Living in Huntersville
At a crossroads between urban and rural areas, Huntersville, North Carolina is currently the 46th fastest growing suburb in the United States. And for good reason – with countless amenities, a myriad of neighborhood communities and citizens that welcome you with small-town friendliness, Huntersville is a great place to live. We are proud to welcome you as a new resident to our town and hope you will take the time to browse through this guide and visit our website — www.huntersville.org — to learn more about the Town of Huntersville. We are confident you'll see why Money magazine recognized the town as the 76th Best Place to Live in America in 2005 and as one of the top 20 places in North Carolina to retire. Huntersville has a strong historical background that meshes well with our progress – our citizens value the past, while working hard to prepare for the future.
A Growing Town
In 1990, 3,000 people called Huntersville home. Proximity between Charlotte and Lake Norman, lower home prices, less traffic and safe, quiet communities catapulted Huntersville's population by an amazing 1000 percent during the past 15 years. Today, nearly 50,000 people call Huntersville home. The boom in population has been music to the ears of homebuilders and realtors. Newcomers can choose from a broad range of home styles and prices, family friendly neighborhoods with sidewalks and bike trails, waterfront condominium communities with boat slips, or spacious luxury apartments. Huntersville operates a Parks and Recreation department that organizes classes, special events and athletics for all ages. Huntersville also has a Family Fitness and Aquatics center, featuring an Olympic sized pool and diving well, as well as an outdoor family fun pool where kids can slide through tubes, spray water All About Huntersville Waymer Park & Center, located on Holbrooks Road, was recently upgraded to add a new playground and other improvements through generous donations and community support. cannons and climb sprinkler-filled jungle gyms. Although much of the retail and residential areas in Huntersville are new, the town also has 18 historic sites within a five-mile drive of Beatties Ford Road. Hopewell Presbyterian Church, for instance, dates to the 1740s and features 200 year-old stone walls around its cemetery. The Hugh Torance House and Store, started in the 1770s, is the oldest surviving store in Mecklenburg County. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is the county's largest green space with hiking trails, a nature center, an equestrian center, boating and fishing on Mountain Island Lake, and a unique raptor center that rehabilitates and releases injured birds of prey. Nearby Rural Hill Farm, the homestead of Major John & Violet Wilson Davidson, serves as host to the Loch Norman Highland Games and offers a variety of family activities each year. The town also boasts world-class retail stores. Birkdale Village on Sam Furr Road includes apartments and offices above boutiques, restaurants and national retailers such as Williams-Sonoma, Gap and Ann Taylor Loft. Bands play on warm weekend evenings, and area parents bring their children to splash and play in the village square fountain. Aside from great neighborhoods, countless amenities and its friendly small town charm, Huntersville also provides access to the breathtaking 32,500-acres of Lake Norman. This man-made lake offers 520 miles of shoreline with scenic vistas, recreation and wildlife for all to enjoy. Huntersville is also just 10 minutes from Charlotte and only a few hours from mountain and beach resorts.