Fort Mill is a suburb of Charlotte found across the border in South Carolina. The public schools are highly rated. There are many parks. Residents are diverse and educated, and the majority own their homes. All those are reasons Niche lists this town as a great place to raise a family. We think the many options for family fun in Fort Mill, SC, make a difference too.
Families can take advantage of their ability to be out and about year-round in the South by visiting Anne Springs Close Greenway. This protected natural area has lakes, forests, and pastures where you can hike, bike, kayak, and horseback ride. Come summer, you’ll want to check out the Greenway’s summer camps and the concert series.
For a different type of fun take the family to Carowinds. The amusement park bridges both Charlotte and Fort Mill. In the summer you can enjoy the extensive water park and in fall there’s Scarowinds that combines rollercoasters and other ride fun with frights. The park also has announced, that to celebrate its 50 anniversary, it will be open year-round beginning January 1, 2023.
Sporty kids are sure to enjoy the newly opened Banks Athletic Park. The 25-acre complex opened in October 2022 with a playground, lighted outdoor basketball court, baseball/softball fields, and picnic shelters. Another fun recreational space in Fort Mill is the five acre Steele Street Park which has a lighted basketball court and water spray park as well as swings, slides, and jungle gyms.
The more artistic could enjoy the do-it-yourself fun at Creatif Fort Mill. Kids can create with canvas, ceramics, rocks, unfinished wood, platters, and more at this walk-in art studio.
Saturdays from May to October, you can make a family outing to the Fort Mill Farmers Market. Held each Saturday morning in Veterans Park, the market offers local produce, farm/agricultural products, and handmade/handcrafted items.
The town also hosts fun festivals throughout the year. These include:
In 2023, families will also be able to join the town of Fort Mill in celebrating its 150th birthday on February 12.
There are many other opportunities for fun just a short drive away. Of course, there are Charlotte’s museums, festivals, professional sports teams, and more.
In Rock Hill, you might enjoy the Main Street Children’s Museum with its indoor play center, treehouse, puppet area, costume vault, and play kitchen.
Nearby Tega Cay has Mr. Putty’s Fun Park with mini golf and amusement park rides and games. The more extreme options for family activities include axe throwing, bungee jumping, rope, and zip lining.
The Lake Wylie Bowl N Bounce has family bowling (with guards for the little bowlers), a jump and play area, and arcade games. There’s also laser tag. Enjoy unlimited play every Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 10 p.m.
For a longer day trip, you might drive down to Columbia, SC, to see the animals at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. You can see what life’s like for gorillas, koalas, penguins, sharks, and more.
Fort Mill is an attractive place to live for families. That’s one reason Saussy Burbank has built Nims Village in the area. Located adjacent to the new Catawba Ridge High School, the remaining modern farmhouse-style homes are going up on private, wooded homesites with a serene network of walking trails connecting residents to the community.
Our 50-unit Cottages at Springfield Town Center development will consist of two-story single-family cottages ranging from 1,700-2,200 square feet. The site, located at the corner of US 21 Bypass and Highway 460 (Springfield Parkway), also provides convenient access to uptown Charlotte.
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