Huntersville NC is a great town located North of Charlotte in the heart of North Carolina. It located just 14 miles North of Charlotte and in Mecklenburg County. Huntersville was originally a small mill town and is now the fifteenth largest municipality in NC. There is something for nearly everyone in Huntersville, while still staying near by one of the largest cities in the US. Nearby local municipalities include Kannapolis, Concord, Harrisburg, Newell, and Charlotte.
Huntersville, NC has a population of 61,376 as of the 2020 census. The city is home to Joe Gibbs Racing as well as Discovery Place Kids, EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station, and Holy Bend.
Local in Huntersville NC
When it comes to Huntersville, there is so much opportunity for both residents and visitors. Here are just a few of our favorite places in Huntersville.
Restaurants in Huntersville NC
Who doesn’t love to eat good food? Well, there are so many great, local options without having to leave Huntersville. So many great options, you would be willing to leave Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, or Harrisburg.
Pinky’s Westside Grill
9818 Gilead Rd 101 B, Huntersville, NC 28078
Pinky’s Westside Grill has been featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. They are known for menu items like Greg’s Pickles, Triple “G” Burger, Corn Dog Shrimp, and Viking Corn Dog.
Antico Italian Restaurant
9719 Sam Furr Rd C, Huntersville, NC 28078
A local Italian restaurant in a laid back atmosphere. Menu includes Rigatoni Antico, Rigatoni alle Melanzane, Penne alla Vodka, and Pollo Cacciatore.
8630 Lindholm Dr, Huntersville, NC 28078
Upscale, private dining experience in a comfortable environment. The dinner menu includes appetizers like Thai Peanut Calamari, Goat Cheese & Garlic, and Pimento Cheese. Main dishes are Crabcakes, Shrimp and Lobster Linguini, Blackened Heart of Ribeye, and Braised Short Rib.
Attractions in Huntersville
When you are looking for fun or just something to do to get out of the house, there is plenty to do right here in Huntersville, NC.
Historic Rural Hill
4431 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
A Colonial-era farm on over 265 acres. The space includes old schoolhouses, a family graveyard, and ruins.
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
The Carolina Raptor Center is a nonprofit organization and educational center focused on the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.
Cowans Ford Wildlife Refuge
2329 Neck Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078
A local wildlife reserve on over 850 acres with the Catawba River bordering three sides.