Huntersville 86 Exceptional
Huntersville Livability #11 ranked city in North Carolina#1,014 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Huntersville Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Huntersville Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than North Carolina
11212% more expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Huntersville cost of living
A Huntersville Crime Total crime is 36% lower than North Carolina
Total crime
1,75529% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5729% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
6%Year over year crime is up
Huntersville crime
B Huntersville Employment Household income is 88% higher than North Carolina
Median household income
$90,63364% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,43036% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%19% lower than the US average
Huntersville employment
B Huntersville Housing Home value is 65% higher than North Carolina
Median home value
$259,20040% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,13019% higher than the US average
Home ownership
75%18% higher than the US average
Huntersville real estate or Huntersville rentals
B+ Huntersville Schools HS graduation rate is 15% higher than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
57%17% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
23:142% higher than the US average
Huntersville K-12 schools
A+ Huntersville User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Huntersville
Overall user rating
87% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
85% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
87% 12 total surveys
all Huntersville poll results

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      Living in Huntersville, NC

      Located in the state of North Carolina, Huntersville is a medium-sized city with a population of 51,701 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Huntersville is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Huntersville might be a good fit as 85% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 45% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in Huntersville is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a fulfilling experience before moving to any new city in North Carolina, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Huntersville and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Huntersville to North Carolina and the national average.

      Huntersville, NC receives 82/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #12 in North Carolina and #910 in the USA. Clearly, Huntersville is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Huntersville has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. For each of the livability categories, we see that Huntersville ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A-), weather (B-), education (B+), employment (B) and housing (B). There are some categories that Huntersville does not rank well for, including: cost of living (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Huntersville has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the notable things to do include: Carolina Raptor Center, Latta Plantation, and Discovery Place KIDS.

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Huntersville gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 108 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Huntersville can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Huntersville is actually affordable. The median home price for Huntersville homes is $259,200, which is 65% higher than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Huntersville, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 12.1% lower than the North Carolina average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Huntersville area were 3.8% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Huntersville transportation information

      StatisticHuntersvilleNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute27min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.5%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.4%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.9%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.3%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.4%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home7.5%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Huntersville, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).