Located only 15 miles from uptown Charlotte, Lake Norman was created in 1963 by Duke Energy for use in tapping hydro-electric power. Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline and offers a mild four-season climate making it perfect for year-round adventures. With the mountains and coast only a few short hours drive from this centrally located region that offers pristine beauty and a 45 minute drive to Charlotte, Lake Norman is drawing new residents from all over the U.S. Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the towns of Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Moorseville. These charming towns bring you adventures including fishing, boating and water sports, shopping and dining, outstanding performing arts at the highly respected Davidson College.
When Duke Power built Cowans Ford Dam across the Catawba River and flooded the land that became Lake Norman in the early 1960s, it bought much of the property that the lake would affect. Water covered some parcels and others became lakefront land. Duke then created a company, Crescent Resources, in 1969 to manage its land holdings. In the mid-’80s, Crescent began constructing developments in Charlotte, where the corporate headquarters are located. In 1989, Crescent developed The Peninsula, its first residential development on Lake Norman. The Point in Mooresville followed and was bought by Donald Trump in 2012 and renamed Trump National Golf Club. It is now one of the most prestigious addresses at the Lake. Crescent’s reverence for the land and environmental preservation has made Lake Norman arguably the most beautiful lake in the South for lakefront living. RETURN TO LAKE NORMAN CHARLOTTE NEIGHBORHOOD HOMES FOR SALE SEARCH