Living in Huntersville, NC
This 31.2 square mile community, which is situated just 12 miles north of uptown Charlotte, has grown substantially in the last 20 years.
Considered the 19th largest city in the state, Huntersville got its name from the Rev. Humphrey Hunter, who was a minister at Steele Creek Church as well as Unity Presbyterian Church.
He was also a well-known Revolutionary Hero.
Today, Huntersville is celebrated for being a family-friendly community that always has something fun going on!
This Mecklenburg County town is also well-known for offering interested Charlotte area home buyers housing options that represent an array of price ranges and family sizes.
Always Something to See and Do In Huntersville
Huntersville is one of three North Mecklenburg towns that enjoy easy access to the shores of Lake Norman.
This massive man-made lake stretches across four counties and provides residents in the area with plenty of water recreation opportunities, including:
Huntersville is also home to Mountain Island Lake, which is a smaller man-made lake that is also used for Charlotte’s city water.
The famous Carolina Renaissance Festival is also held in Huntersville each October and November.
Located at the intersection of Highway 73 and Poplar Tent Road, this annual festival features 11 stages for variety entertainment, a jousting tournament, a 22-acre marketplace, and so much more!
And throughout the day, professional actors in Renaissance-era garb wander the festival grounds and interact with visitors.
Here are some other fun recreational amenities located within Huntersville:
- Discovery Place Kids
- Rural Hill
- Carolina Raptor Center
- Latta Plantation
- Joe Gibbs Racing
- Historical Rural Hill Farm
- Birkdale Village
The North County Regional branch of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library is also located in town, off Holly Crest Lane.
Public Transportation Amenities in the Area
Commuters will find it easy to get to Charlotte in the mornings thanks to a number of major thoroughfares leading into the center city, including Interstate 77 and N.C. Highway 73.
Travel on I-77 is expected to get even better in the coming years as the state develops additional lanes and HOV lanes.
What’s more, the Charlotte Area Transit System services the Huntersville area.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and Private Schools in Huntersville
As with the rest of the county, Huntersville is served by Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.
School-age residents living in this town attend:
- Barnette Elementary
- Huntersville Elementary
- Legette Blythe Elementary
- Torrence Creek Elementary
- Long Creek Elementary School
- Hornets Nest Elementary School
- Francis Bradley Middle
- John M Alexander Middle
- Bailey Middle
- Hough High School
- Hopewell High School
- North Mecklenburg High School
For a private school education, there are plenty of options as well, including:
- Children's Community School
- SouthLake Christian Academy
- St Mark Catholic School
- Lake Norman Charter
For post-secondary education, Central Piedmont Community College’s North Campus as well as UNC –Charlotte are located nearby.
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