Harrisburg’s pastoral countryside, close-knit community atmosphere and proximity to Charlotte’s amenities have positioned the town for explosive growth. The railroad continues to play a significant role in shaping the town with NCDOT’s Piedmont Improvement Project and other investments in road and rail improvements throughout the area. Proximity to Charlotte and major interstate corridors I-485 and I-85 make Harrisburg a highly desirable place to live and work. Town leaders are challenged to manage demand for residential and commercial growth with sustainable and strategic planning.
Community engagement and volunteerism runs deep in Harrisburg, a rapidly growing town focused on preserving its home town character. This community spirit is evident in the evolution of a vibrant all-volunteer youth athletics program, Harrisburg Youth Association (HYA) and the Association’s transition to Harrisburg Parks & Recreation Department.