Lake Norman Homes for Sale and Real Estate

Area Description

What was once primarily comprised of secondary vacation homes that required trips into the city for groceries, shopping or work has now transformed into its own sustainable community. Complete with boutique and mainstream shopping areas, grocery stores, and businesses that can be found along all the main roads. Development really started coming together in the early 1990’s. From there, it started to skyrocket! With 512 miles of gorgeous sunlit shoreline, residents often say they feel like they’re on permanent vacation. But the entire region is more than just a lake. It offers a high quality of life combined with a casual and relaxed vibe. Lake Norman’s footprint stretches from Statesville to north Charlotte and offers something for everyone. Young, single professionals enjoy a growing social scene with expanding employment opportunities and shopping boutiques. While the younger families are easily attracted to the well-respected schools, lush parks and beautiful neighborhoods. Older professionals flock to Lake Norman for retirement and fulfilling second career opportunities.

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Respected schools, lush parks and beautiful neighborhoods attract young families.

The Market

What was once primarily comprised of secondary vacation homes — and required trips into the city for groceries, shopping or work — is now its own sustainable community.


Young, single professionals enjoy the growing social scene, expanding employment opportunities and shopping boutiques.


With 512 miles of gorgeous sunlit shoreline, Lake Norman provides what residents call a permanent vacation.

The Market

With its casual, relaxed vibe, Lake Norman, which encompasses areas from north Charlotte to Statesville, offers something for everyone.

Around the Area

As one of Charlotte’s hottest communities, Lake Norman offers luxurious lakeside living in a laid-back, organic style. You'll find Cornelius with it's luxury lakefront communities like The Peninsula, Mooresville with it's Nascar lovers and historic downtown, Denver with it's laid back vibe and rural setting, and Davidson with it's charming Main Street and college campus. Laura Francini with Savvy & Co. Real Estate lives in Cornelius and says it’s the best of two worlds — ”living by the largest lake in North Carolina and within 30 minutes of the largest city in North Carolina.” Residents enjoy resort-style amenities while taking advantage of the theaters, museums, and fine dining in surrounding communities.

Because of Lake Norman’s easy access to the best of Charlotte, it’s a hotspot for homebuyers and offers a wide variety of residential options. Bill Saint is CEO and President of Classica Homes, which owns the development of Robbins Park. He says Cornelius is one of the area’s top three markets. “It literally offers buyers something they haven’t seen before in the variety of home styles and plans,” he says. From quaint updated ranches to spacious two story modern homes, there is a diverse collection to choose from. The entire area lends itself to a casual lake environment,” says Saint. “People want to be outside and enjoy it.”

Located along the western shoreline of Lake Norman, Denver embodies the quiet side of lakeside living. Low taxes, large lots, uncongested roads and beautiful, nature-rich amenities are catching the sights of many Charlotte-area residents looking to buy. And the commute from Denver is fantastic! Practically traffic free. Easy access to Highway 16 means residents can bypass I-77 congestion completely and allow commuters to arrive in Center City Charlotte or the airport in just 25 minutes.



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