Davidson Homes – Community and College
The small town of Davidson in northern Mecklenburg County has two focal points, its world-class college and Lake Norman. Davidson homes reflect the character and feel of the town.
Davidson is unique in that the town grew around its college. Presbyterian Davidson College was established in 1837, and was named after General William Davidson, a hero of the American Revolution. Although the town of Davidson grew with the arrival of railroads and textile mills like many other North Carolina towns in the late 19th century, its close ties to the college gave it a distinctive character, with classical architecture predominating throughout the town. You’ll find Davidson homes along the tree-lined avenues that still convey the look and feel of a rural village.
The town is located along the banks of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. The I-77 bridge separates Lake Norman from two smaller lakes, Lake Cornelius and Lake Davidson. Many of the community activities focus on the lakes, including the Lake Davidson Nature Preserve; Parham Park, featuring miles of natural surface trails, picnic areas, and canoe storage, rental, and launches; and 12 miles of greenway trails linking the lakes to various points in town.
With its history, its dedication to the outdoors, and its tranquil downtown, Davidson lives up to its reputation as the “Best Small Town in America.”