Information on some of the activities in our area
Lake Norman’s shoreline rambles through Mecklenburg, Iredell, Catawba and Lincoln counties. The Catawba River meanders through the Carolinas for 450 miles, becoming the Wateree, the Santee and, finally, the Cooper River just before it flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Charleston. But while architecture, good schools, and health care are important, they’re not what draw people to live on the lake. Lake living is about savoring the constantly changing panorama of wind, water, and light, listening to bullfrog serenades and the lullaby of gently lapping waves, or waking to bird songs or the honking of ducks and Canada geese. It’s the thrill of a telltale tug on the end of your line or stripping off your tie or high heels at the end of a long day and plunging into the cool, green water or sailing into a brilliant sunset. It’s about Christmas caroling by boat and the smell of grilling steaks seasoned with the scent of engine oil aboard a gently bobbing pontoon boat.In fact, one of the first things most newcomers do is buy or rent a boat to experience those pleasures. There are nearly a dozen marinas that offer wet or dry boat storage beginning at around $1,000 a year. Many are also boat dealers. For those who want to be skipper for a day, Holiday Harbor and Kings Point Marinas in Cornelius rent all types of boats, from sailboats to pontoons.
Birkdale Village provides a complete one-stop shopping experience in an inviting atmosphere on a main street setting. Only 14 miles to down town Charlotte. It has the perfect combination of retail, office and residential units. The center has two main entrances, over 60 retail shops, 10 restaurants, service providers, a 16 screen theater and a one-of-a-kind interactive fountain. It offers an excellent merchant mix that includes : Dick’s Sporting Goods, Pier One Imports, Total Wine & More, Bath & Body Works, Banana Republic, Williams Sonoma, and many more.
Located between Lake Norman area and down town Charlotte, NorthLake Mall is the newest mall in our area. Macy’s, Belk’s, Dillard’s, Apple Store
Concord Mills Mall
#1 shopping entertainment destination of the Carolina’s and one of the most popular visitor attractions in North Carolina, Concord Mills features more than 200 stores including manufacturer and retail outlets, off-price retailers and unique specialty stores. A festive food court, theme restaurants, and a 24-screen AMC theater. Plus interactive retailers are also part of the shopping adventure. 10 minutes from Charlotte. Anchor stores include: AMC 24-Screen Theaters, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Sea Life, Build-A-Bear, Bed Bath & Beyond, Books-A-Million, Burlington Coat Factory, Coach, Disney Outlet, Dave & Busters, Disney Store, Forever 21, T.J. Maxx, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th Outlet, and The SpeedPark.
Golfing in the Lake Norman and Charlotte Golf communities is one of the finest experiences in the Carolina’s. The area hosts great championship courses that offer challenging, affordable, well-conditioned golfing experiences. The courses range from daily fee to private clubs, brand-new facilities to the time-honored classics. The golf boom has taken Lake Norman and Charlotte by storm. The courses and facilities across the region are sure to meet every golfer’s needs. It’s tee time in and around Lake Norman and Charlotte.