Tega Cay and Fort Mill are safest cities in South Carolina

There is good news for residents of Tega Cay and Fort Mill, as well as for those looking to move to these cites. Both of the cities topped the list among the top 50 safest cities in South Carolina, coming in first and second, respectively, according to the National Council for Home Safety and Security.

Tega Cay and Fort Mill consistently rank among the safest cities to live in, with a very strong police department and fire department, both of which maintain great community relations.

The National Council of Home Safety and Security bases it’s rankings on “federal crime reports, population data and in-house research.” On average, there are seven violent crimes per 1,000 people in South Carolina, and Tega Cay hardly registered a percentage with only one violent crime against its entire population of over 9,500 people. And, Fort Mill has less than two crimes per 1,000 residents. Furthermore, the total number of property crimes in Tega Cay and Fort Mill fell well below the state average. These stats truly exemplify just how safe these areas are to live in.

For more details and information on the safety honors for  both of these great cities and what it means for the residents there, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Plenty in the pipeline for Fort Mill

Plenty of potential new development is in the pipeline for Fort Mill, with a variety of proposals recently submitted to York County planners. One major proposal includes a 4-acre residential community located off of Sutton Road at 1879 Camber Woods in unincorporated Fort Mill between existing sections of Baxter.

Furthermore, an additional 147 townhomes may be built at Regent Park on a property that totals approximately 46 acres. Another residential development that may come to fruition is a single-family subdivision off of Kennel Road in Fort Mill between Springfield and Foxwood totaling approximately 29 acres.

As far as commercial development goes, there is a warehouse distribution center totaling 370,000 square feet that could potentially be moving to Lakemont Business Park on the 60-acre site near Carowinds. Also in the works is a convenience center at 2093 Fort Mill Parkway that will include a permanent trash and recycling center. There is also a plot of land on the corner of US 21 and Garrison Farm Road in the Fort Mill area that was an auto sales site and is up for redevelopment.

There are discussions of a new school located at 1894 Zoar Rosd near Tega Cay on a near two-acre plot of land, among many, many more potential projects. All of these projects have submitted preliminary proposals to the county and are waiting on approval.

For more details and information on what could be to come in Fort Mill and the surrounding area, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Lake Wylie eyes Rock Hill’s electric bus plan

There is a new trend in public transportation that is happening just across the Catawba River from Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and Tega Cay, that will hopefully be making its way all around the region. Electric buses are soon going to hit the scene in the city of Rock Hill. These buses not only limit environmental pollution, but they feature Wi-Fi and charging stations in addition to seamlessly connecting residents around the city with downtown stops. Plus, this will be a free service for riders.

With so much development happening in the Lake Wylie area, the options for entertainment, dining and shopping continue to grow while transportation to and from these locations gets more and more difficult. Traffic on the major local highways and thoroughfares  as well as the lack of available parking, is certainly a deterrent.

Public transportation would cut down on traffic, eliminate the frustration of trying to find parking, and would greatly reduce environmental emissions. More so, the public transportation is great for businesses and would be a tremendous boost to the local economy.

There are many details that would need to be worked out among the three municipalities of Fort Mill, Tega Cay and York County. Hopefully, what’s about to get underway in Rock Hill can also become a reality on the opposite side of the river. For more details and information on this project, check out the article at Heraldonline.com.

Mediterranean dining comes to Tega Cay

Did somebody say “Gyro”?
It’s always exciting when a new addition to the local dining scene offers something a bit different from everything else around. Well, there’s a recent restaurant opening in Tega Cay that offers a cuisine that is new to the area with food that is fast, fresh and delicious. The Greek restaurant Greco Fresh Grille offers homemade food made from scratch, and it is already a big neighborhood hit.

The menu features lamb, chicken and falafel platters served with Greek salad and house – cut fries that come in three flavors. The hummus on the menu also comes in three delicious flavors. On the menu, you will also find gyros with tzatziki sauce, as well as spinach pie, salads, kebabs, baklava and more, all showcasing the flavors of classic Mediterranean food.

There are three other Greco Fresh Grille locations in Charlotte, and this is the first South Carolina location. Be sure to check out this new Mediterranean eatery and neighborhood gem that is great for lunch or dinner. For more info and details on the restaurant, read the article at Heraldonline.com.

Neighborhood spotlight: Lake Ridge at Tega Cay

Lake Ridge at Tega Cay is a master-planned community that offers a small-town feel with big city accessibility  Residents here can take advantage of South Carolina’s low taxes, fantastic shopping and recreation, and arguably one of the best school districts in the state. The area offers tons of natural beauty with plenty of parks, walking trails and more.
Neighborhood amenities include a 7,500 square-foot clubhouse, a five-lane competition swimming pool, as well as a kiddie pool with a water slide. There are also two community tennis courts, a multipurpose court and a playground. Furthermore, the Tega Cay golf club is located near the neighborhood and so is Baxter Town Center, which features a 60,000 square-foot state-of-the-art YMCA as well as a branch of the York County Public Library. Lake Ridge is also conveniently located to Lake Wylie and the Catawba River, which offer plenty of options for boating and fishing enthusiasts. Furthermore, Carowinds, The largest themepark in the Carolinas, is only minutes away from this fantastic community.

The market here is very active, so even with 17 homes currently on the market, there is still only 2.6 months of inventory available. This definitely makes Lake Ridge at Tega Cay a seller’s market.

There has been a very slight drop in the average price per square foot over the last six months, but even so, the average sales price has seen very little change.

The new construction homes in this neighborhood average approximately 3,700 square feet and include desirable features such as stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, granite countertops, hardwood floors and more. If you are looking for a brand new home in the lovely town of Tega Cay, you will not want to miss Lake Ridge.

Neighborhood spotlight: Tega Cay’s Cameron Creek

Let’s let’s check in with Cameron Creek, a stunning community of new construction single-family homes and townhouses located in Tega Cay, South Carolina. The neighborhood is conveniently situated right off of Highway 160 and approximately one mile from I-77. Many home sites are still under construction here, but when completed, the community will feature 317 beautiful new homes.

The neighborhood features a community fire pit, pool and cabana as well as tree-lined sidewalks. There is a wide selection of floorplans including two-story homes, ranches and townhomes that feature two-car garages  Homes in the neighborhood range from 1,550 square feet to 3,200 square feet.

Cameron Creek is great for families with children given the fantastic schools in the area. Plus, residents here can take advantage of the lower South Carolina taxes as well as wonderful retail and recreational options nearby, including RiverGate, Charlotte Premium Outlets, Baxter Village and more.

Cameron Creek currently has eight homes on the market representing 8.7 months of inventory. With six months of inventory representing a balanced market, Cameron Creek tends to favor the buyers, especially compared with the inventory in Tega Cay and York County as a whole which have 5.1 months and 4.1 months of inventory, respectively.

The average list price of homes currently available is $372,831. It is worth noting that there has been a decrease in the average price per square foot over the last three months here, as well as a decrease in the average sales price over the last year.

If you are looking for new construction in the fabulous town of Tega Cay, you will not want to miss Cameron Creek!

Residential development booms in Fort Mill and Tega Cay

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-4-25-46-pmFort Mill and Tega Cay are soon to be home to, well… more new homes. For starters, a 52-acre site on Fort Mill Parkway will soon be Fort Mill Reserve, which would potentially include up to 120 homes as well as 80,000 square feet of retail, office or municipal use. An acre of the space would also be donated to the town as green space or as a park. And, at least 20% of the residences in Fort Mill Parkway would be targeted toward seniors. Plus, next to Fort Mill Reserve is another new possible site for up to 75 new homes as well as a fire station.

The Cadence subdivision is under review in Tega Cay, where possible plans would allow for up to 125 new homes here. If everything moves forward, Cadence should be completed by 2020 as part of a big surge in development for Tega Cay, which also includes Catawba Park, the Game On sports megaplex, as well as many new residential neighborhoods. With more than a thousand housing units currently in the works in Tega Cay, there are almost just as many housing units in the proposal stage, as well.

Massey is also seeing some residential additions with 47 new homes on nearly 42 acres on the northern side of South Dobys Bridge Road.

For more details and information on the residential development that is booming in the Fort Mill and Tega Cay area, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Tega Cay’s sports and entertainment game is about to get a whole lot better

Screen Shot 2016-08-21 at 4.46.49 PMThe sports, activity and entertainment landscape of Tega Cay is about to be reshaped with a whole new concept potentially changing the game.

Tons of development is on the horizon for the Tega Cay community located just south of Charlotte. The city has recently granted approval to move forward with plans on a sports and entertainment proposal drafted by Game On Development.

The Moorsetown, North Carolina-based entertainment development company is aiming to create a community gathering spot while reshaping the sports landscape of the Tega Cay community. The multi-faceted project involves taking over more than 78 acres and would include a two-level sports facility, a 14-screen movie theater complex, a 150-room boutique hotel, a four-level parking garage, a park, both medical and professional office space, retail storefronts and residential space, as well.

The sports facility alone would have eight basketball courts, four multipurpose fields, indoor as well as outdoor tennis courts, an olympic-size resort-style pool, a bowling alley, and a 35,000 square-foot fitness center to boot. Not only would the sports complex be for local residents to use and enjoy, but there have also been talks about the facility functioning as a world-class sports training site.

The current plans call for residential space to be located above commercial space, and there is also potential for an assisted living facility as part of the plan. The first phase of the entire project would include the construction of the indoor sports facility and of the hotel.

This is a very exciting concept for the city and would be a great boost for the local economy. For more details on the plan, check out the full article at CharlotteObserver.com.