Huntersville : North carolina


What It Is Like to Retire in Huntersville

Huntersville is a suburban town north of Charlotte, North Carolina, and located near Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. The growing community has a population of 52,704 (2015 census), and is popular with families and retirees for its boating and other outdoor recreation opportunities including golf, hiking and biking. Central Piedmont Community College is located here, as are several corporate headquarters including Rubbermaid and Novant Health. Plans are in the making for a new multi-use development in Huntersville which will include several retail shops and 400 residential units. Picture of Downtown Huntersville courtesy of Wikipedia and Brett VA, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

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Where to Retire in Huntersville and Home Prices

Huntersville offers several types of housing choices including waterfront homes and 55+ active adult communities (see link at right). Zillow reports the median home value to be $439,843 in late 2021.

What Is Special about Huntersville

Through managed growth, Huntersville has allowed for many parks and greenspaces to encourage outdoor recreation. The town offers many events and festivals along with those hosted by the community college.

What Is Not Special about Huntersville

If you don't enjoy being outside, you may not find much to do here.

Who Will Like Retirement in Huntersville

Retirees who want to live in a lake community but with easy access to a metropolitan area (Charlotte) may enjoy living here. “Healthy Huntersville” is a community-based programs that promotes healthy living through fitness centers, parks and recreation, and offers volunteer opportunities.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Huntersville has a diverse economy driven by manufacturing, retail, and finance. Several corporations are located here.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 44 degrees, with July's average of 78 degrees. Huntersville does get a trace of snow during the winter, averaging about 2 inches annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Huntersvillle is an outdoor oriented community with great parks, a fitness and aquatics center, hiking, and all that Lake Norman has to offer. Central Piedmont Community College presents art events and theater productions. Charlotte is nearby for all types of culture venues, activities, and great restaurants.


The crime rate here is below the national average.

Medical Facilities

The town is serviced by Huntersville Hospital and Novant Health.


Express bus service to Charlotte is available; Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 20 miles away

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