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Old 11-14-2009, 07:09 PM
 
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My husband, kids (6, 4, and 2) and I recently relocated from Colorado and are renting a place in the Regent Park area of Fort Mill. Although we figured we'd be buying in Charlotte, we've been charmed by Fort Mill and are planning to stay on this side of the border.

The issue now is that we're most interested in a house that's not part of a subdivision, has 1 acre+ and space for all of our car projects. We're looking to spend in the $300K to $450K range, and have found some properties in Rock Hill that really suit what we're looking for, while the Fort Mill pickings seem to be a little slim. That said, we really like Fort Mill and are feeling hesitant about Rock Hill. I guess we just get this generalized sense of blight--as though it's a little bit run down, particularly relative to Fort Mill. Are we right in feeling this way, or are we missing something? Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks!!
Amanda
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:54 AM
 
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My husband, kids (6, 4, and 2) and I recently relocated from Colorado and are renting a place in the Regent Park area of Fort Mill. Although we figured we'd be buying in Charlotte, we've been charmed by Fort Mill and are planning to stay on this side of the border.

The issue now is that we're most interested in a house that's not part of a subdivision, has 1 acre+ and space for all of our car projects. We're looking to spend in the $300K to $450K range, and have found some properties in Rock Hill that really suit what we're looking for, while the Fort Mill pickings seem to be a little slim. That said, we really like Fort Mill and are feeling hesitant about Rock Hill. I guess we just get this generalized sense of blight--as though it's a little bit run down, particularly relative to Fort Mill. Are we right in feeling this way, or are we missing something? Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks!!
Amanda
I think your decision to stay in SC is a very good one for many reasons, both economic and others.

I have lived in both Fort Mill (a rental when we relocated two years ago) and in Rock Hill (we built a home).

I know what you mean about the difference you are feeling in the two towns. There are very beautiful sections of Rock Hill but I think those are mostly the newer developments which are of no interest to you. But I have also seen some lovely areas in the more rural areas of Rock Hill.

Both Fort Mill and Rock Hill are great places to live.

It is only fair to mention to you that the Fort Mill schools have a much better reputation than those in Rock Hill. In your situation with young children, that might be the issue that keeps you in Fort Mill. However, my neighbor's daughters have been in a private school, but due to job changes have placed them in the public school. They seem quite happy with how it is going.

Another issue would be the drive to any work site. You did not mention this. While Rock Hill can be a very convenient drive to the Charlotte area, it depends on how close you are to Interstate 77. We are less than 5 minutes away from it, but it is still an extra 10 minutes or so from Charlotte.

If you have not done so, I would suggest you look in the Clover school district. I have never been there, but I hear good things about the schools, the housing and the ability to get to Charlotte. It is to the west of Lake Wylie.

Good luck with all of this. Hopefully you have the time to keep looking and get a feel for the area before you make your decision.
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Old 11-15-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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There are a few subdivisions in Fort Mill that may offer you more of what you want-all except the fact that is a sub division. We have several friends that live in Lynwood Farms. A few of the streets have houses a little closer together whil in other areas some have 1-2 acres. I know a few families that work on their cars , motorcycles and four wheelers at their houses. It would also give you a few kids for your kids to play with too. It is in Fort Mill school district. The neighborhood is off of Doby's Bridge Rd.

When we were house hunting we used a different realtor but used the allen tate web site to look by neighborhood. Allen Tate Real Estate just enter Lynwood farms .
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Old 03-04-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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My folks live in Rock Hill and I live in Tega Cay- Fort Mill. My best advise, check the crime stats in both and decide.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Indian Land / SC
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My husband, kids (6, 4, and 2) and I recently relocated from Colorado and are renting a place in the Regent Park area of Fort Mill. Although we figured we'd be buying in Charlotte, we've been charmed by Fort Mill and are planning to stay on this side of the border.

The issue now is that we're most interested in a house that's not part of a subdivision, has 1 acre+ and space for all of our car projects. We're looking to spend in the $300K to $450K range, and have found some properties in Rock Hill that really suit what we're looking for, while the Fort Mill pickings seem to be a little slim. That said, we really like Fort Mill and are feeling hesitant about Rock Hill. I guess we just get this generalized sense of blight--as though it's a little bit run down, particularly relative to Fort Mill. Are we right in feeling this way, or are we missing something? Any advice is appreciated!

Thanks!!
Amanda
There is a brandnew House in Indian Land on Arrowpoint Ln just 1,5 mls away from Indian Land Hi-school its a small neighborhood (not a subdivision) and I would glad to be not longer the only one with car/bike projects :-)
If you interested, let me know and I take a look on that sign right on the corner of Shelley Mullis Rd for the phonenumber from the owner.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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The issue now is that we're most interested in a house that's not part of a subdivision, has 1 acre+ and space for all of our car projects. We're looking to spend in the $300K to $450K range, and have found some properties in Rock Hill that really suit what we're looking for, while the Fort Mill pickings seem to be a little slim.
We had very similar requirements when we were looking for a house in the area. We liked what Fort Mill offered but there is not any nice houses in that price range on 1+ acre.

We settled in Rock Hill instead and love it!
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