Tuesday, August 22, 2017

By: Jess Jordan

1. Lake Norman! 

The most obvious reason to move to Lake Norman is to take advantage of the lake itself. Because it’s the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River, conditions are perfectly tailored to cater to residential properties and plenty of recreational opportunity. There are public and private docks for boats, and even restaurants with lake-front boat parking! State parks are perfect for leisurely kayaking, and more populated lake areas have ideal waves for water sports.

As custom home builders around Lake Norman, we’ve had the pleasure to explore all around the area and discover both first-hand and through our clients why Lake Norman has become such a hot destination for transplants and life-long locals alike. Between the glories of the lake itself and the towns surrounding the area, it’s a perfect place to set down roots. If you’re thinking of relocating to the Charlotte area, here are five reasons we know you’ll fall in love with Lake Norman.

2. Shopping, shopping, and more shopping

Lake Norman is surrounded by cities like Mooresville, Cornelius, Huntersville, and Charlotte that are stuffed with shopping locations. Within short driving distance are several malls, an outlet mall, Birkdale Village (an upscale outdoor shopping mall with luxury stores, restaurants, and a movie theater), and Target stores galore. Whether you like to make a day of it, visiting all your favorite malls and stores, or whether you prefer a short shopping trip within a fifteen-minute drive, Lake Norman has you covered.

5 Reasons to Move to Lake Norman

4. Proximity to both mountains and beach

Living on a lake near a large metro area is enough reason to move to Lake Norman, but take into consideration its proximity to both mountains and beach and you’ve got yourself a perfect storm for a fulfilled lifestyle. If you tire of riding your pontoon every Saturday or visiting local shopping centers and restaurants, within driving distance are both mountain ranges and beaches to enjoy. The Blue Ridge Mountain range adorns Western North Carolina, speckled with beautiful towns and cities to enjoy, and Eastern North Carolina has beaches of all shapes and sizes, from happenin’ Myrtle Beach to the scenic Outer Banks.

5. Lincolnton, NC

If you’re a fan of escaping the crowd and finding a historic town in which to shop for vintage treasures, Lincolnton is the place for you. Located just 30 minutes from Lake Norman and perfectly sandwiched between farmland and Charlotte, Lincolnton’s charm will provide a full day of vintage finds and wonderful restaurants. With five vintage shops, several cafes, a park with a splash pad for kids and pets, a scenic rail trail to explore, and historic architecture to enjoy, Lincolnton is a perfect retreat for the entire family.

3. Davidson, NC

Stepping into Davidson, a short distance from the lake, is like taking a step back in time to a scenic town of higher education, organic markets, and coffee shops with craft beer on tap.  Built around beautifully-designed and prestigious Davidson College, the entire town boasts a specific aesthetic that nods to a simpler time. You can choose to take a day trip, visiting an organic farmers' market and coffee house, or you can escape for the weekend at an idyllic bed and breakfast.