Waxhaw, North Carolina Receives 2019 National Main Street Accreditation
No wonder it seems as if everyone wants to move to Waxhaw these days... the Town of Waxhaw is one of 46 designated North Carolina communities to receive 2019 Main Street America™ accreditation for its historic downtown. Congratulations to Waxhaw on a job well done!
Four additional Charlotte region communities were also accredited in 2019: Belmont, Concord, Monroe, Morehead City. During the 2018 fiscal year, North Carolina Main Street programs generated $222 million in local public and private reinvestment, helped open 247 net new businesses, generated 1,288 net new jobs, and saw the rehabilitation of 255 buildings and 372 façade improvements.
During the 2018 fiscal year, historic, downtown Waxhaw benefitted from a net gain of six new businesses and almost $10 million in private investment. Volunteers dedicated 600+ hours to Waxhaw Main Street events, beautification and economic development planning activities. Waxhaw's Main Street Program strives to make historic, downtown Waxhaw a hub for retail shops, award-winning dining options, local artisans and cultural events (Waxhaw just had its hugely popular annual Kaleidoscope Music Arts & Food Festival a few days ago).
More Information From Waxhaw Happenings Publication: May 2019 Edition
Source: Waxhaw Happenings, May 2019 Edition
What Is The National Main Street American Program All About?
If you've never heard of the National Main Street America Program you are probably not alone... Main Street America has been instrumental in helping to revitalize older and historic commercial districts for over 35 years. Main Street America’s network now consists of over 2,000 rural and urban neighborhoods and communities who share a commitment to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America recognizes communities that celebrate their community's character, work to preserve local history, and generate significant economic returns. The Town of Waxhaw totally fits the bill for all three. Main Street America is a program of the non-profit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Just 15 miles from Uptown Charlotte, you'll find yourself in the historic town of Waxhaw in Union County. The town of Waxhaw gets its name from the Waxhaw Indians, who originally lived in the area and were known as the Wysacky Indians. Waxhaw is also known as the birthplace of President Andrew Jackson.
Today, Waxhaw is known for its award winning schools, lower taxes, and suburban lifestyle with small-town appeal.
Waxhaw's historic downtown features antique shops and places to dine, many of which are located in buildings from the late 19th Century. The Waxhaw Historic District is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Love the outdoor life? Waxhaw is also home to any number of parks, including: David G. Barnes Park, Harvey C. Nesbit Park, Cane Creek Park, and Town Creek Park, which offer picnic areas, playgrounds, softball fields, biking trails. The Waxhaw Farmer's Market is open year-round.
Waxhaw sponsors wonderful activities which are attended by people from all over the Charlotte metro area: the Kaleidescope Art Festival, the Queen's Cup Steeplchase (Waxhaw has the largest horse population in North Carolina), one of the metro area's largest July 4th Parade, and the Festival of Lights during the Christmas season (and of course, the Jammin' by the Tracks Summer Concert Series).
Want to find out more about the Waxhaw area? Check out Waxhaw's Facebook page. There's always something going on in the Waxhaw area. And if you're considering a relocation to the Ballantyne area click here for a free Newcomer's Package on the Charlotte area.
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