Lake Norman - North Carolina Living at its Best

“Living at the Lake” is more than just a saying in the Lake Norman region.  It’s a lifestyle that influences everything from entertainment, to education, and employment.  The communities of Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Huntersville, and Mooresville have embraced Lake Norman and helped create a comfortable living environment that makes people not just want to vacation on North Carolina’s largest lake, but live here.

Located just 20 miles from Uptown Charlotte, Lake Norman has become a destination for anybody looking for a mix of modern amenities, variety of entertainment options, and quality educational/cultural opportunities, all at the slow, calm pace that comes with being on the lake.

The Lake Norman region is proof that you don’t need to compromise.  Great weather, great people, great opportunities, and great fun are all available in great supply.  From the race teams in Mooresville, to the historical sites in Denver, the beautiful campus of Davidson College, and the retail opportunities in Cornelius and Huntersville, there is something for everybody.

Oh, and then there’s the lake.  With 520 miles of lakeshore, opportunities abound.  With fishing, sailing, swimming, waterskiing, and more; simply relaxing in the sun on the lake is just one part of the lifestyle.

Whether you are looking for a quiet, romantic table for two; pizza for the family; a crowded sports bar to watch the game, or a refreshing beverage from a high quality micro-brewery, the Lake Norman region has an endless supply of dining options. There’s no shortage of sites to see and experiences to have around the Lake Norman region.

If you find yourself longing for the sound of the crowd at a professional sporting event or the concrete jungle of modern high-rise buildings, Uptown Charlotte is just a short drive away.  But once you have experienced Living at the Lake, you might be surprised how ready you are for the quick drive back home after some time in the big city.


Cornelius retains its small town feel, while offering a strong sense of community for residents and businesses alike.   The “living at the lake” lifestyle has drawn not just part time vacation home owners, but a large community of people who want to make the lake their permanent residence.

Davidson College


The Town of Davidson has grown up around the college which predates the community.   Located on the shores of Lake Norman, the community grew with roots in the textile industry.  Many of the old facilities have found new life as renovated commercial and retail zones.

condos on lake norman


“The Denver of the East,” situated on the sunset side of Lake Norman is one of the destinations for people looking for the Lake Lifestyle, without the hustle and bustle of Mecklenburg County.  But, downtown Charlotte is only 25 miles away.  The growing restaurant scene offers options for residents and boaters alike.

Lake Norman has beauty everywhere.


Huntersville serves as the gateway between Charlotte and the rest of the Lake Norman region.  With a blend of historic charm and modern development, the area has seen tremendous residential, retail, and commercial growth over the past few years.



Mooresville is known as Race City, USA for its history in racing and large number of NASCAR teams that call the community home.  But nearby Lake Norman brings a slower pace to a community that embraced the opportunities that growth has presented while retaining its small town feel.