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Living in Huntersville

Huntersville continually makes national lists of best places to live, and it’s easy to see why. The town boasts scores of neighborhoods across price points, top-notch public and charter school options, easy access to Charlotte, and even a solid amount of nightlife. All this, directly on the banks of Lake Norman.

The centerpiece of Huntersville is Birkdale Village, a 52-acre master-planned community that blends the triumvirate of live, work and play. It’s its own little town, with apartments, restaurants, shops, movie theater, a popular sprayground, and tree-shaded sidewalks — with single-family houses and golf right next door.

If you’re looking for a suburban lifestyle with big-city amenities, Huntersville is the place to go.


Population: 53,302

Commute distance to Uptown: 25 minutes

Median age: 37.4

Median household income: $93,731

Median home value: $270,100

Average rent: $1,201

Things to do in Huntersville

Rural Hill. This old homestead dates back to 1765, and today serves as a historic site, major event host and fall festival destination. Try to find your way out of their corn maze. Details.

Carolina Raptor Center. Meet the continents most fascinating birds of prey while supporting a nonprofit that rehabilitates animals back to health. Details.

Primal Brewery. A group of Huntersville home brewers have quickly grown this spot into a beer destination for the entire town. Details.

Discovery Place KIDS. Your children can play and learn at the same time at this regional attraction. Details.

Latta Plantation Nature Center and Preserve. Mecklenburg County’s largest block of protected green space offers hiking trails, paddling, fishing and even Segway tours. Details.

Huntersville real estate

Huntersville offers an entire range of real estate options, from fixer-upper ranches to lakeside mansions. Townhomes and bungalows near Birkdale Village go for between $250,000 and $300,000.

Cover photo by Birkdale Village via Facebook