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Cornelius NC Homes For Sale - Lake Norman

Posted in: Cornelius, Mecklenburg County
By NC Charlotte Homes .com
Apr 1, 2016 - 8:54:00 PM

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Cornelius, North Carolina

Water lovers may be interested in Cornelius NC real estate on Lake Norman for their principal or second homes.  Nestled between Charlotte North Carolina real estate and Statesville, residents in the growing Town of Cornelius real estate enjoy 520 miles of shoreline, innumerable water sports, and lake adventures.  Cornelius has a unique cultural heritage and charming style to complement the recreational amenities.

In 1905, the town cropped up as a cotton mill and farm community along the Catawba River.  Although the mills closed down, the development of Interstate 77 and location near the amenities of Charlotte real estate continues to bring new residents to the lovely mid-size town of 30,000.  Downtown is a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with stately historic homes.

Damming the Catawba River brought recreational activities, lakeside properties, flood control, and hydroelectric power for development and growth.  Residents of real estate in Charlotte and Mooresville rely on Lake Norman for their dependable water supply.  In 2003, the Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corporation formed to focus specifically on economic development for Cornelius and the neighboring communities of Huntersville and Davidson.  The three communities share development costs and tax revenues.

The town maintains two popular parks which are the 105-acre Jetton Park with its sunning beach and picnic tables, tennis courts, biking and rollerblading trails and Ramsey Creek, a 44-acre waterfront park with a boat launch, fishing pier, horseshoe pit, volleyball courts, and dog park.

The highly regarded Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, recognized as the first large urban school district to receive district-wide accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.  Its magnet schools are very popular.  Colleges and universities in the area include the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Winthrop University, Gaston College, and Central Piedmont, Rowan-Cabarrus and Catawba Valley community colleges.

James B. "Buck" Duke saw a future in the textile industry in the Carolinas, using the waters of the Catawba to generate power needed to provide clothing for a growing nation.  Buck, his brother Ben, Dr. W. Gill Wylie, William S. Lee teamed up with the vision to bring electricity that would attract business and industry to the region.  The Southern Power Company formed, became Duke Power Company and by 1928, they build 10 dams and 12 powerhouses.  The largest dam would result in Lake Norman. 

Begun in 1959, it took four years to finish the dam and another two years to fill the lake.  As the very large Lake Norman filled in, it landed the nickname of the "inland sea" of North Carolina.  Lake Norman is 34 miles long and 8 miles across at its widest point.  Its surface area is 32,500 acres.  It is 130 feet deep at its deepest point, and holds 3.4 trillion gallons, 760 feet above sea level.  

Lake Norman honors the former president of Duke Power, Norman Atwater Cocke.  Cornelius takes its name from Joseph Benjamin Cornelius who founded the first cotton mill in the area.  

Featured Neighborhoods in Cornelius - Single Family Homes

100 Norman Place  -  Antiquity  -  Bahia Bay  -  Baileys Glen  -  Biscayne Park  -  Blue Stone Harbor  -  Bordeaux  -  Caldwell Station  -  Captains Point  -  Catarina Bay  -  Chapel Point  -  Coachmans Trace  -  Connor Quay  -  Country Club Shores  -  Crown Harbor  -  Deep Cove  -  Delftmere  -  Diane Shores  -  Dogwood Acres  -  Enclave  -  Flagship  -  Glenridge  -  Green Gardens  -  Harrogate at The Lake  -  Heritage Green  -  Heron Harbor  -  Island Forest  -  Jetton Cove  -  Joys Serenity Point  -  Kaneel Bay  -  Lake Norman  -  Lake Norman Island  -  Madison Village  -  Magnolia Estates  -  McKenzie Place  -  Mill Creek  -  Mountain View Beach  -  Norman Colony  -  Norman Shores  -  Oakhurst  -  Patricks Purchase  -  Pinehurst  -  Pine Tree  -  Point Largo  -  Pointe Regatta  -  Preston at The Lake  -  Riverchase  -  Robbins Park  -  Rockridge Shores  -  Sawyers Landing  -  Shadowcreek  -  Shearwater Point  -  Sterling Pointe  -  Stratford Forest  -  The Courtyards at Jetton  -  The Courtyards On Lake Norman  -  The Peninsula  -  Torrence Chapel Estates  -  Town Heights  -  Townwood Village  -  Twinbrook  -  Victoria Bay  -  Waterford Point  -  Weatherstone  -  Weatherstone Manor  -  Wellsley Village  -  Westmoreland  -  Willow Pond  -  Wrights Emerald Cove  -  Wyndmoor

Featured Condo/Townhome Complexes in Cornelius, NC

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Links of Interest for Cornelius, North Carolina Real Estate

Town of Cornelius  -

Cornelius on Wikipedia  -,_North_Carolina

Visit Lake Norman  -

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce  -

Mecklenburg County Government  -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools  -

NC Report Card on Schools in Cornelius NC -

Market Statistics on Cornelius, Mecklenburg County NC Real Estate

Number of Cornelius NC Homes Sold - 489
The Average Cornelius NC Home - 2,811 sf, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Average List Price - $489,086
Average Sold Price - $472,718  (97% of List Price)
Days on Market - Average of 62 days (Median of 39 days)
Range Sold - $72,000 to $3,700,000

Number of Cornelius NC Homes Sold - 524
The Average Cornelius NC Home - 2,872 sf, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath
Average List Price - $510,544
Average Sold Price - $486,723  (97% of List Price)
Days on Market - Median of 39 days
Range Sold - $31,000 to $3,969,000
Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Statistics are for Single Family Detached Dwellings Only.

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