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Looking to relocate, but want a friendly community that is open to new people and new kids at school. Is Waxhaw a friendly community?

Asked by Waxhawnewbie, Waxhaw, NC Sat Mar 19, 2011

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Since real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase, or not, in specific neighborhoods, consider doing additional research of your own; research the area online, take the time and visit more than once, drive around, possibly chat with locals, check out whatever is important to you, etc., then make your determination, will your comfort level be reached; for school information see link....
http://www.greatschools.org/
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
Waxhaw has two different faces. The Old Face is a rural community with farmland, a tiny historic downtown main street and train tracks, and small neighborhoods. This is the Waxhaw I remember when I moved here 20 years ago to attend Wingate University in Union County.

The New Face of Waxhaw ( WXW ) is full of Northerner Transplants who were moving South, and wanted to be outside of Charlotte-Mecklenburg and were attracted by the lower taxes, larger lots, and new subdivisions. The good thing about new neighborhoods is that everyone else has just moved there, and they are also looking for friendly faces and new friendships. So, if you focus on these neighborhoods you should be well accepted and have a great experience.

I've helped dozens of families move to Waxhaw and welcome your call anytime. I'm available 9am to 9pm most days-- even on weekends. 1-888-628-3965 or 704-858-2345 . http://www.clthome.com
Web Reference: http://www.natewolf.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 31, 2011
Waxhaw has a very rural feel to it, more so south of the train tracks than north of them, but in any case most subdivisions are very new since the tremendous growth only occured in the last few years. When you evaluate a subdivision for your individual lifestyle you might want to ask questions like: can my kids ride their bikes to the neighbors, friends and are there neighborhood amenities to meet people at like a pool or tennis courts? How many parcels are in a subdivision and do I want a bigger subdivision that let's me meet more people when jogging or walking my dog or is a small subdivision more suitable for me? Do I prefer mature trees or am I prepared to plant? Do I care about powerlines vicinity (we have plenty of subdivision where they go straight through)? What school zones correspond to different areas of Waxhaw? Which subdivisions are close to the 3 private pistol clubs we have here (noise nuissance) or the water treatment plant (smell nuissance)? Which subdivisions offer me alternative routes to work and which can only be accessed by one main feeder street? Since as a Realtor I cannot state whether people are friendly, all I can talk about are as many facts as possible that can help you in the decision making process of which locale best suits your wants and needs. You can contact me anytime to talk about more details, here are my contact infos and websites:
Nana Tennhardt (SFR)
Keller Williams Realty Ballantyne Area
3430 Toringdon Way, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC, 28277
cell phone: (704)953-6288
nana@carolinaresidence.com
http://www.carolinaresidence.com
http://www.homes-waxhaw.com
http://www.luxury-marvin-homes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
Not only can I attest to Waxhaw on a professional level but also a personal one! I am a Charlotte native and moved my family to the Waxhaw area almost 5 years ago. We love that we have all of the convenience of Charlotte within a short distance, yet enjoy the beautiful trees and open land in and around the Waxhaw area. Because Union county is still one of the fastest growing counties across the country, you'll find a great mix of folks from all over. Chances are, you'll meet someone you already know! If you haven't already hired a Realtor, feel free to give me a call and I'll be happy to answer any questions I can or at least tell you where to find the information. I would be happy to help you with your housing needs as well.
Beth Gionis
Helen Adams Realty
704-609-6653
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 20, 2011
I think you'll find that Waxhaw and all other areas of Union County have friendly people, and are open to new neighbors and new kids at school. The term "southern hospitality" certainly applies here. People you don't even know wave as you pass them, they motion for you to pull out in front of them in traffic and I wouldn't be surprised if a neighbor or two didn't bake a cake or brownies to welcome a new neighbor into the community. We've had a lot of growth here in the past decade and you'll find that many of the residents here also moved here from other areas and they love it here! A lot of the people that have moved here have had other family members move to the area as well, because it's a great place to live. I am a native of the area and I'll be happy to be your personal guide should you decide to come on down and take a look. I have a lot of area information on my website at http://www.ISellUnion.com, and can give you the names of several people who've moved here from other areas that will attest to the fact that this is a great place to call home. Please check it out and give me a call if I can be of personal service. Thanks
Web Reference: http://www.ISellUnion.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 19, 2011
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