Category Archives: Lake Living – Lake Norman – NC
This gorgeous view could be yours! First time this waterfront lot has been on the market. A great building lot with long range views of Lake Norman, mature trees and 119 feet of natural and sandy shoreline. Sunsets are unbelievable here! No time frame to build. Build your dream home and enjoy the stunning lake views and the treasured Cornelius location. What are you waiting for?
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It’s time for the holiday parades and tree lightings. If you love parades or just looking for something to get you into the holiday spirit, then take a look at all the holiday events happening around the Lake Norman area.
Birkdale Tree Ligthing – (Click on event for more details)
November 14th from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Charlotte-South End Tree Lighting – November 21st at Atherton Mill
Concord Tree Lighting – November 20th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Concord Christmas Parade – November 21st from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mooresville Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
November 24th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Carolina Panthers Tree Lighting – November 24th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Novant Thanksgiving Day Parade – (Click on event for more details)
November 26th from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Light Up Cornelius – (Click on event for more details)
November 28th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Denver Tree Lighting – (Click on event for more details)
November 29th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Belmont Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
December 1st from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
McAdenville – Christmas Town Festival & Tree Ligthting – (Click on event for more details)
December 1st from 4:30 pm -9:00 pm (town lights up every evening 12/1 – 12/26)
Mount Holly Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
December 2nd from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Fort Mill Tree Lighting – December 3rd from 6:00 pm
Fort Mill Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
December 4th from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Waxhaw Festival of Lights – December 4th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
December 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Denver Christmas Parade – (Click on event for more details)
December 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Matthews Hometown Holiday Celebration – (Click on event for more details)
December 5th from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gastonia Christmas Parade – December 6th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stanley Christmas Parade – December 9th from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Huntersville Tree Lighting – (Click on event for more details)
December 12th from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Waxhaw Christmas Parade – December 13th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
It’s that time of year; the seasons are changing and with them bring thoughts of the upcoming holidays, family get-togethers, and planning for a new year. Those who are on the fence about whether now is the right time to buy don’t have to look much farther to find four great reasons to consider buying a home now, instead of waiting.
1. Prices Will Continue to Rise
The Home Price Expectation Survey polls a distinguished panel of over 100 economists, investment strategists, and housing market analysts. Their most recent report released recently projects appreciation in home values over the next five years to be between 10.5% (most pessimistic) and 25.5% (most optimistic).
The bottom in home prices has come and gone. Home values will continue to appreciate for years. Waiting no longer makes sense.
2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Projected to Increase
Although Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey shows that interest rates for a 30-year mortgage have softened recently, most experts predict that they will begin to rise later this year. The Mortgage Bankers Association, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the National Association of Realtors are in unison projecting that rates will be up almost a full percentage point by the end of next year.
An increase in rates will impact YOUR monthly mortgage payment. Your housing expense will be more a year from now if a mortgage is necessary to purchase your next home.
3. Either Way You are Paying a Mortgage
As a recent paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University explains:
“Households must consume housing whether they own or rent. Not even accounting for more favorable tax treatment of owning, homeowners pay debt service to pay down their own principal while households that rent pay down the principal of a landlord plus a rate of return. That’s yet another reason owning often does—as Americans intuit—end up making more financial sense than renting.”
4. It’s Time to Move On with Your Life
The ‘cost’ of a home is determined by two major components: the price of the home and the current mortgage rate. It appears that both are on the rise.
But, what if they weren’t? Would you wait?
Look at the actual reason you are buying and decide whether it is worth waiting. Whether you want to have a great place for your children to grow up, you want your family to be safer or you just want to have control over renovations, maybe it is time to buy.
1) Amazing Maize Maze in Huntersville
Open from October 3rd until November 1st from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
They offer a fun corn maze, hayrides, games & pick a pumpkin.
**Children 13 and older are $11 and children 5-12 are $7.50
Address: 4431 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078
2) Carrigan Farm in Mooresville
Open from September 25th – November 1st from 9:00 am-4:00 pm on Saturday & Sundays
& Tuesday -Thursday 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
**$10 which includes a hayride to pumpkin patch, pumpkin, visit to the petting zoo & warm apple cider.
Address: 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy Mooresville, NC 28115
3) Hodges Farm in Charlotte
Open September 25th until October 31st from 9:00 am-Dusk.
They offer a pumpkin patch, games and on the weekends pony rides and hayrides.
**$5 fee for admission Extra Cost: $5 pony rides & $5 hayride
Address: 3900 Rocky River Road Charlotte, NC 28215
4) Patterson Farm in Mt. Ulla / China Grove (Mooresville Area)
Open September 26th until November 6th on the weekends.
Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm-6:00 pm
They offer a corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch & play area
**Children 2 and under are FREE & 3-54 $9 and 55 and older $8
Pumpkin patch express (hayride only) $4
Extra cost: pony rides $4, corn maze $4
Address: 10390 Caldwell Road Mt. Ulla, NC 28125
5) Regal Corn Maze in Statesville
Open September 26th until November 1st (weekends only)
Fri 6:00pm-10:00pm – Sat 12:00pm-10:00pm – Sun 12:00pm-5:00pm
They offer a corn maze, fun games, face painting, hay tunnel & more
**Children 4 and under are FREE & 5 and older $9
Address: 347 Bell Farm Road Statesville, NC 28625
1) Autumn Farm & Vineyard in Gaffney
Open Weekends in October – Sat-Sun 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm
Field of Scream – Fri & Sat dark-until & Sun dark-10:00 pm
They offer pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, bounce house, games & more
**$5 during the day & $10 for Field of Scream
Extra cost: pumpkin (by size), bounce house $2 , games $1 each & food
Address: 2480 Pacolet Hwy Gaffney, SC 29340
2) Cotton Hills Farm in Chester
Open Saturdays in October from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
They offer pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm tours, animals and hayrides
**$9 for adults, $7 for children 2-12 yrs and 1 & under are Free
(small pumpkin included in admission fee)
**They also host a Farm Fair– this year it is Oct 17th and it includes all actives mentioned above plus live music and additional activities for same price
Address: 2575 Lowrys Hwy Chester, SC 29706
3) Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill (Fall Frolic Weekends on the Greenway)
Open October 3rd – November 1st – Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm-6:00 pm
They offer wagon ride to pumpkin patch, hay maze, corn maze, animals and games.
**Members $8, Non-Members $10 and children 4 – under Free
(Members of Ann Springs Close Greenway)
Address: 1604 US Hwy 21 Fort Mill, SC 29715
Cowan’s Ford: Wonderful waterfront and golf community on the west side of the lake. Cowan’s Ford has the perfect location, with easy access to Hwy 16, Hwy 73, Charlotte, Huntersville, I485 and of course the lake views! Homes range from the 300’s to the millions and offers swimming pool, tennis courts, lake access & 18th hole golf course. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Cowan’s Ford & Treetops
Governors Island: One of the prestigious addresses on the west side of the lake. Governors Island is a small gated community located in Denver with great views and large custom homes. The homes range from 1 million to 3 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market on Governors Island
Hunter’s Bluff : It’s popularity is derived from it’s location and home sizes. Located in Denver and close to the intersection of Hwy 16 and Hwy 73, this small community is a hit among first time home buyers. The homes range from 150’s to 250’s and usually aren’t on the market long. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Hunter’s Bluff
Maple Grove : Another prestigious address in Denver. This gated community features large estates with acreage. These custom homes offer natural settings and lots of privacy. Another great location. Close to Hwy 73, Hwy 16, and new four lane Hwy 16. Homes range from 1 million to 4 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Maple Grove
Norman Estates: Tucked away at the end of Unity Church Rd is the treasured Norman Estates. This neighborhood is a gated, waterfront community with picturesque views of Lake Norman. Homes range from 2 million to 4 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Norman Estates
Northstone: An affordable golf community located in Huntersville with the finest amenities. This community was established in 1997 and features a private 18 hole golf course, aquatic complex with 4 swimming pools and 3 waterslides, 3 Plexi-paved tennis courts, 3,000 sq ft fitness center plus a playground. The amenities and location make this a treasured community. Homes range from 200’s to 500’s. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in NorthStone
Pebble Bay: Fabulous, waterfront community in Catawba County. Convenient to Mooresville, Denver, Hickory & Charlotte. This community offers a gated section and a wide range of home styles and sizes. Homes range from the 300’s to 2 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Pebble Bay
River Run: An upscale golf community with first class amenities keeps this community flourishing. Natural rolling terrain, flowing river, and a relaxed atmosphere are just a few things you will remember about River Run. The homes range from the 400’s to 1.5 million and includes the prestigious Davidson address. Rare neighborhood, where homeowner’s move within the community. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in River Run
Robbin’s Park: New to the Huntersville area in 2010 but it didn’t take long for The Preserve at Robbins Park to become center stage for the 2010 Fall Home Aroma. With it’s great location and natural settings, who wouldn’t like this neighborhood? The homes range from the 500’s to 800’s. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Robbin’s Park
SailView: Large, waterfront community on the west side of Lake Norman. SailView is a family friendly community located in Denver and offers a swim and tennis club overlooking the Lake Norman, an 8-acre park with a kids’ playground and exercise station, community boat dock & is close to a public boat launch. Homes in this community range from the 400’s to 2 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in SailView
The Gates: Another community located on the west side with great convenience to Hwy 73, Hwy 16 and new four lane Hwy 16. The Gates is a family friendly community with a good mixture of ranch homes and two story homes. In the spring/summer, you will find your neighbors hanging out by the pool & playground. Homes range from the 200’s to 400’s. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in The Gates
The Peninsula: One of the first upscale, waterfront, communities around Lake Norman. Large neighborhood with a wide range of home styles and sizes. The Peninsula neighborhood offers tree lined streets, miles of sidewalks, 18 hole golf course, swim & tennis club, club house, plus a Yacht club. Wonderful waterfront community in Cornelius. Homes range from the 300’s to 4.5 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in The Peninsula
The Point: Magnificent, waterfront, community nestled on the shores of Lake Norman. This elite community features an 18 hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, swim & tennis club, club house, and was inspired by a Nantucket village. Homes in this Mooresville community range from the 500’s to 8 million. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in The Point
Treetops at Cowan’s Ford: Just like it’s relative, Cowan’s Ford, Treetops has the perfect location, with easy access to Hwy 16, Hwy 73, Charlotte, Huntersville, and I-485. Located on the growing west side of the lake, this custom home neighborhood is also in the final stages. Here you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, lower taxes and minutes to lake acces. Homes range from the 400’s to the 600’s. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Treetops & Cowan’s Ford
Verdict Ridge: Award winning, golf community on the west side of Lake Norman. This community captivates you with it’s rolling hills and natural views. Homes in Verdict Ridge range from the 350’s to 1.5 million and offer a great swim club, tennis courts, club house and 18 hole golf course. The only things missing from this community is the traffic and you! Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Verdict Ridge
Westport: One of the first waterfront & golf communities on the west side of Lake Norman. This neighborhood is home to a wide range of home owner’s, from first time home buyers to retirees. Enjoy a 18 hole golf course, irresistible swimming pool with slide & first class tennis courts which all just got a face lift in 2009. Homes range from 200’s to 1.5 million depending on homes location. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Westport
Wynfield & Wynfield Forest: Located in Huntersville and convenient to I-77 , Lake Norman & Charlotte, Wynfield & Wynfield Forest offer a unique atmosphere with two neighborhoods in one.This large community is home to many families and features beautiful tree lined streets. Here you can enjoy pool/swim team, lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, playground and kid pool, greenway and neighborhood events/parties. Home range from the 200’s to 400’s. Click here to view all homes currently on the market in Wynfield
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5066 Bridge Way – Denver, NC 28037
Bedrooms: 4 Full Bathrooms: 4 Half Bathrooms: 0
Square Feet: Approx. 2,950 Lot Size: .57 of an acre
Charming home with incredible 280 degree, main channel views of Lake Norman! The over 300 feet of pristine shoreline, on this fabulous point lot, ensures panoramic views all year long! The home features a two-story vaulted ceiling, over sized stone fireplace with 100 year old mantel, large 9 foot windows frame the beautiful lake views, expansive decking for outdoor entertaining, boat slip with sundeck & year round deep water. You will feel the warmth and love as soon as you enter this home. The views, you will just have to see them for yourself!!
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Movies @ McGuire
July 10th at 8:45 pm – HOME
August 14th at 8:15 pm – TBD
A wonderful way to watch a movie with family and friends. The movie is shown on 2 large screens that can be enjoyed by land or by boat. Refreshments are available for purchase. Don’t forget to bring a blanket or chairs.
One Day Summer Camp
August 7th from 10 am-3 pm
A fun filled day of Scientific discovery & excitement. This is a first come, first served event. To register call 980-875-5600