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Fort Mill, South Carolina
A Nice Town Outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, Fort Mill Has Safe, Wooded Neighborhoods, Miles of Trails, a Strawberry Festival and More
This pleasant town is sandwiched between Rock Hill, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina in north central South Carolina. Although it is part of a burgeoning urban landscape and essentially a Charlotte suburb, much of Fort Mill retains a country feeling.
The downtown includes a pretty park, the local farmers' market and an eclectic mix of shops. The Fort Mill Art Guild offers classes and support for emerging artists, and Carolina Crown, a world class drum and bugle corps, calls Fort Mill home. The local history museum stages a speaker series and an annual art event. The South Carolina Strawberry Festival always draws a sizeable crowd. Locals enjoy several golf courses and recreation complexes, including the Complex on the Greenway which has a swimming pool, cardio equipment, and access points to the Anne Springs Close Greenway. The Greenway has 36 miles of trails, a nature center, swinging bridges, historic cabins, and the 28-acre Lake Haigler.
Neighborhoods are wooded and well-kept with ranch ramblers, Craftmans, bungalows and plantation styles.
Population: 29,000 (city proper)
Age 45 or Better: 32%
Cost of Living: 15% above the national average
Median Home Price: $495,000
Climate: Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. On average, the area receives 47 inches of rain per year.
At Least One Hospital Accepts Medicare Patients? No, but Piedmont Medical Center, seven miles away in Rock Hill, accepts Medicare patients.
At Least One Hospital Accredited by Joint Commission? No, but Piedmont Medical Center, seven miles away in Rock Hill, is accredited.
Public Transit: The has a dial-a-ride van service. Advance notice is required.
Crime Rate: Below the national average
Public Library: Yes
Political Leanings: Very conservative
College Educated: 41%
Is South Carolina Considered Tax Friendly for Retirement? Yes
Cons: Traffic congestion is an issue. Long-time residents complain that their town is growing too fast.
Notes: Fort Mill's population more than doubled during the last decade. Home prices have increased 1% since a year ago.
Recommended as a Retirement Spot? Yes
South Carolina is nicknamed the Palmetto State and its motto is "Dum spiro spero," which is Latin for "While I Breath, I Hope." It is 40th in size in the United States and was the eighth state to be admitted to the Union on May 23, 1788. The largest city and state capital is Columbia.
Formerly known as the Province of South Carolina, the area was also one of the 13 colonies that declared its independence during the American Revolution. The state was the first to secede from the Union and was the first and founding state of the Confederate States of America.
South Carolina is in what is considered the Deep South and is bordered by the states Georgia on the south and North Carolina on the north.
The state does not host any major professional sport franchises. However, the Carolina Panthers and the Carolina Hurricanes actually represent both North Carolina and South Carolina.
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