Union County is ranked as the fastest growing county in the State of North Carolina
Both the best of rural and suburban living
Centrally located, and approximately 20 miles from Charlotte, North Carolina
County seat is Monroe, a town of approximately 25,000
Arts and crafts festivals
Numerous musical performances
Beautiful recreation facilities at Cane Creek Park
Union County Farmers' Market
Fine antique dealers
Eight golf courses
Just over three hours to the South Carolina beaches
January: average low 30º - average high 49º
July: average low 70º - average high 90º
Sunny days: 214/year
Average precipitation: 43.1 in.
Average snowfall: 5-6 in.
Strong public school system
The Union County Public School system is known for its high quality education. Both year-round and traditional school calendars are available
South Piedmont Community College
Wingate University, a small, Baptist-affiliated college provides undergraduate and graduate studies to approximately 1500 students. The University, founded in 1896, is known for its international study programs, its low student-teacher ratio and convenient location. A pharmacy school was added to Wingate University in the fall of 2004.
Career opportunities in Union County are numerous
Union County's major industries include manufacturing, healthcare, education, agribusiness, local governments, construction and retail
Several international companies have locations here
Union County also boasts a low unemployment rate
In the past two decades, Union County has also become home to a burgeoning film industry. The county has been featured in a number of television movies and feature films including The Color Purple.
We have it all! A great variety including Southern cooking, sushi, Italian, Mexican, seafood and more.
Where do I live?
Wide variety of real estate options in Union County
Given the convenient proximity to Charlotte, many of our residents live in the city, while others live in suburban areas such as Ballantyne or Matthews