A scholarly city with irresistible charm

A small town, Davidson’s unexpected amenities draw foodies, scholars, historians and art lovers to its historic Main Street.

The charming town of Davidson, which is adjacent to Lake Norman, lies 20 miles north of Charlotte. Founded concurrently with the establishment of prestigious Davidson College in 1837, it’s a place that beats with the heart of a college town and the soul of a close-knit community. On Main Street, you’ll find scholars and locals scanning the aisles at longtime literary staple Main Street Books. Down the block, foodies fall in line to visit Kindred, led by 2016 and 2017 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Joe Kindred and his wife, Katy.


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