The parks and walking trails in Baxter Village are among one of the most unique and attractive amenities found here. Locals enjoy more than 400 acres of green space, hiking and biking trails and play grounds. The trail network is a developing project that will eventually link all trails within the village so that residents can walk or bike from one recreational area to another. From planned parks such as the one on the edge of the Catawba River to those along Lake Wylie, residents will have the opportunity to actively navigate their way through their community thus promoting a healthy lifestyle that all can appreciate. This is no more evident than in the 2,300-acre Anne Springs Close Greenway, which is comprised of 26 miles of moderate to challenging hiking trails.
In addition to the newly added 60,000 square foot YMCA recreation center, Baxter Village also has an alluring community center where locals can converge to enjoy everything from a poolside retreat to a friendly tennis match. The center truly defines the small-town atmosphere where onsite amenities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, an aerobics and exercise room, showers and lockers, snack bar, television room with a big screen TV and a veranda with rocking chairs overlooking the park below. The facility is open to all residents, but can also be reserved for special events such as weddings, corporate conferences or meetings thanks to the sites full service kitchen, spacious banquet rooms and well-manicured lawns.
More than any other section of Baxter Village, the Town Center combines a traditional neighborhood setting that incorporates the best of the past with the technology of the future. The Town Center features a variety of businesses including retail, restaurant, medical and corporate, making this part of the village a focal point for construction developers to build their master-planned communities nearby and within walking distance. The Town Center is literally aglow with a bustling nightlife primed by an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and specialty shops that attract people from all walks of life to the area. During the day, the center is filled with workers, shoppers and passer-byes from neighboring communities who frequent the area for both work and play.
Proximity to historic Fort Mill, as well as the metropolitan city of Charlotte, affords Baxter residents the luxury of experiencing the finest in both small-town and Uptown City living. Charlotte, NC, enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a business leader. As the nation's second largest financial center, the Queen City is full of bustling transportation, strong leaders and labor resources that business require. It offers exceptional opportunities and unparalleled quality of life to companies that choose Charlotte for their new, expanding or relocating operations. Other features of the area are the numerous sports teams, including the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Bobcats, as well as recreational sports opportunities such as golfing, boating, and more.
For Baxter residents, the region's employment market is as attractive as the village's own residential, retail and commercial markets. With approximately 750 families now calling Baxter Village their home, it's very easy to see why. Of course, life isn't only about economics. In Baxter, residents enjoy the great celebration as much as the great outdoors. From community sponsored events such as Outdoor Movie Night on the Village Green to the April through October Music in the Park series, residents come together regularly to enjoy the arts. They also enjoy relaxing with friends on their front porches, swimming in one of the many pools, and playing with their children on the playgrounds.
Baxter Village is one of York County's finest and most vibrant communities. It's diversity in culture and human spirit makes Baxter and its residents truly unique. So, if you are seeking to buy a home in this part of the state, consider Baxter Village and discover for yourself the fun and rewarding lifestyle that awaits you.