trail is 14 miles and includes river access for paddle boarding.  

Rockingham Speedway and Entertainment Complex, The Rock, brings all kinds of fun to the area, hosting traveling acts as well as various races. It used to host NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series, and more. Keep an eye out for upcoming races, festivals, concerts, and shows! 

Other must-visit attractions in the city include the National Railroad Museum & Hall of Fame, Hamlet Depot and Museum, and the Rankin Museum of American Heritage. And if you have children, they will love Discovery Place Kids! 

Restaurants to Try 

  1. Pattan’s Downtown Grille – Find award-winning barbeque right here in Rockingham. Try the famous pulled pork taco! 
  2. La Cabaña Mexican Restaurant – One of Rockingham’s well-known Mexican restaurants, here you will find daily lunch and drink specials. Pair a favorite with one their classic margaritas!   
  3. Bella Italy – Located on Broad Avenue, Bella Italy has an extensive menu of authentic Italian dishes that are sure to leave you satisfied and with plenty of leftovers.  
  4. Holiday Restaurant – Since 1957, Holiday Restaurant has been a staple in the area. Stop in for everything from a casual breakfast to a Friday evening date night. 
  5. Captain George’s Seafood – Enjoy a nice seafood dinner in downtown Rockingham. 

Valley Storage: Secure, Reliable Self Storage Units in Rockingham, NC 

When you need storage in Rockingham, Valley Storage has you covered with two self storage facilities near you. Our storage office on Fayetteville Road is supported by our second facility on Rockingham Road. Each offer storage units of all sizes to help—whether during your move or long-term as you settle in. Our storage is also versatile for commercial use. Local Rockingham businesses can downsize their office space or organize inventory with our indoor and outdoor storage options. Start exploring your storage options nearby! 

Finding Self Storage Near You 

Valley Storage offers drive-up and temperature-controlled storage units in Rockingham. Both locations have standard storage with drive-up entry, while the facility on Fayetteville Road features indoor amenities. Temperature control is a key factor in protecting your stored items through changing seasons and unpredictable weather conditions. It gives you peace of mind when storing documents, antiques, clothing, and other sensitive items.  

Rent or reserve your storage unit in Rockingham, NC, online with Valley Storage! 

Katie Mest

Katie Mest

About the Author: Katie Mest is an SEO Specialist at Storage Asset Management in York, PA. She specializes in writing about the self storage industry, including storage tips and helpful resources. Outside of work, Katie enjoys camping, hiking, and exploring the outdoors with her newly adopted Greyhound rescue, Titan.