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Fairview                                       Indian Trail

When folks in the Fairview community           Welcome to the Town of Indian Trail!
needed a gymnasium for their school in         Whether you are a long-time resident
the 1930s, they built it themselves. It is     or have recently relocated to our town,
that sense of community that residents         everybody enjoys living, working, playing
preserved when they incorporated in 2002.      and learning in Indian Trail! In recent
The town tax rate is 2.0 cents per $100.       years, we have been named a U. S. Top Ten
Taxes help the Fairview Volunteer Fire         “Best Places for Families” by Family Circle
Department with equipment. Tax funds           Magazine, the “Most Affordable Place in
were also used to fund a matching grant to     North Carolina,” a "Great Place for Healthy
build a park for the Fairview community.       Living in N.C." and one of the Top Five “Best
Fairview Park opened April of 2017.            North Carolina Towns for Young Families.”
Fairview is predominantly farmland and         These accolades highlight just a few of
single-family homeowners. Fairview’s           the many great aspects of Indian Trail:
borders stretch from the county’s              affordable housing, great neighborhoods,
northernmost border to Unionville on the       substantial green space and A-plus schools.
south with a land area of 37 square miles.     Indian Trail welcomes and promotes
The N.C. 218 and U.S. 601 intersection is      new businesses and entertainment
the heart of the community. The nearby         venues to help better serve its ever-
Fairview Volunteer Fire Department serves      growing residential population, and we
as its focal point which houses the office of  remain dedicated to bringing the best
the Land Use Administrator and Town Clerk.     amenities to our residents while keeping
The Town Council meets at 7:00 pm the          a small-town feel. For those residents
second Monday of each month at the             and businesses looking for metropolitan
Fairview Town Hall at 7516 Concord             conveniences, Indian Trail is just a short
Highway, which is located at the old           drive to downtown Charlotte, where
Fairview Elementary School site.               residents can enjoy professional and college
(704) 753-1981.             sports, international amenities, shopping
                                               for everyone, world-class museums and
Hemby Bridge                                   delicious restaurants. Indian Trail is located
                                               near an international airport, minutes away
The Town of Hemby Bridge is a community        from a busy regional airport (Charlotte-
dedicated to keeping its rural, small-town     Monroe Airport) and has instant access to
feel alive in the midst of big-city growth     Interstates 485 and 74. We have two higher
all around it. Farmers and residents of the    education institutions that border Indian
community established the Town of Hemby        Trail: South Piedmont Community College
Bridge on November 3, 1998 in an effort to     and Central Piedmont Community College.
preserve that simple way of life. The ways     Indian Trail, incorporated in 1907, can
in which they have accomplished that goal      trace its beginnings to the 1750s with
are by keeping a zero percent tax rate and     the establishment of a trade route
by hosting events to benefit the community.    between Virginia and the Waxhaw Indian
The town’s biggest event of the year is        settlement. The economy evolved from a
the Annual Hemby Bridge Festival and           trading and gold mining community to an
Parade which is held on the Saturday           agriculture and transportation hub with the
before Thanksgiving. The celebration that      development of the railroad in the 1870s.
began as a Christmas Lighting in the town      Since the suburban trend emerged, Indian
center now attracts thousands of people        Trail has experienced huge residential
to our small town where they enjoy a           growth. According to 2010 Census reports,
family-oriented day of live entertainment,     the population has grown from less than
food and craft vendors, and games for the      1,800 in 1990 to approximately 38,000
kids. Hemby Bridge invites everyone to         residents today.
come and enjoy the holiday festivities with    Indian Trail is at an exciting crossroads of
us! Hemby Bridge really is a Small Town        development! Town of Indian Trail elected
with a Big Heart! (704) 882-3940. www.         officials and staff work in partnership with                   local civic organizations and community
                                               businesses to foster orderly growth and

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