Posted by Deborah Rodrigues in Charlotte, Home Building Industry

Updated January 2023

Are you thinking about moving to North Carolina? Consider Waxhaw, a wonderful small town with a sense of community that is truly special.

Find out why Waxhaw is one of the North Carolina cities we hand-picked to build homes in and why it could be a perfect match for your family.

Family Having Picnic

8 of the Best Things to Do in Waxhaw

Driving into this southern town, you can’t miss the tall water tower at the corner of Highway 16 and North Main Street, where people of the community can gather together for events.

Locally owned shops, restaurants, and a healthy dose of small-town charm are just a few of the things that make people fall in love with Waxhaw, NC.

Being only 45 minutes from Charlotte, this quaint town is a breath of fresh air if you want to get away from the city. Everything is practically within walking distance, allowing you to have time to get to all the best shops and meet your new neighbors.

1. Waxhaw Farmers Market

The Waxhaw Farmers Market is open most Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There are so many great products to get, including vegetables, local honey, baked goods, fresh eggs, and other local selections. You'll love kickstarting your weekend here!

2. Waxhaw Antique Mart

Find a new special piece to display in your home at the Waxhaw Antique Mart, boasting collectibles, art, furniture, and other unique finds. It’s easy to spend a lot of time checking out all of the cool pieces here, so give yourself plenty of time to explore!

Couple Antique-Shopping

3. Cookie Do Bliss

While you make your way through downtown, satisfy that sweet tooth with beautifully crafted dessert choices.

With about 15 different cookie dough choices, you can create a bowl with your favorite flavors and maybe add in a scoop of ice cream. You also have the option to have a specialty dessert such as a layered brownie, fresh-baked cookies, milkshakes, and more.

4. Cork & Ale

This restaurant could potentially be your last stop of the day if you decide to unwind with a glass of wine. This wine bar, taproom, and restaurant all in one is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends or have a date night. Choose from a variety of red and white wines, craft beers, and delicious eats.

Wine and Dinner at Restaurant

5. Cane Creek Park

If you want to reset in nature for the day, a trip to Cane Creek Park is the perfect location for you. There are shelters, walking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and a disc golf course, and you can even fish from the bank on the pond.

Other activities include paddle boats, mini-golf, and a beach area where children can play, or you can kick back and relax with the gentle water creating the perfect afternoon ambiance.

6. The Dreamchaser’s Brewery

Another great place to unwind after a long day is The Dreamchaser’s Brewery, a locally owned joint in the heart of downtown. This brewery is in the old volunteer fire department building, which ties it deeper into Waxhaw’s history. You can get a craft beer poured from the tap or choose to have a glass of wine instead.

Beer Tap Selection

7. Crossroads Coffee House

You’ll go back time and time again to try their gourmet lattes, cappuccinos, espresso, milkshakes, smoothies, hot chocolate, and tea. There is also a variety of baked goods and snacks to try!

8. Museum of the Waxhaws

Did you know that the town was established as a memorial to one of the US Presidents? Take the family to check out the Museum of the Waxhaws' different artifacts and read stories about the town’s beginning and how it has developed over the years.

Father and Son at Museum

It’s easy to support your local businesses when you move to Waxhaw, whether you are grabbing a cold beverage, shopping for that perfect antique piece, stocking up on fresh produce, or spending the day learning about the area.

Find out more about the area as well as our current Waxhaw new home communities!


Deborah Rodrigues
Deborah Rodrigues

Internet Sales Manager

Deborah started at M/I Homes in January 2021. Before her role as an Internet Sales Manager, she assisted home buyers in the Charlotte Metro area as a Sales Associate and the Land Department as a Market Analyst. Originally from Brazil, Deborah moved to the United States with her family when she was nine. She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English. She is married and has two adorable huskies, Loki and Bella. She is very passionate about dogs and hopes to one day be able to start a non-profit for rescues. In her free time, Deborah enjoys spending time with family watching movies or out in the Queen City exploring the many new restaurants. Her favorite part about new home construction is the excitement that comes with new beginnings for buyers. She believes communication is key and is highly motivated about providing her customers with the best experience possible. Reach out today.

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