Established in 1842, Union County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state of North Carolina. It provides a unique blend of rural and metropolitan lifestyles. While having vast areas of nature untouched by development, it also has areas flourishing in suburban and industrial growth. The primary factors contributing to Union's economic growth are agriculture, business and industry. Situated in the south central piedmont area of North Carolina the population is estimated at 201,292 with approximately 643 square miles of land.
Fairview is a town populated with warm, hardworking people who enjoy an excellent quality of life. Fairview is becoming a town that is vitally alive and heading in new directions, without sacrificing our past successes. There are a number of projects in the planning stages, or actually underway, that are contributing to the ever-changing dynamics in the community of Fairview.
Located in the southern portion of the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Indian Trail is situated astride US 74 approximately 15 miles southeast of Charlotte. Town limits encompass approximately 20 square miles with an additional 15 square miles of planning area.The town derived its name from the Native American path that wound through this area, hence the name “Indian Trail”. Indian Trail was incorporated in 1907 and recently celebrated its 100th birthday. The town works hard to recognize its history and come together as a community. Annual celebrations include a 4th of July parade, a Christmas parade, Family Fun Day, and Arbor Day.
Lake Park, a village in northwest Union County, is 15 miles from downtown Charlotte. Villagers have built a variety of homes here; traditional single family-homes, care free patio homes, condominiums and townhomes. Lake Park's landmark, a chiming clock tower, overlooks this beautiful village with church, shops, offices and a community center.
Marshville is a quintessential small, southern town and is a great place to live and grow. The friendly atmosphere, rural beauty, and small town charm will endear this area to you. Located 35 miles east of Charlotte on U.S. Highway 74, Marshville has a diverse population of just under 3,000 people. The employment opportunities, ranging from agricultural, including agri-business and agri-tourism, to the nearby urban center of Charlotte, the second largest banking center in the United States, will draw you.
The Village of Marvin, population 5,696, is an upscale residential community in close proximity to the Ballantyne area of Charlotte. The Village is desired for its open space, low density zoning, low taxes and excellent schools. The Village provides recreational opportunities which include expanded greenways and the newly constructed Marvin-Efird Park. The Village supports creating a sense of community as it balances new growth.
Re-incorporated in 1999, the Town of Mineral Springs is located between Waxhaw and Monroe. With a population of just around 2,700, Mineral Springs is committed to maintaining a rural community. Wide open spaces abound, and many residents maintain farms or keep horses. The Queen's Cup, a nationally recognized steeplechase event, takes place in the heart of Mineral Springs on the last Saturday of every April. The municpal government is responsible for regulation of zoning and subdivisions within the town limits, currently consisting of an area of approximately eight square miles.
Monroe, with a population of 36,392 is the county seat of Union County. The historic, Victorian Courthouse, built in 1886, sits magnificently atop a central square and draws attention from every direction. To the north, lie County and City government buildings - to the south, quaint downtown shops, restaurants and businesses. Several fountains and small park areas are part of the downtown landscape. A thriving Highway 74 Corridor is where most major restaurants, hotels, shopping and more are found. Another economic pulsepoint for is the Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport.
Stallings, Union County’s third largest town, provides the desired combination of low taxes and a family center community with easy access to I-485, Charlotte commerce, and regional transportation. Town services include a police department, trash and yard waste services, and storm water maintenance. The Town’s growth and long-term commitment to its citizens are evident by its $2.7 million renovations of its two parks, complete with amphitheatre and disc golf course, as well as a detailed downtown master plan designed to further the opportunities for business development.
The Town of Unionville is located in northern Union County. A rural town, it has a population of 5,929. Unionville is comprised mostly of homes and farm land. It is home to the state's largest school fundraiser - the Unionville Elementary barbeque, which takes place the first Friday of every November. Unionville is also know for its annual July 4th celebration, Concerts in the Park on Thursday evenings in July and the annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting, held on the first Saturday in December.
Waxhaw is a quaint and charming small town of 14,000 residents located in Union County NC. Waxhaw offers a simplistic, relaxing and friendly small town lifestyle just minutes away from the bustling Charlotte area and South Carolina. Waxhaw’s uniqueness is defined by the diverse character of its downtown surrounded by the solitude of the countryside, a natural backdrop of rolling hills and scenic horse country. On its Main Street one will find unique family-owned businesses and boutiques, art galleries, museums, restaurants, and a downtown district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. One visit to Waxhaw and you’ll see why so many people are deciding to call this place home.
The Town of Weddington is located in the northwestern corner of Union County, NC approximately 15 miles southeast of the City of Charlotte and 14 miles northwest of downtown Monroe. The Town consists almost entirely of single-family homes on lots of one acre or more. The Town's only commerical area is located in the vincinity of NC 16 and NC 84 and is referred to as the Town Center. Only 27 of the 11,044 acres within Weddington are commerically zoned. Weddington Corners Shopping Center is located at the corner of Providence and Weddington Roads.
Wesley Chapel was incorporated in 1998 and has grown through voluntary annexations to a town of 7,700 residents. Upscale housing developments are adjacent to farmland and local churches. Two shopping centers provide several restaurants as well as a variety of goods and services in a central location, while most of the remaining land in the town is zoned residential. A park and town hall are under construction, and a fire station was completed in 2012.
Wingate is a small, diverse community that strives to provide high quality services in the most efficient and effective manner. Home of Wingate University, we are progressive in our efforts to provide citizens, students, and visitors with a high quality of life. Wingate is only 25 miles east of Charlotte, which makes for convenient trips to sporting events, major shopping, and a full array of cultural events.
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