Recreational opportunities are abundant in Fort Mill. The Springs Recreational Complex boasts an indoor competition pool, tennis and racquetball courts, soccer, football and baseball fields, and crafts and meeting facilities.
The Fort Mill Golf Course is an 18-hole public/private course and has been recognized as one of the best-kept secrets in the Charlotte area. The Anne Springs Close Greenway -- 2,300 acres of hiking and horseback riding trails, fishing lakes and campground facilities--serves as an environmental haven to protect this area against urban sprawl.
Fort Mill's schools offer students an excellent education. The district is repeatedly ranked as one of the best in the state in a wide range of areas and its students consistently score above their South Carolina peers on both state and national tests.
Fort Mill is home to Paramount's Carowinds theme park. The Charlotte Knights AAA baseball franchise is headquartered in Fort Mill, along with the NBA Charlotte Hornets' Training Facility. Fort Mill is ideally located -- just three hours from beautiful beaches and breathtaking mountains. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than 30 minutes away. As a hub for USAir, it is a transportation gateway to the nation and the world.
Springs Industries, a Fortune 500 company, also calls Fort Mill home, with both corporate headquarters and research development facilities located in the city. Springs is the major employer in Fort Mill and is a significant and contributing corporate citizen in the life of the community.
Today, Fort Mill is a thriving community that retains its small-town atmosphere. In 1990, there were 4,930 people living inside the town limits. In 1995, that number had increased to 5,700. The population reached 6,800 by 2000 and is expected to double in 20 years. With the challenges of the coming growth, local leaders are busy making sure that Fort Mill retains its relaxed style, its small-town charm and its individuality.