MillBridge is located in the ideal setting – deeply rooted in Southern
small town charm but close to the lively energy of bustling big city.
Inside the covered bridge at MillBridge is a community with tight
neighbors and common values. This is one of the reasons Waxhaw, NC real
estate boasts the MillBridge community. It exudes the same charm.
The Story of Waxhaw
The town of Waxhaw was established in the mid-eighteenth century by
Scots-Irish and German settlers. Many worked as sustenance farmers,
which helped develop the local economy as it became a stopping point on
the busy Traders’ Path that ran between Petersburg, Virginia and
Augusta, Georgia. In 1888, a railroad was built starting in Atlanta
going through to Waxhaw, increasing the town’s prosperity. In 1889,
Waxhaw was chartered, making it the third oldest town in Union County.
One of Waxhaw’s most famous landmarks, the Overhead Bridge, was built
due to the railroad’s appearance in town. It was designated for foot
traffic in the 1940s. Newly renovated, it’s now as sturdy as it was
during the age of Model-T’s and steam engines.
The Rise of Waxhaw, NC Real Estate
As time went on, Waxhaw, NC real estate continued to grow while still
maintaining its small town charm. Cotton and textile mills came to the
area, providing further employment for many Waxhaw locals. In 1940, the
distinctive Waxhaw, NC water tower was built, and remains a landmark for
Waxhaw residents who played beneath the water tower on hot summer days
and as a beacon of arrival for travelers returning to their Waxhaw
Waxhaw has continued to spread the word of their rich history with
memorials and registered historical landmarks. In 2004, the citizens of
Waxhaw donated to the Waxhaw Military Wall of Honor, giving remembrance
and thanks to local veterans from wars throughout history. In 2010,
Waxhaw registered a section of its downtown area with the National
Registery of Historic Places. The Waxhaw Historic Preservation
Commission offers tours to view the various historical Waxhaw NC real
estate highlights and fascinating shops.
A Community featuring Waxhaw, NC Real Estate within reach of Big-City Charlotte
Just 15 minutes from Ballantyne, 30 minutes from the South Park
Mall, and 40 minutes from Uptown Charlotte, MillBridge is perfectly
situated. Far enough from the city to avoid traffic, noise and the fast
pace, but close enough to experience all the city has to offer.
Take the Lynx Light Rail from Pineville to Uptown Charlotte. Catch a
game at Panther's stadium. Watch a concert at the Verizon center. Have
dinner in the city. Explore the Epicenter. Experience the NC Music
Factory. All close enough to be home the same night.
Charlotte is quickly growing into one of the best places to live in
America. According to Forbes, the city is seeing significant growth.
The city population in 2012 was 2,296,569 which is 32.8% higher than
2002, 10 years earlier. What is not widely known is that Charlotte is
second only to New York City as the largest financial center in the
United States. This distinction is a product of it being the site of
the first major gold rush in the United States and the subsequent
founding of the Charlotte Mint in 1837. With this major distinction,
Charlotte is a significant city to be in such close proximity.