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A Small Town on the Shores of Lake Norman

Denver, North Carolina is a small, unincorporated community located on the western shores of beautiful Lake Norman. It is about 25 miles from Uptown Charlotte. Known as the "Denver of the East," Denver can trace its history back to the 18th century.

Today, Denver, like the communities on the western side of Lake Norman, is known for its laid-back lifestyle and easy access to Charlotte. Waterfront homes are just one of many reasons that this area has become a great place to live.

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The "Denver of the East"

The Denver area was settled in the 1700s and was originally known as Dry Pond. But an unappealing name like "Dry Pond" did not sound like the next great name for a railroad line. So, in 1873, a well-respected local school principal renamed the community "Denver" in honor of its Colorado counterpart.

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Today's Favorite Lake Getaway

In 1962, Duke Power built the Cowans Ford Dam, flooding land along the Catawba River. Initially, the lake area served as a weekend and summer getaway for local residents. However, over time Lake Norman began to attract luxurious lake homes, as individuals began to move to area to live by the water. Today, Denver is a bedroom community of Charlotte.

Details About Denver

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Fun Things to Do

Shopping & Dining: Midway Boathouse Grill, The Shoppes at Waterside Crossing

Outdoor Activities: Cross Country Campground, Lake Norman, Westport Golf Club

Popular Attractions: Queens Landing, Lake Norman State Park 

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Town Profile

County: Lincoln County

Distance to Charlotte: 35 min.

Distance to Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 30 min.

Nearby Highways: NC-16, I-77

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Local Schools

District: Lincoln County Schools

Nearby Schools: Rock Springs Elementary School, St. James Elementary School, East Lincoln Middle School, North Lincoln Middle School, North Lincoln High School

What Makes Denver a Top Place to Live

Denver maintains the appeal of a quiet and relaxed small town with easy access to events in Charlotte. The Denver area holds immense opportunities for outdoor enjoyment in a quiet location, and home buyers can find a variety of desirable residential real estate options: luxury waterfront and lake view properties, new construction homes, and houses in golf course communities.

Denver is also home to several unique neighborhoods.

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Denver, NC Real Estate Resources


$137,900 - $189,900
Sq Ft: 1,194 - 1,612
$420,000 - $1,300,000
Sq Ft: 2,974 - 5,379
$329,000 - $775,000
Sq Ft: 2,710 - 5,723
$182,900 - $1,500,000
Sq Ft: 1,250 - 5,529

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