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Union County

Escape to the Suburbs

Nestled just outside of Downtown Charlotte and Interstate 485, the Union County area is home to nearly 15 individual small towns and communities. About 220,000 people call the county home, and the population continues to grow each year. Whether you choose to settle down in the busy city of Monroe, the quaint community of Waxhaw, or another peaceful town, you'll enjoy a lifestyle of suburban convenience and rural charm.

Want to take a closer look at life in Union County? Here's everything you need to know about the area.

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Spotlight Communities of Union County


As the county seat and largest city in Union County, Monroe offers a variety of unique attractions and surprisingly affordable homes. You'll find plenty of excitement in Downtown Monroe, including delicious bites from East Frank Superette and Kitchen and outdoor recreation at Belk Tonawanda Park. Monroe's convenient location right off of Highway 74 also makes it ideal for commuting and getting around.


Located in both Union County and Mecklenburg County, Stallings is a small town of around 16,145 residents—but it's still big on Southern charm! If you want to live like a local, be sure to check out the Stallings Municipal Park, which features everything from a splash pad to a band shell that's ideal for concerts. Other popular attractions include Idlewild Market and Stallings Rockstore Bar-B-Q.


You'll find Unionville tucked between Monroe and Indian Trail, but don't let its small size fool you! This growing community showcases a rural lifestyle that's ideal for anyone looking to get away from the city without sacrificing any conveniences. Homes in Unionville are some of the most affordable in Union County, and you'll be just minutes away from plenty of bigger city conveniences.


Known for its namesake university, the blossoming town of Wingate is becoming a popular place for people of all ages to settle down. The recent opening of the Monroe Bypass makes this suburb ideal for anyone looking to commute towards Charlotte, but Wingate also has plenty of attractions of its own. Popular spots include Java the Cup, the Wingate Community Park, and the Batte Center.

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Parks & Recreation

Union County is home to hundreds of acres of lush parkland, so you'll be close to natural beauty wherever you choose to settle down. Cane Creek Park, located in Waxhaw, showcases a pristine lake that's ideal for fishing or relaxation. Monroe's Belk-Tonawanda Park is fantastic for kids, furry friends, or anyone looking to relax in the serenity of nature.

Shopping & Dining

You'll have no trouble finding something delicious or a place to shop—Union County truly has it all! If you're looking for recommendations, you can't go wrong with The Smoke Pit, a Monroe classic that serves up some of the best barbecue in the county. And when you're ready to do some shopping, you'll find plenty of retail hotspots all along Highway 74.

A+ Education

Students in the area are served by Union County Public Schools, which operates 30 elementary schools, nine middle schools, 11 high schools, and three specialty schools. Union County also has a broad selection of colleges and universities from which to choose—top institutions include Wingate University and South Piedmont Community College.

Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

Have you fallen in love with the communities of Union County? Whenever you're ready to take your next steps, just contact Teresa Hoefl at Charlotte Home Links for more information or to schedule a showing of your favorite properties.