Tradition meets modern convenience at Waterside at The Catawba, a new Taylor Morrison community in Fort Mill that honors the area’s charm and natural beauty. New homes are now selling, offered in five floor plans with architectural style that celebrates our local heritage, and gives residents access to exclusive community amenities as well as recreational opportunities the area is famous for, an array of nearby shopping, dining and entertainment, and excellent public schools. Our sales associates have pulled together a list of the local spots and must-see attractions they’d recommend to newcomers and visitors. When you call Waterside at The Catawba home, you’re certain to find your own favorites. (And if you’re already a local, please share your own recommendations with us!)
Catawba means “people of the river” in the language of the native tribes that have inhabited the area for over 6,000 years. So it’s no surprise that much of the outdoor recreation centers around our local waterways. The Catawba River, which starts in the Blue Ridge Mountains and flows 320 miles to the sea. Much of it is dammed, creating many lakes. But its longest free-flowing section is a 30-mile stretch below Lake Wylie that is designated as South Carolina’s Scenic River. It’s perfect for kayaking, canoeing and tubing. Fishing for bass, bluegill, panfish and catfish on the lakes, streams and reservoirs is also a popular activity.
Throughout the area, you’ll also find numerous parks and hiking, biking and horseback trails. Some of our favorites include Anne Springs Close Greenway, a popular spot for camping and weddings, Riverwalk Greenway Trail and Nanny’s Mountain.
If you prefer a more leisurely day in the park, check out Walter Elisha Park. Located in Fort Mill, it has paved walkways, ball fields, and playground. Other favorites include Cherry Park and Winthrop Park in nearby Rock Hill, and, for your furry friends, Mary Warner Mack Dog Park. And you’re never far from a beach to bask on or a mountain to climb.
When you just gotta shop, you won’t have far to travel. Waterside at The Catawba is close to a Harris Teeter, Publix, Food Lion and Reeds Fine Food as well as the Rock Hill Galleria Mall. Or head across the state line to the Charlotte N.C. area and check out Park Road, River Gate, Stone Crest and Ballantyne Corners, malls with a variety of local boutiques and eateries, along with some national anchors.
Fine and Casual Dining
This is the South, y’awl, so you’re never going to be far from some delicious downhome food including BBQ and hushpuppies. Allows us to narrow the choices a bit. When you just want a great cup of coffee, Jump N’ Java is the spot. For breakfast, try Flipside Café, Toast Café and Amelie’s French Bakery. Hobo’s serves up traditional American dinner food and Fort Mill Family Restaurant has lunch and dinner. But if you want great, fresh local seafood like fried flounder or fried shrimp, Captain Steve’s is the place to go.
You can also catch a show or a concert in Charlotte, NC. Belk Theater is a popular venue. Sports means the NFL Carolina Panthers, the NBA Hornets, the NHL Hurricanes and the NASL RailHawks. Or get the local spirit and become a booster of Nations Ford High School Falcons.
Local festivals are a wonderful way to meet your neighbors and immerse yourself in local culture. So you won’t want to miss the Fort Mill annual spring Strawberry Festival, a week-long celebration held each May. Another highlight is the annual Come See Me Festival each April in nearby Rock Hill. It’s the state’s largest all-volunteer festival.
There’s so much to see and do in and around Fort Mill need a lifetime to take it all. We hope you’ll be living it at Waterside at The Catawba!