Town Of Huntersville

101 Huntersville-Concord Road
704-875-6541

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.

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.

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.

It is the sense of Huntersville’s past that has brought so many new residents to this town. The allure of the remaining farmland, the simple commute into the city of Charlotte and the proximity to the relatively new Lake Norman are just some of Huntersville’s enticements.

In 1990, 3,000 people called Huntersville home. Proximity between the Queen City and the lake, lower home prices, less traffic and quiet communities catapulted Huntersville's population by an amazing 728 percent during the last decade. Today, approximately 38,000 people live here.

The boom in population has been music to the ears of homebuilders and realtors. Newcomers can choose from a broad range of home styles and prices family-friendly neighborhoods with sidewalks and bike trails, waterfront condominium communities with boat slips, or spacious luxury apartments.

Huntersville operates a Parks and Recreation department that organizes classes, special events and athletics for all ages. Huntersville also has a family fitness center and outdoor fun park where kids can slide through tubes, spray water cannons and climb sprinkler-filled jungle gyms inside a pool.

Although much of the retail and residential areas in Huntersville are new, the town also has 18 historic sites within a five-mile drive of Beatties Ford Road. Hopewell Presbyterian Church, for instance, dates to the 1740s and features 200 year-old stone walls around its cemetery. The Hugh Torance House and Store, started in the 1770s, is the oldest surviving store in Mecklenburg County. 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.

The town also boasts of world-class retail stores. Birkdale Village on Sam Furr Road includes apartments and offices above boutiques, restaurants and national retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Gap and Ann Taylor Loft. Live bands play on warm-weather weekend evenings, and parents from around the lake bring children to splash and play in the village square fountain.

Aside from great neighborhoods, countless amenities and its friendly small town atmosphere, Huntersville also provides access to the haven of Lake Norman. This breathtaking 32,500-acre man-made lake with 520 miles of shoreline provides scenic vistas, recreation and wildlife for all to enjoy. Huntersville is also just 10 minutes from Charlotte and only hours from mountain and beach resorts.

Recent News

Award Winning Hello Huntersville

Calling all ages! Visitors will have the opportunity to help design multiple art projects for the local Huntersville community! You can help make a marble installation with Charlotte artist Lee Baumgarten, piece together an interactive installation w…

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Detour on Old Statesville Road (NC 115) due to Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony

The Town of Huntersville is holding its annual Veterans Day Parade, Ceremony & Celebrations event and will temporarily close Old Statesville Rd (NC115) between Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd and Gilead Rd from 9:00am-2:30pm on Friday, November the 11t…

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Healthy Huntersville 'Step' into Huntersville the battle of The Park

Healthy Huntersville has the first 2016 “Step” into Huntersville Challenge under our belt. We rolled out the challenge in March to The Park – Huntersville businesses hoping for 10 teams to register. We were blown away when we had 19 teams. The …

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department News - Winter 2016

Youth Girls Volleyball - Registration Open!We will be switching over to a new software system the end of January/first of February. We decided to go ahead and OPEN REGISTRATION for our Youth Girls Volleyball league. We do not want to begin registrati…

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Fall Programs Information 2015

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department News - April 11, 2015

9th Annual Lake Norman Senior Fun & Fitness Day Sponsored by Novant Health   Come Play With Us! Enjoy a day filled with health and fitness activities: -Free health screenings, 20 health vendors -Group 1.4-mile Fitness Walk at 9:30am -Chair Exer…

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Last Chance to Sign-up for Spring Break Camps

Spring Break CampsHPRD Kids Out Fun Days!Age:K-5th l Waymer l 7:30am - 6:00pmDrop your children off for fun & excitement on their days off from school.Fee: R $25 / NR $30Instructor: ASEP staff#5756 - April 6 - Putt-Putt Golf#5757 - April 7 - Pott…

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Summer Camp Information 2015

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Town of Huntersville - 2015 Spring Recreation Guide!

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department News - February 8, 2015

League Registrations NOW OPEN!Youth Girls VolleyballAge: 9-18yrs / Gymnasiums Vary Fee: R $75 / NR $90League promotes sportsmanship, skill building, and most importantly FUN! Instructors: Josh Brock / Ben Benshoof Registration Feb 2 - Mar 6 #5014: 9-…

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Detour on Old Statesville Rd (NC 115) and Huntersville-Concord Road due to Huntersville Christmas

The Town of Huntersville is holding its annual Huntersville Christmas celebration and will temporarily close Old Statesville Rd (NC115) between Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd and Gilead Rd also Huntersville-Concord Road will be closed between Church Stree…

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A Huntersville Christmas Proudly Presented by Parks Chevrolet Huntersville & Town of Huntersville

Join us for A Huntersville Christmas, the town’s annual holiday festival! The streets of Downtown Huntersville will be turned into a magical winter wonderland and be full of holiday cheer!Winter Wonderland will have SNOW for the children to enjoy s…

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Town Of Huntersville Is Now Accepting Applications For The Parks And Recreation Commission And The Greenway, Trail And Bikeway Commission

The Town of Huntersville is now taking applications for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Greenway, Trail, and Bikeway Commission. Serving as a member on these advisory boards gives residents an opportunity to give their input and offer sug…

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Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department News - August 22, 2014

Fall/Winter 2014-15 Recreation Guide Click the link above to view the Recreation Guide! Look for it in the Citizen in September!National Dog Day! - August 26thJoin us for some spontaneous photo opportunities. Reserve a FREE sitting at North Mecklenbu…

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Town of Huntersville Traffic Advisory - May 5, 2014

Detour on Old Statesville Rd (NC 115) and Huntersville-Concord Road due to “Hello Huntersville” event   - The Town of Huntersville is holding “Hello Huntersville” a one day spring event and will temporarily close Old Statesville Rd (NC115) …

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Huntersville Christmas Moved To December 15, 2013 Due To Weather, Note Detour Info

Due to Saturday's 100% forecast of rain, Huntersville Christmas is moving from Saturday night to Sunday (12/15) from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. We've worked with our vendors and everything will go off similar to what was planned for Saturday night. Spread the …

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Town Of Huntersville is Now Accepting Applications for the Parks And Recreation Commission and the Greenway, Trail and Bikeway Commission

The Town of Huntersville is now taking applications for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Greenway, Trail, and Bikeway Commission. Serving as a member on these advisory boards gives residents an opportunity to give their input and offer sug…

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Huntersville Christmas and Ice Rink

Downtown Huntersville will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland, complete with a visit from Santa and his elves, stories with Mrs. Claus, and an ice rink! The Parks and Recreation ASEP (after school enrichment program) team will be located…

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After School Enrichment Program Winter Break Camp

Children grades K-6 join us for 2 fun filled weeks of winter games and activities. Winter break schedule is Dec. 23rd, 2013 through Jan. 3rd, 2014 Our Winter Break dates and activities are as follows: Monday, Dec. 23rd (open full day 8 - 6) - Trip to…

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Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation News - November 21, 2013

Town of Huntersville is now accepting applications for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Greenway, Trail and Bikeway Commission The Town of Huntersville is now taking applications for the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Greenway, T…

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Two Public Input Meetings are scheduled for Main and Maxwell Park for PARTF Grant Application

The Town of Huntersville will be giving residents two opportunities to give input on the Main and Maxwell Park Master Plan. The first opportunity will be on-site at Main and Maxwell Park. The meeting will be held underneath the shelter next to the re…

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Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation News - July 18, 2013

Huntersville Growers MarketSaturdays 8-12pmThe cooking demo this weekend has been postponed. Live Music by: Pursey Kerns -  on August 3rd! We hope to see you there! Bring your neighbors and friends!Panther's Training Camp - #4487Wednesday J…

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Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation News - June 28, 2013

July 4th CelebrationCome show your patriotism when HPRD and Birkdale Village hosts the 9th Annual 4th of July Celebration on Thursday July 4th, 2013. Activities will take place in Birkdale Village from 10am-1pm. We will have decorations for the child…

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Town Of Huntersville News: Hello Huntersville / Road Closures

The Town of Huntersville respectfully requests the approval to close portions of NC115 and Huntersville-Concord Rd in the Town Center area from 7 AM to 3 PM on Saturday May 11th, 2013. The closure will help facilitate safe pedestrian travel between m…

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Tai Chi for Life: Joe Higgins

This class focuses on Yang style, the most popular, most practiced Tai Chi form around the world.Tai Chi uses agile steps with gentle flowing movements to combine a fitness & health exercise regimen with relaxing "moving meditation. The class is …

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HPRD New Adult Career Class

Reinvent Your Career: Monica White, Ph.D.Do you know what your ideal career is?  Just can’t put your finger on what you want to do for your next job or for re-tirement?   If you are looking to make a change, but haven’t bee…

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Start Smart Programs

Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department would like you and your child to join them in their Winter Start Smart Programs that begin in January. Your children can enjoy learning the basic fundamental skills required for the sport of basketball! Pr…

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