As more and more people make the move to North Carolina, an increasing number are discovering their dream homes in the Lake Norman area. Alyssa Roccanti, a seasoned expert with over 17 years of experience in the Lake Norman real estate market, shares insights into why newcomers are drawn to this region. Read on to discover why many are choosing to make Lake Norman their new home, along with Alyssa’s favorite go-to spots in the area!

The Lake Norman area has seen considerable growth in the last few years. What factors do you find are most important for newcomers to consider when choosing a neighborhood in the area?

Living at Lake Norman is truly a dream come true, and there are so many reasons why it’s the perfect place to call home. First, the allure of low taxes is undeniable. Combine that with the region’s mild seasons, offering an escape from cold winters, and it’s easy to see why people are drawn down here.

One of the standout features of Lake Norman is its stable housing market. Amidst economic highs and lows, this area maintains its resilience, making it a smart investment for the long haul. Plus, the fact that you can enjoy the lake, mountains, or beach all within a day’s drive? That’s living the good life!

Home in Huntersville's Monteith Park Neighborhood

Home in Huntersville’s Monteith Park Neighborhood

And when it comes to convenience and amenities, Lake Norman has it all. Take Birkdale Village, for example — it’s like a little hub of happiness! Here, you can go on a shopping spree, savor your favorite Starbucks beverage, catch the latest blockbuster at the movies, or treat yourself to sushi at eeZ — all within a stone’s throw from home.

Birkdale Village

Birkdale Village

And let’s not forget about all the fun outdoor activities around here! With plenty of golf courses, public boat launches, and parks, Lake Norman has you covered. Lake Norman isn’t just a place to live — it’s a place to thrive. It’s where affordability meets convenience and where every day feels like a new adventure waiting to unfold.

What are some must-visit spots or hidden gems that both residents and visitors should check out for dining, entertainment, or outdoor activities along the lake?

Having called the Lake Norman area home for over 17 years, I have a few favorite spots worth sharing! One of my favorites is the North Harbor Club. This lakeside gem is perfect for both boat and car access, offering a delightful dining experience right on the water. And with The Cottage next door serving up gelato and wine, it’s the ultimate spot for a leisurely lakeside afternoon. Here are some of my other favorite spots in the Lake Norman Area:

Eddie’s on Lake Norman: Casual dining with waterfront views? Count me in! Whether you arrive by boat or car, this spot is perfect for a relaxed meal by the water.
Alino Pizzeria: For authentic Italian pizza lovers, Alino is the place to be. And with Barcelona next door offering burgers and a beer garden, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Epic Chop House: Located in Downtown Mooresville, this upscale eatery is ideal for a special night out. From steak to seafood, the menu has it all, making it the perfect place to explore Downtown Mooresville.

Toast: This charming spot in Downtown Davidson is perfect for breakfast or brunch. And with indoor and outdoor seating available, it’s the ideal spot to start your day before exploring the area.
Pickled Peach: For a tasty lunch, head to Pickled Peach for delicious sandwiches and salads.
Kindred: A popular choice for both lunch and dinner, Kindred offers a memorable dining experience in Davidson. Be sure to make reservations!

Downtown Davidson

Downtown Davidson

Hello Sailor: With stunning lake views and delicious drinks, Hello Sailor is a must-visit for anyone exploring Cornelius.
Port City Club: Another great option for lakeside dining, Port City Club offers casual dining both inside and outside.
131 Main: For seafood, steaks, and more, 131 Main is a local favorite. And don’t forget to check out Mac’s Speed Shop for some mouthwatering BBQ!
Jetton Park: This scenic park is perfect for a leisurely walk or a picnic by the water, offering stunning views of Lake Norman.
– Ramsey Creek Park: They have a great dog park area, public beach access to Lake Norman, and another public place to drop in your boat or jet skis.

Birkdale Village: A fantastic outdoor shopping experience conveniently connected to the greenway. It boasts a movie theater, various dining options, and plenty of shops!

With so many incredible dining and outdoor spots to explore around Lake Norman, there’s always something new and exciting to discover. Trust me, once you experience it for yourself, you’ll be counting down the days until your next visit… or maybe even move here!

Lake Norman
Whether you currently live in the greater Charlotte area, thinking about relocating here, or simply seeking a change within Lake Norman’s vibrant neighborhoods, Alyssa Roccanti is your savvy go-to for making it all happen! Dive into her Instagram at @lknalyssaroccanti for insider tips on the hottest spots and latest buzz around Lake Norman.

Alyssa Roccanti