Welcome to Huntersville
Huntersville is a thriving and friendly community just north of Charlotte on the southern shores of Lake Norman. Huntersville is known for being friendly and welcoming and offers all the charms of suburban community-minded living with close access to the variety of urban amenities in Charlotte. With its location being close to the Great Smoky Mountains but also within driving distance of the beach, Huntersville has so much to offer.
What to Love
● Suburban living near urban amenities
● Friendly community with lots to do
● Lakefront living, close to mountains and the beach
Huntersville is seen as one of the best places to live in North Carolina and is very family-friendly with good schools and plenty of parks. The area has grown a lot over the past few years and offers a great place to live and commute into Charlotte making it ideal for young professionals working in Charlotte.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Huntersville is home to some of the best dining and shopping in the area. The Birkdale Village shops and restaurants allow you to enjoy some retail therapy and grab a bite to eat with friends. The shops here range from national brand names to unique boutiques and the dining includes southern food done right at the Fox & Hound
along with tasty sweet treats from Kilwins
and the Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
A local favorite found within the Birkdale Village, Dressler’s Restaurant
is the brainchild of Kim and John Dressler and has been making every night feel like a special occasion for more than 15 years. Whether you are looking for a date night venue or somewhere to host a fine dining corporate event, Dressler’s is definitely worth a visit.
Voted the #1 restaurant in Huntersville by Trip Advisor, The Lost Cajun
in Huntersville brings the tastes of Louisiana to North Carolina with their tempting take on creole cooking.
Things to Do
Huntersville is the location of more than 15 different historical and cultural landmarks, some of them dating all the way back to the 1700s. One such landmark is a marker that commemorates the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, which was fought on February 1, 1781, and was the last battle of the American Revolution. The Blythe Homestead is an intact homestead dating back to when the land was acquired by Samuel Blythe in 1772.
Another historic location worth visiting is the Latta Plantation
, located within the 1,290 acres of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. This 52-acre site offers a glimpse into the life of a circa 1800’s plantation complete with the original plantation home, smokehouses, fields, livestock, and garden.
The Latta Plantation Nature Preserve
has much more to do than just visit the plantation opportunities galore. The preserve also houses the Carolina raptor Center which rehabilitates injured birds of prey and puts on educational events geared toward educating the public about these beautiful birds.
If 21st-century fun is more your speed, be sure to visit Frankie’s
and bring the kids along for the ride! Frankie’s includes bowling, rides, mini-golf, and a variety of go-karts and bumper cars.
Huntersville has a reputation for having some excellent schools including Lake Norman Charter school, the North Academy of World Languages, and William A. Hough High School.