Lancaster County is ideally situated just south of Charlotte, North Carolina, and is within three miles of the prestigious Ballantyne corporate office, residential and commercial-retail section of Charlotte. For towns like Indian Land, residents benefit from their proximity to the business and industry sectors of this metropolis while still being able to enjoy the natural beauty that rural South Carolina offers. Over the past five years residential, commercial, retail, corporate office and industrial prospects have considered this portion of Lancaster County as the “place to be” in the Greater Charlotte Area. The influx of businesses to the area has resulted in an increase in total population that has ultimately helped to lure retail stores and restaurants into this part of the region. Residents of small towns such as Indian Land benefit the most from this kind of development because they, in a sense, are able to benefit from all the new amenities while still preserving their peaceful bedroom community that remains virtually free of traffic and noise pollution.
Residents of Indian Land also enjoy easy access to excellent transportation corridors including I-485, I-77 and US 521. This access helps to reduce commute times to several key points of interest such as the Charlotte-Douglass International Airport which is a mere 20 minutes away. What’s more, Indian Land residents are introduced to a quality of life that is second to none in that many of Charlotte’s artistic and cultural events, professional sports teams and outdoor recreational opportunities are easily accessible.
Year-round sunshine and a mild climate compliment outdoor recreation activities. Indian Land features many natural waterways which make for great fishing and small boating. When locals aren’t traveling into Charlotte to take in a sporting event or attend a live theatrical performance, they take great pride in the fact that there are many fun and exciting things to do just outside their doorstep. Indian Land is a very tight-knit community that believes in pride of ownership. Hence, this town has a warm, down home feel to it where people still act neighborly despite the fact that Indian Land is one of the fastest-growing towns in the northern half of Lancaster County.
Currently, Indian Land has two main schools. Indian Land Elementary offers classes K-8 and is the primary feeder school for Indian Land High which has an annual enrollment at or near 390 students. The high school has 45 teachers which averages to better than a 10:1 student to teacher ratio and features over 210 computers on site. Upon graduation there are many fine academic institutions of higher learning from which to choose including the state’s signature school, the University of South Carolina in Columbia which is some 50 miles south of Indian Land. The nearest institution is Winthrop University which is approximately 20 miles outside of town.
Overall, Indian Land is an outstanding place to live. The real estate market is hot because of the planned new developments, as well as its proximity to the trend setting town of Fort Mill as well as the South Charlotte area.