Waxhaw, NC Homes for sale is a rapidly growing town located in Union County, North Carolina. The population is currently estimated to be 7,400 and counting. Waxhaw is a suburb of Charlotte, NC real estate.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km²), all of it land.
Waxhaw takes its name from the Waxhaws, both the name for the area and the name for the Indian tribe that once inhabited it. The community 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.
The Waxhaw Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places, and Waxhaw has some wonderful old houses near the center of town. Residents and town government are also working on beautification plans. A beautiful Town Park is conveniently located in downtown Waxhaw. For new housing nearby, look along NC 75 East & West of Waxhaw, as well as Hwy 16 North of Waxhaw.