The early 1960's brought dramatic change to the area as the local energy provider, Duke Power, created Lake Norman to support the Cowans Ford Hydroelectric power plant and the planned McGuire Nuclear Power Station. Lake Norman, one of the top-100 largest man-made lakes in the United States, boasts more than 521 miles of shoreline and comprises more than 51 square miles. The new lake spurred development in the area as scores of quaint weekend cottages sprang up on the banks and weekend recreation boomed.
By 1990, 3,000 people called Huntersville home. The short, easy commute to the Queen City from the lake, lower home prices, less traffic, and quiet communities like Cambridge Grove, catapulted Huntersville’s population. The residential boom led to the development of Cambridge Grove in 1996 and brought additional retailers and restaurants to the area that today is home to to more than 51,000. Newcomers can choose from a broad range of home styles and prices, family-friendly neighborhoods with sidewalks and bike trails, waterfront condominium communities with boat slips, or spacious luxury apartments.
Huntersville operates a Parks and Recreation department that organizes classes, special events and athletics for all ages. Huntersville also has a family fitness center and outdoor fun park where kids can slide through tubes, spray water cannons, and climb sprinkler-filled jungle gyms inside a pool.
A great location minutes away from the Carolinas' largest lake, a quick commute to Charlotte, award-winning schools, and world-class shopping and dining make Huntersville - and Cambridge Grove - one of the most sought after places to raise a family in the southeast