Huntersville is a large town in Mecklenburg County. It is located about 12 miles north of Uptown Charlotte.
The town is known as a lake community because of its proximity to Lake Norman, a large manmade lake created by Duke Energy, and Mountain Island Lake, a smaller manmade lake that is used as Charlotte’s city water. Mountain Island Lake is located along the southwest border of Huntersville.
The lakes both attract boaters, paddleboarders and waterskiers from several surrounding states. Huntersville is also home to a private golf course, NorthStone Country Club, two semi-private courses in Skybrook Golf Club and Birkdale Golf Course.
Huntersville is home to the annual Carolina Renaissance Festival, one of the largest Renaissance-themed events in the country. It features 11 stages of outdoor variety entertainment, a 22-acre village marketplace, an interactive circus, an arts and crafts fair, a jousting tournament and a feast, all rolled into one non-stop, day-long family adventure.
Residents of the Huntersville area attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.