Located less than 30 minutes from Uptown Charlotte in North Carolina, the popular suburb of Fort Mill, South Carolina provides an ideal location for active adults who want to live close enough to the fast-growing city to reap its benefits and cultural amenities but far enough away to miss out on the everyday hassles and headaches that can often come with living in a populated city.
Living a short distance from the city also allows residents more affordable housing options, so instead of paying the high housing prices in Charlotte—and higher tax rates—active adults who opt to settle down in Fort Mill can find several communities with price points around $250k.
Here’s what active adults can get for $250k in Fort Mill.
High $100s - Mid $300s
This 301-home community features both single-family and attached homes that are available on a resale-only basis. The age-restricted development offers a range of price points that start as low and the high $100s and increase to the mid $300s.
For around $250k, potential buyers can expect to find both single-family homes and townhomes. There are three floor plans for attached homes that vary between 1,392 to 1,969 square feet with one to two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. There are many more floor plans available for single-family homes, with a total of 14 to choose from. These plans range from 1,480 to 3,430 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached two-car garages.
Four Season at Gold Hill’s list of amenities includes an expansive 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with a ballroom, a catering kitchen, a library, two card rooms, an arts and craft studio, billiards, and a computer center. With access to a fitness center, an aerobics studio, an outdoor pool, tennis and bocce courts, a driving range, and a putting green, residents will have no trouble staying fit and active while living in the community.
Mid $200s - High $500s
Sun City Carolina Lakes is another Fort Mill community to consider for homes in the $250k price range. The large age-restricted development is spread over 1,512 acres, and it's home to over 3,000 residences. The community is made up of a mixture of single-family and attached homes that are on the market as resale only.
Active adults who want to stick to a budget of around $250k have a variety of home collections to choose from. Single-family floor plans include homes that range from 1,103 to 2,597 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half bathrooms, and two- or two-and-a-half-car garages. The attached homes within Sun City Carolina Lakes range between 1,090 and 2,044 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.
Notable amenities within the spacious community include two separate clubhouses, an 18-hole golf course, an indoor lap pool and spa, two outdoor resort-style pools, an on-site restaurant, an indoor walking track, and more than a dozen athletic courts. There are also walking and biking trails spread throughout the property as well as a fishing lake, a playground, and gardening plots for residents to use.
Low $200s - Mid $200s
Located just south of Fort Mill in another popular suburb called Rock Hill, The Village of India Hook is a small, close-knit community made up of 58 attached homes. Residences in this age-restricted neighborhood are available as resale with two floor plans for potential homeowners to consider.
The floor plans offer 1,775 or 1,886 square feet of living space with two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The larger floor plan also includes a den that can be used as a third bedroom, an entertaining area, or even as an office space.
The Village of India Hook’s residents have access to a number of amenities including a clubhouse, a multi-purpose room, a hobby and game room, a catering kitchen, and an exercise room. Outdoors, they can enjoy the community’s pool and patio as well as walking and biking trails.