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Union County NC, A Great Place To Call Home

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Union County NC is located just east of Charlotte NC and has been the fastest growing county in NC for several years and is one of the fastest growing areas in the nation. It's located in the south central section of North Carolina and borders with South Carolina. It's has easy access to Charlotte's Douglas International Airport, and area attractions such as Bank of America Stadium (home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers), Bobcat Area (home to the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats) and Lowes Motor Speedway. NASCAR was born in the Carolinas and the Charlotte area is home to many of NASCAR's racing teams, drivers, and personel. Corporate giants such as Bank of America, Lowes, Lance, Wachovia are located in the area and Charlotte is also known as a large banking center. A large portion of Union County's population commutes to Charlotte for employment, but Union County also offers great employment opportunites. 

Union County was once known primarily as a rural area with much agriculture and farming. Much of this agriculture and farmland is still predominate in the eastern part of the county, while the western side has experienced the outpouring of growth from the Charlotte area. The western side of the county is more heavily populated with communities and homes but still the wide open spaces and lots of trees are still abundant. The schools are among the finest in the state, and taxes here are low. These two factors have contributed highly to the demand to live in Union County. Some of the largest homes and estates in North Carolina are located in the southwestern section of Union County in the Marvin and Weddington communities. Union County also has the larges equestrian community in the state and is home to the annual Queen's Cup Steeplechase event. Boaters and fishermen have many area lakes provide for recreational purposes, and for hunters there is a great amount of wildlife in the area as wel. Golfers will never get tired of playing the same course as there are quite a few to choose from in the area and Union County alone has 9 public and private courses.

For weekend getaways, Union County is only 3 hrs. away from the Myrtle Beach SC Grand Strand and about 3 hrs. drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains to the west.

Union County's climate has fairly mild winters with perhaps one annual snowfall, and great temperatures throughout the rest of the year.

Discover Union County and you'll find what so many know already... That Union County is a Great Place to Call Home!



Comments (9)

Jason Ellis
Coastal REO Solutions - Myrtle Beach Short Sales & REO's - Myrtle Beach, SC

great start to AR -- best of luck in the New Year! JE

Dec 29, 2008 04:43 AM
Everard Korthals
---Preferred Lifestyle Advisors--- - Lancaster, PA
Mountain Realty

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Dec 29, 2008 06:03 AM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Dale....Welcome to ActiveRain.  This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge.  I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Exit Prime Realty
Coral Gables, FL  33134

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Dec 29, 2008 07:56 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Dale,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!


Dec 29, 2008 10:20 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. This is a great site with lots of information.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of three outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Let us know if we can ever help. Again, welcome to AR!!

Dec 29, 2008 10:59 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi Dale and welcome to active|rain.

Sounds like a wonderful place to live. You've already sold me on it! Great article by the way. I look forward to reading more about Union count NC.

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Dec 29, 2008 11:26 PM
Dan Magstadt
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group, Inc - Lake City, FL

Congrats on your first post - Welcome to ActiveRain!!


Dec 30, 2008 08:07 AM
Kevin Sandridge
Signature Home Funding - Winter Haven, FL
Winter Haven Mortgage Broker



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Hi Dale,

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Rain!

Kevin Sandridge, here. I joined the Active Rain community not too long ago myself and wanted to drop a line to share some of the good vibes and welcome wishes I have received already.

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I'm very excited about this community - basically because folks seem so willing to help out, provide industry insight, and share their good news and experiences!

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One:  Be sure to include a good amount of information on your profile page.  Check out the profiles on other Realtor's sites here on Active Rain who are listed as "Featured" or "Tops" in their area (look for high point totals).  You'll find that this will seriously boost your presence on ActiveRain - via the added points. 

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Kevin Sandridge
Winter Haven, FL

Dec 30, 2008 08:58 AM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to network, share ,learn, and have fun. Good Luck.

Dec 30, 2008 09:29 AM