Cornelius at Lake Norman

Cornelius upscale diningCornelius is a lakeside town situated along the eastern part of Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Cornelius is approximately 15 square miles with over 30, 000 residents that contribute to its diverse economy and educated population. 

The recent job growth in Cornelius is positive. In fact, the employment opportunities in this town have increased by 3.49 percent. (The largest metropolitan area near Cornelius, is Charlotte, North Carolina, which is a 30 minute car ride. For those that travel, the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is a 40 minute drive.)

Cornelius is a laid-back and captivating town that has a lot to offer. In the pedestrian-friendly downtown, you will discover a lot of shopping destinations from locally owned gift shops, antique shops and consignment stores.

While shopping, you can take a break in their delectable dessert shops for a sweet treat.  This highly diverse community has ten public parks, a wide variety of housing opportunities, vibrant retail shops and office centers.

Cornelius Amenities

Lake Norman Sail BoatThere is not really any "seasonal" traffic as Cornelius is a lake town and offers the locals a great many things to do, as you can dig into here, Lake Norman Visitors Guide, but it is not a city lining up to have a bunch of "tourist attractions".

Cornelius owns the largest expanse of shoreline of any town along Lake Norman, boasting approximately 70 miles. Clicking here will take you to the map of Lake Norman.

Lake Norman is our largest area lake and borders five counties, so it does get busy with boat traffic. All sorts of boats, toys, pontoons, yachts and jet skis are allowed, but you will have to abide by these Lake Norman Boating Regulations.

There are lake restrictions, setbacks and buffer zones. The water level on Lake Norman ideally should be at 760ft. That is considered “full pond”. For modifying, dredging or construction of docks/piers, you will need to follow a very stringent process, you can find out the Lake Norman dock and pier building restrictions here.

If you are planning to buy a property in this town, you can find beautiful homes located in pleasant neighborhoods near Lake Norman. In Cornelius, there are luxury custom homes with stunning views of the golf course and the lake as well as plenty of beautiful inland homes to choose from. 

 The Peninsula Country Club & The Peninsula Yacht Club

Lake Norman is the perfect place for water lovers; it has a pleasant four season climate that is great for year-round adventures. Located along the shores of Lake Norman, the Peninsula Yacht Club is the premier destination for lakefront dining, entertainment, and recreation.

At The Peninsula Yacht Club, members can experience a wide variety of organized boating and year-round social events while overlooking Lake Norman. Children will enjoy year-round activities such as summer camps, movie nights, sailing lessons, paddle boating, kayaking and canoeing.

The Peninsula Yacht Club is a separate club – separate from The Peninsula Country Club, but nestled inside The Peninsula boundaries. The Yacht Club runs about $2000 per year for membership and includes a pool area as well as dining, social events, full marina. It's location is at: 18501 Harbor Light Blvd. Cornelius         

Golf at The Peninsula at Lake NormanThe Peninsula Yacht Club should not be confused with The Peninsula Country Club - which is a gorgeous golf course community featuring many luxury waterfront homes on Lake Norman. The Peninsula Country Club members can enjoy superb dining, a stunning golf course, tennis, fitness and year-round activities for the entire family. You do not have to have a membership with the Peninsula Country Club, to live in the neighborhood. For those interested in living here, The Peninsula News may be a good publication for you to learn of upcoming events in the neighborhood.

It can be a bit tricky to distinguish which houses are truly in The Peninsula Country Club, and which are not. Here's how - you can tell the difference in the home sites that are located within the boundaries of The Peninsula Country Club by their mailbox. The dark green painted mailboxes are part of The Peninsula Home Owner's Association

 Cornelius Education

Cornelius SchoolsCornelius is located in Mecklenburg County and therefore supported by the Mecklenburg Public School system. You can learn more about the top ranking schools in Cornelius, here. This link will also provide you with insight on nearby private and charter schools. 

You may also have interest in the Cannon School located in Concord, located in neighboring Cabarrus County. Or, perhaps Davidson Day in nearby Davidson. Both are independent schools with stellar academic reputations.

If you need to confirm that what school your home is assigned to, go here: Charlotte Mecklenburg School Assignment by Address


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Cornelius Property Search and Neighborhoods

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Cornelius Relocation and Moving Services

Cornelius Relocation RealtorsFor those of you in need of a Realtor, gives us a call! Our team knows the ins and outs of the Charlotte real estate market - from Lake Norman to Lake Wylie. This includes the bordering areas and/or towns of Ballantyne, Concord, Cornelius, Davidson, Fort Mill, Huntersville, Indian Land, Indian Trail, Matthews, Marvin, Mooresville, Providence, Southpark, Tega Cay, Waxhaw, and Weddington.

Our office is #1 in the Keller Williams market place as well as Charlotte. We are full time professional Realtors ready to go to work for you, whether you are buying a home, or selling one.

For those of you relocating to the area, we welcome you and can help you get a quick leg up on your journey.

We have a nice tour that we provide to people that are thinking of relocating to the area. It’s relatively quick, very insightful and from all past reviews - a very worthwhile and efficient use of your time.

If there are specific homes for sale that peak your interest, we will incorporate those into the schedule. You can anticipate visiting five to eight homes within a two and a half hour period and blending in the area tour with the home tours.

Below, you will find a few of today's featured properties for sale.  Please contact our team if you are ready to start your home shopping process or if you are ready to place your home on the market. Until then, enjoy our site!

Our Featured Cornelius Listings:

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