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Life On the Water in Lake Norman

Welcome to the community of Lake Norman, where the 50-square mile Lake Norman offers endless ways to enjoy life on the water. Boasting over 520 miles of shoreline and surrounded by beautiful towns and neighborhoods on all sides, Lake Norman is truly the place for water lovers, boaters, anglers, and outdoorsmen alike. But it’s not all about what the water has to offer—the communities of Lake Norman are filled with outstanding cultural events and local attractions, award-winning dining, plenty of shops and stores small and large, and all-round high quality living. And with easy access to I-77 and NC-150 and a location just a few miles north of the thriving city of Charlotte, NC, Lake Norman is truly the perfect place for work and play. Come explore Lake Norman and discover your perfect place to call home.

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Why Do Residents Choose Lake Norman?


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On the Water

Why do residents truly love Lake Norman? For it’s amazing water access, of course! Many of the area’s homes feature private waterfronts with breathtaking views, docks, and even boat ramps. But there are plenty of public access points as well. And with no horsepower or speed restrictions, the Lake is an unlimited paradise for boaters.

Waterskiing, wake boarding, rowing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding are all common pastimes. Fishing is also quite popular, with common catches including catfish, crappie, bluegill, yellow perch, and bass. Lake Norman is also home to the Lake Norman Yacht Club and a tour event of the International Jet Sport Boats Association.

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In Town

Charming downtown communities, outstanding cultural and community events, plenty of options for nightlife, entertainment, music, arts, and culture, and so much more await in the communities surrounding Lake Norman.

Explore Downtown Cornelius to discover fun arts and culture at Lake Norman Comedy Zone, The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, Brick Row Gallery, the Cornelius Arts Center, or Kenton Place, an event center packed full of live music, dancing, and more. You’ll also discover a wealth of local breweries throughout town, including Bayne Brewing, Bottled & Tapped, Cornelius Drafthouse, D9 Brewing Company, and Lake Norman Winery.

Discover Davidson, including the award-winning “Restaurant Row” of its charming Downtown. Also here, you’ll discover a wealth of galleries and shops, the Belk Visual Arts Center, the Davidson Community Players, Lake Norman Wine Cottage, and of course, the beautiful Davidson College.

In Huntersville, you can enjoy outstanding events like a local Farmers Market or the Carolina Renaissance Festival. You can explore the outstanding Birkdale Village shopping, dining & entertainment center. And of course, you’ll find plenty of small-town charm along the streets of its quaint downtown.

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On Land

The lush woods, rolling hills, and lavish parkland surrounding Lake Norman provide a wealth of opportunities for getting outside and exploring. Visit a local city park to enjoy sports fields and courts, gardens, greenways, bike trails, and more. Enjoy athletic, fitness, and cultural programs at a local sports complex or recreation center. Explore nature centers, golf at exclusive lakeside country clubs, discover beautiful wilderness along miles of hiking, biking, or horseback riding trails.

And don’t miss out on the beautiful Lake Norman State Park, where you’ll find over 30 miles of single-track biking trails, 8 miles of hiking trails, nature programs and tours, camping, and of course, plenty of water events, like swimming, boating, paddling, and kayaking.

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Community Events

Get out and celebrate with one of the area's community events or festivities! Some of the most popular annual events include April is for Arts!, Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival, NC Brewers & Music Festival, Asian Festival & Drag Boat Races, Warrior Dash, Lake Norman Beerfest, Carolina Renaissance Festival, and Christmas at Lake Norman.

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Shopping & Dining

Life on the lake doesn’t have to mean a long trip to the grocery store! A wealth of bustling shopping centers throughout the Lake Norman area offer plenty of amenities and businesses. In Huntersville, you’ll find major centers like Northcross or Birkdale Village. Mooresville offers large plazas like Winslow Bay Commons, Port Village Shopping Center, Brawley Commons, or Mooresville Town Square. In Davidson you’ll find the Davidson Commons, and in Cornilius, visit The Shops at the Fresh Market, Magnolia Plaza, or Kenton Place.


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Lake Norman at a Glance

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Major Communities

Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford, Terrell, Troutman

travel and commute

Travel & Commute

Statesville: Roughly 15–35 min
Concord: Roughly 20–40 min
Charlotte: Roughly 20–40 min
Winston-Salem: 1 hour


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