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Cornelius is a small town located along 54 miles of shoreline on Lake Norman.  Founded in 1893, and originally called “Liverpool”.  However, the name was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius, the man who supplied money to open the towns cotton mill.

This small town packs a punch with a variety of activities available for everyone.  You can golf, jet ski, hike, take in a play or concert and have a fabulous meal all in the same day if you are up to it!

Parks and Recreation

For boating and jet skiing Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius and Blythe Landing Park in Huntersville are the go-to public launch ramps.  Also, Queens Landing in Mooresville offers sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises on Lake Norman for a relaxing time.  You can even join a boat club or rent a boat on Lake Norman to enjoy the day.

Cornelius is a very pet-friendly city with a great off-leash dog park located at Ramsey Creek Park. There is also a multitude of other parks that have great trails to exercise your dogs.

For family fun, there are so many options and outings. Take a short drive to Patterson Farms and go strawberry picking or enroll the kids in the Patterson’s “Farmer for a Day” program in the summer. Or, visit Carrigan Farms in the fall and go apple picking, grab a pumpkin and take a hayride day or night. In October, Carrigan Farms becomes “Scarrigan Farms” which some say becomes the scariest haunted trail in the region. Another fun family outing is loading up the car and taking a drive through Lazy 5 Ranch. See more than 750 exotic animals roaming the grounds as you drive around safari style. On your way out, stop and check out the petting zoo.

If you want some adult time close to home, 20 miles north in Troutman is the Daveste Vineyards. Go enjoy the wine tasting and pack a picnic lunch to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Golfing

If you are a golfer, you are in the right place.  Cornelius is conveniently located in a golfer’s paradise.  The Peninsula Club in Cornelius, Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville, River Run Golf Club in Davidson, to name a few.  There is also, Trump National Golf Club in Mooresville as well.  Most of the golf courses have country clubs and is home to many people.  And if you are not that serious about your golf game or just young at heart, Lake Norman Mini Golf is a great way to spend a carefree afternoon.  Afterward, relax with one of their Lake Norman Snowballs.  For more information about golf communities click on the link:  https://www.lakerealty.com/b/lake-norman-golf-course-communities

Shopping

Love to shop? Then, Southpark Mall in Charlotte is a 25-minute drive from Cornelius.  It’s well known for its upscale stores such as Tiffany’s, St. Johns, Neiman Marcus and many more.  And, even closer is Northlake Mall off Highway 77, or Birkdale Village with a wide variety of shopping for the entire family.

Our neighboring town Davidson has a wonderful Farmers Market on Saturday’s from 8-12 with local vendors.  And, if you are looking for something on a larger scale there is the grander Charlotte Regional Farmers Market open every day but Monday. 

Airports

One of the biggest bonus’ with Cornelius is its close proximity to Charlotte International Airport.  It is less than 25 miles away and makes it so easy to pick up visitors or to hop on a plane yourself.  Concord Regional Airport which is also close has recently begun operation and is offering immitted flights to certain areas.

Medical Facilities

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has a 123-bed, offering comprehensive medical services and is located just off I-77, Exit 33, in Mooresville. It includes 24-hour emergency medicine, a comprehensive center for surgical weight loss, women’s services including The Stork’s Landing Maternity Center, cardiology, oncology, and surgical services to name a few.

Novant Health Lakeside Family Physicians has several locations around Lake Norman including one in Cornelius.  Some services include respiratory infections, broken bones, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

Moving and Storage

Looking to relocate to Cornelius, moving and storage facilities make your move easier.  Lake Norman Storage is a locally owned and operated company since 1993 that has high standards of service and quality.  Their goal is to consistently deliver a  product with professional staff to make customers satisfied. Smooth Moving Solutions is a fully licensed and insured moving company servicing the greater Charlotte area for over eight years.  Specializing in emergency renovation furniture moves, as well as residential moves. They also offer junk-removal, and specialty piece moves.

Local News Sources:  https://lakenorman.com/lake_norman_news/

For real estate in Cornelius visit Lake Realty