Located 12 miles south of Charlotte’s city limits, the Waxhaw area has a population of over 14,000 residents. Waxhaw’s population has tripled since the 1990’s. A big draw are the excellent public schools that serve the Waxhaw area.
Waxhaw is named after the Waxhaw Indians, who were part of the Sioux tribe. Today, you can learn about the Waxhaw Indians at the Museum of the Waxhaws. Waxhaw is home to several other museums, including the Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico Cardenas Museum. Waxhaw is also famous for being the birthplace of President Andrew Jackson.
Waxhaw is known and loved for its historic downtown. Visiting this area makes you feel as if you’ve stepped back in time with its quaint buildings on Main Street dating back to the 1800’s. Waxhaw provides a truly unique blend of new development against a backdrop of history and has been described as a place where “old meets new.”
Historic downtown Waxhaw is home to many community events, including the Waxhaw Farmers Market, the Spring Kaleidoscope Fest, the Holiday Festival of Lights and Christmas Parade, the Waxhaw Independence Day celebration which includes a parade, fireworks, and beach party which attracts over 12,000 visitors. June through August, there’s music at the “Jammin’ by the Tracks” every Friday evening.
Outdoor enthusiasts have numerous choices in Waxhaw, including Cane Park, Harvey Nesbit Park, Town Creek Park, David G Barnes Children’s Park, and the Waxhaw Sk8 Park for skateboarding enthusiast. The Andrew Jackson State Park on the South Carolina border is also close to this area.