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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Waxhaw is a suburb of Charlotte with a population of 14,383. Waxhaw is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Waxhaw offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Waxhaw and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Waxhaw are highly rated.
About Waxhaw...
Population
14,383

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$308,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,420
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    13%
  • Own
    87%
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Waxhaw Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    79.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    941.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    13.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    18%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Waxhaw

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$107,356
National
$55,322
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Waxhaw Reviews

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I love living in Waxhaw, and overall, I'd say it's been a very family friendly experience. There are year-round seasonal festivals and activities, and around Christmas time they string up lights on all the trees and offer horse and carriage rides across town. It may not be the most exciting place to live, and the commute time can be a bit inconvenient at times (especially during rush hour), but it's a lovely place to raise your family and the people are always willing to lend a helping hand. Despite its shortcomings, I wouldn't live anywhere else.
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Waxhaw is a super welcoming community with some of the nicest people I have ever met. Waxhaw is family friendly and has a variety of activities for socializing and relaxing. I enjoy living in Waxhaw, North Carolina, because it is a small, humble town and it has a very relaxed atmosphere. Not only is the town itself relaxed and welcoming, but the schools in Waxhaw are the best in the state at athletics, academics, and arts.
I am a current Waxhaw resident and I have lived here for more than 5 years. If you're looking for a place with affordable homes, amazing schools, low crime rate, and high diversity, I highly recommend moving to Waxhaw. It is surprisingly close to many stores and restaurants in the Charlotte area, including Waverly. With downtown Charlotte and Carowinds nearby, there are many fun things to do with family around Waxhaw. The weather is also great--it's neither too hot nor too cold at any time in the year.