Welcome to Union County
A welcoming and relaxed area with stunning homes, cozy restaurants, and several highly-rated schools
A relaxed and family-oriented area, Union County is ideal for buyers who are looking for a peaceful spot to settle down just outside of Charlotte. Home to several blossoming communities, Union County is regarded as one of the fastest-growing areas in the greater Charlotte area. With a low-key, old-town vibe, Union County has tons of character and is home to plenty of locally-owned businesses and restaurants. Fear not, thrill-seekers - the high-energy and excitement of Charlotte is just a short drive away.
Waxhaw, Weddington, and Marvin are all smaller communities that make up the Union County area. These private areas are known for being extremely peaceful while still featuring plenty of amenities, making them ideal for buyers that are looking for a home that feels like a serene oasis.
Waxhaw is a larger community, named after the Waxhaws, the Indian tribe that once inhabited the area. Residents love to explore its charming downtown scene, and it is well-known for its antiques, gift shops, and galleries. Weddington is another popular community, and it is known for its grand homes situated in exclusive and private suburbs. The area is primarily residential, but it does feature a convenient town shopping center for locals to utilize. A quieter community with large lots, Marvin is also a highly sought-after area that offers stunning natural views and tons of land to buyers. Boasting magnificent new-builds, Marvin is perfect for those who want a trendy and upscale home.
Home styles across these communities vary - with new construction, renovated historic homes, and luxurious residences situated in gated communities, buyers have plenty of options to explore!
What to Love
- A fast-growing area that businesses and residents are flocking to
- Tight-knit communities that are ideal for families
- Natural, spacious areas with impressive lots
Locals of Union County can live a slow lifestyle while also enjoying close proximity to several bars, restaurants, and shops. Many locals find themselves browsing the shops in the quaint downtown area of Waxhaw, or stopping by any of the area’s many restaurants to grab a meal with friends.
While the area provides fantastic amenities and businesses, it also gives locals a quieter, more relaxed environment than other Charlotte suburbs. Many residents enjoy the peaceful nature of Union County, and they can frequently be found enjoying the quiet parks and greenspaces that the area provides. However, the big city of Charlotte is just a short ways away, so locals can truly experience the best of both worlds.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
There are plenty of incredible restaurants available to residents of Union County. Emmets Social Table - Waxhaw
, for instance, is one spot that locals love to dine at. Serving an array of small plates, this is fantastic for groups who want a tapas-style experience. Menu favorites include the Pork Belly Tacos, the German Beef Sliders, and the California Flatbread. Also featuring a front patio with a 10-seat fire pit, this is a fantastic spot for a laid-back group to get together.
701 Main Restaurant
is another popular spot in the Waxhaw area. A quaint spot perfect for a low-key date night, 701 Main is a must-visit. This spot serves plenty of elegant dishes, like their Ribeye Steak, the Twin Lobster Tail, and the Crab-Stuffed Salmon. A favorite of many residents, this is a lovely spot for a celebratory occasion or a romantic date night.
The Union County area also features several shops, markets, and local boutiques that residents and out-of-town visitors alike love to visit. Waxhaw is well-known for its downtown area, which boasts plenty of local businesses offering everything from antiques to art pieces. For everyday necessities, the Waxhaw Farmers Market
is another popular spot. With vendors selling produce, bakery items, tea, pottery, and more, this is a great place for residents who want to shop small and support local businesses.
Things to Do
Union County has plenty of activities for residents to enjoy! A quiet and laid-back area, this community boasts plenty of relaxing activities. Many locals enjoy visiting Hunter Farm
in their spare time. Situated near Weddington, this family-friendly attraction has numerous activities for visitors of all ages. The farm has an impressive array of animals to view, a petting zoo for families, a hayride experience, and many other unique activities. Perfect for visiting with a group, Hunter Farm is a must-see!