Welcome Home!

Whether you have just moved from the next town over, from another state or another country, we are thrilled you are here!

Settling into an area can be both exciting and sometimes overwhelming to you and your family. Within the first few months, you will be needing to get acclimated with your surroundings, establishing new routines, finding local hotspots and exploring all the community’s vast resources.

We are here to help!

In your hands you hold BeLocal Waxhaw. We feel this is the best of the best in this area. There are places to dine, shopping for the family, outings and attractions, information about the history of the town as well as the top medical professionals for your family. We have asked the locals for their opinions and suggestions to share with you so you will see many “Local Tips.”

Our residents see a community that has always focused on the well being of our neighbors. We have some of the best schools in the state: Union County Public Schools. Waxhaw has also been named one of the safest towns in North Carolina for many years in a row. No wonder so many people want to move here! We take pride in offering connection opportunities throughout the town, as we want to connect neighborhoods so we all feel like one community.  

Come join us at the water tower where families have gathered for many years to chat and share life moments. There are many community events that take place in downtown that are fun for the whole family. We love to share our pride in our history and heritage, so enjoy the information in this BeLocal Waxhaw.

Waxhaw is located nestled in the southwest corner of Union County. It is known as the Piedmont region of North Carolina. You will find yourself traveling in and out of South Carolina as it is really close to the border! There is easy access to major interstate highways, such as I-485, I-85 and I-77. Charlotte Douglas Airport is about a 40-minute ride. A beautiful ride to the Blue Ridge Mountains on the weekend is well worth the short drive. Do you enjoy the shoreline and beaches? Pack your car, and there are many beautiful beaches at the Carolina shores. We also have beautiful lakes near by; Lake Wylie and Lake Norman are a special time for family fun.

BeLocal Waxhaw gives you the best places to go, written by your new local friends and influences in their fields. Learn about local gems, handmade crafts, the best dining experiences, or just a place to visit to unwind and relax. We are proud of our county and elected officials. They all work hard to make this community as wonderful as it is today.

It is my pleasure to serve this community, so please feel free to reach out as I am happy to help you get connected.

Kathleen Thurston 
Publisher
BeLocalWaxhaw@gmail.com