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Living in Waxhaw, Weddington and Marvin

As Charlotte has grown, the small towns of Waxhaw, Weddington and Marvin have gone from rural outposts on the South Carolina line to some of the region’s most desirable communities.

Waxhaw, in particular, has become a destination in its own right, with a quaint downtown complete with its own brewery and luxury apartments.

Weddington is booming with new development. And the affluent bedroom community of Marvin regularly makes national lists of the country’s best places to live.

All three towns are in Union County, the fast-growing neighbor to Charlotte’s Mecklenburg County. These Union towns offer desirable school districts, plenty of land, and safe neighborhoods — all within a 20-minute drive of big-city amenities.


Population: 29,905

Commute distance to Uptown: 40 minutes

Median age: 39.8

Median household income: $133,889

Median home sales price: $451,333

Average rent: $1,915

Things to do in Waxhaw, Weddington and Marvin

Dreamchaser’s Brewery. This brewery in downtown Waxhaw is aptly named: The owner was a long-time homebrewer who took the leap from corporate life to follow his passion. Enjoy live music and craft brews right off Main Street. Details.

The Waxhaw Creamery. Their homemade ice cream is a local favorite. Details.

Emmet’s Social Table. Located inside a historic mill, this restaurant is known for shareable plates and specialty cocktails. Details.

Crossroads Coffee House. Stop in for a cup or take home a bag of locally roasted beans. Details.

Cane Creek Park. Spend the day fishing, play some disc golf or camp out under the stars. Details.

Waxhaw, Weddington and Marvin real estate

Homes in Waxhaw, Weddington and Marvin are known for their large lots and expansive, open floor plans. You get a lot of house for your money in these three Union County towns. Houses over 2,500 square feet are priced around $300,000, and you can find large homes of 5,000 square feet or more around the half-million mark.

Cover photo of downtown Waxhaw by BasicGov via Flickr (Creative Commons)