Typically referred to as “horse country”, the town of Waxhaw dates back to the 1700s, but it wasn’t until 1888 that the railroad, laying tracks to Atlanta, brought prosperity. Tracks still run through the center of town along the green, grassy strip dividing two rows of stores. In the early 1960s, Waxhaw reshaped itself as an antique and equestrian community. The town currently has dozens of specialty shops ranging from mom & pop restaurants to quaint antique shops. One major draw to the area is the annual Queens Cup Steeplechase at Brooklandwood farms and Cane Creek Park, a 1,050‐acre park that draws visitors with its beauty and its activities. Many homes in Waxhaw have a distinct “horse country” feel with stone and Tudor and French country accents.
Monroe, with a population of 30,392 is the county seat of Union County, home to the largest equestrian population in the entire state. Historic Monroe offers shops and Victorian‐style homes on quaint Main Streets as well as spas and salons. There are plenty of places to “pick your own produce” or fish for trophy bass. Greenways and trails throughout the county offer hiking and horseback riding. Newer development on Monroe’s highway 74 corridoris where you’ll find restaurant and economy hotel chains, shopping malls and car dealerships.
Founded in the 1760’s, the town of Weddington is located in Union County about 15 miles southeast of downtown Charlotte. Weddington cover approximately 15 square miles and is comprised of mainly low‐density single family housing‐ with a focus on large, wooded lots. With a population of approximately 8,500, Weddington has the atmosphere of a small town and a quality of life. Most homebuyers are drawn to the natural environment and large wooded lots.
With a current population of approximately 18,000, Mint Hill was first settled in 1750. Within town are many churches and excellent schools. Also, there are recreational facilities including private and public golf courses and country clubs. Primarily a residential community which offers quite a lot of home‐for‐the‐money, the business district has also shown intensified development in recent years.
The town of Indian Trail began in the 17th Century as a stop on a trading route from Virginia to the Waxhaw Indian settlement. Today you will find a wide variety of industry and commerce, farm land, and small businesses. New homes are being built as landowners sell out to developers, and the area offers low property taxes. Families love Indian Trail for its schools, churches, recreation and small‐town amenities.