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Old 03-08-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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We are looking to purchase a home in Fort Mill but are unsure whether to stay toward the 160/Gold Hill Road area or look towards Fort Mill/Indian Land/Lancaster County. Any suggestions, pro's/con's on each? Thank you.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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COL is going to be a bit cheaper in the Indian Land area. Schools, however, are better rated in the Fort Mill area. Not that Indian Land schools are necessarily bad, but Fort Mill schools are top rated. With gas prices, I would also look into how long your commute would be from Fort Mill vs Indian Land.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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Depends on where you work. The area near 77 will make it easier to commute Uptown, personally I would avoid living anywhere that would make me drive on 485 during rush hour.

I avoided buying on the other side of FM (near Dobie's Bridge) when I learned I would have to drive through the town every day.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I avoided buying on the other side of FM (near Dobie's Bridge) when I learned I would have to drive through the town every day.
The daily commute out this way isn't terrible. My husband works Uptown and drives it almost daily and his commute is rarely longer than 45 minutes. If you are used to a shorter commute then that might seem long, but we came from Atlanta were 1.5 hours was not out of the norm. Moving here cut his commute in half.
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Same with us. We lived NW of Atlanta and my DH had a 1.5 hour commute. Now he's working 3 miles from our home.
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The daily commute out this way isn't terrible. My husband works Uptown and drives it almost daily and his commute is rarely longer than 45 minutes. If you are used to a shorter commute then that might seem long, but we came from Atlanta were 1.5 hours was not out of the norm. Moving here cut his commute in half.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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We live in IL/Lancaster County, just south of Ballantyne. 485 isn't great, but there are back roads you can take to avoid it during the rush.

The pros: Houses and taxes are much cheaper, gas is cheaper, I can leave my house on a bike and be in the middle of "nowhere" on a quiet country road pretty quickly.

The cons: Sometimes you have to actually go into Lancaster proper, for property stuff, utility set ups, jury duty, etc. Lancaster "proper" isn't just a haul, it's also a rather depressing place. Schools aren't as great as in Fort Mill. We don't have children but given that half of Charlotte's young population seems to be in private schools anyway, we didn't think it would much impact resale values.

Commute uptown for me is 35-45 minutes most days.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:05 PM
 
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We are in the same boat. We are moving to the Fort Mill area (were I will work) and am looking to buy a home. We like fort mill schools, but Indian land schools seems pretty good compared and less taxes and get more house for your money.

Anyone else been torn between living in fort mill vs indian land. We have a middle schooler and soon to be kindergartener. What your your thought and suggestions?
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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I am partial to living in Fort Mill, but only you can know what is right for your family. Maybe if you looked at homes that are in your budget in both areas, you would have a gut feeling about a particular house/neighborhood/area. Just get out there an look at a bunch of houses and trust that when you find the right home, you'll know it.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:11 PM
 
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Fort Mill is still a great value regardless. Where do you work? is it worth driving an extra xx minutes to save a little on a house and get schools that aren't as good?
If your budget is under 200k, I can understand that.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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One other factor is being near 160/Gold Hill gives you quicker access to anything you need on a regular basis i.e. grocery, gym, walmart/target, restaurants, etc.

We picked Fort Mill couple years back. Way more charm and sense of community than Indian Land; in addition to better schools and easy access to I-77/Uptown.
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