The Tar Heel state of North Carolina offers an intriguing variety of areas for residents both new and established to enjoy. Those attracted to the mountains have many choices waiting for them along the North Carolina-Tennessee state line. Those who enjoy city life have large metropolitan areas such as the state capital of Raleigh and Charlotte among others to choose from. Less then an hour north of Charlotte, there is an area for those who enjoy living on and around the water, Lake Norman.
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The lake is located in northern Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Catawba Counties. In total, its shoreline measures over 520 miles and is sometimes referred to as an inland sea because of its size. Thanks to how large the body of water is, there are a variety of different industries that help sustain the towns and communities that make up the area.
Towns around the Lake
The community of LakeNorman is made up of eight different towns. To the north, there are two great towns: Statesville and Troutman. Statesville is known for unique and exciting festivals. The Statesville PumpkinFest is an annual gathering that allows visitors to enjoy all things pumpkin. The 2013 festival will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 10 in the morning until 5 that evening. The town is also known for hosting the Carolina Balloon Festival which is scheduled to take place from October 18-20. This gathering will bring together all things having to do with hot air ballooning in support of various charities.
Moving to the western shores of the lake, you will find the towns of Denver and Sherrills Ford. Denver is best known for the annual Rock Springs Camp Meeting religious meeting that has been held in town since 1830. Sherrills Ford offers residents a variety of different industries to work in and attractions for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.
The busiest side of the lake is the eastern shore. This is where the towns of Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville are located. Fans who follow the sport of stock car racing specifically NASCAR may feel a special attraction to the area around Mooresville. Located less then an hour north of Charlotte, Mooresville is the home base to many of the sports top teams. This gives residents the unique opportunity to work in an ever evolving sport. Some of the teams based out of Mooresville include the original Dale Earnhardt Incorporated which no longer houses a Sprint Cup team, but remains open for fans. This is just one of the many teams located in the LakeNorman area.
Choosing the Right Location
As with any move, a move to the LakeNorman area will have potential home buyers asking many questions. The primary question will be which location is right for me and my situation? Once you decide on the answer to this question looking for your next home will be a smooth process. One tool that may help guide your search in looking for homes for sale in Lake Norman.
Choosing to live in the LakeNorman areas gives potential residents a choice between seven different communities surrounding the lake. Find the right town for your living situation and enjoy the inland sea in all its glory.
By Missy Jacobson, a native resident of North Carolina who is interested in waterfront real estate.