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Overview of Davidson

The charming community of Davidson is located in Mecklenburg County, NC. Davidson is situated about 20 miles north of Charlotte and is a community-oriented town centered around Davidson College. Families will love the vast green space and hiking trails, as well as the close proximity to city amenities. People looking for Davidson apartments for rent will love this charming town in the Tar Heel State. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population has increased dramatically from around 4,000 residents in 1990 to more than 11,100 people today.

Living in Davidson, NC

In March 1837, Davidson College opened its doors, and the community was governed by the college. In 1879 the community was incorporated and named Davidson College until 1891, when it was renamed simply Davidson.

Residents may find employment at one of the top job providers in the area including Carolina's Healthcare System, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

People looking for Davidson rentals will not have to worry about having a vehicle if they don't wish to have one. According to Walkscore.com, Davidson rates 97 out of 100 for walkability. The average commute time for residents here is about 27 minutes, but more than 7 percent of the population works from home. Because of all the nearby amenities and conveniences, people living in Davidson do have to pay a slightly higher cost of living in comparison to the national average.

Davidson Attractions and Special Events

Lake Norman is one of the most beloved attractions in Davidson for its natural beauty and abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation. During the summer months, residents and visitors travel to Lake Norman to go boating, swimming, water skiing, fishing, and much more. With many miles and acres of shoreline, there are plenty of options for families to spend their summer here.

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