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Updating Davidson’s History

I was recently reading “One Town, Many Voices,” the excellent new history of Davidson written by Jan Blodgett and Ralph Levering, and came across a passage about Wayne Roberts.  Mr. Roberts was the longtime principal at Davidson Elementary School, and played an important role in the integration of that school. What does John Marshall Custom […]

Flatiron Kitchen

The Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse is a centerpiece of Davidson, NC’s Main St, and is located within a five minute walk from our pocket neighborhood on Delburg Street, our neighborhood of quaint custom homes located in the heart of downtown Davidson, North Carolina. Showcasing the Farm-to-Fork movement, Flatiron features local farmer produce, dairy, and proteins. […]

Summit Coffee Davidson

In the past ten years, Summit Coffee has brewed or sold 122,840 pounds of coffee. The shop has been open for 52,632 hours, has employed 253 different people, and there have been 1,130 musical performances at Summit Coffee. Additionally, Summit Coffee has made charitable donations, charity fundraising, and community involvement a top priority. In the […]

Churches in Davidson

There are several excellent places of worship in Davidson North Carolina, and two of our largest churches are within a five-minute walk of Carnegie Mews, our pocket neighborhood of custom homes in the heart of downtown Davidson. Pictured here, the Davidson College Presbyterian Church is located just across the street from the Village Green.  The […]

Concerts on the Green

The ‘Concerts on the Green’ are a popular free summer concert series held on the Village Green in downtown Davidson.  Beginning in May with the Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble, these concerts are held every other week on Sunday evenings, and typically end in mid-September with a reprise performance of the college ensemble. Concerts […]

Fisher Farm Park in Davidson

Located on the east side of Davidson, Fisher Farm park is a picturesque 200 acre natural area that is owned by the Town of Davidson and has been maintained primarily in its natural state. A branch of the Rocky River runs through Fisher Farm Park, and is a great place for kids to get their […]

Davidson’s First LEED Home

In 2010 we completed Davidson’s first LEED certified home.  Built at 233 Catawba Avenue, this home was also the first in Mecklenburg County to be certified at a GOLD level or higher. The Ross Chapin design features about 1,600 square feet of living space, and not an inch is wasted.  The first floor master features […]

Downtowns in Demand!

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  This morning’s graphic in the Charlotte Observer was clear:  property values have increased in downtown areas, while they’ve languished in the suburbs. The reddish-orange blocks on the graphic show where tax values have increased by about 50% over the past 8 years.  These areas […]