A drive through this charming town will reveal stunning waterfront mansions, apartment-style living, and historic brick dwellings.

Welcome to Huntersville

A welcoming, family-centric community

Huntersville is located on the southern edge of Lake Norman and is just a 15- to 30-minute drive from Charlotte. Considered one of the best places to live in North Carolina, the community has a population of nearly 60,000 residents and offers plenty to do. 

This Southern town has a rich history. Huntersville is the first Lake Norman town north of Charlotte and was officially recognized in 1873. It was originally named Craighead, but that name was later changed to Huntersville. As railroads were developed, the town experienced rapid growth, and it has since grown and flourished into the thriving town it is today. 

Huntersville is home to a variety of homes. A drive through this charming town will reveal stunning waterfront mansions, apartment-style living, and historic brick dwellings. 

What to Love 

  • Top-rated schools
  • A friendly environment to raise a family
  • Diverse shops and restaurants

People & Lifestyle 

Huntersville has experienced substantial growth in the past 20 years—and it’s not hard to understand why. People are drawn to several appealing qualities: parks and green spaces, a welcoming community, life on the water, and the affordability of homes. 

A large town with a small-town feel, Huntersville has something for everyone. From retirees to families to working professionals, this town is undeniably a tight-knit community. Here, you can get to know your neighbors through the myriad of community events. Before long, you’ll become part of the Huntersville family. 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment 

Living here allows residents to enjoy a diverse assortment of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options. If you’re ready to shop until you drop, head over to Birkdale Village Shopping Center. This upbeat shopping destination is home to over 60 premier shops, a movie theater, and dining options. 

For an upscale dining experience, check out Dressler’s Restaurant. This elevated eatery offers upscale steaks and New American fare served in a refined establishment. Afterward, grab a drink at Primal Brewery. Since first opening its doors in 2013, Primal Brewery has been committed to serving beer of all sorts. For a casual evening out, try out Galway Hooker Irish Pub. This old-school pub serves authentic Irish food in a cozy atmosphere.  

Things to Do 

Huntersville offers something for the entire family to enjoy. Lake Norman has endless opportunities to try out. Hang out on the beach, spend the day hiking, have an adventure camping, try your hand at fishing, or simply soak up the sunshine. Frankie’s Fun Park is a great spot to take your kids for a fun-filled day. Here, you can choose from 120 arcade games, an indoor “Drop Zone,” and much more.

Step back in time and into the Carolina Renaissance Festival. This 16th-century European style festival allows you to watch history come alive. With non-stop entertainment, crafts, games, and feasting, this colorful festival offers a memorable experience. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance!

Enjoy a summer evening while taking in a movie at the Huntersville Summer Drive-In Movies. Between five-dollar tickets and fresh popcorn, it’s hard to beat a night here. Or take your family to Rural Hill and learn about the fascinating history of the area. This historic homestead provides an insightful look into the olden days of Huntersville.


Huntersville is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include: 

  • Lake Norman Charter School
  • Francis Bradley Middle


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