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Cornelius, NC

Cornelius, NC

Cornelius is a charming community nestled alongside Lake Norman directly north of Charlotte. This tight-knit lakeside town enjoys a serene life tucked away amongst a beautiful setting with a myriad of nearby attractions.

Real Estate

Cornelius real estate includes homes in tucked-away neighborhoods and properties located directly along the peaceful waters of Lake Norman, many of which enjoy the shade of lush green foliage along well-maintained streets. Both settings provide a sense of charm and intimate family-friendly feel. Home styles in Cornelius include traditional, Colonial, craftsman and much more, making this community extremely attractive to a variety buyers.

Lifestyle and Attractions

Life in Cornelius is full of adventure and activity as residents enjoy various watersports on Lake Norman, including boating, fishing, swimming and sunbathing along the shore. There are plenty of places to go hiking, jogging or biking nearby, providing a perfect setting for the outdoor enthusiast. Neighborhood grocery stores, shops, restaurants and pubs are conveniently located within the town and in nearby communities.

Golfers enjoy access to the professional 18-hole golf courses at The Peninsula Club and Birkdale Golf Club nearby. There are a number of additional golf courses in this area, providing plenty of venues for golfing. Cornelius’ vast parks provide a place for relaxation and recreation, including Jetton Park and Ramsey Creek Park, which are situated along the water’s edge. Residents enjoy farm-fresh fare and Southern cuisine at the wide variety of creative eateries in the area.

Nearby Schools and Higher Education

Residents of Cornelius may choose from a variety of public, private and charter schools in the area. Cornelius has five public schools in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, including Cornelius Elementary School, Bailey Middle School and William Amos Hough High School. Nearby private schools include SouthLake Christian Academy and St. Mark Catholic School, both of which are located in Huntersville. The highly selective independent liberal arts college, Davidson College, is situated next to Cornelius in the neighboring city of Davidson.

History

In the 1890s, two successful cotton firms in the neighboring town of Davidson got into a disagreement about the weighing of cotton. Executives named an official “cotton weigher” between the two, and one firm rejected the appointment and moved to what is now Cornelius. Heavy rains and mud made the road from Davidson to the cotton buyer nearly impossible to travel upon. The cotton firm called upon J.B. Cornelius, who funded the construction of a more accessible cotton mill, and the town was hence named after him. Almost 100 years later, Duke Energy dammed the Catawba River to create Lake Norman, making Cornelius a lakeside community with 70 miles of waterfront property.

Approximate Distance to:

Uptown Charlotte: 20 Miles

Charlotte Douglas International Airport: 24 Miles

Hospitals:

  • Carolinas Healthcare System-Huntersville: 4 Miles
  • Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center: 7 Miles

Major Highway:

  • I-77: 1 Mile

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