Located about 20 miles North of Charlotte, the charming town of Davidson, North Carolina, lies on the banks of Lake Norman.

Davidson is a place that beats with the heart of a college town and has the soul of a close-knit community. Presbyterians founded the town and college in 1837.

Main Street | Davidson, NC

The historic buildings on Main Street are home to local restaurant favorites, boutiques, and coffee shops.

The community is home to concerts on the green, weekend farmers markets, fairs, and amazing holiday celebrations. These events make it easy to connect with neighbors and meet new people.

downtown Davidson NC

Davidson College

The town is also home to Davidson College. The college has nationally-ranked athletic programs and is one of America’s most selective liberal arts colleges.

Some notable graduates include our 28th president, Woodrow Wilson and NBA super-star Stephen Curry.

Davidson College

Outdoor Activities in Davidson, NC

Nearby Lake Norman is the main attraction for outdoor fun. Also nearby is Fisher Farm Park, which offers over 200 acres of public lands where you can  hike or enjoy 3 miles of mountain bike trails.

Fisher Farm Davidson NC

Davidson Homes

Davidson homes vary in style, including waterfront estates, older homes, and townhomes.

The townhomes are very popular for their proximity to Main Street or campus. The older homes have a lot of historic charm.

River Run Country Club

River Run is one of the larger neighborhoods in Davidson. Here you’ll find one of the area’s best country clubs. River Run amenities include an 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, pools, a fitness complex, and upscale dining.

Established in 2005, River Run still has a few custom homesites available. Prices for homes in River Run range from the mid-$500’s to $2 million.

River Run Davidson NC

One of Charlotte’s Best Suburbs

Davidson is one of the Charlotte area’s most popular and affluent suburbs.

Davidson appeals to people who are looking for a peaceful place to live. It’s also a great place to live if you want to be close to outdoor activities.

 Davidson offers something for everyone with fine dining and cultural activities downtown.

 Davidson is an idyllic place to live, which is why real estate values here tend to be higher than average.

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About the Author:

Jeff Hamm is the creator and producer of The Best of LKN.

He’s also the co-founder of the digital marketing agency  Epic Journey Media  AND a Real Estate Agent serving Charlotte and the Lake Norman area.

When he isn’t editing podcasts, nerding out on the latest SEO trends, or writing blog articles & email newsletters, you can most likely find him taking walks with his dogs Sam and Maisy.