Relocate to Lake Norman
Start your new journey at the lake today!
Settled on the shoreline of the beautiful Lake Norman, our lake towns offer the perfect opportunity for both visitors and newcomers to enjoy the calm, lakeside lifestyle of Cornelius and Mooresville, the small-town college charm of Davidson and the liveliness of Huntersville with its abundant shopping and recreational facilities. There are several more small towns that can be found around Lake Norman as there are four counties which encompass the 520 miles of shoreline including Iredell County, Catawba County, Mecklenburg County and Lincoln County.
Lake Norman, located just outside of Charlotte, provides residents in the area with a traditional setting with plenty of room for growth. The lake is home to the land where the Catawba Indians once walked, and the early European settlers made their stand. Today, it is home to vibrant business parks and retail centers. New neighborhoods have emerged, and families have relocated to the region, making Lake Norman one of the fastest growing areas in the country!
Great Lake Living
The Great Lake Living relocation magazine is a fantastic resource provided by Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Lake Norman Currents that helps introduce newcomers to the vast Lake Norman region. With historical background, real estate information and an overview of the shopping and restaurants in the area, Great Lake Living can be your go-to guide for navigating your journey into Lake Norman. Access a digital copy of Great Lake Living to read more! For a physical copy, head over to the Visit Lake Norman Visitor Center for a copy along with other many great resources including this introductory welcome packet.
Our local Chamber of Commerce has a great membership directory list of businesses in the Lake Norman region. For a list of local realtors of residential property, access this realtor list on the Chamber's website.
We know moving can be a stressful process and diving into the unknown can be daunting. That's why we put together a one-stop resource that will provide everything you need to know to get started in the Lake Norman area. Our relocation packet, priced at only $10, is designed specifically for those moving into the area and includes our Official Lake Norman Visitors Guide, an introductory Welcome Packet, comprehensive street maps, and a copy of the Great Lake Living Magazine. Also included in the packet is first-aid kit, an LKN keychain, and more merchandise! You can purchase the packet in our Visitor Center, or purchase your packet today online to be shipped directly to you.
Closer Look into Our Three Towns
Introduction to Cornelius
Established in 1905, Cornelius is the second youngest town in Mecklenburg County and originated as a farm community. Originally named as Liverpool, Cornelius was named in honor of Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. With over 50 miles of shoreline within the city limits, Cornelius is famous for it's abundance of lake activities and waterfront amenities. Cornelius is a nationally recognized town, ranking fourth in MSN's 11 Best Lake Towns in the United States in 2019. For more information on the Cornelius community and local events, see the list below!
Introduction to Davidson
Established in 1837, Davidson is a endearing college town with Southern charm. Built around Davidson College, the award-winning town remains a close-knit community with a strong emphasis on culture and environmental sustainability. The main street of Davidson offers a variety of shops, restaurants, wide brick sidewalks and public library. The town is proud to be pedestrian and bicycle friendly. Davidson is ranked as Charlotte's top suburb in 2017 by Charlotte Magazine and ranked 10th place on The South's Best Food Towns List by Southern Living. Davidson also was recognized as Bee City USA in 2017 for its commitment to creating sustainable habitats for native pollinators. For more information on the town of Davidson and local events, check out the list below!
Introduction to Huntersville
Incorporated in 1837, Huntersville has grown from a small mill town to a lively, new area with a healthy combination of residential and retail communities, along with multiple cultural attractions. With multiple shopping districts, great dining options and natural parks, there is something for everyone in Huntersville! Despite Huntersville's strong growth, the town was ranked on Safe Wise's Top 20 Safest Cities List for North Carolina in 2017. Huntersville is also widely recognized for it's schools, with Lake Norman Charter School making the list of U.S. News & World Report's 2017 Best High Schools in the Country. For more information of the Huntersville community and local events, see the list below!
Lake Norman Demographics and Area Statistics
Lake Norman Economic Development Center
Lake Norman Region
The total population as of 2019 between our three towns within Mecklenburg County is 101,409 people. As of 2019, property taxes range throughout the three towns from 1.0782 per $100 in Cornelius to 1.1732 per $100 in Davidson and 1.1282 per $100 in Huntersville.
With a population of 30,257 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cornelius is the 35th largest community in North Carolina. The majority of residents are aged between 35 to 54 years, with the second and third largest age group being 5 to 17 years and over 65 years, respectively. The median household income is $90,542 in 2019 and per capita income in Cornelius in 2018 was $54,875, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,500 for a family of four. Cornelius is a white-collar town, with 88.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. For ethnicity, approximately 79% of residents are white while 8.5% are African-American and 8.4% are Hispanic. (Source: Neighborhood Scout)
With a population of 13,054 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Davidson is the 81st largest community in North Carolina. The majority of residents are aged between 35 to 54 years, with the second and third largest age group being 5 to 17 years and 18 to 24 years, respectively. The median household income is $124,853 in 2019 and per capita income in Davidson in 2018 was $55,122, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,488 for a family of four. Davidson is mostly a white-collar town, with 92.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. For ethnicity, approximately 85.6% of residents are white while 5.4% are African-American and 5.6% are Hispanic. (Source: Neighborhood Scout)
With a population of 58,098 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Huntersville is the 19th largest community in North Carolina. The majority of residents are aged between 35 to 54 years, with the second and third largest age group being 5 to 17 years and 25 to 34 years, respectively. The median household income is $102,016 in 2019 and per capita income in Huntersville in 2018 was $44,235, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,940 for a family of four. Huntersville is a white-collar town, with 90.14% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. For ethnicity, approximately 75.3% of residents are white while 12.4% are African-American and 6.7% are Hispanic. (Source: Neighborhood Scout)