We all have an idyllic vision of where we will raise our kids. It'll be a small town, where they can run and bike around the neighborhood with their friends. The people will be friendly, waving as they drive home in the afternoon and always willing to lend a cup of sugar. The school will be excellent, helping to jumpstart the rest of our kids' lives. Luckily, Fort Mill, South Carolina boasts all of this and more! In fact, Family Circle Magazine named it one of the top ten towns for families in 2012. Come see why!
Fort Mill is located right on the North Carolina / South Carolina boarder, just around twenty miles outside of the wonderful city of Charlotte. The public school system is officially 'excellent,' rated as one of the best in the state, even as it has grown rapidly over the past decade. There are many family-friendly activities for days off. There are several wonderful parks in Fort Mill, with playgrounds and picnic areas for a leisurely afternoon. The Anne Springs Close Greenway is a nature preserve with over 2,300 acres of natural foliage. Go on a family hike or take the kids horseback riding along the greenway! Of course, there are wonderful peach orchards near Fort Mill and an annual Strawberry Festival that's sure to please.
Several businesses have offices in Fort Mill, such as Muzak Holdings and Springs Industries. Not to mention Charlotte's huge banking industry and its many job opportunities. With all of the amenities of Charlotte just a half-hour drive away, Fort Mill has it all!
Fort Mill has all the charms of a small town. The local police department runs the Do The Right Thing Program. Students are given awards for doing charitable acts. Recent awardees include a high school freshman who raised thousands of dollars for the victims of Japan's 2011 earthquake and an 8th grader who designed pink socks to help raise breast cancer awareness. Your kids could be some of the next prize winners as they are infected with the friendly, give-back attitude that everyone in Fort Mill seems to have.
Fort Mill could be the place your kids think of when they remember the happy days of their childhood. Great school, access to a big city, wonderful parks and outdoor activities, and not to mention the wonderful weather all make Fort Mill a great choice. Browse through New Homes Source's many Fort Mill listings to find your family's dream home today!