Weddington, North Carolina at a Glance
Weddington homes and neighborhoods are different. Most of the town lies in Union County. And it’s a late starter. While Charlotte and most of the the other towns in the Charlotte area date back to the 1700s or 1800s, Weddington wasn’t incorporated until 1983. In fact, the area whre most Weddington homes are located has remained stubbornly rural while population growth went just about everywhere else. The only school in the area, Weddington School, had to close in 1975 and send its remaining students to Wesley Chapel or Sun Valley.
But that was then. The town has since bounced back. Since 2000, its population has surged by almost 50%. It’s now the third most affluent town in North Carolina. Almost all of the Weddington homes are single-family homes on large lots (most have about an acre). There’s only one commercial center, located at the intersection of Highways 16 and 84, which locals call the Town Center.
Yet, while almost everything is new and big in Weddington, its town hall is situated in a modestly sized and remodeled residence built in 1894, and enjoys the distinction of being a designated historic site.
Weddington is different, and proud of it.