The town of Fort Mill, SC is wonderfully located in the northern part of South Carolina along the I-77 corridor just south of Charlotte, NC. We have a small town, laid back lifestyle with access to all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. Fort Mill has been and continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in the state. Many have moved here specifically for the Fort Mill schools which are among the best in the state.
Around 9,400 people live inside the town limit, with a total of almost 35,000 living in the extended township. The town gets its name from a colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on Steele Creek. Fort Mill is home to the Charlotte Knights AAA minor league baseball team, Carowinds Amusement Park, and the 2,300 acre Anne Springs Close Greenway. The golf- lover will find wonderful public golf course including Regent Park and Springfield.
Popular neighborhoods include Baxter Village, Regent Park, Knightsbridge, Springfield, and Tega Cay. If you are a water lover, Tega Cay extends over to the eastern edge of Lake Wylie, a 13,000 acre man-made lake, and there are many water front homes. There are also several places for boat storage/ boat access if you want to make use of the lake but not live on it.
Baxter town center is full of wonderful shops and restaurants including Starbucks, a YMCA, and Cupcrazed Cakery which recently won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network. Several of the larger shopping areas in Charlotte, Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Ballantyne, are just minutes away.
Although it is not talked about much anymore, Fort Mill was the home of Jim and Tammy Faye Baker’s Praise the Lord Ministry. The remnants of the PTL complex sit vacant at the back of the Regent Park Neighborhood, a witness to a bygone time.
If you are thinking of moving to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area, come take a look at Fort Mill. I think you’ll see why more and more people are chosing to call Fort Mill home.