Why you'd want to live in Huntersville
Huntersville has grown exponentially from a cotton and farming town into a unique area with more than 50,000 residents. Just 10 minutes from Charlotte, this beauty on the shores of Lake Norman was ranked by Money magazine 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.” Moving to Huntersville? You 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, and luxury apartments. The town also has 18 historic sites nearby. 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. Boating, fishing, water skiing, eating al fresco … The 32,500 acres of Lake Norman and nearby Mountain Island Lake offer it all. Like to golf? Check out NorthStone Country Club, Skybrook Golf Club and Birkdale Golf Club. And there are miles of greenways with bike and trails for walking and running, including the Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. The Parks and Recreation Department organizes classes, special events and athletics for all ages. The town also has a Family Fitness and Aquatics center, featuring an Olympic-sized pool and diving well, as well as an outdoor family pool where kids can slide through tubes, spray water and more. Residents love Birkdale Village, which features shopping, dining, movies and outdoor fun. You’ll often find live entertainment in the village’s square. There is every kind of restaurant imaginable, from burgers to seafood to steaks.