A part of the Charlotte metropolitan area, Huntersville is a large suburban town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina located on the southeast side of Lake Norman. The town is governed by an elected Mayor and a Board of Commissioners.
Located a mere 12 miles north of Charlotte, Huntersville is a picture-perfect community with a beautiful, four-season climate that makes for perfect year-round living! There is also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including boating, hiking, fishing, tubing, water sports, and barbecuing.
Huntersville, along with the towns of Cornelius and Davidson, make up the area known as "North Meck.” Residents get to enjoy the use of express bus transportation and have direct interstate access to the downtown business areas of Charlotte. This makes Huntersville a perfect place to live for commuting to work and provides easy access to shopping and area eateries.
The town of Huntersville officially incorporated in 1873. Legend has it that the town derives its name from the Rev. Humphrey Hunter, a minister at Steele Creek and Unity Presbyterian Churches and a local Revolutionary War hero. Others say that it is named for Robert B. Hunter, a local cotton farmer, or the generous and kind grade-school teacher Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Travis Hunter, the town's first Crossing Guard. No matter how the town got its name, it’s a wonderful place to live!
Points of Interest – Things To Do
Due to its proximity to Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake, Huntersville is the perfect place for boaters, water-skiers, and other outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking, biking, and fishing. Huntersville is also home to Birkdale Village which features numerous boutique shops, restaurants, and a movie theater. It also hosts special events and concerts at the fountain and nearby greenspace.
If you’re a golfer, Huntersville is home to a private golf course and two semi-private courses that are a part of the 6-course “Carolina Trail” owned by the IRI group. Huntersville is also headquarters to the NASCAR race shops of Joe Gibbs Racing and the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival which is held in October and November.
Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics recreational facility features an Olympic-sized, 50-meter competition pool and diving well. Huntersville is also home to Historic Latta Plantation. The Plantation is a 1200+ acre historic site that houses a nature preserve with trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Latta Plantation is also home to the Carolina Raptor Center, Latta Equestrian Center and Latta Nature Preserve.