Part of the Charlotte metropolitan area in western North Carolina, Huntersville is the 19th largest city in the state, but is better known as a NASCAR racing headquarters. Charming bungalows and four and five-story homes alike are typical of the Huntersville residential districts, where families enjoy quiet, suburban lifestyles. Multiple car garages, wide front porches, and sweeping, green lawns are all attributes that are characteristic of the welcoming Huntersville neighborhoods.
Huntersville, located just 12 miles from downtown Charlotte, is home to nearly 10,000 households which populate its many and varied residential communities. Birkdale is one of these neighborhoods, and has received high accolades for its primetime location and walking distance to the Birkdale Village Shops, in addition to its relaxed, family-oriented atmosphere, and its overall high standard of living. Vermillion, another Huntersville community, is well-known for being home to its own restaurant, along with many residential amenities and some retail and commercial spaces. Monteith Park, Macaulay, and Northstone are a few other classic subdivisions prized for their abundant green spaces, nearby recreational opportunities, distance to retail and shopping districts, safety, and community focus. Of course, all of the residential enclaves of Huntersville still have easy highway access so that residents can quickly make the drive to cities like Charlotte.
The economy of Huntersville is built upon recreation and leisure, including both auto racing and the amenities of nearby Lake Norman, retail, commerce, and education. The NASCAR race shops of Joe Gibbs Racing are located in Huntersville, as are many NASCAR related enterprises. The local school system includes more than a dozen public schools, one charter school, and four private schools in Huntersville, which together make one of the biggest employers in the city. Huntersville is also home to the famous Carolina Renaissance Festival, which takes place each fall and attracts numerous visitors, as well as many temporary and some long-term jobs to the area.