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Located north of downtown Waxhaw, a few miles south of Charlotte, NC, the welcoming subdivision of Lawson sits nestled on more than 500 acres of wooded green space. Offering the perfect combination of natural beauty and convenient amenities, this neighborhood features miles of walking trails, community pool, tennis courts and more—a resort-like setting within a half-hour’s drive of most of Charlotte’s best shopping, dining and attractions. With delightful homes at moderate prices, plus the added benefits of Union County’s low tax rates and excellent school system, Lawson truly offers the finest in southern suburban living. Welcome to Lawson.


While the subdivision of Lawson was first developed around 2006, the surrounding area’s history goes back much further—as far back, in fact, as the early 1700s when explorer/naturalist John Lawson first began exploring this region of the New World. Nearby Waxhaw was first settled in the mid-1700s, and President Andrew Jackson’s birthplace is reported to be somewhere nearby. Mainly an agricultural community for many years, Waxhaw shifted economically toward textiles when the railroad arrived in the late 1800s, as factories were built to process the cotton harvested in nearby fields. Nowadays, besides being one of Charlotte’s most popular suburbs, Waxhaw has preserved its historic small-town heritage with its delightful downtown area, a hotspot for antique shops and fine restaurants.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 9859 (Waxhaw)
  • Neighborhood features newer homes, walking trails, swimming pool, fitness center and more
  • Zoned within Union County School District
  • Located 9.5 miles south of the Charlotte Loop (I-485), approximately 22 miles south of Charlotte’s First Ward

Local Attractions

The centerpiece of Lawson itself is the “Mill House,” a picturesque building housing the clubhouse and fitness center, with tennis courts and swimming nearby. One-third of the acreage is devoted to green space, with miles of walking trails throughout the neighborhood. About 3.5 miles south of the community lies the antique stores, fine restaurants and historic buildings of downtown Waxhaw, while I-485 to the north gives you access to the many other attractions of greater Charlotte.


  • El Vallarta– For quality Mexican dishes at modest prices, be sure to check out this popular restaurant located in Waxhaw.
  • Trattoria Antica – For a more upscale dining experience, this highly rated restaurant in Waxhaw features fine authentic Italian dishes in a classy-casual environment.
  • Rippington’s – A local favorite watering hole, this popular establishment offers many entree choices at modest prices. Open for lunch and dinner daily, and brunch on the weekends.


  • Major Roads and Interstates – State Hwy. 16 (Providence Road) is accessible from Lawson a short distance to the west along Cuthbertson Road. Follow Hwy. 16 north approximately 8 miles to gain access to the southeast sector of Interstate-485 (Governor James G. Martin Freeway).


  • Local Shops  – The nearest shopping area to Lawson lies 1.5 miles west, at the intersection of Providence and Cuthbertson Roads, where you’ll find retailers like Harris Teeter, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, Walgreens, Lowe’s and a few local establishments nearby.
  • Promenade on Providence – Located at I-485 and Providence Road about 9 miles north of Lawson, this area offers plenty of shopping options ranging from big-box retailers to boutique mall stores and more.
  • Blakeney– From Target and Old Navy to J. Jill and Banana Republic, you’ll find dozens of popular shopping options in this complex about 9.5 miles to the northwest.

Entertainment, Nightlife & Things To Do

  • The Stuffed Olive – Located in Waxhaw, this popular Italian restaurant turns into a music hotspot on weekends, featuring karaoke, dancing and live piano music.
  • The Hunter Farm – There’s year-round fun for the whole family at this historic farm in nearby Weddington, with strawberry picking in the spring, hayrides in the fall, popular Christmas events, and more!
  • Sun Valley 14 – See first-run movies in 2-D or 3-D with premium digital sound at this newer movie theater complex in nearby Indian Trail, one of the few theaters to feature Premium Digital Experience (PDX).

Real Estate Information

The Lawson subdivision consists of single family homes, mainly built within the last 10 years, averaging 3-5 bedrooms and ranging from the high-$200s to near $500,000.

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