Lake Wylie Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

Picture your family’s dream home, and you’re bound to find it along Lake Wylie. The large man-made lake boasts more than 300 gorgeous miles of breathtaking shoreline along the borders of North and South Carolina. “We have it all here,” says Robin King, a realtor with Allen Tate. “From $50,000 properties to $5 million, from spectacular waterfront new construction to old waterfront river cabins.”  King, who grew up in South Carolina, touts the homestyle diversity of the Lake Wylie area — downtown vibes, large acreage homesteads, equestrian farms, prestigious gated communities, and planned urban developments. But perhaps what makes it most alluring is the area’s relaxed vibe. “Life moves a little slower here,” she says. Which is probably why it’s become such an attractive destination for empty nesters looking to retire and young families seeking a safe community to raise their children.

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While it’s a peaceful oasis, Lake Wylie is still only a 30-minute drive into Uptown Charlotte and a 20-minute drive to the airport.

The Market

Slow and steady describes Lake Wylie’s market growth, says King. “Prices are increasing steadily, interest rates are still historically low and inventories are down.” New construction is booming with the newly announced McLean, a 670-acre development in Belmont that will include up to 800 homes, a public park and a marina.

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It’s also the perfect settlement for nature lovers, who can hike Nanny’s Mountain, fish on Copperhead Island and enjoy the world-renowned beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Dining and Entertainment

Residents hop over to Rivergate Shopping Center in Steele Creek for extensive shopping and dining options.

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Andy Reynolds with Keller Williams Realty grew up on the Belmont side of Lake Wylie and recalls fond memories of long days outside fishing or skiing on the lake with his friends. “Everyone here is so friendly,” he emphasizes. “You go out and wave to people on another boat, and they wave back. If you break down and need help, people are there to help you.” For someone looking to retire, he says Lake Wylie is ideal because there’s less traffic congestion and noise than other lake communities. “It’s peaceful.”

It’s also the perfect settlement for nature lovers, who can hike Nanny’s Mountain, fish on Copperhead Island and enjoy the world-renowned beauty of Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Near the gardens, residents are charmed by historic downtown Belmont with its local restaurants and fun shops. King says she loves watching fourth of July fireworks and the Christmas boat parade from the T Bones Restaurant and Bar, a local staple. Residents hop over to Rivergate Shopping Center for extensive shopping and dining options. And while it’s a peaceful oasis, Lake Wylie is still only a 30-minute drive into Uptown Charlotte and a 20-minute drive to the airport.

For homebuyers looking to capitalize on the lower tax rates of the South Carolina side, the excellent school systems and the slower pace of life, she emphasizes, “You don’t have to live on the lake to enjoy the lake. We have numerous public boat launches and lake access locations, plus private marinas and yacht clubs.” Slow and steady describes Lake Wylie’s market growth, says King. “Prices are increasing steadily, interest rates are still historically low, and inventories are down. We have more buyers than properties for them to purchase, in all price points.” “Buyers can pick their own perfect piece of property,” says King.

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