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: $878,242  County Average: $576,107

Average Cost Per Sqr Ft in Cornelius: $243  County Average: $190

Average Walkscore in Cornelius: 21  County Average: 26

Average Year Built in Cornelius: 1998  County Average: 1994

Average Days on Website in Cornelius: 96  County Average: 67

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Neighborhoods in Cornelius NC

100 Norman Place Admirals Quarters Alexander Chase
Antiquity Avery Park Bahia Bay
Biscayne Park Caldwell Station Connor Quay
Country Club Shores Crown Harbor Diane Shores
Enclave Harborside Harrogate at the Lake
Heron Harbor Island Forest Jetton Cove
Jetton Place Kings Point Marina Mountain View Beach
Oakhurst Robbins Park Stratford Forest
The Courtyards On Lake Norman The Peninsula Torrence Chapel Estates
Vineyard Point Waterford Point Weatherstone

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one-level living for two; or invite the clan and spread out in the finished walkout lower level. room for 24' boat at the private pier. great Cornelius location....

great location with property only 2 doors down from recent home selling at $3.7mill in the heart of Cornelius. also listed under mls #3247479....

Masterpiece waterview home w/exquisite detail & quality everywhere you look...

Cornelius business campus 6.25 acre site in northeast quadrant of hwy 115, old statesville road and bailey road...

Ranch, the peninsula, golf course & water front community/country club living at its best...

Immaculate custom home, open plan, hardwoods throughout, dual staircases, main offers 10ft ceilings, office/br 6 w/ full bath, formal dining w/ coffered ceiling, large eat-in kitchen, granite/stainless, custom cabinets, center island and walk-in pantry, family room w/ gas fp, drop zone...

Priced below market for quick sale!! recently renovated w/over $25,000 in upgrades...

Beautiful end unit in harborside! master down with spacious loft upstairs...

.38 acre level lot in the heart of Cornelius, close to shopping and restaurants...

easy walk to everything-shops, dining, and entertainment in old town Cornelius and davidson....

Waterfront at the peninsula with panoramic views of lake norman and near the golf course; perfect for lake living and entertaining...

New construction in antiquity. end-unit with master on main...

Move in ready home features chef's kitchen & impressive outdoor living in jetton cove...

Gorgeous lake views from this spacious furnished 3br, 2ba waterfront condo...

Fabulous lake norman waterfront in the heart of Cornelius...

this community offers lake access, pool, tennis, and is walkable to port city and all of Cornelius. close to birkdale, shops, restaurants, community parks....

Move in ready!! location near Cornelius elementary school...

Spacious 3 story townhome in sought after oakhurst...

Wonderful curb appeal on this home in desirable oakhurst...

Beautiful home w/master br on main floor. open luxury kitchen w/all the upgrades you could ever want including granite countertops, ss appliances, 5 burner gas stove, stainless still refrigerator...

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Keller Williams Realty - Monica Besecker
118 Morlake Dr. Suite 100
Mooresville, NC