Huntersville

A historic, lakeside town with an active community

Welcome to Huntersville

Conveniently located just 14 miles from Charlotte and teeming with restaurants and shops, Huntersville is one of North Carolina’s most sought-after destinations. The suburban town covers 31.2 square miles, some of which include lakefront properties. Residents have a plethora of exciting waterfront recreation at their fingertips, from boating and swimming to fishing and beyond.
 
A rich community with Revolutionary War roots, Huntersville possesses many historic locations, including homesteads and a nature preserve. This thriving community blends natural beauty with an exciting range of indoor activities to create a beloved space filled with upscale shopping centers, refined eateries, peaceful parks, and acres of trails. With many varied entertainment options and attractions, there is always something going on in Huntersville, and anyone can find an activity that satisfies their soul.
 

What to Love

  • Convenient location close to major cities and small-town communities
  • Abundant water activities 
  • Close-knit, active community
 

Local Lifestyle

Residents live their best lives in Huntersville. As an oasis of natural beauty, it is an ideal escape for those who prefer a peaceful atmosphere and scenic surroundings over the hustle and bustle of Charlotte. Despite its naturally calm pace, the town boasts an active, fun-loving community with plenty to do. Close to Charlotte and Lake Norman, the suburban area provides the best of both worlds and has often been labeled the second-best place for workers to move in North Carolina.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

A community gathering place and premier retail destination, Birkdale Village is home to many restaurants, premier boutiques and shops, and a multi-screen movie theater. The lifestyle center is not only a great place to shop and eat, but its surrounding trails make it an ideal area for nature lovers. From major stores to local favorites, there are many delightful finds at Birkdale Village.
 
Latta Place Historic Site is one of Huntersville’s windows to the past, providing guests with educational programs and daily tours of a 19th-century cotton plantation. In addition to historical tours, visitors can fish, swim, kayak, and walk the trails.
 
Find an exciting array of nature-filled recreation at Ramsey Creek Park, a scenic community space resting on the lake shore. Boating, picnicking, fishing, sand volleyball, horseshoes, and a playground are just some of the activities and amenities available at Ramsey Creek Park. Whether you’re looking for an exciting adventure or a relaxing trip, the park is a great choice.
 
The nature preserves covering Historic Rural Hill’s 265 acres are an ideal place for field trips, events, and or simply connecting with nature and history. This Colonial-era farm features ruins, schoolhouses, a farm, and a family graveyard. Visitors can enjoy hiking, educational programs on a variety of topics, cultural events, and more than 250 years of history at this beloved location.
 

Things to Do

Huntersville’s annual Renaissance Festival brings history to life in an all-day, interactive, and immersive experience. Visitors can dress up in Renaissance-era costumes and walk along a themed village full of games, rides, jousting tournaments, falconry, and mystical creatures, such as dragons, fairies, and mermaids. More than 140 vendors set up shop at the festival, selling a variety of arts and crafts, baked goods, and more. Guests can try an assortment of culinary delights and libations, from turkey legs to craft ale and everything in between.
 
Get into the spooky festive spirit with Halloween in Huntersville, the community’s premier holiday festival, complete with a costume party, a movie in a park, balloon twisters, games, vendors, and face painting. If you’d rather celebrate the holly jolly season, spend the weekend at Huntersville Christmas, one of the town’s highly-anticipated yearly events. Attendees can enjoy food and drinks, rides, vendors, and visits with Santa before an extravagant tree-lighting ceremony on Friday. The fun continues on Saturday, with ice sculptures, carolers, holiday characters walking the streets, pictures with Santa, and live music creating the perfect backdrop for residents to make unforgettable holiday memories.
 
Science enthusiasts and bird lovers rub elbows at the Carolina Raptor Center, whose location seeks to teach and spark imagination in its guests with its numerous outdoor trails, indoor exhibits, and flight shows. Over 30 raptors are permanent residents of the center, and another 800 to 1,000 birds are temporary guests each year while being treated by the medical staff.
 
 
 

Overview for Huntersville, NC

67,234 people live in Huntersville, where the median age is 38.8 and the average individual income is $48,554. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,234

Total Population

38.8 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$48,554

Average individual Income

Around Huntersville, NC

There's plenty to do around Huntersville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
43
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Murto Made Distillery, Cookies with an Accent, and Antojitos El Valle.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.94 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.67 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.63 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Huntersville, NC

Huntersville has 24,667 households, with an average household size of 2.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Huntersville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 67,234 people call Huntersville home. The population density is 1,055.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

67,234

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.8

Median Age

50.96 / 49.04%

Men vs Women

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24,667

Total Households

2.72

Average Household Size

$48,554

Average individual Income

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Schools in Huntersville, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Huntersville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Torrence Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Merancas Middle College-CPCC
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
St Mark Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Bonnie Cone Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 7th
4/5
Huntersville Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Christ The King Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Chesterbrook Academy At Birkdale
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Trillium Springs Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
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