Waxhaw's Lawson Neighborhood Median Home Price Up 10%: Quarter 1-2023

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Lawson Neighborhood in Waxhaw, NC

Real Estate Report & Neighborhood Spotlight: Quarter 1 - 2023


Lawson had a reasonably strong showing for home sales in Quarter 1-2023. Compared with the previous three months, median home sale price increased 10%, while the average sale price increased 6%. Tight inventory put upward pressure on home prices. Average days on market increased and compared to Quarter 4-2022, they were 12 days higher. Although the list to sale price ratio decreased 7% compared with the previous three months, Lawson home sellers still realized a most respectable almost 97% of list price in final sale price.



Lawson neighborhood in Waxhaw, NC home sales snapshot for Quarter 1-2023


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(12 Month Rolling Average)  




Lawson Neighborhood In Charlotte Area's WaxhawOne of Waxhaw, North Carolina's most desired and perennially favorite communities since 2006, Lawson is an idyllic neighborhood set on 558 picturesque acres with tree-lined streets and miles of scenic nature/walking trails.
More than one-third of the community's acreage has been devoted to common land, including the preservation of the magnificent 150 year old Heritage oak tree. The community was named after the 18th century, naturalist, John Lawson and was built as a tree-save community.
Community amenities include the Millhouse/Clubhouse, swim complex, tennis courts, kids' playground, fitness center. All the fun of a country club lifestyle without the country club lifestyle cost.
Cane Creek Park is close-by, featuring camping areas, a 300 acre lake for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and trails for biking and horseback riding. Also nearby is The Carolina Thread Trail, a regional network of green ways, trails, and blue ways with a new cross-state suspension bridge connecting the Twelve Mile Greenway in Waxhaw, NC with the Twelve Mile Creek Trail in Lancaster, SC offering four continuous miles of pathways to walk and explore.
Love to golf? There are some 30 golf courses to choose from within 10 miles of Lawson. 

The charming, historic town of Waxhaw, which is on the National Register of Historic Places,  is minutes away and offers quaint shops, restaurants, a farmer's market, and lots of community activities throughout the year. 
Lawson's location provides easy access to Charlotte's best shopping, dining, and entertainment options, medical services, primary local roads and I-485, as well as to some of Union County's highest rated public schools.
Is it any wonder Lawson has been one of Waxhaw area's most in-demand neighborhoods for over 10 years?


What Style of Homes Will You Find In Lawson?

One of the larger subdivisions in Waxhaw with 600+ homes, Lawson homes range in price from the $300,000's to over $800,000. Homes range in size from about 1,700 square feet to 5,000+ square feet and feature three bedrooms up to six plus bedrooms. Homes are primarily two-story, but there are also 1-1/2 story homes and three story homes, as well as homes with walk-out basements. All homes feature two or three car attached garages and are situated on lots averaging 1/4-1/3 of an acre, although there are homes home considerably larger lots, as well.


Lawson builders included Mattamy, Lennar, Shea Homes, Orleans, Ryland, St. Lawrence, and Pulte, providing a wide variety of home styles. In other words... something for everyone... from first time buyers to empty-nesters to young families, to move-up home buyers looking for luxury homes.


The average age of  homes in the community is approximately 7-9 years, with homes built as early as 2005. View all Lawson homes for sale here.


Where Is Lawson Located In Waxhaw?

The Lawson neighborhood is located off of Cuthbertson Road close to Cureton, another high-demand neighborhood in this part of Waxhaw. Two more perennially popular neighborhoods are also minutes away: Quellin, just up the road, across Hwy 16, while Millbridge is minutes away across Kensington Parkway.


Map Location of Lawson Community In Waxhaw NC

Lawson One of 10 Hot Waxhaw Neighborhoods 



Top Rated Union County Schools:


Lawson in Waxhaw School AssignmentsLawson in Waxhaw, North Carolina is served by some of the most highly rated public schools in Charlotte metro area's Union County, including the high demand New Town Elementary School, Cuthbertson Middle School, and Cuthbertson High School.  Some Lawson elementary school children are assigned to the Waxhaw Elementary School. Check with Union County Public Schools for all the most current school assignments.


Schools serving Lawson families are part of the Union County Public School District, ranked the 3rd best in North Carolina. Cuthbertson High School is ranked #10 out of the top 25 public high schools in the Charlotte region. Cuthbertson Middle School is ranked #13 in the top 25 Charlotte area public middle schools. New Town Elementary School ranks #25 as a top elementary school in the Charlotte area out of 292 public elementary schools. (Rankings by niche.com)

Do top schools make a difference when buying or selling a home? The answer is a YES! Find out why good schools matter when you’re buying or selling a home here.


Prime Waxhaw Location:


Lawson is close to the historic town of Waxhaw and the Cureton Shopping Center. It is also located some 15 minutes from the heart of Charlotte's upscale Ballantyne area which features two large outdoor shopping centers (Blakeney and Stonecrest) including grocery shopping, high-end boutiques, spas, casual and fine dining restaurants, movie theatres, etc.  Ballantyne Village is also easily accessible from Lawson. Lawson provides easy access to the Ballantyne Corporate Park, South Park, I-485, Matthews, Indian Land, Charlotte-Douglas Airport.


All of life's daily conveniences are close to Lawson. And if you love the great outdoors, 30 golf courses, 10 parks plus a dog park, and three hiking trails are within 10 miles of the neighborhood.


Lawson in Waxhaw NC convenient to all of life's necessities      Lawson in Waxhaw NC close to parks and golf







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If you're considering selling your Lawson or Waxhaw/Charlotte area home, contact Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker Realty.  Let's get together and discuss the supply conditions in your neighborhood and how we can assist you in gaining access to the buyers who are ready, willing and able to buy now.


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Comments (32)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Families considering a move to the area will love your excellent local real estate market reports.

Apr 13, 2023 07:19 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, Waxhaw's Lawson neighborhood is holding its own, and no decreases here!

Apr 13, 2023 08:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... Lawson is one of those communities where if you price and market a home right, it flies out the door. I've done that with numerous listings there over the years.

Apr 13, 2023 09:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Norma J. Elkins hi Norma... so few home are listed that with so few sales just one home that sits on the market for a while can skew the numbers. Happy Thursday to you.

Apr 13, 2023 09:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty hi Jeff... I agree... it's an unusual time in the housing market where both buyers and sellers have a reason to act.

Apr 13, 2023 09:58 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thank you, Roy... the biggest issue these days is that there's more demand for homes than supply for those relocating families.

Apr 13, 2023 09:59 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Nina, Such wonderful, in-depth information about the Waxhaw's Lawson neighborhood.  Beneficial to all considering moving to this area.

Apr 13, 2023 10:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Gloria Todor thanks, Gloria... I'm one of those people who believes if you're going to do market reports on specific neighborhoods, it's helpful to provide information on the neighborhood, as well and not just a litany of numbers.

Apr 13, 2023 10:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- Waxhaw's Lawson neighborhood always looks interesting to me. Some neighborhoods will consistently be attractive to buyers and Lawson is one of them. 

Apr 13, 2023 11:22 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

WOW! Nina Hollander, Broker Rising home prices is always great news for sellers, and homeowners.  Waxhaw's Lawson community is hot and very desirable too. 

Apr 13, 2023 11:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fantastic market information for buyers and sellers in the Lawson Neighborhood, Nina. I am offered List Reports and will look into the graphics and such to see if it is something to use.

Apr 13, 2023 12:34 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina,

Every time I read one of your market reports such as Lawson's Neighborhood in Waxhaw,  I say to myself I have to get this going again.   You always do a great job with these reports and your clients appreciate it.

Apr 13, 2023 01:40 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thanks, Sheri... once you have the template it's fairly quick and easy to update numbers. The rest pretty much stays the same.

Apr 13, 2023 01:42 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib you got that right, Kathy... we have a handful of neighborhoods in Waxhaw that are in perpetual demand.

Apr 13, 2023 01:42 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jerry Newman hi Jerry.... lack of inventory is certainly keeping those prices up there. We need so much more inventory to have prices go down in a meaningful way.

Apr 13, 2023 01:43 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thanks, Wanda. I don't pay for List Reports... I only use their infographics, but you do need to keep an eye on their numbers and information... it's not always correct.

Apr 13, 2023 01:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina always enjoy your posts and loved your comment to Bill S.... and to Wanda, Endre

Apr 13, 2023 11:45 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - Wishing you continuous success and homes for all. It appears it is getting tougher for first-time home buyers with median home prices on the rise. 

Apr 14, 2023 04:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. good morning, Endre... thanks. And as you've probably figured out by now I pretty much call them as I see them. I just try to do that without being "ugly" as they say here in the South.

Apr 14, 2023 04:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP good morning, Patricia... very tough these days for first-time buyers and those under $350K. But I sense it's not just a problem in Charlotte but in many parts of the country.

Apr 14, 2023 04:33 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I agree. With every year that passes, it gets harder and harder and harder for me  to make a move. 

Apr 14, 2023 04:54 AM