Lake Norman

Picturesque lakefront living close to Charlotte.

Welcome to Lake Norman

Just 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest man-made lake, Lake Norman is surrounded by picturesque small towns with enchanting main streets and tree-lined residential streets. Lake Norman has been rated one of the best lakes in the US by MSN in 2018 and it's easy to see why. The lake offers beautiful scenic views and tons of water activities so there is something for everyone from relaxing and getting away from it all to having some outdoor adventures.
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What to Love

● Lakefront living at its finest
● Small town communities in proximity to big-city amenities
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Local Lifestyle

Bordering Lake Norman are the amicable communities of Mooresville, Cornelius, and Davidson North Carolina, whose residents enjoy the small-town feel while still being able to access the big city amenities in nearby Charlotte. Each of these towns has its own unique qualities and provides access to charming downtown areas, community events, and dining and shopping options.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

On all sides of Lake Norman, you will find a vast amount of stellar restaurants and shopping destinations. If you’re in the mood for the freshest ingredients, enjoyed lakeside, make sure you visit the Port City Club. From the fresh-caught seafood to the freshly made pasta and bread, to the seasonal fresh vegetables, the Port City Club is focused on ensuring quality ingredients to make the highest quality food.
Downtown Davidson is full of delicious dining options such as the Brick House Tavern and The Soda Shop. The hotel, Davidson Village Inn also offers a tasting tour called the Tour De Food that includes a stop at several downtown eateries so you can try a taste of some of what the Davidson culinary scene has to offer.
Nearby Cornelius has its own downtown filled with locally owned gifts, consignment, and antique shops. If you're hungry after a day of shopping and wandering the quaint downtown corridors stop for a bite to eat at the Barrel and Fork. This modern take on a neighborhood pub is housed in a 120-year-old building and offers unique cocktails alongside elevated classic dishes such as chicken and waffles.
For another take on the southern downtown experience, you can visit downtown Mooresville. This large downtown area plays host to a variety of shopping from high-end fashion, to art galleries, to southern home decor, to an old-fashioned hardware shop. Mooresville downtown features its own places to grab a bite including the Performance Coffee House where you can start your day with a fresh cup of joe or end it with a live performance on Saturday nights.

Things to Do

With all these fun communities nearby there is no end to all the community events going on in the Lake Norman area.
Davidson has events such as the Davidson Farmers Market and the Davidson Ghost Walk that take place weekly and offer the perfect setting to meet new people and have a good time! In Mooresville, you can attend the Festival of Food Trucks one evening a month from April through October.
Throughout the year each of these communities plays host to festivals that celebrate the seasons and allow residents to get out and connect with their friends and neighbors. Cornelius holds their kid-friendly Hop into Spring event every year complete with egg-themed activities, arts and crafts, and face painting.
Wintertime in Mooresville is a site to see with their holiday light show taking place throughout the month of December. The show kicks off in late November with a special tree-lighting ceremony and includes a dazzling display with more than 175,000 twinkling lights set to music.


The Lake Norman area is home to many excellent schools including Lake Norman Charter school, Pine Lake Preparatory School, Davidson Day School, and William A. Hough High School.
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