Indian Land is located 20 miles south of Uptown Charlotte, NC. Convenient to I-77 and I-485 loop, the Indian Land community is ideally located to take advantage of the cultural opportunities and destinations in the Greater Charlotte area while allowing its residents to live in a more tranquil setting. Drive 15-30 minutes in just about any direction from Indian Land and discover something new!
The immediate Indian Land community has several shopping centers conveniently located on Hwy 521 that offer plenty of options for daily conveniences. Carolina Commons Shopping Center has a large Harris Teeter, CVS, Bank of America and several restaurants. Walgreens is directly across the street. The Promenade at Carolina Reserve is located almost directly across the street and has anchor stores Home Goods and Burlington Coat Factory as well as a variety of restaurants and smaller retail stores. Starbucks, hair & nail salon, ALDI. The Cross Creek shopping center offers more dining options and a Publix Supermarket. And, the options wouldn’t be complete without a Walmart Supercenter just 5 minutes up the road.
The quaint southern town of Waxhaw, NC lies just 10 minutes away around the bend along SC-75 where you can find homemade ice cream, pottery galleries, antique shops, and excellent food. The newly renovated Cotton Mill houses Emmets Social Table, featuring small plates, craft beers and creative cocktails. The Mill is also home to Sweet T’s Flowers and gifts, voted Charlotte’s Best floral shop. Walk along Main Street and step into Mary O’Neill’s for some gourmet irish fare or Provisions to pick up lunch. During the holidays, downtown Waxhaw comes to life with holiday lights and events for all ages!
Home to the Panthers NFL Team and the Hornets NBA Basketball team, Charlotte, NC offers many opportunities for a fun evening on the town! Whether you head uptown to take in a show at the theater, visit the Levine Museum of the South or NASCAR Hall of Fame, your entertainment is guaranteed. Uptown Charlotte offers many excellent fine dining opportunities as well as fun bars and restaurants to make your evening complete!
There are many regular events near Uptown Charlotte that are worth a trip, too. Food Truck Fridays in Dilworth, Gallery Crawls one Friday each month in NoDa (don’t miss Amelie’s Bakery, open 24/7) and the Taste of Charlotte are just a few that come to mind. Take a tour of the Old Mecklenburg Brewery and then enjoy dinner and games on the lawn afterward. And, if you have family visiting, you can take the kids to Discovery Place or to The Green uptown for ice skating in the winter or to cool off at the splash play area.
Lancaster, SC is steeped in history and is home to a number of historic sites including Buford Battleground, Springs House, Hanging Rock Battleground, as well as Andrew Jackson State Park, a park that offers a variety of outdoor activities and opportunities to learn about the area’s history. In downtown Lancaster, stroll along the Shops on Main Street for a little window shopping. Afterward, if you like craft beer, take a tour of Benford Brewing Company, which offers a family friendly environment to enjoy a beer and play cornhole or horseshoes, too.
If you are looking for a late spring activity, don’t miss a visit to Landsford Canal State Park, home to the world’s largest populations of rocky shoals Spider Lilies.
Downtown Fort Mill
The town of Fort Mill, SC was established in 1873, getting its name from its location between two points, the first, a fort constructed by British in colonial times to protect the Catawba Indians from marauding tribes to the north, and the second point of Webb’s Mill. The downtown historic district has a number of shops and locally-owned restaurants. Visit the Fort Mill History Museum for an extensive display of photographs and film footage as well as to see current Fort Mill artist’s works. Go ballroom dancing or see a show at one of the town’s three theaters. And, don’t miss a stop at Puckerbutt Pepper Company, home of the world’s hottest pepper, Ed’s Carolina Reaper. Fort Mill is also known for its peach orchards and the Anne Springs Close Greenway. The Greenway is an extensive protected natural area, consisting of approximately 2,300 acres (930.8 hectares) of lakes, forests, and pastures, that provide trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Near Uptown Charlotte
A unique outing specific to Charlotte, NC is the US National Whitewater Center. This park is a must if you have family visiting, especially with the kids! It is a family friendly center offering white water rafting and kayaking in a man-made river, multiple ropes courses, two zip lines, still water canoeing and paddle boarding. In addition, the center offers several dining options, weekend concerts, winter ice skating and more! The Charlotte Motor Speedway is also a unique destination where you can drive on the racetrack and visit during the holidays for a light display.