West Lake Norman – The “Sleepy” Side of the Lake!

Although the name “West Lake Norman” is never used by residents to describe where they live on the lake, the Denver side of Lake Norman is a bit slower paced and has more of a country feeling than both Cornelius in Mecklenburg Count & Mooresville in Iredell County.  The west side of Lake Norman includes communities in Lincoln and Catawba counties in the towns of Denver, Sherrills Ford and Terrell.  The communities in these towns offer great water views, less congestion than the eastern shore of Lake Norman & an easy commute to Charlotte, Charlotte Douglas International Airport and other areas to the Southeast via the recently completed Interstate 485.

The main roads connecting the west side of Lake Norman to the east side of the lake are Highway 16, which runs North & South along the west side; Highway 73 running west from Huntersville and Highway 150 running west from Mooresville

History abounds on the west side of the lake with development dating back to the early pioneers in 1747 and the Catawba Indians who lived on the banks of the river bearing their name.  Adam Sherrill migrated from Pennsylvania in 1747 & settled on the west bank of the Catawba River where shoals allowed them to ford the river….and so, the name Sherrills Ford!

Denver was known as Dry Pond then but was renamed after the Colorado boom town in the late 1800’s when locals hoped to attract the new railroad line being built in North Carolina to the west side of the river.  Instead the rail line was built on the eastern shores of the river ( and still exists today) & boosted development in Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville & Mooresville. This impacted the slower development of the west side that continues today.

In 1963 everything changed when Duke Power built a dam at Cowan’s Ford just south of Denver to create the 32,500 acre Lake Norman.  Cabins & mobile homes began to occupy both sides of the new lake and many folks from Charlotte began to use the area as a weekend getaway.

As development of the area grew the west side of the lake continued with the small town feel, a rural atmosphere, friendly residents, a focus on family life and affordable home prices that attracted many relocating families to the Denver area. Beginning with a small group of folks in the early 60″s, the population of Lincoln County is now over 78,000!

Neighborhoods such as Westport, Sailview,  Smithstone, Villages of Denver, Cowans Ford and Verdict Ridge offer great homes with many amenities including Swim & Tennis Clubs, Golfing and lake side living.  The intersection of Highways 16 & 73 has become a major shopping area for residents to enjoy & is home to many restaurants as well as retail stores.

Denver Schools have earned an excellent reputation and there is a varied choice of public, charter and private schools.

Lake Norman lifestyles in the various counties surrounding the lake attract a wonderful blend of people from all across the United States & abroad seeking a gret place to live, work & play.  Denver, on Lake Norman’s west shore, is a magnet for people seeking a place to live that offers reduced stress, affordable prices & an all around great place to live.  I know….I am a very happy Denver NC resident!

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Lake Norman NC Living

Those who live at Lake Norman have probably already found that living here is a state of mind, body & spirit!.

It is kind of like being on vacation year round if you are smart enough to stop & smell all of the “roses” in this bouquet called the Lake Norman NC region! There are many reasons why the area is so awesome & here are just a few: 

Beautiful homes are available in the  Lake Norman NC region with prices varying from the mid $100,000s  to the millions. You can choose to live either on or near the lake at amazingly affordable prices or purchase one of the awesome luxury homes for sale here at Lake Norman.  Even if you do not live on or near the Lake there are many FREE public boat access areas all around the lake so that you can enjoy the lifestyle of lake living. 

Lake Norman NC is really a GREAT LAKE!  You can have a great time fishing, boating, skiing and doing just about everything else that is fun to do on a lake. There are a number of good restaurants with fun, vacation like atmospheres where you can enjoy lakeside dining, drinks & music.  Or, if you prefer, take a dinner cruise on “The Lady of the Lakefrom Queens Landing at sunset….you won’t be disappointed!

If golf is your passion there are many Lake Norman NC area golf courses to choose from – both public & private. The Mooresville Golf Course is a favorite public course – affordable & fun. Or, you can go right down I-77 to Huntersville NC to Birkdale. Not only will you enjoy golfing but you’ll have a great selection of restaurants right there at hand after you’ve played golf! Private clubs range from high end clubs such as The Pointe and The Peninsula to more affordable clubs like Cowans Ford, Northstone, Verdict Ridge and Westport.

Lake Norman NC attracts folks from all over the country because of its great location!  The Eastern Carolina Coastal beaches  are approximately 3.5 hours away- they are a favorite among residents and when you hear that someone is going ‘to the beach” you know exactly where they will be spending their vacation—Myrtle, North Myrtle, Oak Island & Pawleys’ Island are sure to please the whole family!

But, there is a winter here to at Lake Norman so if you enjoy winter sports you need only travel about 2 hours away to the beautiful North Carolina mountains. You can enjoy the leaves changing in fall, cutting down your Christmas Tree in winter, hiking, fishing, skiing and   so much more. Visit Chimney Rock, Grandfather Mountain & Blowing Rock all year round.

Towns like Asheville and Boone are favorite year-round attractions for Charlotte and Lake Norman area residents.

The Lake Norman and Charlotte NC region have many colleges to choose from including: UNC Charlotte, Queens College, Wake Forest University, Johnson C. Smith, Johnson and Wales College, High Point College and Davidson College.

The Lake Norman NC area Real Estate market  has not fallen prey to some of the devastation experienced in other parts of the country caused by drastically  falling property values . While we are currently in a strong buyers market, property values remain relatively stable and there are many great opportunities to buy a wonderful home in the Lake Norman NC area. 

There’s no doubt you’ll find Lake Norman NC a Great Lake! It’s a wonderful place to live, work & play as well as a great place to make a buck – and a great place to spend it!

Come Join the Fun of Living at Lake Norman NC

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America’s Park – A World Class Baseball Complex in Mooresville NC at Lake Norman

Little League Baseball comes to Mooresville NC in a big way!  Scheduled to open in June of 2012, America’s Park is being built on 170 wooded acres between Mooresville and Troutman in Iredell County North Carolina.  Officials say it will be America’s largest youth baseball complex & will include 25 lighted baseball fields, 60 cabins, a laundry facility (great for cleaning up those dirty uniforms!), a dining hall & concession stands.

The $20 million project is being developed by three partners, one of whom is the owner of a smaller youth baseball complex in Cooperstown NY near the Baseball Hall of Fame called Cooperstown Dreams Park.

Starting in June of 2012, America’s park will host weeklong tournaments for players between the ages of 8 and 13. While the players will live on site, their families will find lodging at many of the Mooresville hotels for the week bringing business to the hotels, restaurants & all of the recreational amenities available in the Lake Norman area.

this will be a boost to the local economy as projections for tax revenue are expected to be about $70,000/year to the county and sales tax revenues getting  a major shot int he arm at around $300,000/year!

More than 60% of young baseball players live within a 10 hour drive to Mooresville, NC. Our climate here in the Lake Norman region is conducive to extended play, from mid-March through mid- November. With easy access to major highways in the Eastern part of the US as well as being conveniently located near both Charlotte- Douglas & Greensboro airports the park will undoubtedly draw competitors from all over the Eastern seaboard.

In this economy, who among us will not appreciate the jobs that will open up in this enterprise that will employ about 20 people full time and at least 500 youth and seniors part time.

Residents of the Lake Norman region will get a bonus from America’s Park! the park has agreed to run and host the Town of Mooresville’s recreational baseball program which will give our kids the chance to play on  the nicest fields in the country.

Considering lake Norman NC as a place your family would like to live?  Visit our Lake Norman NC Real Estate Information Site to search for homes and find out more about living int he Lake Norman NC area!

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Lake Norman NC – A Great Lake!

Welcome to Lake Norman NC A Great Lake! Here you’ll find out all you need to know about living in the Lake Norman NC region. The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce recently began a campaign to promote Lake Norman as a Great Lake – because it is! Formerly known as the Great Inland Sea b ecause it is over 34 miles long & over 8 miles wide at its widest point and over 520 miles of shoreline….larger than the Sea of Galilee!

Lake Norman is a “working lake” as well as being an outstanding recreational amenity to residents, fisherman and tourists. The Lake was created by Duke Energy primarily for the generation of hydroelectric power and is part of the Catawba River system which provides a continual change in the water as the river flows downstream.

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