Incorporated March 11, 1971, with a population of 2,284, the town has enjoyed a steady growth to its current population of approximately 22,000 persons.
The town, following tradition established when the Mint Hill community was first settled in 1750, has tremendous community spirit and pride. Within the town are many churches and excellent schools. Also, there are recreational facilities including private and public golf courses and country clubs. Primarily a residential community, the business district has shown intensified development in recent years with approximately 285 businesses and professional services available.
Mint Hill and Idlewild Volunteer Fire Departments provide our community with fire protection and paramedic emergency ambulance service. These departments are rated among the highest in the State. Mint Hill welcomed our own Police Department under Police Chief Brian Barnhardt on July 1, 2003. The Police Station is located at 7151 Matthews-Mint Hill Road.
A nonpartisan mayor and board of commissioners, elected at-large biannually, govern the Town. They hold regular meetings at the Town Hall on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Also, there is a planning board, board of adjustment and park and recreation committee, each meeting monthly. The public is encouraged to attend these meetings.
The combination of churches, schools, recreational facilities, open space and community spirit make Mint Hill an ideal place to live and work.