Monday, May 1, 2017 / by Admin Prostead
Homes for sale in Fort Mill, SC, under $400,000 give you the chance to live in one of South Carolina’s fastest-growing communities. You can be just minutes from Charlotte and all its amenities, but have the over-the-border pluses of low taxes, excellent schools and very affordable housing.
Fort Mill is centered around its historic downtown, with some of the buildings dating back to the late 1800s. There are plenty of restaurants, antique stores, specialty shops, parks and more to fill an afternoon. Close by are subdivisions such as the mixed-development community of Baxter Village, a pedestrian-centric village renowned for miles of sidewalks and trails and more than 500 acres of open space and parks, plus shopping and businesses in walking distance.
Fort Mill originally was a major center for textile manufacturing. Today, the Fort Mill Township is home to major employers such as Black and Decker, Comporium, Daimler Trucks North America, One Main Financial, URS and Wells Fargo.
Are you ready to start looking for homes for sale in Fort Mill, SC, under $400,000?
According to the Town of Fort Mill’s website, highlights of this unique community’s history include:
* Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Cabinet passed through the area in their flight for Richmond in 1865. The last meeting of the full Confederate Cabinet was held at the White Homestead in Fort Mill.
* Fort Mill was the home of Elliott White Springs, WW1 flying ace, author, industrialist and a member of the South Carolina Hall of Fame.
* In the mid-1700's Thomas Spratt and his wife Elizabeth were traveling through upper South Carolina in their wagon. They spent a night among the friendly Catawba Indians and were invited to stay and live in the area on a large tract of land given to them. They became the first white settlers in the Fort Mill area and their descendants still live here.