This southeast Mecklenburg County town is learning to be more independent of Independence Boulevard, one of four thoroughfares that help define it and present its biggest challenges and opportunities.
The largest municipality in Mecklenburg County outside Charlotte exploded in population — from 3,000 to 50,000 — in the past 20 years, and it just keeps on exploding. Fortunately, it’s been a largely happy explosion for Huntersville so far, town Planning Director Jack Simoneau said.
Things are pretty “laid back” real estate-wise in Mint Hill, according to town planner John Hoard. But the possible revival of an upscale-mall project could put some excitement back into this southeast Mecklenburg County town.