Lake Norman

Lake Norman

Strong in the health, travel, and energy sectors, providing plenty of job options.

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Welcome to Lake Norman

If you’re in the market in the Charlotte or Lake Norman area, you have come to the right place to get all the information that you need about this exciting area.
 
Consider this your Lake Norman neighborhood guide. The local neighborhoods all offer something for everyone, whether you are interested in shopping and retail, outdoor leisure and watersports, upscale dining, culture, or all the above.
 

What to Expect at Lake Norman

 
People who love lake living have long considered Lake Norman to be one of the best lakes in the United States, and it has been given that designation time and time again. This Lake Norman neighborhood guide will show you why the lake is suitable for people from all walks of life whether you are looking to relocate to the area for work, retirement, or some R&R at your vacation home.
 
Lake Norman spans more than 30 miles in length and 9 miles in width and offers visitors and residents over 500 miles of beautiful shores to enjoy boating, waterskiing, or relaxing on the beach. If you enjoy outdoor recreation and water sports, you will join the ranks of the many people who love Lake Norman and the recreation it offers. Read on through our Lake Norman guide for more.
 

The Lifestyle

One could argue that living in Lake Norman is itself a lifestyle. It’s a laid-back, easy, waterside way of life. This Lake Norman neighborhood guide will explain how the area offers its residents a wide variety of water amenities from boating, tubing, fishing, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, and rowing.
 
Once you work up an appetite on the water, you’ll enjoy watching your neighbors on the water as you enjoy a delicious meal at the marina and catch up with locals and visitors alike.
 
The outdoor activities extend even beyond the water to the surrounding woods and trails where you can enjoy hiking, camping, biking, and walking. Lake Norman and the people who live there love the outdoor lifestyle.
 

What To Do at Lake Norman

You’ll be hard-pressed to spend any time in Lake Norman and not have a variety of activities to choose from on any given day. Read the rest of our Lake Norman guide or check out our previous blog on 10 Things to Know Before Moving to Lake Norman by clicking here.
 

The Market

The real estate market in Charlotte and Lake Norman continues to remain strong amid several factors like healthy population growth in the area that directly correlates to housing market trends, a healthy job market that contributes to the area’s diverse economy, and the overall affordability of the real estate in the area.
 

Why Live in Lake Norman, NC

 
Lake Norman is located just thirty minutes north of Charlotte, NC, so you will enjoy the small-town waterside vibe of lake living while still being conveniently located just a short drive from a major city center and all the amenities that come with it.
 
The area is strong in the health, travel, and energy sectors, providing residents with plenty of job options and keeping the local economy strong.
 

Lake Norman Guide to Neighborhoods

Lake Norman boasts several different towns that are amenable to various lifestyles, price ranges, and personal preferences. They include Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Troutman, Denver, Sherris Ford, Terrell, and Stanley.
 

Ready to Be Here Already?

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Overview for Lake Norman, NC

212,174 people live in Lake Norman, where the median age is 43 and the average individual income is $52,484. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

212,174

Total Population

43 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$52,484

Average individual Income

Around Lake Norman, NC

There's plenty to do around Lake Norman, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

19
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Concetto's Italian Ice, CoCo Couture, and 9Round - Mooresville.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 3.84 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.86 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.88 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.02 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Nightlife 3.38 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Norman, NC

Lake Norman has 83,272 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Norman do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 212,174 people call Lake Norman home. The population density is 1,603.664 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

212,174

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

43

Median Age

48.77 / 51.23%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
83,272

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$52,484

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lake Norman, NC

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Lake Norman. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Troutman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Davidson K-8 School
PUBLIC
K - 7th
5/5
Torrence Creek Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Merancas Middle College-CPCC
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lake Norman Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Community School of Davidson
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
William Amos Hough High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
St Mark Catholic School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Bonnie Cone Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 7th
4/5
Cornelius Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Huntersville Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
J.V. Washam Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Davidson Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Davidson Green School
PRIVATE
K - 7th
No rating available
Langtree Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Goddard School Of Mooresville
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Trillium Springs Montessori
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Rock Springs Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Woodland Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Chesterbrook Academy At Birkdale
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Hope Christian Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
4/5
West Lake Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
K - 7th
4/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lake Norman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Lincoln Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available

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