Fort Mill—Experience Southern Hospitality
If you’re a fan of southern hospitality, the town of Fort Mill is what you’re looking for. This small town in York County, South Carolina, has been recognized by CNN Money as one of the top 10 places to retire and is located about half an hour from Charlotte.
The town of Fort Mill is situated in the heart of the historic northern part of South Carolina. Its roots are traced back to the Revolutionary War when British loyalists lived in this area. Today, you will find well-kept homes and friendly neighbors.
Living in Fort Mill
Fort Mill is situated on the border of North Carolina in York County. It spans 4.56 square miles in the 29708 and 29715 zip-codes. The area is home to a population of nearly 23,000, among whom the annual median household income is estimated at $93,273 in 2019.
Single-family homes hold median values of about $445,000, with an average of $487,458, and townhomes and condos are valued at approximately $265,500, with an average of $256,561.
Homes for Sale in Fort Mill
Things to Do in Fort Mill
One of the area’s main attractions is Anne Springs Close Greenway. This preserve, spanning 2,100 acres, offers recreation, such as trails for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, camping, and more.
There are many historical sites in this area as well.
Carowinds Amusement Park is in Fort Mill, right on the border of North Carolina. The park spans 407 acres of fun with rides and experiences for all ages.
The NarroWay Productions theater is unique in that it offers a Christian focus to its performing arts dinner shows. The venue also hosts a mystery theater and camps.
Baxter Village is a mixed-use housing development with shops, restaurants, a YMCA, and more.
For fresh fruits, check out Springs Farm to pick strawberries, or visit The Peach Stand Butcher Shop.
Downtown Fort Mill has an eclectic collection of unique shops and boutiques, restaurants, and breweries.
The area is also known for its South Carolina Strawberry Festival, Christmas Parade, and 4th of July Celebration with fireworks.
Education in Fort Mill
The Fort Mill School District offers public education to students living in Fort Mill and Tega Cay. There are 11 elementary schools, six middle schools, three high schools, and a Fort Mill Virtual Academy within the district.
In 2020, Fort Mill and Nation Ford high schools were ranked 7th and 10th best high schools in South Carolina by U.S. News and World Report.
The Climate in Fort Mill
This region enjoys a generous amount of sunshine, tracking 218 sunny days, almost two weeks more than the U.S. average of just 205 days. With all that sun comes warm temperatures, hovering at about 89.7 degrees in July for the summer high, with humidity.
The area receives a tad more rain than the national average, measuring just over 43 inches compared to the country’s 38.1 inches. There’s not much snow, however. The national average for snowfall is 27.8 inches, but this region only gets about 2.3 inches. Altogether, there are approximately 104.9 days when the precipitation is measurable.
Low winter temperatures in January drop to just below freezing at 30 degrees.
Transportation in Fort Mill
Residents of Fort Mill can obtain public transportation, provided by the York County Council on Aging, for essential services for residents needing transport to places like the grocery store, medical facilities for treatments like chemotherapy or dialysis, or to the doctor.
Fort Mill residents can also take advantage of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) bus pick-up and drop-off locations in Rock Hill for Charlotte commuters.
Uber and Lyft are also available.
There’s a small airport in nearby Rock Hill, York County Airport. However, for international travel, residents and visitors rely on the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Fort Mill, South Carolina, is a beautiful place to live. Residents enjoy a happy and healthy community with award-winning schools, and plentiful amenities and community activities.
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