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According to the annual North American Moving Services report of annual migration, South Carolina was once again on the top of the list of States people were moving to in 2020. South Carolina has consistently ranked in the top five since 2016. Why do people choose to move here? Several reasons and here are the top five reasons.
1. Weather. Many people are leaving harsh winters behind to enjoy the mild and temperate weather found here in South Carolina. You won't find a foot of snow here unless you travel to the mountains and that's a wonderful option for those who wish to have it on their demand. Visit it and then return home to milder conditions.
2. Jobs. South Carolina's job market has been doing well as nearby Charlotte, North Carolina is headquarters for Bank of America and has major offices for Wells Fargo. Charlotte is sometimes perceived as just a banking town, but there are many more businesses that employ the growing population.
3. Commute. The City of Charlotte is conveniently located within an easy commute to communities such as Fort Mill, Lake Wylie, Indian Land, Rock Hill, Clover and many more areas. This affords a variety of options for people to choose from when deciding where to plant their roots.
4. Affordability. This is definitely another contributing factor to why people are moving here from areas such as New York, New York, Anaheim, California, San Diego, California, Chicago, Illinois and Riverside, California. The housing costs there are much more expensive then in South Carolina. They find their dollar goes much further in the type of home they can afford.
5. Top Rated Schools. The schools here are consistently rated highly. Just look at the Fort Mill School District which is #1 in the State of South Carolina as one quick example!
For more information on this report, click over to NorthAmerican.com/Migration-Map and remember, The Linda Hall Team of Century 21 First Choice is here to assist you in every aspect of your move. We can connect you with the local resources to help you settle in. Contact us today!!
North American Migration Map - An infochart by the team at North American Van Lines
Fort Mill is located a quick 23 minutes (approx. 18 miles) outside of Charlotte, NC. Many, including Linda Hall, find Fort Mill, SC to be the perfect place to call home. Let’s find out why Linda chose Fort Mill.
It’s centrally located and is less than 30 minutes from Charlotte, as mentioned. It’s also a short drive to Blowing Rock where Linda and her husband, Pete, and their golden retriever Molly, like to go on weekends and holidays. In approximately 2 hours they can be at their cabin in the mountains. If the ocean is your preferable vacation spot, then that option is only a few short hours away. Closer than the ocean are the lakes and the main one that comes to mine is Lake Wylie which has 325 miles of shoreline. Lake Wylie is another blog for another time, but we’ll get to it!
Fort Mill offers plenty to do for every taste. You’ve got the historic downtown Main street area, great shopping and dining places to choose from and lots of entertainment. There’re also many opportunities to enjoy nature. We’ll mention some that are top of mine.
· Anne Springs Close Greenway – tons to do PLUS they have a GREAT restaurant here!
· Golfing enthusiasts will love their choices of places to play their favorite game - Springfield Gold Club - Fort Mill Golf Club – Regent Park Golf Club
· At Walter Y. Elisha Park they are currently building a brand new Amphitheater.
· There are also these choices of parks: Riverwalk Trail and Park - Steele Street Park - Harris Street Park – Millstone Park
· And a stone’s throw from the amazing McDowell Nature Center and Preserve in nearby Lake Wylie.
The housing market in Fort Mill is booming. There are new homes, townhouses and apartments to choose from. Depending on your desires, you’ll have plenty of choices. Use our search tool to start your journey.
The Fort Mill weather certainly attracts many Northerners who grow tired of dealing with snow. Although the weather here is really quite beautiful most of the year. It can get kind of hot for 3 months out of the year, but you have the mountains, lakes and ocean to escape to. Spring and Fall are meant for outdoor recreation and outdoor dining.
We cannot end without mentioning the Fort Mill School District. It’s highly ranked AND the Fort Mill High School was just recognized by the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence organization as a Lighthouse School. That’s the FIRST High School to receive that honor in 2021. You can read more about what that recognition means by clicking on the following article - FORT MILL HIGH IS NAMED LIGHTHOUSE SCHOOL; FIRST HIGH SCHOOL TO GET THE HONOR IN 2021
If you choose to call Fort Mill your home, we know you will not be disappointed. Let the Linda Hall Team help show you around and become acquainted with this wonderful community. Contact us today!!
In honor of National Pizza Day The Linda Hall Team decided to share a few favorite local York County SC Pizza Places You Need To Try!! We included some of our local favorites, but let us know if you have a favorite one that we didn't mention.
The Pizza Man – Located at 107 Bethel Street, Clover, SC
Family owned and operated serving several varieties of pizza and many other options. You can order online and they have free delivery according to their website.
Pop Pops Pizza – located at 824 N. Main St., Clover, Sc
Pop-pops is a family-owned restaurant with an oldies atmosphere. They have pizza of your choice with daily specials.
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza – Located in Kingsley Town Center, 1343 Broadcloth Street, Fort Mill, SC
Featuring pizza from a wood-fired brick oven. It doesn’t get any better than that. They offer delivery and pick-up!
Fratelli Ristorante & Pizzeria – Located in Baxter Town Center, 975 Market St., #101, Fort Mill, SC
Featuring an extensive pizza selection with New York pizza, pan pizza and gourmet pizza, as well as calzones. There’s outdoor dining, indoor dining, curbside pick-up, and delivery.
Danny’s Pizza – Located in Downtown Fort Mill, Pizza Heaven, 200 n. Dobys Bridge Rd, Fort Mill, SC (2nd location in Rock Hill)
Locally Owned Italian Restaurant offering NY Style Pizza, Salads, Appetizers, Pizza Hoagies, and Desserts.
Mama’s Pizza & Pasta – Located at 8356 Charlotte Hwy #108, Indian Land, SC
Featuring New York style pizza with dough made fresh every day and hand-tossed to order. Order online for no-contact delivery or curbside pickup.
Portofino’s Italian Restaurant – Located at 9716 Red Stone Drive, Indian Land, SC
Love their story which you can read on their website. This particular sentiment is endearing, “So remember, when you dine at Portofino’s Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria, you are truly sitting at the family’s table.”
Rizzo’s Spaghetti House – Located at 8637 Charlotte Hwy, Indian Land, SC
Rizzo’s offers delivery, pick-up or dine in options. Here you can choose from either a gourmet pizza or you can create your own pie!
Copper Premium Pub offers you not only specialty pizza, but also craft beer and an extensive wine list with many other menu options.
Sweetwater Sports Bar & Grill – Located just over the Buster Boyd Bridge at 4582 Charlotte Hwy, Lake Wylie, SC
Sweetwater is a family friendly American restaurant offering craft pizza, beer and award winning buffalo wings and more!!
Danny’s Pizza & Pasta – Located at 2435 W. Hwy 160, Tega Cay, SC
Not associated with the Fort Mill Danny’s Pizza. Danny’s Tega Cay features pizza, pasta, wings, subs, calzones, and strombolis. They offer delivery and pick-up, as well as dine in.
Tega Cay Village Pizza and Italian Restaurant – Located at 773 Crossroads Plaza, Tega Cay, SC
Village Pizza is Italian Restaurant offering home made Italian dishes, pizza and a salad bar. Only the freshest ingredients. They offer take-out and delivery options.
There you have it!! Hope you have enjoyed this local information and if you have don't forget to sign up for The Linda Hall Team Local News, Events and More newsletter which is sent out every other week!!
Some people may prefer to spend this Valentine’s Day at home with their Valentine. This inspired The Linda Hall Team to share some of their local favorite York County businesses that cater to this stay-at-home Valentine option.
Tega Graze offers a unique Valentine's Date Night. Plan on celebrating Valentines with a date night "in" with a perfectly themed box filled with seasonal meats, cheeses, breads/crackers, spreads, fruit/veggies, and topped off with decadent chocolate treats and sweets Pickup only - choose the Tega cay or Fort mill option All Valentine's pickups will be ONLY on Friday, February 12th – Tega Graze’s Website
Captain’s Select Seafood Market is the perfect option for those wishing to stay in this Valentine’s day with their sweety! They have over 85 different fresh and frozen seafood products including their famous Gulf of Mexico shrimp. Call, text, or email to schedule a pick-up or neighborhood delivery. Visit their website for further info – Captain’s Select Seafood Market’s Website
Fort Mill Flowers and Gifts is taking preorders for Valentine’s Day. Order your Valentine flowers before February 5th and receive a 10% discount on your arrangement. Show this code at the store: ORDEREARLY – Fort Mill Flowers and Gifts’ Website
Crossings on Main is another favorite local business that Linda Hall LOVES. This gift shop has something for everyone! It’s a great option for those who are looking for that special surprise! Visit their website – Crossings on Main’s Website
Chocolat Boutique has a wide array of sweet treats for your Valentine. You can pre-order your Valentine’s gifts either in-store, online or by phone Visit their special Valentine section on their website – Chocolate Boutique’s Website
Cupcrazed Cakery is another sweet stop for those looking for a special Valentine’s Day dessert. They have a menu of cupcakes, cakes, macarons, cookies, cake pops, and all kinds of delicious baked goods – Cupcrazed Cakery’s Website
We hope we mentioned one of your favorite local York County businesses, or we introduced you to one that will soon become your favorite. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day and stay well!!
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We are all seeing the light at the end of the tunnel and I'm sure we can't wait to get back to business as usual. Although the vaccinations are rolling out in phases, it's coming! Currently, (January 2021) we are in Phase 1a and 70+. This means that you must meet the following criteria in order to receive your vaccine appointment in this Phase 1a -
Estimated Population of Phase 1a: 987,039. Source: scdhec.gov/covid19/covid-19-vaccine Click there for further vaccine requirements as the further phases are rolled out.
Phase 1b (Early Spring 2021) Phase 1c (Late Spring 2021) Phase 2 (Summer-Fall 2021) This timeline is fluid and may change. Be sure to check back often to the provided link above.
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The Linda Hall Team consists of people who are local or rather, all but one who is local. Our virtual assistant who helps with our online marketing is the only person who isn't local. It works for our clients because when they need to know about specific communities, neighborhoods, or features of an area, the team provides the answers. It really has become very helpful for the clients who are moving here from out of state. We can find out if they are looking for a community that caters to families or if they are young and single with different needs. We not only view our clients' needs for a home but for the location they will call home. So we thought that we would do a blog that features some of our real estate team members and find out what they love about where they live. It might help you discover a new place to explore as well!
Sabine Hammermann resides in the Tega Cay area. Sabine, as you can see, loves the outdoors and she also loves her dogs! This area has proved to be a perfect fit for her. Feel free to contact Sabine if you'd like to learn more about the Tega Cay area.
Next, we look to Caroline McCarthy who also resides in Tega Cay. Caroline is drawn to Tega Cay's location and proximity to Lake Wylie. She shares how much her Northern friends enjoy visiting her because of the fun lifestyle they encounter here. Contact Caroline to learn more about the Tega Cay community and why it might be a good fit for you!
Lorelei Beightol relocated to the area from New York State. She's not regretted her decision for one second and she'll tell you why. She resides in the Palisades, which is on the shores of Lake Wylie. Contact Lorelei if you are ready to make the best decision of your life and relocate to this beautiful area!
Amanda Sisko lives in Lake Wylie and she is a big part of the reason our clients' transactions run so smoothly. She is the Director of Operations for The Linda Hall Team and Amanda shares her love for the Lake Wylie community, which she has lived in for over 16 years! She definitely knows Lake Wylie and because of its proximity to Charlotte, as she shares, she is a resource to that big City as well! Contact Amanda with any questions you might have about the Lake Wylie community.
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This Is the time of year when many Northerners choose to move after realizing they will have 6 to even 7 months of cold and bluster to tolerate. They do not even want to think about having to clear all that snow from the sidewalks, cars, and driveways. They are yearning for a kinder Winter season and thus after researching their compass points South to York County and Lancaster County in South Carolina.
Another reason our friends to the North can consider a move to the South is because more and more people are working from home due to the changes the pandemic has caused. All that is needed today is a good internet connection and we definitely have that!!
Now it is time to make a relocation plan. Here are the steps to begin that process!
STEP ONE: Hire The Linda Hall Team of Century 21 First Choice. The reason we suggest that is there is no fee for hiring us and you get not only local experts but team members who have been where you are standing. In other words, they have made the move from out of state and they understand your position intimately. Also, we can set you up with a trusted real estate professional to sell your current home. We have a wide nationwide and global network of professionals.
STEP TWO: Meet with the real estate pro we've referred to you. Find out how long of a timetable you are looking at to sell your home. What repairs, if any, do you need to make? How can you ensure it will be a speedy process?
STEP THREE: Design a budget. What is your budget for housing? You should visit a mortgage officer to get an idea of what you can afford. Preapproval would definitely be a great idea these days. Houses are moving quickly and so this added step will help you be in the best position to make a strong offer.
STEP FOUR: Examine your future housing needs. Now you will want to make a list of all your needs, wants, and desires in the next place you will call home. Are you looking for a 1 story or 2? How many bedrooms? Finished basement? There are many variables to consider and creating a list will make it less overwhelming.
STEP FIVE: Lot considerations. Do you wish for a large lot or something low maintenance? Fenced? Inground pool? Outdoor kitchen? Professional landscaping?
STEP SIX: Consider your needs in a location. Do you prefer rural living or suburban or even city? What amenities, if any, would you like? Nearby parks? Exercise facilities?
STEP SEVEN: Find your next home. The next part will be the fun part! Now we will take you around to different communities that fit your criteria. Once we find the location we will zero in on your home. Once you find your home, we’ll submit the offer and take care of the rest.
We are not done yet! The Linda Hall Team doesn’t end our relationship with you once you close on your home. We want you to feel you can reach out to us if you have any questions. When you are new to an area then you do not have the connections to the people you may need to help you through your daily life. Like repair people, dentists, doctors. We’ll set you up with a local community group on social media where you can ask for referrals. If we personally have people to refer to you, we will. We’ve become your friend through this transaction and we’ll work hard to earn your 5-star review!!