Chirsty Allen

Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is the place for fun in the sun! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. The area is separated by four different counties, Iredell County, Catawba County, Mecklenburg County and Lincoln County. Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Denver, Mooresville, Sherrills Ford and Troutman. These unique towns present a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including upscale shopping, restaurants, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities. From Lake Norman, you may enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state, being just north of Charlotte, while the mountains and coast are a short drive away. Whatever your desire, find it at the Lakeside of Charlotte.


Nicknamed "Race City USA," Mooresville is home to several racing-themed attractions, including Dale Earnhardt Inc., Kyle Busch Motorsports, and the North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame. Mooresville Living offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Mooresville and residents tend to lean conservative. 


 Troutman NC, home to more than 2,500 residents and nestled in the Carolina Piedmont, embraces the quintessential small town spirit that gives it such distinct charm. Troutman residents, with a median age of 38, bring a youthful, progressive energy to the town and enjoy easy access to a multitude of jobs and entertainment opportunities through Troutman's proximity to Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, and Winston-Salem. 


Statesville is the home to unique and exciting festivals, such as; Carolina Balloon Fest, the Statesville Pumpkin Fest, and the Full Bloom Film Festival. These festivals, along with several other exiting events, feature great entertainment, food, arts and crafts, hot air balloons, and Beyond festivals, Statesville is also home to numerous attractions and activities including Historic Downtown Statesville, Fort Dobbs, Love Valley; there is also golf, boutique shopping, unique local cuisine, the Iredell Museums Court Street Gallery and Statesville Historical Collection, and much more! 


 Cornelius was established in 1905 and originated as a mill and farm community. Originally incorporated as ‘Liverpool', the town's name was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. When Lake Norman was formed, Cornelius has a vast amount of shoreline at 54 miles. Now, Cornelius is the destination for some lake fun. Visitors can rent boats, jet skis, or paddle boards at one of the marinas or explore the unique attractions, Waterside restaurants, lakeside parks and shops that Cornelius has to offer. Featuring Cornelius Woods, the Latest 55+ Active Adult Community! 


Davidson is a charming, Southern college town. Established in 1837, Davidson College is a vital part of the town's identity today. The main street of Davidson offers a variety of shops, restaurants, wide sidewalks, and the YMCA! The town is proud to be pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Explore more than 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes, parks, national arboretum, farmers market and beautiful flowers throughout town. Take a stroll to dinner and see an art exhibition at the Belk Visual Arts Center. In September 2011 Davidson was given official recognition for their reputation as a Walk Friendly Community - Bronze Level. Davidson was also awarded its first Tree City USA designation. One of just 72 communities in North Carolina and just 3,000 nationwide to receive the award. 


Incorporated in 1873, Huntersville has grown from a small mill town, to a new, dynamic area combining retail and residential areas with historic cultural attractions. Home to diverse attractions and entertainment, shopping, NASCAR and parks, Huntersville has something for everyone! The town's historic sites include the historic homesteads Rural Hill and Historic Latta Plantation & Nature Preserve that visitors can tour. Huntersville is also a destination for shopping and dining. Birkdale Village offers an array of shops, restaurants and entertainment, with its colorful buildings, bubbling fountains and beautiful gardens.