Huntersville NC Real Estate
Huntersville NC Real Estate
Huntersville, originally named Craighead, is located in Mecklenburg County just 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte. The town was incorporated in 1873 and named Huntersville in recognition of a landowner and cotton farmer Robert Boston Hunter. After the incorporation of the town it witnessed a large growth due to fertile land and a rail line that ran through the area.
Between 1990 and 2000 the town witnessed an amazing 728 percent growth in its population. The incredible growth fueled a thriving real estate and homebuilding industry offering residents a broad range of home style and prices. Many of the neighborhoods are lined with sidewalks and bike trails, offering craftsman style bungalows to brick colonials and transitional style homes in newer subdivisions.
Through all of the growth and new businesses Huntersville still maintains 18 historic sites. One of the popular historic sites is Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, the county’s largest green space, offers hiking trails, a nature center, equestrian center, boating, fishing, a living history farm and more. Huntersville also offers many retail stores, including Birkdale Village, located at exit 25 off I-77, offering a combination of boutiques, restaurants, a movie theatre and national retailers.
Huntersville also offers a private golf course, Northstone County Club, and two semi-private courses, Skybrook Golf Club and Birkdale Golf Course.
Northstone is a carefully planned community offering Northstone Country Club (a private golf course), swimming pools, tennis courts, a clubhouse and more. Northstone consists of a variety of single family homes, many cul-de-sacs and views of the serene golf course.
Skybrook is a sought after Huntersville subdivision. Skybrook offers a variety of lifestyles to its residents with a golf course, swim and racquet club, parks and more. Single family homes in Skybrook range from the mid $100s to $600s and townhomes start around the $170s.
Birkdale is a sought after community that offers its residents a large variety of lifestyles. Birkdale is a large master-planned community built around the 18-hole Birkdale Golf club. In addition to the golf course, Birkdale offers its residents a variety of amenities including, swimming pool, children’s splash pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, beach volleyball court and clubhouse.
Just across Highway 73 from Birkdale, you will find Birkdale Village. Birkdale Village is a mixed use community offering many boutiques, restaurants, a movie theatre, residential options and more. In addition there are offices and apartments located above the retail spaces and residential homes just steps away from the stores. Live entertainment fills the streets on warm, weekend evenings and many summer days you will find children splashing around the village square fountain.
MacAulay is another sought after Huntersville subdivision, located on 248 acres. MacAulay offers a community pool, playground, various parks throughout the subdivision and is located a short distance from restaurants, shopping and Birkdale Village. The subdivision consists of a range of single family homes to fit a variety of lifestyles.
In addition to the abundant wonderful neighborhoods, numerous amenities and friendly small-town ambiance, Huntersville also provides access to Lake Norman.
Huntersville has been nationally recognized by Money magazine as the 76th Best Place to Live in America in 2005 and among one of the top 20 places in North Carolina to retire, both of which came just after the town’s recognition as one of America’s Top-Rated Smaller Cities for 2004-2005 by Grey House Publishing. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked Huntersville as number 2 on their list “America’s 25 Best Places to Move”.
Parks and Recreation
The town of Huntersville maintains over 230 acres of developed parkland and over 410 acres of undeveloped parkland. The various parks offer diverse activities to the residents of Huntersville; including baseball fields, soccer fields, hiking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts and more. Huntersville also operates an Arts & Cultural Center that offers an assortment of programs for the residents.
Huntersville residents attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School district is among one of the nation’s 20 largest school districts. The district consists of 159 schools and more than 141,100 students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This breaks down to 88 elementary schools, 39 middle schools, 28 high schools and 4 alternative schools. In 2012, U.S. News recognized 12 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg High Schools among North Carolina’s top 600 schools that do the best job of preparing average students for college, with 2 high schools ranking in the top 10. More than 21,000 high schools were surveyed.