Living in Union County

Waxhaw Real Estate


If you’re a Charlotte-area newcomer looking to live in Union, chances are you’re most interested in the western end of the county, along the county line close to Mecklenburg’s I-485 outer belt. Growth has been so rapid in this area that the Union County school system has opened new elementary, middle and high schools in the area.

With about 8,500 residents, Weddington is primarily residential and wealthy.  The town center is Weddington Corners shopping center.

Charlotte’s Siskey Family YMCA, on Weddington Road in Matthews, less than a mile from Union County, includes a pool and water park, jogging track, and other amenities.

Waxhaw takes its name from the Waxhaws, the Indian tribe that once inhabited the area. The town is known for its antiques, gift shops, and galleries.

On N.C. 75 between Waxhaw and Monroe, Mineral Springs is known for the Queen’s Cup Steeplechase on the last Saturday of April, which brings 20,000 people to Brooklandwood.

County seat Monroe, formed in 1844 and named for President James Monroe, is an intriguing blend of past and present, with its lovely old restored buildings downtown and its bustling shopping strip, airport and industrial parks. It’s the county’s largest city, with more than 30,000 people.

One of Union County’s gems is 1,050-acre Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw. The park surrounds a 350-acre trophy bass lake – one of three trophy bass lakes in North Carolina. Cane Creek also includes seven miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, boat rentals, ball fields, and playgrounds.

Demographics and Employment Data for Waxhaw, NC

Waxhaw has 5,930 households, with an average household size of 3.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Waxhaw do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 19,645 people call Waxhaw home. The population density is 1,619.47 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.1 / 50.9%

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Work With Sally

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