Cornelius – The Lakeside of Charlotte

Cornelius, North Carolina is a lakeside town located along Lake Norman in northern Mecklenburg County. It is one of three towns in Mecklenburg County along with Davidson, and Huntersville that serve as a lakefront utopia year-round.
In 1963, Duke Power created Lake Norman and provided the area with recreational opportunities and a source of hydroelectric power. The formation of Lake Norman also provided the town of Cornelius with approximately 70 miles of prime lakeside property.
Located on the southeast side of Lake Norman, Cornelius has a beautiful, four-season climate that makes for perfect year-round living, with plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy including boating, hiking, fishing, tubing, and barbecuing.


The town was founded in 1893 and incorporated in March 1905. A successful cotton purchasing business inspired the owners to construct a cotton mill where raw cotton could be converted into cloth. Joseph Benjamin Cornelius (1833-1914) supplied the needed investment for the mill. was opened. The residents recognized his significant role and re-named the town Cornelius.

Points of Interest – Things To Do

Located less than 20 miles from downtown Charlotte, Cornelius at Lake Norman offers ideal commuting opportunities whether for work or leisurely adventures.

The Town of Cornelius offers residents and visitors alike more than eight public parks to enjoy. With excellent retail shopping and a championship golf course there are plenty of leisure activities available in the area.

Residents of Cornelius can enjoy Jetton Park, Fisher Farm, Energy Explorium to name but a few area attractions. As well as art exhibits, historical sites, festivals, concerts, and fantastic dining options in and around the greater Charlotte metropolitan area. Anyone who enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle with plenty of seasonal activities and amenities will love calling Cornelius home.

Neighborhoods (homes)

  • The Peninsula (1072)
  • Heritage Green (516)
  • Caldwell Station (461)
  • Oakhurst (411)
  • Alexander Chase (353)
  • Baileys Glen (324)
  • Oakhurst (318)
  • North Catawba (315)
  • Westmoreland (293)
  • Vineyard Point (277)
  • Victoria Bay (276)
  • Antiquity Townhomes (248)
  • Wellsley Village (248)
  • Antiquity (237)
  • Jetton Cove (211)
  • Harborside At Ramsey Cove (209)
  • Bahia Bay (194)
  • Windward (193)
  • Glenridge (173)
  • Jetton Cove Townhomes (171)
  • Preserve at Robbins Park (169)
  • Caldwell Station Townhomes (167)
  • Crown Harbor (165)
  • Blue Stone Harbor (164)
  • Country Club Shores (161)
  • Commodores Landing (149)
  • Magnolia Estates (141)
  • Mill Creek Cornelius Condo (140)
  • Stratford Forest (137)
  • Kings Point (133)
  • Edinburgh Square (121)
  • Island Forest (121)
  • Commons Townhomes (107)
  • Patricks Purchase (100)