Located just 20 miles north of Charlotte, NC, Davidson is a known locally as a small college town with a big sense of community. Home to Davidson College, students and residents alike are passionate about their commitment to sustainably open space, diversity and the overall wellness of those living and visiting this community.
Looking to run through the drive-thru for a quick bite to eat? Well, you won’t be doing that in Davidson. The town was built for pedestrians and bike riders, not automobiles. You will find wide sidewalks, abundant green space and well connected, walkable streets. You won’t find drive-thrus, overcrowded streets or a lack of outdoor activities.
The Davidson Greenway offers over 6 miles of walkable trails. Spend time jogging or riding bikes with family members. Or, enjoy the abundance of deer, snakes, frogs and more than 100 bird types that call the area home! You can also let the kids run and play at the Forest Park Playground while your other kids….the furry kind….enjoy time at the Preserve Dog Park.
As such a big commitment to community, there is never a shortage of events for the whole family to enjoy. This time of year get ready for Christmas in Davidson, the weekend long festival held over the first weekend in December. Interested in cultural activities? April is for the Art offers art exhibits, demonstrations, food and music. Davidson also offers Concerts on the Green the first and third Sundays of the month from April through September.
Community Comes First
While there are always things to do in Davidson, the safety of its residents and students of Davidson College are most important. In order to improve response times, Davidson has approved the construction of a new firehouse that will better serve those on the eastern side of town. Completion is expected by July 2017.
Whether you are passing through or looking for a place to call home, Davidson is a great town with an amazing sense of community!