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Things You Need to Know about Living in Fort Mill, SC

On the border of North Carolina and South Carolina, Fort Mill is a quaint community offering a big dose of Southern hospitality. Learn more about living in Fort Mill, SC, and what there is to do.

Let’s start with some Fort Mill, SC, fast facts:

  • Fort Mill is named for a Colonial-era fort built by the British and a grist mill on nearby Steele Creek.
  • The area’s history is entwined with that of the Catawba Indians, the only federally recognized Native American tribe in South Carolina,
  • The median age in Fort Mill is 35 with a population under 13,000.
  • Fort Mill is less than 30 minutes from Charlotte, NC
  • Fort Mill High School was ranked 8th in the state by S. News and World Report


What to do When Living in Fort Mill, SC

When you’re living in Fort Mill, SC, you’ll enjoy opportunities to get out and know your neighbors at local restaurants or brew pubs. Plus, you can get outdoors and explore or take in some theater all without leaving your new hometown.

Enjoy Main Street Fort Mill

Main Street Fort Mill offers locally-owned restaurants and specialty retail shops. Really, it doesn’t get more specialized than the PuckerButt Pepper Company store, where you can try the hottest peppers in the world. If you want to keep your taste buds intact, try Local Dish, Emmet’s Social Table, or Hobo’s for eats. Or check out shops like the Crossings on Main or Soak Bath and Beauty.


Explore Baxter Village

The planned community of Baxter Village is another good place to relax and socialize. You can shop Cupcrazed or Chocolat Boutique for a tasty treat. Find something new to wear at KatyLoo or LemonLime. Or grab a bite at Lucky Duck Gastropub, Killington’s, or Fish Market Bar & Grill. To work up your appetite first, take a hike on the Carolina Thread Trail. You can catch the trail not far from the Fort Mill public library.

Get Outdoors on Anne Springs Close Greenway

The Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC, is 2,100 acres of preserved land with 36 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails. There’s a Canteen on site as well and special events are hosted on the Gateway lawn. You can also enjoy kayaking or a picnic in this natural preserve.


Pair History with Play

The Fort Mill History Museum can fill you in on interesting facts about this York County township. There are audio tours and a docent onsite. Open Wed – Sat, the museum offers free entrance to the public. Plus, across the street there’s a playground at Walter Y. Elisha Park to enjoy afterwards.


Try a Local Brew

Amor Artis is a family-owned brewery located in the heart of Fort Mill, SC. The tasting shop is the labor of love of two brothers combining a background in brews and chemistry to craft distinct brews.

If wine is more your style, check out Illumination Wines’ Urban Winery and Tasting Room. You can sip and relax while enjoying live music. Or attend one of the tastings focused on the wines of a particular region to learn more about what you’re drinking.


Take in a Show

You can enjoy live theatre at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse or take in a Narroway Production show. The Community Playhouse puts on familiar shows such as Proof or The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. At Narroway’s dinner shows you’ll enjoy Christian theatre.


Get in 18 Holes

The Fort Mill Golf Club was established in 1948 and boasts courses lined by trees. The

Springfield Golf Club is an equally picturesque course which opened in 2001. If you’re more of a wacky golfer, drive up the road to Mr. Putty’s Fun Park in Tega Cay.

Shop for a Cause

Support a good cause while thrifting and looking for a great antique find at the Humane Society Thrift Shop Pawsibilities. Open Wednesday through Saturday noon to four, this ship supports the Humane Society of York County, a no-kill shelter hoping to give abandoned animals a new home.

Living in Fort Mill, SC, with Saussy Burbank

Saussy Burbank has been building high quality homes in the Carolinas since 1989. Our Fort Mill homes, part of the Springfield Town Center development, will offer a variety of master-up and master-down floor plans. Construction on the 50 single-family cottages is slated to begin late Fall 2022. Contact our sales team to learn more!



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