Huntersville, the first Lake Norman town north of Charlotte, is a town rich with history and tradition. First established as the town of Craighead, Huntersville was a key location for the railroad industry, cotton plantations, and prominent schools. In 1873, the town was officially incorporated and renamed in honor of major landowner and cotton farmer, Robert Boston Hunter. Fertile farming land and railroad expansion caused rapid growth in Huntersville. Over time, textile mills were established and brought more jobs and residents to the area. The business community has always been strong in Huntersville and still is to this day. Currently, Huntersville has a population of 50,458 people and is home to multiple national and internationally known companies such as: SABIC Innovative Plastics, Rubbermaid, Irwin Industrial Tools, ABB, Pactiv Corporation, Max Daetwyler Corporation, American Tire Distributors, Inc., Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Duke Power’s McGuire Nuclear Station, Siegling America, Americredit, Metrolina Greenhouses and Joe Gibbs Racing.
Beyond its strong business community, Huntersville boasts 8 scenic public parks, 520 miles of shoreline, multiple historical sites, and several pristine golf courses. One of the most exceptional attractions Huntersville has to offer is Birkdale Village. Filled with exquisite restaurants, charming shops and stylish boutiques, Birkdale is the perfect destination for any night of the week.