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Fort Mill, SC Real Estate

The town of Fort Mill was established in 1873 and received it name from it’s location between two areas. The first built by the British to protect the Catawba Indians and the second area of Webb’s Mill. Initially, Fort Mill was on 4.6 square miles and in 2008 the town held a public forum about the proposed annexation that doubled the town’s size. Fort Mill is also known as Fort Mill Township in the northernmost past of York County. The city has been booming since the early 2,000’s and has over 15,000 people who live in the town but overall close to 40,000 living within the entire township. It is currently one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

If you love the outdoors, Fort Mill has a 2,300-acre natural preserve called Anne Springs Close Greenway that offers lakes, hiking, cycling and horseback riding trails. This was the vision of the Close family who owned over 7,000 acres in Fort Mill and wanted to preserve the land as it’s a buffer from Charlotte’s growing metropolis. The Close family developed Clear Springs Development in 1997 with the goal to bring more businesses to York County and in 1998 began its long-term plan of developing Fort Mill with the Baxter Village neighborhood.

Fort Mill is the closest suburb of Charlotte, NC in York County and many commuters live in Fort Mill but work in the Charlotte area. The commute to Charlotte is a straight shot up I-77 and you can be there within minutes. Fort Mill is home to many beautiful, established neighborhoods in York County that include:

  • Eppington South
  • Baxter Village
  • White Grove
  • Massey
  • Springfield
  • Knightsbridge

Many businesses have moved to Fort Mill since the 1990’s and with them the area has grown to include more restaurants and shopping plaza’s. Most recently, LPL and Amerisource Bergen built corporate offices on 160 by the I-77 Exit and Clear Springs Development built Kingsley. Kingsley now holds hotels, 1500 sq. feet of restaurants, multi-family apartments as well as townhomes, a lake and an amphitheater.

Fort Mill is home to 6 city parks with picnic shelters, basketball courts, baseball fields and playgrounds for children. There are 3 golf courses in Fort Mill: Fort Mill Golf Club, Springfield Golf Club and Carolina Lakes Golf Club.

Fort Mill boasts some of the best schools in the state including Pleasant Knoll Elementary, Banks Trail Middle School and Nations Ford High School just to name a few.

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