Both Cornelius and Huntersville NC can trace their roots to the antebellum cotton plantations of early North Carolina. Officially incorporated
in the mid to late 1800s, the towns grew quickly with the help of the nearby rail line. The Virgin Manufacturing Company, a textile mill, encouraged
community growth and with the creation of Lake Norman in 1963, the Lake Norman areas became the thriving community it is today. Gracious homes built
on spectacular properties are so enticing to professionals relocating to the Charlotte suburbs, that LKN towns are often named as some of the most
attractive in the country. Cornelius and Huntersville real estate is prized for its short commute to Charlotte, which is just less than thirty minutes.
Three towns that line the eastern banks of Lake Norman include Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson. Working together to form the Lake Norman Chamber of
Commerce, the community offers a wealth of attractions, local events, dining and shopping opportunities. Prime Huntersville real estate lies along the shores of Lake Norman.
Shopping and Dining
The town of Huntersville stretches from exit 23-exit 25 off of I-77. Birkdale Village in Huntersville (Exit 25) is a town destination that houses many upscale shops, restaurants and a multiplex movie theater. It often hosts live music, art festivals, and local events...but is always a great location for people watching as you dine al-fresco. Close by is Northcross Shopping Center, a Whole Foods, Sur la Table, and many fast food options. Downtown Huntersville (Exit 23) is a hot spot for everything from micro-breweries to the Discovery Place Kids. Down the street is Rosedale Shopping Center, where you will find many more restaurants, food shopping options, Carolinas Healthcare Urgent Care and Presbyterian Hospital.
Cornelius has plenty of dining options from waterfront eateries to live music venues featuring food trucks! Shopping includes upscale boutiques in
The Peninsula, to some of the best consignment stores that you'll ever find.
The Lake Norman area is full of dining opportunities including favorites from gourmet to casual, southern-fare to world-wide cuisine, and everything in between. Whether you are looking for Zagat rated restaurants or a cool new place to "grab a bite", you are bound to find your favorite new place in the neighborhood.
Parks and Recreation
The community is proud of the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center, a beautiful facility with a 50-meter competition swimming pool and diving well. It has allowed Huntersville to host world class diving competitions for the enjoyment of the residents and provides health and fitness opportunities such as a warm water pool, fitness center, gym, exercise studio and even a splash park for the smaller children.
Lake facilities include Blythe Landing Park for boat launching and other water recreation, and Ramsey Beach for swimming. Would you like to rent a boat? There are plenty of marinas to choose from. The Latta Plantation includes more than 1200 acres of nature preserves, hiking trails, and horseback riding through many historic sites. Rural Hill Farm annually hosts the Lock Norman Highland Games, the Amazing Maize Maze and sheep dog trials. Local golf clubs include Birkdale Golf Club, Skybrook Golf Club and Northstone County Club.
Schools and Transportation
Huntersville real estate lies within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District and is fortunate to have had a number of schools named to the top-rated list in the state. Please check www.Greatschools.org for additional information.
The Capital Area Transit System, or CATS, in Charlotte provides public transportation to commuters from Huntersville with an express route running weekdays. The pickup points are 2 Gateway Park and Ride (exit 25 and 23) and termination point is Charlotte Transportation Center. As for major airports, the distance from the center of Huntersville to Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 20 miles. Privately owned Bradford Field is located in Huntersville. Other local airports include Concord Regional in Cabarrus and Lincoln County in Lincolnton. Amtrak stations are located in Kannapolis and Charlotte. The driving distance from Huntersville to Charlotte is 14 miles via the I-77 South.
Charlotte is easily accessed by taking I-77 South or the 485 inner-loop. Convenient toll lanes are available during rush hours to speed along your commute. Need an Uber or Lyft? Both are only minutes away!