Lake Norman NC real estate offers attractive homes, condos and lots in one of the best areas in the country. If you want to live in a great climate with all benefits of the lake lifestyle, Lake Norman is the place for you.
Lake Norman NC with 535 miles of shoreline, is located just minutes from Charlotte, NC. The 535-miles of shoreline that incorporates Lake Norman includes everything you will need for work and pleasure. Lake Norman borders four counties, each with their own public school systems, charter schools and private schools. Lake Norman offers all the traditional lake recreational activities like boating, water-skiing, fishing and golfing as well as a wide assortment of shopping and dining.
The Lake Norman and Charlotte NC area have a strong financial environment, natural beauty as well as several of the best communities in the country. Lake Norman is extraordinary in that it is located just minutes from a leading metro area and is easily accessible from I-77 running North and South, I-40 running east and west at the north end of the lake, and I-85 running directly south of the lake area. The mountains of North Carolina in winter season offer winter sports that are merely a 1.5 hour drive away and both NC and SC beaches are just a 3.5 hour trip. The region enjoys reduced energy costs and lower taxes than many other states. Medical facilities are conveniently accessible.
When searching for Lake Norman homes for sale you will find numerous quaint and unique communities that dot the landscape of Lake Norman. You will also find Lake Norman Luxury Homes in the towns of - Davidson, Denver, Cornelius, Huntersville and Mooresville. Lake Norman Real Estate ranges from starter homes to executive estates. Homes, Condos, Lots as well as acreage are located both on and off the lake.
Mooresville NC is conveniently located on the east side of Lake Norman with excellent school systems and low taxes. The Mooresville real estate market has grown over the past several years and recently two new exits were built to increase access to the area. Exit 35, the Brawley School Road Exit, provides direct access to the largest peninsula on Lake Norman. Exit 31, the Langtree Road Exit, connects you to several Lake Norman waterfront neighborhoods as well as the new development of Langtree at the Lake and the corporate headquarters of Lowes.
Mooresville NC Real Estate features many Lake Norman waterfront homes as well as one of the premier waterfront and golf course communities, Trump National Golf Club Charlotte. The course was designed by Greg Norman and sits in the picturesque country side of The Point neighborhood surrounded by the beautiful waters of Lake Norman. The Points offers the luxury lifestyle with many Lake Norman luxury homes.
Huntersville NC is the largest town around Lake Norman, NC and is located on the southern end of Lake Norman. Huntersville enjoys the benefits of the close proximity to Charlotte but still retains the small town charm. Birkdale, the favorite shopping and gathering place, is a must visit whether you are just visiting or are a long term resident. . The population in 2010 census was approximately 50,000, 19th largest North Carolina municipality. It is just 12 miles from downtown Charlotte. The name, Huntersville, is thought to come from Reverend Humphrey Hunter, minister at Steele Creek and Unity Presbyterian Churches and a Revolutionary War hero.
Davidson NC is one of those quaint towns you don't see much in America anymore. It has the old historic downtown where you can walk to the local soda shop or coffee house. Davidson NC has many amenities for a town it size. Davidson College is right downtown and as a result there are many wonderful cultural and educational experiences available.
Cornelius NC Real Estate
Cornelius NC was a sleepy little town 20 miles from Downtown Charlotte until Lake Norman was created in 1963 and I-77 was completed. Now is it a thriving town of 25,000 residents and has a mixture of old, centered around Old Statesville Road, and the newer properties around Lake Norman. You can live in Cornelius, enjoying the life style of North Carolina's largest man made lake, and be just minutes from the one of the best economic and employment centers in the country.
The economic scale, the educational level and the diversity of the "North Meck" towns - Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville - brings in the better restaurants, shopping and cultural activities. As the residents say, "Get a Lake Norman Life".
Denver NC Real Estate
Denver of the West, named after the city in Colorado, is now an unincorporated town on the western side of Lake Norman. It was a bustling gathering place and was incorporated in the 1800s. Unfortunately, the railroad chose not to come through Denver and it began to dry up like the pond for which it was originally named - Dry Pond. Downtown was a few houses, stores, and churches with a school, a barber shop, a post office, a bank and a cotton gin completing the town. Denver was primarily a farming community until the 1940s when the residents took jobs in the textile mills in Mooresville, Lincolnton, Cornelius, Maiden, and Mount Holly. The citizens failed to elect a local government for several years and the state legislature removed it's incorporated status.
The coming of Lake Norman in 1963 and the new 4 lane highway 16 into Charlotte has changed this little town. Now waterfront homes from $400,000 to multi - million dollars homes in Governors Island and Sailview dot the western shores of Lake Norman's 520 miles of shoreline. You will find a fine mixture of real estate in Denver NC. We call it the "Quiet Side of the Lake".
Lake Norman Condos
Most of the Lake Norman Waterfront Condos for sale are located in the towns of Davidson, NC and Cornelius, NC. Lake Norman Condos in Davidson and Cornelius start out in the low $100's and go up to $500,000. In Mooresville, NC you will find one condo property, Cove Key, that offers luxury condos up to a million dollars featuring 7 mile views of Lake Norman, NC.
Lake Norman has an abundance of amazing Lake Norman Waterfront Homes. With its miles of shoreline, Lake Norman offers a wide range of waterfront homes from homes with main channel, big water views to small coves tucked away in a rural setting. All around the Lake, you will find quality waterfront neighborhoods as well as homes without a HOA (Homeowners Association). Generally speaking, waterfront homes and lots on the west and north side of Lake Norman are more affordable when compared to similar properties on the east and south side of Lake Norman.
The west and north side of Lake Norman, NC consist of the towns of Denver NC, Sherrills Ford NC, Terrell NC and Troutman NC. The east and south side of the Lake consists of the towns of Huntersville NC, Cornelius NC, Davidson NC and Mooresville NC. Search Lake Norman Waterfront Homes For Sale.
Location is important and to put it in perspective, let's take a drive from Charlotte to Lake Norman. From Downtown Charlotte, we will travel North on I-77. Continue this tour by clicking, where is Lake Norman?
Lake Norman Realty is convenient to Charlotte, Hickory, Statesville, Denver, Huntersville, Cornelius, Mooresville, Denver, Troutman, Concord, Kannapolis, Gastonia, and Lincolnton all in NC. There are a lot of variety and price ranges for Lake Norman Realty, including Cornelius NC Real Estate, Mooresville NC Real Estate, Davidson NC Real Estate and Charlotte NC Real Estate. Lake Norman - Charlotte has extensive waterfront and golf course homes and communities.
History of Lake Norman
Cowan Ford Dam, at the southern end of Lake Norman was completed in 1963. It backed up the Catawba River, creating the largest man made lake in North Carolina. The total length of the facility is 7,387 feet, including more than a mile of an earthen dam. The dam is 1,279 feet long and 130 feet high. To discover more facts about Lake Norman and to learn its history please visit this page Lake Norman NC
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