Davidson, NC Real Estate and Community Information

Davidson, NC Real Estate and Community Information

With a history that traces back to the mid-19th century, the community of Davidson, North Carolina has through the years been closely tied to the liberal arts college around which the town grew. Yet today, Davidson is a college town that offers something more. Along with a community of devoted scholars, Davidson features an idyllic location for those seeking both a small town mentality and a sophisticated vivacity. The town of Davidson was named after a Revolutionary War leader by the name of William Lee Davidson, and while exhibiting considerable cultural diversity, Davidson also emits an aura of what is unmistakably a classic American town feel, complete with a bustling Main Street and a crowded Farmer's Market every Saturday.

Shopping and Dining

One of the best places to shop around Davidson real estate is on Main Street. By perusing the shops along Main Street in Davidson, shoppers can check off almost every item on their lists, from pharmacy items to outdoor sports equipment to computer equipment. Some of the shops on Main Street include Charlotte Shoe Company, International Kitchen and Bath, Main Street Books, The Spirited Cyclist, and more. Other shopping options in and around Davidson include Davidson Commons on Jettson Street, Birkdale Village in Huntersville, and the Northcross Shopping Center in Huntersville.

There are many options to choose from for fine dining close to Davidson real estate. Davidson residents and guests can try Il Bosco Restaurante and Bar on Depot Street or Campania Cafe & Italian Trattoria on South Main Street if they are in the mood for Italian. For classic American fare, try the North Harbor Club, Toast Cafe, or Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse. Sabi Asian Bistro on Griffith Street offers Asian food, and Sangam Indian Cuisine on Torrence Chapel Road regularly receives favorable reviews from area diners. Fast food options in Davidson are somewhat rare, but The Egg at Davidson is one possibility, and nearby Huntersville features a Chick-fil-A and an Arby's.

Parks and Recreation

Fisher Farm Park is located in Davidson itself and offers opportunities for walking and observing wildlife and plant life. Fisher Farm Park extends over 200 acres and is found to the east of central Davidson on Shearer Road. Additionally, Bailey Road Park in Cornelius is only two and a half miles from Davidson, and Bradford Park in Huntersville offers many recreational opportunities, including soccer, picnicking, baseball, golf, and more. For more information on parks and recreation around Davidson real estate, consult the website of the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department.

There are two gyms located in Davidson where area residents can use exercise facilities on a membership basis- Snap Fitness and CrossFit Davidson. Huntersville offers The Little Gym, which is a recreational center that provides physical activities such as gymnastics and dancing to kids, and the Mooresville Recreation and Parks Department offers a variety of recreational facilities and events in nearby Mooresville. There are several golf courses around Davidson, including the Birkdale Golf Club and the The Peninsula Club in Cornelius. Miniature golfers can enjoy a round of 18 holes at Lake Norman Miniature Golf.


For many, Davidson is a highly desirable place to live, and this is reflected in the fact that median values for Davidson real estate tend to be higher than values on real estate found elsewhere in the state of North Carolina. The population in Davidson has increased by approximately 54% since 2000, and the town has received numerous accolades, including the 2004 Smart Growth Award for highly effective planning and design in relation to the town's recent growth. Central Davidson is designed to discourage car traffic and assist pedestrians. Drive-thru establishments are not permitted within the town itself, and Davidson is traversed by many walking paths and greenways.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

Young residents of Davidson may choose to attend Charlotte-Mecklenberg public schools, including Davidson Elementary on South Street. One of the closest high schools is the William A. Hough High School in Cornelius, and private schools located near Davidson real estate include the Lake Norman Christian School, Cannon School, McKinney Academy, and Woodlawn School. Davidson College naturally has a heavy influence on education in Davidson and serves as a vital educational resource to not only enrolled students, but to all residents throughout the Davidson area. The Davidson Public Library on South Main Street is managed by the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Health care near Davidson real estate is provided at locations such as Davidson Family Medicine or at the Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville. The Charlotte Area Transit System serves Davidson, and the 77x bus picks up on Depot Street and can takes commuters throughout the greater Charlotte area. The nearest major airport is the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Contact Information

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Cornelius NC 28031
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