A thriving community with a population of close to 50,000 residents, Huntersville has both lakeside homes and public lake access to both Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake. For those that like to be close to Nature, you can enjoy hiking, biking, canoeing & kayaking, and horseback riding at historic Latta Plantation. The town has a variety of parks, which are home to many amateur sporting events and youth tournaments. There are several golf courses, including the Arnold Palmer-designed Birkdale Golf Club. Huntersville hosts several festivals throughout the year, including Loch Norman Highland Games, the Amazing Maize, Sheep Dog Trials, and Bark at the Park. If shopping and dining are more your style, you’ll find plenty of unique shops and restaurants at Birkdale Village and Northlake Mall. The business community includes companies such as SABIC Innovative Plastics, Rubbermaid, Joe Gibbs Racing, Presbyterian Hospital, and Max Daetwyler Corporation, just to name a few.