Located in Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, North Carolina and its sister towns of Huntersville and Davidson make up what is known as the “Lake Norman” region. SItuated on and around Lake Norman with its 520 miles of shoreline, Cornelius residents enjoy relaxed “lakeside living” while having access to urban amenities. With a population of 21,000, Cornelius is located 15 miles north of Charlotte and is found at the crossroads between beaches (3 hours south) and mountains (2 hours west). Recently recognized nationally, Cornelius was voted “7th Most Affordable Suburb” by Bloomberg Business Week.
Located on I-77, exit 28, Cornelius has a tree-lined downtown where a traditional Town Hall serves as the anchor and quaint shops and boutiques give added character. New to downtown Cornelius is “Antiquity”, a 128-acre community offering new construction with old world charm. Other well known Cornelius neighborhoods include Magnolia Estates, Westmoreland and The Peninsula, an upscale, country club community which is home to dozens of NASCAR drivers, owners and team members.
The median home price in Cornelius is $313,924 (compared to $154,500 in NC) and the median household income is $80,352 (compared to $46,549 in North Carolina). Cornelius residents are well-educated with 94% having graduated from high school and 49.4% having a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Crime rate falls extremely below the national average in Cornelius where the index is 130.6 compared to 320.9 nationally.
What was once cotton farms in the 1900’s, is now the growing, thriving Cornelius, North Carolina. A wonderful place to call home.