The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District is known for its excellent staff and outstanding student academic achievements. The Charlotte area is fortunate to have such great schools that offer a world of choices, from classical studies to culinary arts, information technology, and the highly acclaimed Advanced Placement Diploma programs. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District is the first school system in the nation to be awarded for having a very high rate of National Merit Scholars, a program that honors the nation's brightest students who meet rigorous standards.
For those seeking higher education, there are several universities and colleges in the area including a campus for the University of North Carolina, Davidson College, a historic private liberal arts school, as well as several community colleges.
The history of Huntersville is rich and dates back to 1885 when the area was established as a municipality and was named for one of its founding fathers. Farmers grew cotton on large plantations and prominent schools attracted families. Soon after, textile mills brought more jobs and residents to the area. The creation of the Cowan?s Ford Dam in the 1950s along with the construction of largest man-made lake in the 1960s added to the allure of the area; the construction of the Huntersville Business Park in the 1980s revived the local economy.
Huntersville is also home to several of the Lake Norman area?s best golf courses and golf communities. These include the Arnold Palmer designed Birkdale Golf Club, the semi-private Skybrook Golf Club, and the private Northstone Country Club.
Huntersville continues to grow thanks to its location between Charlotte and Lake Norman. With plenty of recreational opportunities, an excellent school system and a strong business center, residents of Huntersville enjoy an excellent overall quality of life.