Cornelius, NC Real Estate

Cornelius NC Real Estate Overview

Cornelius is a gorgeous, laid-back, lakeside town located in northern Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The town boasts four distinct seasons, with a light amount of snow in the winter time. The temperatures in July average 78 degrees Fahrenheit and in January 43 degrees Fahrenheit. Cornelius is the second youngest of six towns in Mecklenburg county.

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In the late 1800s, two large farms in the neighboring town of Davidson disagreed on the whether or not the town needed to appoint an official town cotton weigher. There was an intense election that ended in the hiring of one. The opposing farm decided to relocate south of Davidson, right outside of the town limits. After much heavy rain, the road linking Davidson and soon-to-be Cornelius became too difficult to pass through. Mud made the hill leading into Davidson dangerous, so it was more convenient to stay south of Davidson and conduct business there. The business of cotton purchasing became successful later and inspired the owners to build a cotton mill that would use raw cotton to produce cloth. Joseph Benjamin Cornelius provided the financial backing needed to bring the cotton mill idea to life. Cornelius was recognized for the significance of his role as the principal stockholder in the cotton mill, and the town was eventually named after him.

Residents in Cornelius are in the northeast zone of the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. The main schools in Cornelius, all with great ratings, are Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle School, and William Amos Hough High School. The town is full of parks with several amenities. Bailey Road Park has a baseball field, a basketball court, a batting cage, disc golf course, football field, a grill for barbecuing, multi-purpose field, a playground for children, and much more. Robbins Park also has a playground, walking trails, tennis, a sand volleyball court and more. Other parks include Legion Park, Glen Oak Green Park, Jetton Road Neighborhood Park, Torrence Chapel Park, Smithville Park, Water Henderson Park, Yacht Club Park Playground, and Westmoreland Athletic Complex. Many of these parks include a good amount of the same amenities listed above, giving so many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors no matter what part of town you live in.

Lake Norman is full of activities including shopping and dining. Fine dining is available at several restaurants, one of them being 131 Main. 131 Main prepares their food fresh from scratch daily. Some of the fresh food served: sandwiches, salads, veggie burgers, fish tacos, crab cakes, rainbow trout, and more. They included a bit of southern flavor on the menu, with selections like their Southern Shrimp and Grits. Enjoy your fresh food with a glass of wine and some friends. Asiana Fusion Sushi is your best option for Asian food. The Asian restaurant serves sushi, salads, Chinese, hibachi, Thai, Vietnamese, and Indo-Chinese cuisines, making the options truly endless. The Baker’s Joint is great for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Food here is served fresh daily and includes an excellent selection of coffees and teas, along with pastries, desserts, lunch, custom cakes, and Mediterranean delicacies. They are a custom bakery whose motto is “If you dare dream it, we’ll create it!”

They will make almost anything you come up with. Café Elie is an art studio and coffee house in one. The café provides art classes for all skill levels in every medium. The art classes are taught by gifted teachers and photographers. The café holds art exhibitions for both students and local artists. Lake Norman is also home to a shooting range. Range at Lake Norman is a fun, easy, and convenient place for shooting. The range is indoors and uses electronic target controls. The facility provides reasonable prices and great selection of firearms for rent and for sale. For the whole family, Lake Norman Miniature Golf is a great place to go. The miniature golf course is a local family business, and the family plans to add to more activities and another course to play on. My Aloha Paddle and Surf Inc. offers stand up paddle boarding classes, kayak rentals, sunset paddle tours, unique yoga programs on the water, and more! Lake Norman provides so many great, fun, and adventurous opportunities for all ages to enjoy.

Cornelius is not the most extravagant city booming with endless entertainment, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing. The town provides a sense community that you couldn’t find in a big city. The town is relatively small, but it’s still exciting. The food and entertainment draw people out of their homes to have a great time as friends, as family, and as a community.




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Cornelius NC Real Estate Stats

Average Price in Cornelius: $923,396  County Average: $561,616

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Cornelius: $247  County Average: $186

Average Walkscore in Cornelius: 22  County Average: 25

Average Year Built in Cornelius: 1998  County Average: 1995

Average Days on Website in Cornelius: 98  County Average: 67

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Neighborhoods in Cornelius NC

100 Norman Place Admirals Quarters Antiquity
Avery Park Bahia Bay Baileys Glen
Bethelwood Estates Beverly Blue Stone Harbor
Caldwell Station Captains Point Connor Quay
Country Club Shores Crown Harbor Diane Shores
Enclave Glenridge Harrogate at the Lake
Heritage Green Island Forest Jetton Cove
Mountain View Beach Norman Colony Patricks Purchase
Point Largo Preston at the Lake Sterling Pointe
The Courtyards On Lake Norman The Peninsula Torrence Chapel Estates
Victoria Bay Vineyard Point Waterford Point
Weatherstone Westmoreland

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Panoramic water views create impact upon entering this beautiful home w open fl plan & private, maintenance-free dock/slip w patio...

One of the last building lots in the peninsula. 80% build area/huge impervious just updated in feb '17...

Beautiful 4 bd, 3.5 bth full brick home on a huge fenced lot...

Ntersville, convenient to huntersville, davidson, Cornelius & concord. minutes to i-77 and i-8...

Spacious floorplan all on one level with hardwoods throughout except 2nd & 3rd bedrooms, tile in bathrooms...

Lkn/Cornelius upscale townhouse. completely gutted & remodeled 1yr ago...

this first floor 3/2 end unit condo right on lake norman in Cornelius has it all. well maintained, split floor plan, all the upgrades (granite, back splash, stainless appliances). best o...

180 degree view of water--------ground floor--------------no steps to enter--------------end unit-----three bedroom two bath condo-----------just what you have been looking for-------new kitchen cabinets-------neutral paint colors-------fireplace with gas logs--------clean & tidy---- amenities: swimming pool, clubhouse for your private parties-------sauna--------boatslips for sale from neighbors--------red light to exit onto catawba----------walk to port city restaurant-----move in for summer...

Bank owned waterfront! beautiful water views from most rooms...

rare opportunity to own nearly 1 acre waterfront estate in Cornelius w/ unbelievable sunset views! private pier w/ large covered gazebo & dock!...

A deeded boat slip makes this private waterfront cul-de-sac brick home a winner...

the slope of the lot is ideal for a walk-out basement. Cornelius estates is located minutes from i-77, exit 3...

Beautifully landscaped large corner lot in glenridge...

Tion! over 126' of waterfront shoreline in prime Cornelius location where new construction homes are up to $1.7m on same stre...

largest mixed-use development site west of i-77 in Cornelius....

Charming one story home in a great Cornelius location...

Charming home in westmoreland with greenspace at the front door...

Gorgeous, waterfront, top floor condo in admiral's quarters...

less than 30 minutes to charlotte douglas int'l airport, mooresville, Cornelius, huntersville and lincolnton. six private offices, two ada bathrooms and kitchen....

Resort style living features an olympic size commu...

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118 Morlake Dr. Suite 100
Mooresville, NC