Dock on a lake surrounded by green trees in Fort Mill, SC

Fort Mill offers active adults a chance to live near Charlotte at a lower cost than other suburbs.

Located less than 25 minutes from Uptown Charlotte the town of Fort Mill, South Carolina has quickly become a popular retirement destination for active adults looking to live near a big city on the East Coast without having to pay big city prices for their homes.

Here are the four active adult communities located in Fort Mill and what you can expect from each.

Carolina Orchards

High $200s - Mid $500s

Fort Mill’s Carolina Orchards is gated, age-restricted, and the newest Del Webb property in the area. It is set to feature 722 single-family homes upon completion that are available as new homes only. Price points start in the high $200s with three different design collections for potential homebuyers to choose from.

The smallest of the three is the Passport series, which offers between 1,234 and 1,424 square feet of living space and can have two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-car garage.

The Expedition is slightly larger with approximately 1,655 to 1,962 square feet of living space and two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half-car garage. The largest of the collections, the Pinnacle has between 2,264 an 2,565 square feet of space and can have up to three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and an attached two-and-a-half-car garage.

Amenities in Carolina Orchards include clubhouse, fitness center, aerobics and dance studio, meeting rooms, and an indoor pool. Outdoors, homeowners will find a pool, pavilion, tennis and pickleball courts, a dog park, and gardening plots. Additionally, there are a number of organized activities for residents to enjoy that include pickleball and tennis matches.

Four Seasons at Gold Hill

High $100s - Mid $300s

Four Seasons at Gold Hill is another 55+ community in the Fort Mill area to consider with affordable prices as low as the high $100s. The neighborhood boasts a combination of 301 single-family and attached homes that are available as resale only.

There are four unique floor plans to choose from when it comes to townhomes in the community that typically range in size from 1,392 to 1,969 square feet of living space. These attached homes can have between one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage.

The are more than a dozen single-family floor plans to consider in the development that range from smaller homes with 1,480 square feet of living space to much larger homes that are 3,430 square feet in size. Homes can have between two to five bedrooms, plus, a den, two to three-and-a-half baths, and attached two-car garages.

Beyond the homes, the community also offers residents an impressive list of amenities for homeowners. The list includes a 12,000 square-foot clubhouse, ballroom, catering kitchen, library, two card rooms, an arts and crafts studio, billiards, computer center, fitness center, and aerobics studio.

Outdoor amenities include a pool, patio and pavilion, grilling area, tennis and bocce ball courts, driving range, putting green, and plenty of natural space.

Grayrock Village at Lake Ridge

Low $300s - Mid $500s

Grayrock Village at Lake Ridge features 180 single-family homes that are on the market with both new and resale options.

The community has a wide variety of unique designs and floor plans to choose from that range from 1,644 to more than 3,340 square feet of living space. Residences can have between two to six bedrooms, two to four-and-a-half baths, and two-car garages.

As part of the master-planned Lake Ridge community, residents of Grayrock Village have access to several desirable amenities, which include a 7,000 square-foot clubhouse, multipurpose room, fitness center, hobby and game room, outdoor pool, tennis and basketball courts, walking and biking trails, plus, a boating and fishing lake.

Sun City Carolina Lakes

Low $200s - High $600s

Sun City Carolina Lakes is the largest active adult community located in Fort Mill. It is home to more than 3,000 single-family and attached residences with prices starting in the low $200s. Homes are available as resale only and there are multiple collections for potential homebuyers to consider.

Floor plans within Sun City Carolina Lakes range from as little as 1,090 all the way up to 2,637 square feet of living space with options between two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages.

Sun City Carolina Lakes also boasts a long list of enviable amenities, which include an expansive 55,000 square-foot clubhouse, an 18-hole golf course, indoor lap pool, outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor walking track, coffee shop, aerobics studio, arts and crafts studio, computer lab, library, and fishing lake.

There are also more than 135 organized clubs for homeowners to join that will appeal to many different types of interests including croquet, bowling, pottery, and theater.