Huntersville Real Estate
Huntersville was the first Lake Norman town north of Charlotte. The town incorporated in 1873, and fertile land and a rail line promoted quick growth, boosted by cotton mills and a large brickyard. Once known as a settlement known as Craighead, Huntersville received its present name in honor of a prominent farming family headed by Robert Boston Hunter, who contributed to the area’s cotton farming success in the 19th century. Huntersville incorporated as a town in 1873, and grew quickly as businesses, such as the Virgin Manufacturing Company, thrived and attracted employees and residents to the area. In the past 25 years, Huntersville has grown from 3,000 residents to more than 50,000. It is just 10 minutes from Charlotte and has easy access to the serene Lake Norman.
Huntersville subdivisions range from luxury $500,000+ homes in Birkdale and Vermillion to the budget-friendly Cedarfield and MacAuley, with homes starting in the $200s. Despite its rapid growth, Huntersville is considered still to be a haven on the lake. In 2005, Money magazine ranked Huntersville as #76 on its list of “Best Places to Live in America,” and Grey House Publishing recognized the town as one of “America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities.”
HISTORY: There are 18 historic sites within a 5-mile drive of Beatties Ford Road. The 200-year-old Hopewell Presbyterian Church, the Hugh Torance House and Store (started in the 1770s, it is the oldest surviving store in Mecklenburg County) and Latta Plantation Nature Preserve are some of the best-known. The nature preserve is the county’s largest green space with hiking trails, nature center, equestrian center, boating and fishing.
SHOPPING: Birkdale Village is an upscale outdoor shopping and dining center with more than 60 retail shops, 10 restaurants, service providers, a 16-screen theater and a one-of-a-kind interactive fountain. On warm nights, stop by the village square for live entertainment.
DINING: With 57 restaurants ranging from Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar to eeZ Fusion and Sushi, there’s something for everyone’s taste in Huntersville. Click here to find your new favorite restaurant in Huntersville.
RECREATION: In addition to being close to Lake Norman, Huntersville is also close to Mountain Island Lake, a smaller man-made lake. The lakes attract boaters and water-skiers from several surrounding states. Huntersville is home to one private golf course, NorthStone Country Club, and two semi-private courses, Skybrook Golf Club and Birkdale Golf Club. For NASCAR fans, the town is headquarters to the race shops of Joe Gibbs Racing, located in the Huntersville Business Park. There are three , featuring bike and trailway systems.
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