A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,500
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,167
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%

Waxhaw Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    37
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    15
    41
  • Robbery
    22
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    243
    525
  • Theft
    522
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    7
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$84,294
National
$53,889
Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    40%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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The city of Waxhaw definitely has that small town feel to it! So, if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, then Waxhaw is the town for you! You will be able to enjoy the countryside, visit antique shops, meet the locals, enjoy the local festivities, learn about the history of the city, etc.
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Waxhaw is a lovely area just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina. It has a suburban/semi rural feel and is the best place I have lived yet (coming from Sydney, Australia). The cost of living isn't too bad and even though the real estate market moves quickly there is property for all price points (from $180000 all the way up to $1million +). Waxhaw is also home to some of the best public schools in the state (Marvin Ridge Middle and High, New Town Elementary, Cuthbertson High and Middle). Additionally the climate is excellent not to hot in the summer (around 31C-88F) and mild winters (around 30-40F during day, but chilly at night even down to low teens some nights with occasional snow). Waxhaw is the perfect mix between the East Coast and the South and is an excellent place to raise a family, couldn't recommend it any more.
Main Street Waxhaw has been preserved through all of the growth spreading outward from Uptown Charlotte - Check out Maxwell's Restaurant in Waxhaw on Main Street, on the railroad route, and with brick walls from the old train station - Cane Creek Park is a healthy destination for outdoor athletic endeavors, hiking, biking, canoeing - Check out Museum of the Waxhaws' Civil War Reenactment - Cuthbertson High School is excellent and rivals both Marvin High and Weddington High in academics and sports - check out JAARS, the Alphabet Museum, and maintenance and repair of airplanes on -site, used for missionary work - Strong proactive police force which provides updates to communities via social media - a YMCA is being built now next to Kensington Shopping Center - check out the aerial view of plans for the YMCA on -line