Huntersville, North Carolina
Huntersville is the first Lake Norman town north of Charlotte, in Mecklenburg County. There is public access to Lake Norman by visiting Blythe Landing Park, just off NC Highway 73 for launching boats and other recreational activities.
Huntersville is home to Historic Latta Plantation with its 1200+ acres of historic sites, nature preserve, trails for biking, hiking or horseback riding and access to Mountain Island Lake for canoeing as well as the Carolina Raptor Center, Latta Equestrian Center and Latta Nature Preserve. Introduced in 1994, the Carolina Renaissance Festival, held each fall in Huntersville, has grown to be one of the largest Renaissance fairs nationwide. Several fine golf courses also call Huntersville home. These include the Arnold Palmer designed Birkdale Golf Club, semi-private Skybrook Golf Club and the private Northstone Country Club. Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics is a world-class facility boasting an Olympic sized 50-meter competition pool and diving well. It has served as host to a number of World Class events, most recently hosting current and future Olympians at the 2005 Speedo National and Junior National Diving championships. Huntersville also has some of the region’s most unique mixed use developments. Birkdale Village is a residential, office, shopping and dining destination to compare with any in the State. Its numerous shops, restaurants and Movie Theater offer something for those of all ages. Special events and concerts are regularly held at its fountain and through its green space.
The 2013 property tax rate was $1.15 per one hundred dollars of assessed value.
Just a few of the annual events in Huntersville include Hello Huntersville - a Spring Arts Festival, Summer Outdoor Movies, weekly Growers Market, concerts and special events at Main & Maxwell Park, 4th of July Festival, a Huntersville Christmas celebration and more than we can name in this space!
Even before Huntersville was established as a municipality and named for one of its founding fathers, steam engines carried passengers on rails that still run parallel to N.C. 115. Farmers grew cotton on their large plantations and prominent schools attracted families from near and far. In later years, textile mills brought more jobs and residents to the area.