Lake Norman Communities & Local Links


Resting on the banks of Lake Norman are the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Mooresville, Denver, and Huntersville, NC. These towns offer all of the modern amenities that families and individuals are looking for today, combined with a great relaxed lake atmosphere. Just 15-20 minutes from uptown Charlotte, NC, the Lake Norman area offers a myriad of shopping, dining and recreation activities. Duke Energy created Lake Norman in 1963. The lake is about 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. Named after former Duke Energy President Norman Cocke, Lake Norman is the largest manmade body of freshwater in the state. The company flooded it to fullness in 1963 by building the Cowans Ford Dam, which you can view as you drive from Huntersville to Denver on HWY 73. These days, lake water still powers the generators at the hydro station at Cowans Ford to form electricity. It also cools the steam that drives the turbines at Marshall Steam Station in Terrell and McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville. Lake Norman also provides drinking water for many area towns.

As residents of the area, our team can provide you with in depth information about this wonderful community. But to get you started, we’ve assembled some links to helpful websites about the area:

Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Visit Lake Norman
Town of Cornelius
Town of Davidson
Town of Mooresville
Town of Huntersville
Town of Denver (Lincoln County)
Lake Norman State Park
Catawba Riverkeeper

Entertainment/ Shopping:

Birkdale Village
Concord Mills Mall
Latta Plantation
Lazy 5 Ranch
Northlake Mall

Public Schools

Mecklenburg County Schools
Iredell-Statesville Schools
Mooresville Graded Schools
Cabarrus County Schools
Lincoln County Schools

Charter Schools

Pine Lake Prep
Lake Norman Charter
Thunderbird Preparatory
Lincoln Charter
Pioneer Springs
Community School of Davidson

Private Schools

Legacy Leadership
Southlake Christian
Davidson Day

Sports

Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte Motor Speedway

Other Helpful Links

Pet Adoption Guide