Lake Norman was created as a part of the Cowans Ford Dam between 1959 and 1964. Today, it is still the largest human-made freshwater lake in North Carolina. It is fed by the Catawba River, draining into Mountain Island Lake. Being that the lake and dam were both projects of Duke Power, the lake was named after the companies former president, Norman Atwater Cocke. Residents of North Carolina call Lake Norman the “inland sea” because of its size; it has more than fifty square miles of surface water, is roughly thirty-three miles long, nine miles wide, thirty-three feet in depth at its deepest point, and features 520 square miles of tranquil shoreline. Lake Norman powers three facilities: the generators at the Cowans Ford Dam hydroelectric station, the Marshall Steam Station, and the McGuire Nuclear Station. The lake is also a major water supplier to Charlotte, Mooresville, Iredell County, Catawba County, Lincoln County, Mecklenburg County, and the towns of Huntersville, Davidson, and Cornelius.
Residents of the lake enjoy being approximately thirty-four miles from Charlotte via I-77 south. From thrilling theme parks to majestic mountain ranges, after you purchased a home in Lake Norman, you will quickly understand why the Charlotte metro area is a popular destination among homebuyers in North Carolina. Comprised of 16 counties, the Charlotte metropolitan area is full of things to do and see. No matter what your age, ethnicity, social background, or marital status; whether you’re a single person moving here for a new job, a young couple looking to build a family, an established family looking to relocate, or a mature adult looking for ease of living, this place has it all. Recreational venues abound and include destinations such as Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course located at 1225 Remount Road. In addition to that, you also have Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course located at 1525 W. Tyvola Drive. These are only a couple of the numerous golf courses in the region. Additional attractions include places you can take the family to, adventurous places such as Sea Life Charlotte-Concord located at 8111 Concord Mills Boulevard in Concord. Sea Life Charlotte-Concord is home to thousands of species from around the world, including the Great Pacific Octopus, Clown Trigger Fish, Clownfish, Cowfish, Blue Tang Fish, and more. Lake Norman and the rest of the Charlotte area also affords convenient access to great entertainment, shopping, and dining opportunities which contribute to the area's popularity among prospective homebuyers.
Lake Norman real estate features a lot of gorgeous waterfront homes and land plots. This is prime a real estate area where homes very rarely come on the market. If you find a home you like in this area, you better act fast because it won’t be on the market for very long. These Lake Norman properties often have a long list of fabulous amenities such as beautiful fireplaces, gazebos, proximity to golf courses, private boating docks, and much more. Additionally, Lake Norman has several land listings if you’re interested in constructing a home using one of Charlotte’s many builders. Real estate for sale in the Charlotte area sells fast, so if you would like to learn more about homes for sale in Lake Norman, North Carolina, please allow us to assist you and contact us today.
Well maintained home at Lake Norman Air Park! Come see the amazing 48 X 52 hanger that is heated with office and half bath that will hold anything you want to fly or rac...
Listing courtesy of NextHome World Class.
Award Winning, Old World Style Estate situated on over 1 Acre on Lake Norman Built by ZAR Custom Homes w/ True Quality Craftsmanship. From the Solid Iron Front Door to th...
Listing courtesy of Lead 2 Real Estate Group.
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