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Fort Mill SC Area Guide-Neighborhoods, Homes & History

baxter.jpg  Just along the northernmost countryside of South Carolina, resides the upscale and progressive community of Fort Mill South Carolina. This small town York County community boasts beautiful homes, a safe and supportive community atmosphere, with all the benefits of being so closely located to a booming metropolis such as Charlotte NC.  Known nationally for its schools, Fort Mill attracts those relocating from nearby  Mecklenburg County NC as well as those seeking a home in a top district.   Resting on the border with North Carolina, Fort Mill offers residents access to all the benefits that Charlotte has to offer; The Charlotte Knights, the Carolina Panthers and NASCAR racing, all within a short 20 minute drive. 

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Homes in Fort Mill SC include those with golf course settings like the properties in Springfield. a luxury golf community.  Unique to Fort Mill are its equestrian properties, those located near the Anne Close Greenway, and neighborhoods tucked in quiet wooded areas.  Baxter Village, a planned community, integrates porch front living, charming homes, shops, and restaurants.  The Catawba River, an important natural resource, is also the focal point for local homes.

Known nationally for its school system, the Fort Mill district gives its students the best education in the state.  Consistently top rated and supported! 

The ideal location and pleasurable climate make Fort Mill a favorable area for its growing population and demographic, year round. The average temperature is a cool 60 degrees Fahrenheit, this model climate allows the residents of the area to enjoy all the seasons and not have to withstand extreme heat or cold. This wonderful Fort Mill feature also makes drives to the gentle sandy beaches of the east coast of South Carolina, or the mountains lying in the western areas of both the Carolinas, much more appealing and manageable trips for the whole family. These brilliant traits only add to the already appealing nature of Fort Hills natural beauty.

 


Fort Mill History

When regarding the matured Carolina Border region, it is common to find communities both full of prosperity and rich in history; Fort Mills roots are no different, and date as far back as 1887. In this year, Springs Industries (the leading home furnishings supplier in North America) was founded in Fort Mill, SC, with humble beginnings as a single mill. Though with the industry quickly turning into more of a global market, Spring Industries merged with leading textile manufacturers in South America (Springs and Coteminas), creating a joint venture company in 2006; one that is better suited with marketing and manufacturing on a global scale.

Known as Springs Global Participacoes S.A., they employ about 20,000 people worldwide with operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and within the United States. Though the international base of operations is located in Brazil, the North American headquarters is still in Fort Mill, S.C. Besides housing the largest furnishing supplier in the nation, Fort Mill is also the host to many other national businesses, most notably; Heritage USA (now reopened in part as Heritage International Ministries), Carowinds theme park and CITI. With such a growth in business, its little wonder why 9,400 people inhabit the town, with a total of nearly 35,000 people residing within the entire township, of Fort Mill.

 


Fort Mill Parks and Recreation

Fort Mill GolfingJust north of Fort Mill is the placid 2,300 acre area known as the Anne Springs Close Greenway. The Anne Springs Close Greenway lays claim to over 26 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails, and rarely seen views of local wildlife and landscapes; a superb locale for any looking to see the natural beauty that South Carolinians brag about. For the golfer in the family, Fort Mill is in close vicinity to some of the finest golf courses in the whole North Carolina and South Carolina border region. Golf courses that claim championship status and professional design, catering to the advanced or those wishing to hit the links for the first time; all within a par 5 to the Fort Hill SC, community.

For those who love the outdoors, Fort Mill SC, is just the place and offers an abundance of different events and possibilities to all its residents. Avid exercisers will find themselves spending a lot of their time at the local Palmetto YMCA featuring a heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, magnum weight equipment, free weights, exercise bikes, treadmills, elliptical cross, stair climbers trainers, gymnasium, aerobics, racquetball courts, locker rooms, and free child care. The city also features and maintains three parks, unique to this area, Harris Street Park, Steele Street Park, and Doby Bridge Park. All three are equipped with picnic shelters, children's playgrounds, and restrooms, but each also has their own distinctive qualities. Doby Bridge and Harris Street Parks have lighted baseball fields, Steele Street and Harris Street Parks have basketball courts, and Steele Street Park features a small water park on the grounds.

If water fun and amusement parks are what the family requests, nearby Lake Wylie offers water sports of all varieties and the Carowinds theme park is perfectly suited for that relaxing and engaging family outing. The family will definitely get excited about Fort Mills annual, Fest-i-Fun street festival, happening in downtown Fort Hill the first week in May. The festival includes a parade, sporting events, kids activities, a car show, art displays and plenty of food, all promoting a sense of community in Fort Mill.

Baxter Village in Fort Mill

Baxter Village, located within the township of Fort Mill, is known through the town for its own enduring sense of community. The residents all share in this community outlook as well as the idyllic nature of the dream neighborhood that is Baxter Village. This quaint quarter of Fort Mill enjoys an old Americana feel with its swept sidewalks and front porches that line the streets, leading all to Baxter Villages own Town Center and Village Shops. Baxter Village has its own elementary school, public library, urgent care center, parks and trails, community center, pools and tennis courts, not to mention its proximity to the Charlotte area and a nearby greenway. All of these community features frame Baxter Village as the picture perfect view of upscale living and southern hospitality.

With their extensive list of featured properties and inclusive home search program, the Homes in the Piedmont team are the only South Carolina real estate team best suited to offering you the new home within Fort Mill SC, that best suits your lifestyle.

 

 


Elaine Whitton Davis
Elaine Whitton Davis
Your York County SC Real Estate Experts