Davidson has an easy laid-back lake-life vibe, but there is much more here.

Welcome to Davidson

A historic college town with a walkable downtown, surrounded by natural beauty
Davidson has an easy laid-back lake-life vibe, but there is much more here. College students bring energy to the downtown area that is fun and light. Families enjoy the quiet neighborhoods and conveniences of Davidson. Many shops and restaurants are in the historic downtown district, which is close to the Davidson College campus and neighborhood streets. 

What To Love

  • Beautiful downtown area with lots of restaurants
  • Nature preserves with hiking trails nearby
  • Family-friendly neighbors 
  • Historic area with charm
  • Close to highways for easy commute and travel

Local Lifestyle

Residential streets in Davidson are quiet. They provide the perfect place for children to enjoy childhood activities, like riding their bike or meeting a friend a few doors down. The streets are small with huge mature trees along them creating an older town charm. Once downtown, the shops and restaurants provide plenty of places to explore and enjoy an afternoon or evening outside of the home. Lake Norman and the nearby nature preserves are an ideal place to relax and decompress when needed. The highway is close for commuting to downtown Charlotte, which is only thirty minutes away.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Kindred is a staple in Davidson where locals love to enjoy the creations of Joe and Katy Kindred. The couple are the owners and culinary minds behind this farm-to-table restaurant where everything, from the bread to the dessert, is a delightful experience. 

What was once an 1800s cotton mill, is now a warm and inviting space with a wonderful menu. The Brick House Tavern has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere with friendly people and staff. With multiple dining options, there is a place for everyone to enjoy in Davidson.

Have you ever gone into a clothing store and said, “I need to make that mine?” Mine by Sandy will help you add the perfect item, or items, to your personal collection. High-quality clothing that is stylish and comfortable, is what you will find here. If you are not sure of something, Sandy or her friendly staff will help you with selecting the right piece.

For over fifty years, The Village Store has been the place to choose a unique item for any occasion. It is the sort of shop that you never know what you may find as you browse the charming store located in the historic downtown area.

Things To Do

Every Saturday, during peak season, the Davidson Farmers Market brings local farmers and artisans together to display the fruits of their labor. You will find all colors of the rainbow available in the freshest local produce along with meats, cheese, plants, and other local ingredients. It is also the perfect opportunity to meet the people who grow the food and gain an understanding of the process. 

It is so relaxing to sit with a group of people in a public area and listen to live music. Concerts on the Green gives residents that opportunity every summer from July through October. The concerts are the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family and have a picnic or enjoy dinner downtown before the show. 

Christmas in Davidson is a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. A multi-day festival throughout the entire town comes alive with music, food, shopping, and a light show and gets everyone in the Christmas spirit. There may even be a visit from an incredibly special person.

Exploring local restaurants is quite fun, but it does take time to get through all of them and determine which is your favorite. The Taste of Davidson will help you to narrow down your search by bringing local restaurants together during a fall festival. You can enjoy food and beverages from many local hot spots along with other festivities.

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