14016 Magnolia Walk Drive 002, Gaines Huntersville, NC 28078
Community - Huntersville
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Huntersville is a popular residential community perfectly situated between Lake Norman and the city of Charlotte. This large town hosts plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation while maintaining a proximity to big-city conveniences.
Home values in Huntersville are consistently rising, making this a hot market and a valuable community for real estate investment. There are plenty of lake homes in Huntersville, which borders the desirable Lake Norman. You will find a variety of styles with Huntersville homes, including traditional and Colonial. Due to the town’s rapidly growing population, there are a number of new construction homes for sale in Huntersville.
Lifestyle and Attractions
Huntersville is a large, rapidly growing town with an ideal location. The community is situated between Lake Norman, located to the north, and Center City Charlotte, located about 14 miles south of town. Since 1990, the population of Huntersville has increased by 5,000 percent, jumping from 1,000 to more than 50,000 today. It is the 19th largest municipality in the state of North Carolina. With a number of beautiful natural areas and proximity to Charlotte, life in Huntersville provides a pleasant mix of outdoor recreation and bustling city living. Huntersville, along with the nearby towns of Davidson and Cornelius, are commonly called “North Meck”.
The Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is the largest green space in the county, hosting hiking and horse trails, boating and fishing access, and the Carolina Raptor Center. Huntersville is nestled along the southern shore of the expansive Lake Norman, providing a nearby destination for swimming, fishing, boating and other water activities. Discovery Place Kids is a popular children’s museum in Huntersville. Annual events and festivals in Huntersville include the Huntersville Growers’ Market, Hello Huntersville, Halloween Fun, A Huntersville Christmas and more. The town’s proximity to Charlotte puts a variety of employment opportunities within reach for residents, who may easily commute into Charlotte’s city center for work.
Nearby Schools and Higher Education
Huntersville has 13 public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Additionally, there are six private schools located in Huntersville, providing a variety of options for residents. Huntersville is closely associated with the nearby towns of Cornelius and Davidson, which puts Davidson College within reach for those in pursuit of higher education. Other nearby colleges and universities include Queens University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and many more.
The area now known as Huntersville is rich with historical landmarks, such as the Historic Latta Plantation, an antebellum house with accessory buildings, farm animals, a garden and interpreters in period clothing. North Carolina’s textile legacy left substantial marks on the history of Huntersville. The town was originally called Craighead but was renamed to Huntersville in 1873 to honor local cotton farmer Robert Boston Hunter. Virgin Manufacturing Company was a cotton mill and successful brickyard that came to Huntersville and fueled significant growth along the railroad line. The Hugh Torance House and Store located on Gilead Road opened in the 1770s, and is the oldest surviving store in Mecklenburg County. This building is just one example of the many well-preserved historic relics in this rapidly evolving neighborhood.
Approximate Distance to:
Uptown Charlotte: 14 Miles
Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 18 Miles
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center: 1.5 Miles
Carolinas Medical Center Huntersville: 3 Miles
I-77: 1 Mile
I-485: 3.5 Miles
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