Beautiful residential opportunities along the shores of North Carolina’s largest lake. A laid-back lifestyle, endless outdoor activities, and beautiful weather year-round and it is only a half an hour away from one of the top 10 cities for overall quality of life in the world. Welcome to Lake Norman.
Located in parts of Catawba, Iredell, Lincoln, and Mecklenburg Counties, and just 20 miles north of Charlotte, the Lake Norman community is a hotspot for residents who prefer natural beauty and the casual lake lifestyle to the hustle and bustle of the big city and suburbs. Some say it is the most beautiful part of North Carolina. With over 520 miles of stunning shoreline, the Lake Norman area feels like a small town even though it combines parts of several municipalities. Residents love the tight-knit feel as much as they love the unlimited fishing, swimming, sunbathing, and boating opportunities.
Of course, there is more to the Lake Norman area than sailing and swimming. Golf courses are plentiful in the area, as are various dining and shopping experiences, ranging from casual to upscale. Homes are just as diverse as the area’s population, but no matter where you choose to live, expect beautiful surroundings.
For commuters, Charlotte, a city known as the second-largest financial center in the country, is just half an hour away and easily accessed via Interstate 77. For retirees, Lake Norman offers the peace and quiet you crave. For families with children, the opportunities for an active lifestyle, parks, and close-knit towns in the area provide a great backdrop for a wonderful beginning.
Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina, and it dates back to 1959 when construction on it began. Over the course of the next five years, Duke Energy worked hard to complete it to use it as a source of electricity for much of the Piedmont region. It also provides water to several local cities and counties. The lake was named for Norman Atwater Cocke, who was the president of Duke at the time the lake was built.
There is no one style of living in the Lake Norman community. From multi-million dollar estates to small lake homes, you will find something to suit every budget or taste. Looking for a tiny two-bedroom cottage with a boat ramp? You will find it here. Maybe you prefer a sprawling million-dollar home with gorgeous views. You will find that here, too. Look for plenty of new construction as builders attempt to keep up with the influx of residents from the Midwest and the Northeast, as well as those who work in Charlotte and want a getaway from the city. You will also find a mix of homes in community-oriented subdivisions as well as private homes in quiet locations. Residences can fall between $400,000 and upwards of $7 million.