Anyone traveling along Interstate 77 between Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina is sure to notice the state highways extending beyond the exit ramps.
Many of these back roads lead to several, wonderful communities such as Fort Mill, South Carolina. A town of just over 10,000 people, it has several large businesses that call the area home too.
Real estate in the Fort Mill area, which is part of the larger York County, has an average home price of $133,000 which has been on the rise compared to other nearby towns or cities. Residents can find real estate that ranges from apartment and home rentals (that typically run around $700 monthly) to larger single family homes that reach beyond a million dollars in price.
With Fort Mill centrally located to Charlotte, many professionals are willing to move away from the major financial city to live a more secluded life; yet still only 3 hours away from the Appalachian Mountains and about 4 hours away from Charleston, South Carolina.
There are several golfing communities, city parks and sports complexes to keep the family entertained in a small town atmosphere. The AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, the Charlotte Knights, have played their home games at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill since 1990.
Fishing and boating enthusiasts can enjoy the nearby Lake Wylie and taxes are generally lower than other parts of the country. Schools rank very high within the state and the climate is moderate year 'round with miles of walking trails.
Springs Industries, at one time the world's largest producer of sheets and pillowcases, calls Fort Mill home as does Continental Tire and URS Corporation.
So the next time you are traveling the popular Interstate 77 between the Carolinas, look for their water tank that is painted to look like a baseball, which recently took second place in a national contest. Visit Fort Mill for their wide variety of homes that are for sale. It's the perfect place for your family to call home.
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