More rural in character and only about 20 minutes away from Charlotte is the 3000 acre Mountain Island Lake , which provides the residents of Mecklenburg and Gaston Counties with their drinking water.
The nearby Latta Plantation offers residents recreational activities including horseback riding and fishing. Average Price – $305,000
- Latta Plantation Nature Preserve – 1290 acres with special features including the Equestrian Center, with riding trails and a major show facility.
- The Carolina Raptor Center facility for rehabilitating and exibiting birds of prey
- Historic Latta Plantation – a restored plantation home dating from the early 1800s