Davidson

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119 S Main St, Davidson, North Carolina 28036 -

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  • Builder:Multiple Builders
  • Price Range:$ - $
  • Home Type:
    Condo, Single Family Home
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  • New / Resale: Both
  • Age Restriction:None
  • Gated:No
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History

1835-1850 – Davidson College was established by Presbyterian Church. In 1835, the Presbytery of Concord’s committee began planning. The doors of the college were opened in March 1837. Initially, the college leased the land to businesses.

1837-1879 – The town government and even the patrols were managed by the college. In 1879, the town was incorporated as Davidson College. The name of the town was changed to Davidson in 1891.

1865-1900 – African Americans set up a business early in the history of the town; however, majority of them worked as servants for white families or for the college.

1900-1917 – At the start of the 1900s, the college was still important to the town, not only as the biggest business, but because it also gave the town its first electricity and water systems. In 1911, the first automobiles came to Davidson, followed by bus services in 1917, but as with railroad, Davidson remained in an isolated place. It was more convenient to reach Statesville or Charlotte, which was essential, as the town no longer had a clinic or hospital. Ill-timed train schedules and poor roads kept businesses in the area afloat by keeping clients in town.

1968 – Primarily, Davidson still continued to be secluded from changes at the lake; however, the construction of the Interstate 77 thoroughfare drew the neighborhoods closer together.

Area and Climate

A lakeside town, Davidson is situated on Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, NC. As of the 2010 census, its population was 10,944. Davidson College is located and is the focal point of the town.

The main street offers wide sidewalks, flowers everywhere, shops, and a community library. The town green is utilized for festivals, outdoor concerts, pick-up football games, croquet matches, play dates, and jugglers.

The town is built not for vehicles, but for bike riders and pedestrians. Drive-thrus are not allowed in Davidson; the community believes in walkable streets and connectivity.

Davidson experiences 44 inches of rainfall annually (U.S. median is 37), while snowfall is 0 inch per year (U.S. median is 25). The average sunny days yearly in Davidson are 216. The lowest temperature is in July, at 29° F, while the highest temperature is in July, at around 90° F.

Real Estate and Cost of Living

In 2011, the estimated average value of houses or condominiums in Davidson is $383,756 (in 200, it was $244,700). In 2011, the average prices of 5 and up unit buildings: $259,381; 2-unit buildings: $269,799; attached units and townhomes: $308,712; 3- or 4-unit buildings: $379,497; all residential units: $460,152; and detached homes: $497,454.

In Davidson, the cost of living index as of March 2012 is 94.7, which is below average, as the U.S. median is 100.

Lifestyle and Things to Do

Constructed from 1959 to 1964 as part of Duke Energy’s building of the Cowans Ford Dam, Lake Norman is the biggest man-made body of fresh water situated in North Carolina. Moreover, it is the site for one of the tour stops of the IJSBA (International Jet Sport Boats Association). A racing team with headquarters in Mooresville, Team Tweek assists in organizing and promoting the yearly event.

Lake Norman is the site of Lake Norman Yacht Club as well, which is the host of numerous sailboat races held all year round by the SAYRA (South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association). Lake Norman is home to a lake campus for students of Davidson College (they own and run it).

Davidson College Arboretum is situated across David College’s main campus. It is open daily, with free admission to the general public. Currently, this arboretum has a collection of forested plant life that flourishes in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Over 3,000 shrubs and trees are labeled and recorded in its database.

 

 

Amenities

  • Walking & Biking
  • Golf Course
  • Medical Clinics
  • Shopping / Grocery
  • Library
  • Picnic Area
  • Parks & Natural Space
 

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Property/Community Type : Condo
Golf Facility(Within 10 Mile Radius) : Yes
Coastal Area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Mountain/foot hills area(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
Lake Property(Within 10 Mile Radius) : No
College Town(College or University Within 15 Mile Radius) : Yes
Size of Community/Town(25 Mile Radius Estimated) :
Fitness Facility(Within 2 Mile Radius) : Yes

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