Cornelius, NC Real Estate & Information

Cornelius, NC Real Estate & Information

Popular Cornelius, NC Subdivisions

  • 100 Norman Place
  • Antiquity
  • Bahia Bay
  • Baileys Glen
  • Bethelwood Estates
  • Blue Stone Harbor
  • Caldwell Station
  • Captains Point
  • Country Club Shores
  • Diane Shores
  • Heron Harbor
  • Jetton Cove
  • Lake Norman
  • Lake Norman Island
  • Magnolia Estates
  • Norman Colony
  • Oakhurst
  • Patricks Purchase
  • Point Largo
  • Robbins Park
  • Rockridge Shores
  • Shadowcreek
  • Sterling Pointe
  • The Courtyards at Jetton
  • The Peninsula
  • Victoria Bay
  • Waterford Point
  • Westmoreland
  • Wrights Emerald Cove
  • Glenridge 

Along the eastern and southern shores of Lake Norman, lies the unique little town of Cornelius, NC. Magnificent oaks, magnolias and dogwood trees shade quiet neighborhoods with expansive lawns. Many areas are virtually undivided by fences, contributing to an open look. However rural the district may appear, Charlotte is only 20 miles down the road, with all of the amenities a city has to offer. Many of the larger properties are fully gated for security. Cornelius real estate often uses exquisite architectural details such as travertine floors, covered outdoor living rooms, fireplaces, and private offices. These are only a few of the features found in these gracious homes.

Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina and is bursting with boating, skiing, and swimming. Bass fishing is a favorite local pastime. Championship golf courses and yacht clubs ensure a rich social calendar for the area. This beautiful man-made lake is the highlight of Cornelius real estate.

Shopping and Dining

A number of shopping centers such as Jetton Village III provide plenty of shopping opportunities, from local boutiques such as Avalilly’s for women’s clothing and accessories to The Lily Rose for jewelry and bridal needs. Fifi’s Fine Resale is an upscale consignment shop that carries clothing for women, juniors and men. National chains such as Macy’s and Nordstrom and more than 150 other stores are located in Charlotte's SouthPark Mall at 4400 Sharon Road. Favorite grocers include Fresh Market on Torrence Chapel Road and the Food Lion on north Main.

Lake Norman is blessed by a large number of restaurants. One star of local cuisine is 131 Main. Luscious food and outstanding service translate to a popular venue. The attire is casual, but the menu is not, offering prime rib, grilled trout and delectable desserts. Sangam Indian Cuisine also receives high marks from the locals for authentic Indian food from the Punjab region.

Parks and Recreation

As a lakeside community, the lake itself is a huge part of the recreation programs in the area, but certainly not all. Ten city parks and three county parks offer playgrounds, disc golf courses, tennis courts, field sports, shelters and picnic facilities. The Cornelius Arts Center offers studios and classes to adults and children alike for painting, sculpture, ceramics and more. Youth sports, fitness classes, dance and orchestra are all available through the city to enhance community life.


Cornelius real estate encompasses a number of planned affluent communities, each of which boasts particular amenities that set it apart from the others. Home sizes and prices vary dramatically. Single family homes range from about $165,000 for a three bedroom/two bath house, to just under $5 million for a five bedroom/eight bath home. Lakefront properties generally command higher prices than those located further inland. Most homes in the area, 76.3 percent, are owner occupied, and single-family homes make up 71.5 percent of properties. The average year a home was built is 1997, with 42.7 percent were built after 2000, and only 5 percent of Cornelius real estate was built before 1960.

Schools, Health and Transportation

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District serves Cornelius with Cornelius Elementary and JV Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle School and Community School of Davidson. William Amos Hough High School serves 2000 students. Private schools in the area include Davidson Day School, Lake Norman Christian School, Grace Covenant Academy, New Beginnings Christian Academy, and Phoenix Montessori Academy. Other nearby private schools include Cannon in Concord, St. Mark’s in Huntersville, and Woodlawn in Davidson.

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville serves the area with a 123-bed facility and a full staff of highly trained medical personnel. The emergency medicine center is open around the clock. There are 18 local hospitals including Presbyterian Hospital in Huntersville and Iredell Memorial in Mooresville. Lake Norman Urgent Care of Piedmont HealthCare in Mooresville is open daily for immediate medical needs of a non-emergency nature.

The CATS bus system in Charlotte accommodates commuters from the Cornelius Town Hall Park and Ride at 21445 Catawba Avenue. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is approximately 26 miles from downtown Cornelius. Local airports nearby include: Concord Regional, 15 miles away in Cabarrus; Lincoln County, 24 miles away in Lincolnton; and Statesville Regional, 29 miles away in Statesville. Nearest Amtrak stations are located 14.8 miles away in Kannapolis and 16.6 miles away in Charlotte. The 28 mile journey from Cornelius to Charlotte can be completed in about 20 minutes on the I-77 south.

Contact Information

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David DiGioia
Realty Executives Unlimited
17718 Kings Point Dr, Suite B
Cornelius NC 28031
Fax: (866)476-8652