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10 Reasons Why You Should Move To Lake Norman, NC.

by Mayes Harris Team


#1. Weather - Lake Norman averages between the high-30s to mid-50s in the Winter and between 80s to mid-90s in the Summer.  We are a destination for many Northerners who wish to escape the extreme Winters, but still value the 4 seasons.


#2. Water fun - It is THE place for water fun as the villages of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville are all nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman.  Lake Norman is best known as the Inland Sea due to its sheer size.  There is 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 32,475 acres in parts of four counties and is considered the largest man-made body of water in the State of North Carolina.


#3. NASCAR and Motor Sports - If you are a fan of NASCAR then you will not be bored in this area. Huntersville is the home of Joe Gibbs Racing . You will probably be dining right next to a NASCAR driver in Lake Norman. A lot of drivers call this area home.  


#4. Breweries, Beer Shops & Wineries - There's an abundance of breweries and wineries surrounding Lake Norman.  Just take a look at this "Lake Norman Beer and Wine Trail Map" offered by


#5. Outdoor Enjoyment - Lake Norman provides water fun as stated above from fishing, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding and the list goes on.  There is also plenty of places to hike, picnic and ride bikes.  If you are a nature lover than you'll love this area.


#6. Golf - Are you an avid golfer?  If you are then Lake Norman is definitely a great location for you. The Lake Norman area golf courses range from public daily fee 18-hole courses to private golf.   


#7. Restaurants & Fine Dining - If you want to continue your lakeside fun while dining then you will not be disappointed with a lack of choice.  There are several waterfront restaurants to choose from.  There are also family-friendly choices and even pet-friendly options.  You can bring everyone out for a delicious meal in Lake Norman.


#8. Festivals & Events - There are so many choices and fun things going on in the area that there is a Calendar of Events offered by  Take a look and then plan your weekends ahead.  Annual events like the Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games at Historic Rural Hill in April and the Saint Patrick's Day Festival and many others are family traditions that are looked forward to every year.


#9. Lake Norman's Location - It really is the prime location for everything you might want to experience.  In one and half hours you can be enjoying the mountains and in three and half hours you'll arrive at the coast for some R & R at the ocean.   Don't forget that Charlotte is only 30 to 45 minutes away.  


#10. Homes - You can find homes for every price range in the Lake Norman area. There's also a lot to choose from.  Whether you want a pre-existing home, waterfront home or to build your own on a lot, Lake Norman has you covered.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I'm a native to the area family has been here for over 200 years.  As you can see, I love Lake Norman and I also love to help people settle in here.

Our Merry Christmas Wish to our Lake Norman And Charlotte Family!

by Mayes Harris Team

Christmas is fast approaching and for that reason we thought we would contribute some more things to do with the family and a few other related subjects.

Courtesy of Charlotte Parent, we give you their list of Things to Do with Kids in Charlotte.  They have some great suggestions such as visiting the Speedway Christmas, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Star Wars movie for children with special needs at the AMC theaters, Discovery Place in Huntersville to learn about holiday traditions in other cultures, and much, much more.  

Take a look: Things to do with kids in Charlotte.


Do you have kids who are pretty much set with everything they could have or want?  Instead of another toy maybe you should try experience gifts.  This is a great new trend that is becoming very popular and you'll find many examples in the provided article. Maybe save for next year if you are done with your buying, which you most likely are.  Good ideas if you exchange with the cousins even.

Story found here: Christmas Gift Ideas: Giving Experiences Rather Than Stuff


On New Years' Day you'll want to attend the annual walk and celebration of Hogmanay (Scottish New Year) and the First Footin’ Five Mile Trail Race at Historic Rural Hill.  According to the Lake Norman Citizen this has been an extremely hard year with regard to fundraising for the Historic Rural Hill.  So please find time to attend this event if you are able.

Further information: Steppin’ out at Historic Rural Hill on New Year’s Day


Family Fun In The Lake Norman Area PLUS Question Of The Week!

by Mayes Harris Team

Family will soon be visiting and getting out and about is sometimes just what is needed to keep holiday spirits aglow.  Let's find some things to do in the Lake Norman area.

Our first stop is in Davidson.  Here's where we will take the kids to see the Christmas Belles at the Armour Street Theater. I hear it is sold out, but we can get on a waiting list.

Then off to Cornelius to sign up for some winter classes held through the Cornelius Art Center starting in January.  

Next on the list is Huntersville to encourage some learning through educational play at the Discovery Place.

We later decide to swing by Mooresville to catch "The Impressions" via Music on Main at the Mooresville High School.

We also cannot forget to invite some Summer fun into our Winter days by visiting The Great Wolf Lodge in Concord.  

Then it is time to catch a movie in Kannapolis at the Gem Theatre, known as "The Showplace of Kannapolis" since 1936!!

That's a pretty full agenda! Tell us what your favorite family activity is in the Lake Norman area. 


This week we decided to ask you the question of the week!

DO YOU PREFER TO SEE A STAGED HOME IF VACANT OR LEAVE IT ALONE? Let us know in the comment section below or on our Facebook page. 

Lake Norman And Charlotte News PLUS Question Of The Week!

by Mayes Harris Team

Here's what is happening in Lake Norman and Charlotte -


Red Ventures will expand operations by adding 500 jobs over the next five years in Charlotte, North Carolina. The technology and marketing company plans to invest $5 million at its facility in Mecklenburg County. Read more - Red Ventures Invests $5 Million To Expand Charlotte, North Carolina, Facility


Corning Optical Communications will create 150 new jobs, as part of a new corporate headquarters, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.  Read more - Corning Optical Communications Invests $38.7 Million In Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Headquarters


Charlotte-based Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated announced the opening of a new Customer Care Center on West W.T. Harris Boulevard in north Charlotte. The facility will handle all of the company’s customer business to business sales and customer service calls, emails and fax inquiries. Coke Consolidated currently employs 183 people at the facility. The company expects to have a total of 300 employees at the new facility and is investing $8.1 million in the operation. Read more - Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated Opens New Customer Care Center


Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman assembled 75 Thanksgiving meals for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Huntersville on Nov. 23. Read more -  Kiwanis donates Thanksgiving meals.


Now our question of the week - What are some neighborhoods which are easily commutable to Lake Norman High School and William Amos Hough High School?

Here's a list of neighborhoods easily commutable to both high schools.

1st. Lake Norman High School  -

The Point, Mooresville, NC.

The Farms, Mooresville, NC.

The Harbor at the Pointe, Mooresville, NC.

Morrison Plantation, Mooresville, NC.

Fernhill, Mooreville, NC.


2nd. William Amos Hough High School -

Macaulay, Huntersville, NC.

River Run, Davidson, NC.

Northstone, Huntersville, NC.

Birkdale, Huntersville, NC.

Antiquity, Cornelius, NC.

McConnell, Davidson, NC.

The Hamptons, Huntersville, NC.

Green Farm, Huntersville, NC.

Pages Pond, Davidson, NC.


I know that's a lot of neighborhoods, but if you contact me then I can look at your list of needs and wants to pinpoint and narrow the selection for you.  I am a native to this area and my family dates back 200 years.  I look forward to assisting you with your next move.


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