As buyers consider where to plant their roots and buy a home, there are many factors to consider. One factor I’ve noticed has been popping up again and again, especially with younger buyers, is their proximity to “things to do.” Today, I want to take a minute to highlight some of the things to do in and around Huntersville, NC– a town just north of Charlotte.
- Birkdale Shopping Center– Probably one of the very BEST features of Huntersville, this outdoor shopping center is the perfect blend of local and national brands complete with restaurants and a movie theater! Tree-lined sidewalks create a great little walking trail, or make a great backdrop for your coffee date. Plus, there is usually live music somewhere in the center on Fridays or Saturday nights.
- Carolina Raptor Center– A 57-acre living museum and avian medical facility displaying over 25 species of raptors in a zoo-like setting. You can walk the 3/4 mile raptor trail featuring eagles, owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and other raptor species. Weekend programming includes year round live bird presentations and other educational tours by docents and a summer flight show. Group experiences include seasonal Eagle Research Observatory tours, behind the scenes tours, and private educational programs.
- Latta Plantation and Nature Preserve– The plantation, built in 1800 serves as a living history farm. In addition to daily tours, Latta plantation offers 35 special events each year, five themed summer day camps, homeschool programs, workshops, educational field trips, and daily tours year-round. The Nature Preserve is the County’s largest nature preserve and protects over 1,343 acres of natural communities including the Beatties Ford Basic Forest natural heritage site, the Carolina Raptor Center. AND the Latta Plantation Equestrian Center.
- Discover Place KIDS– This children’s Museum features developmentally-appropriate experiences that encourage imagination and offers the opportunity to build confidence while testing skills by trying new things. The exhibits, themed around a small town, allow children to learn through play!