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Overview of Huntersville, North Carolina, United States

Huntersville is a town in Mecklenburg County.The population was 24,960 at the 2000 census. It is located about 12 miles north of uptown Charlottte. Aside from great neighborhoods, countless amenities and its friendly small town atmosphere, Huntersville also provides access to the haven of Lake Norman. This breathtaking man-made lake with 520 miles of shoreline provides scenic views and recreation that all ages can enjoy. Express bus transportation and an interstate with HOV lanes provide quick access to the downtown business areas of Charlotte, making Huntersville primarily a town of commuters.

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  • Population: 24, 960
  • Population Density: 801.4/mi²
  • Area: 31.2/mi²
  • Latitude: 35.409444
  • Longitude: -80.863611
  • Weather: See Forecast
  • Elevation: 827 ft
  • Time Zone: EST
  • Language: English
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History of Huntersville, North Carolina

Huntersville, the first Lake Norman town north of Charlotte, was renamed from Craighead to Huntersville in honor of landowner and cotton farmer Robert Boston Hunter. The town incorporated in 1873, and fertile land and a rail line promoted quick growth. Cotton mill Virgin Manufacturing Company and a brickyard that supplied bricks for many homes in older sections of town were thriving businesses. As the town grew larger, so too did its business community. The Virgin Manufacturing Company, a cotton mill, encouraged the development of Huntersville's “mill town” on the east side of the railroad tracks.

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Huntersville's Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 24,960 people, 9,171 households, and 6,859 families residing in Huntersville. A tremendous population growth over the last several years has fuelled a booming real estate and homebuilding industry.

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Huntersville's Climate

Huntersville is located in North America's humid subtropical climate zone. The town has mild winters and hot, humid summers. Huntersville's location puts it in the direct path of subtropical moisture from the Gulf, thus the city receives ample precipitation throughout the year.

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Education in Huntersville, North Carolina

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Transportation around Huntersville, North Carolina

Express bus transportation and an interstate with HOV lanes provide quick access to the downtown business areas of Charlotte, making Huntersville primarily a town of commuters.

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Tourism and Attractions of Huntersville

The town also is known recreationally as a lake community because of its proximity to Lake Norman, a large man-made. The lake attracts boaters and water skiers from several surrounding states. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is the county's largest green space with hiking trails, a nature center, an equestrian center, boating and fishing on Mountain Island Lake, and a unique raptor center that rehabilitates and releases injured birds of prey.

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Surrounding Communities

  • Huntersville
  • Cornelius
  • Davidson
  • Mooresville

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Geography of Huntersville, North Carolina

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 31.2 square miles of which, 31.1 square miles of it is land and 0.03% is water.

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Huntersville's Government

Huntersville is governed by a Mayor and five Commissioners. Town Board meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 630pm at the Town Hall.

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Huntersville's Economy and Industry

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Huntersville's Culture and Significant Events

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Sports in Huntersville, North Carolina

The lake attracts boaters and water skiers from several surrounding states. Huntersville is also home to one private golf course, Northstone Country Club (PB Dye design), one Semi-Private club, Skybrook Golf Club, and one Daily Fee course, Birkdale Golf Club (Arnold Palmer design)

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