The tiny town of Davidson covers barely more than 5 square miles located approximately 19 miles north of Charlotte and just north of Cornelius. The population at the 2010 census was 10,944 and that number is now estimated at over 12,000. The town centers around Davidson College which predates the town itself. Davidson College is a small private liberal arts college with about 1800 students that consistently ranks high on academic lists and is known for its basketball program as a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Close to the college, is a small, quaint downtown area and a community park home to markets and concerts. Demand for homes close to the center of the small town is high - as are prices.
Davidson Landing is a large complex of waterview condos on Lake Norman. There are no single-family waterfront homes in Davidson on Lake Norman but there are a few on Lake Davidson. Lake Davidson is cut-off from Lake Norman by I-77 and is suitable for small boats, kayaks, and paddle boards.