The Waxhaw area was settled around 1740 by Scots-Irish and German immigrants. Named for the Native American tribe which inhabited the region, Waxhaw remained a small settlement for many years. Cotton mills for manufacturing textiles was one of the main economic staples of the area throughout the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The Town of Waxhaw NC was initially brought into the modern age with the arrival of the railroad in 1901, allowing much easier access to surrounding cities.
The Museum of the Waxhaws offers a detailed history of the region along with a memorial to our 7th President Andrew Jackson who is thought to have been born in or around the Waxhaw area. More recently Waxhaw has developed into a center for antique dealing and fine dining, offering that highly sought after balance between small-town appeal and big-city accessibility. Some of the main focuses for the town are to incorporate positive diversity, quality growth, and a cooperative spirit.
Waxhaw NC Things To Do
Waxhaw attractions revolve around the quaint, small town vibe which is present throughout the town. The Downtown Waxhaw area offers locals First Fridays in Waxhaw, with themed events and special offers from merchants. The Waxhaw community comes together for annual events such as the Fourth of July Parade and the Christmas Parade, festivals such as SpringFest, or Autumn Treasures, and military ceremonies on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day to honor military personnel from today and those who came before.
Things to do in Waxhaw extend to dining opportunities from one-of-a-kind coffee shops and bakeries to fine dining restaurants. For those who wish to taste a variety of local foods in one spot there is the Chill’n and Grill’n BBQ Cook-off, and for those who enjoy being physically active there is the Waxhaw Town and County Run with a ½ mile Fun Run and a 5K race. Play a round of golf followed by dining at the clubhouse, visit the Skateboard Park, the recently renovated David G. Barnes Children’s Park, or play baseball at Harvey Clay Nesbit Park. The natural beauty of Cane Creek Park incorporates over 1,000 acres of preserved land which surround the 350-acre trophy bass lake. The park offers a wide array of recreational activities including camping, fishing, swimming, canoeing, picnicking at one of the wilderness sites, playing horseshoes, miniature golf, soccer and volleyball.
Waxhaw Real Estate
Waxhaw neighborhoods are filled with Waxhaw NC real estate which has been built during different periods throughout the last century and further back. Waxhaw estates are exquisite manors featuring luxury on the grandest scale with exclusively elegant living spaces on extensive acreage. Waxhaw homes are also offered in the old-world style, custom-built with amenities such as wine cellars, wet bars, and private access to homes. The style of Waxhaw real estate can also be European brick and stone with theater rooms, covered verandas, terraces and backyard waterfalls.
Waxhaw luxury homes bring to the plate chefs gourmet kitchens, rec rooms with wet bars, double-tierd decks, and gazebos with hot tubs. Discover Waxhaw NC homes in the plantation-style on wooded acreage, with double staircases, fully-finished basements, and spectacularly designed pools. Waxhaw houses can also offer just the right amount of space for just the right prices, with affordable options nestled in beautiful Waxhaw neighborhoods.
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