This incredibly quaint, southern town is home to Davidson College and is nationally recognized for its greenways and open space.
It is a walking/riding community with an emphasis on pedestrians and cyclists as opposed to automobiles.
The town has acquired almost 500 acres of open space in the last five years and recently opened the Randall R.
Kincaid Trail, a 2.
8 mile greenway lined with tulip poplar, sweet gum and eastern red cedar trees.
The Rocky River runs next to the greenway and is home to deer, snakes, frogs and over one hundred types of birds.
Downtown Davidson's wide brick sidewalks are lined with retail shops and local restaurants and surround the Town Green which is used for outdoor concerts, festivals, farmer's markets, university festivities and family fun.
At the heart of the town lies Davidson College, a nationally recognized and highly selective independent liberal arts school with just 1,700 students.
The college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
The town of Davidson, NC was actually founded on behalf of the college in 1837 with the establishment of the Presbyterian Davidson College named after local Revolutionary War hero, Brigadier General William Lee Davidson.
The campus is lined with hundreds of trees, dozens of historical buildings and complete southern charm as it gives the town of Davidson its name.
Davidson, NC real estate and development requires public input as the town follows new urbanist principles and emphasizes the importance of good design and strives to have all green space, homes, schools, offices and retail shops be easily accessible by pedestrians.
The town of Davidson, NC was awarded the 2004 Smart Growth Award for Overall Excellence in town planning and design and is supported by highly engaged and active citizens.
Population is estimated at 11,555 and has grown 98 percent since 1990.
Homes in Davidson, NC span throughout local neighborhoods and into rural areas.
The median list price for Davidson, NC real estate is $349,000 with 71 percent of residents living in single family homes and 29 percent living in condominiums or town homes.
Davidson residents attend Charlotte-Mecklenburg public schools including Davidson Elementary, Davidson IB Middle School and North Mecklenburg High School.
Private schools located in Davidson include Davidson Day School, McKinney Academy and local charter school, Davidson Community School.
The crime level in Davidson is much lower than the North Carolina average and crime watch groups are present in nearly every neighborhood.
The climate is quite comfortable with average January highs in the 50's and lows above freezing.
Davidson enjoys all four seasons; bursting with beautiful colors in autumn, an occasional light snowfall in the winter, gorgeous blooms in the springtime and warm temperatures in the summer months.
Davidson, NC is a small southern town that is growing consciously while embracing people and nature in a magnificent historical setting.