Lake Norman Area

Created in 1963 when Duke Power built a dam on the Catawba River, today the towns of Davidson and Cornelius at Lake Norman offer a resort lifestyle and luxury homes that are the result of an explosion of development over the past 15 years.

Lake Norman Charlotte NC photo

Lake Norman

Lake Norman is 32,510 acres of water with 520 miles of shoreline that stretches around the three historic towns of Davidson and Cornelius down to Huntersville. Average Price – $705,000


  • Blythe Landing – Lake Norman’s chief public boat access point
  • Davidson College – Prestigeous college founded in 1837.
  • Duke Power Energy Explorium – “Hands-on” exhibits make learning about energy sources fun! Also offers walking trails along Lake Norman.
  • Jetton Park – Public park in Cornelius for picnicing and walking.

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New South Charlotte Area

Neighborhood parks, churches, recreational facilities, and nearby shopping are just some of the amenities you’ll find in this popular area. Extending from the charming town of Matthews on the east, to the bustling community of Pineville on the west, this area includes the Southpark Mall area down to the Ballantyne area adjacent to South Carolina.

New South Charlotte Area photo

The area around SouthPark Mall has evolved into a “second downtown” with the new corporate headquarters for Coca-Cola and Piedmont Natural Gas alongside high-end department stores like Nordstroms and Hechts. The Ballantyne area is a planned unit development with country club homes amid new office and medical parks and upscale shopping and dining. Average Price – $551,000


  • SouthPark Mall- Upscale shopping and dining establishments.
  • South Regional Library – the largest regional library in the state
  • McAlpine Park Greenway – Part of a greenway network that provides walking and cycling trails.

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Northwest Charlotte Area

Old cotton mills, warehouses, rail lines and trucking depots dot a rural landscape that offers easy access to uptown and the airport. Until 1940, cotton was the county’s chief industry, and distribution was concentrated at the railway hubs nearby.

Northwest Charlotte, Huntersville photo

Today, the town of Huntersville offers respite from the commercial growth that is on either side of I-77 and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is the hub of business transportation. Because the land is less expensive in this area, many newer home developments along Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd. offer more house for the money in these neighborhoods convenient to Mountain Island Lake.
Average Price – $147,000


  • Johnson C. Smith University – A 1,400 student university offering undergraduate degrees in 26 subjects, Johnson C. Smith was originally built in 1891 to benefit the freed slaves.
  • Latta Plantation Park – Nature preserve featuring a circa 1800 River Plantation House, an Equestrian Center, and the Carolina Raptor Center protected area for birds of prey.

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