Davidson is just 20 miles north of uptown Charlotte. While it’s known for being a progressive, urbanist community, Davidson retains an old-time village green atmosphere. Its pedestrian-friendly downtown has shopping, festivals, library, concerts and more.
When you live in Davidson, you’have an amazing array of arts and culture opportunities. Many stem from Davidson College, which offers art galleries, a sculpture garden, live theater and more. There are also movies, live music venues and sports leagues. Close by are Lake Norman, Lake Davidson and Lake Cornelius. In the last ten years, the town has acquired almost 600 acres of open space.
Davidson won the 2004 Smart Growth Award winner for Overall Excellence in town planning and design. In 2013, the town won the North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association's "Great Main Street" Award.
According to Davidson’s official website, the town green is used for
- Outdoor concerts
- Play dates
- Pick-up football games
- Exercise groups, yoga and Tai Chi
- Croquet matches
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