Lake Norman Real Estate
Lake Norman, formed in 1963 by Duke Power was named after Norman Atwater Locke, a retired Duke Power president. It is the largest man-made body of water in North Carolina, measuring 34 miles long.
Once only a weekend destination, Lake Norman has grown into a resort area attracting retirees and residents looking to enjoy the lake life fulltime and the areas mild, four-season climate.
With 520 miles of shoreline, the best way to see the lake is from the water. Several marinas along the shores provide boat launches, boat slips, boat rentals and gas stops for refueling. The unique shape of Lake Norman makes it a water sports paradise with activities for everyone. There are hundreds of smaller coves perfect for fishing or kayaking and long main channels for those who prefer wake boarding, jet skiing or sailing. Dine in the many waterfront restaurants to truly appreciate the lake vibe and views.
Several public parks offer access to the lake, the largest being Lake Norman State Park in Troutman, featuring over 30 miles of mountain biking trails, a 125-yard-long swim beach, boat ramp and opportunities to fish along park trails. A 32-site family campground is also available during warm-weather months.
Lake Norman attracts anglers from all over who come to participate in fishing tournaments, or spend the day pursuing the monster catfish, crappie, striped bass, largemouth bass, and yellow and white perch that reside in the lake.
Along Lake Norman’s beautiful shores you’ll find many charming towns rich in cultural and community events. Where you choose to make your home on the lake is best determined by the lifestyle you desire. The southern end, only 15 miles from Uptown, is perfect for those who desire to be close to Charlotte. The west side is considered the quiet side and has a “small town” feeling, while the east side offers more shopping and entertainment opportunities. The north end of the lake is largely untouched by development and it is not uncommon to see cattle wading in the water!
Some of North Carolina’s most prime real estate can be found on Lake Norman and homes range from traditional lake cabins to 14,000 square foot mansions. There are many waterfront communities with resort style amenities as well as non-HOA areas to choose from!
Waterfront towns on Lake Norman include Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Mooresville, Statesville, Sherrills Ford and Troutman.
It’s no surprise Lake Norman is becoming increasingly popular due to its mild weather, low taxes, award-winning schools and close proximity to Charlotte.