By: Lee Steinour – Media Coordinator
A Laid Back Lake Community
Due to its proximity to Lake Norman, Cornelius has a laid back feel. The lake was created in 1963 by damming the Catawba River, with 520 miles of shoreline, Cornelius has approximately 17 miles of shoreline, the largest of all the municipalities on the lake.
The population doubled from 2000 to 2010 experiencing tremendous growth, and now more than 27,000 people call this 15 mile lake community home.
It’s a popular place for families looking for world class waterfront living – located just 25 minutes north of Charlotte.
Love of the Outdoors
Residents love being outside and are busy biking, hiking, boating, fishing and more. They can take advantage of several beautiful local parks, like Jetton Park and Ramsey Creek Park, both with water access.
Incredible Clubs and Amenities
Cornelius is home to both The Peninsula Club, and The Peninsula Yacht Club, they feature world class sailing, golf, tennis, and outdoor amenities.
Charming Planned Communities
The community also sports numerous smaller enclaves along its scenic shoreline, while just inland are situated great planned communities like Robbins Park, Heron Harbor, and its charming historic district along Catawba Avenue and Main Street, which dates back to the 1800’s.