The 18th largest city in the United States is Charlotte, North Carolina with a metropolitan-area population of 1,745,524. Situated halfway between Carolina beaches and the Appalachian Mountains, Charlotte is an attractive city for which to live with its focus on outdoor recreation and urban development. Recognized in 2002 as one of four “America’s Most Livable Cities,” Charlotte offers a variety of living experiences from “uptown” living to tree-lined suburbs, from lakefront properties to country farmhouses.
Cornelius, North Carolina is located approximately 15 miles north of Charlotte. With a population of over 20,000, Cornelius residents enjoy small town living with access to big city amenities. Situated along the shoreline of a 520-mile man-made lake, Cornelius, along her sister towns of Huntersville and Davidson, make up the “Lake Norman” region.
Located just 20 miles north of Charlotte, North Carolina, Davidson is known for its historic architecture and quaint surroundings. Nestled in and around Lake Norman, Davidson is bursting with parks, greenways and tree-lined streets.
Downtown Davidson offers its small town flavor with big time charm. Restaurants, shops and artistic expression line the picturesque downtown as Davidson draws tourists and locals alike.
Known for its “easy going” and “laid back” lifestyle, Denver is located within Lincoln County and is known for its good schools, custom homes and lakefront living.
Named #2 on Forbes list of the 25 Best Places to Move and #4 on Business Week’s list of Best Affordable US Suburbs, Huntersville, North Carolina is the 46th fastest growing town in the U.S. today. With a population of around 44,000, Huntersville, along with neighboring Cornelius and Davidson, is part of the “Lake Norman” region as it sits near 520 miles of shoreline. Huntersville offers relaxed lakeside living along with access to big city amenities of nearby Charlotte. Located in Mecklenburg County, Huntersville offers something for everyone with its retail, business and medical facilities.
Built between 1959 and 1964, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the state of North Carolina with its 520-miles of shoreline. Sometimes referred to as, “LKN, the Lake Norman region is made up of three small towns – Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson.
Other towns such as Mooresville, Denver and Troutman are oftentimes included in the “LKN” reference as the lake’s shores span four counties.
Located 30 miles to the north of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mooresville is known throughout the country and around the world as “Race City USA.” Serving as home to over 60 NASCAR teams and racing related businesses, Mooresville’s tie to the racing community runs deep.
Corporate headquarters for Lowe’s Home Improvement is located in Mooresville, as is the future home of America’s Park, the largest youth baseball facility in the United States. Opening in Mooresville by 2012, the park will host 8-13 year old baseball players from around the country.
Troutman, North Carolina is a small town nestled about 35 miles north of Charlotte in Iredell County. It is centrally located between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Charlotte, providing access to a variety of jobs, services and urban amenities. With a population of just over 1,700, Troutman has been put on the map as “Exit 42” on Interstate 77 making it a popular stop for travelers seeking restaurants and hotel accommodations.