Just the facts about Lake Norman, Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman Waterfront Lots For Sale: $795 and $10 Down!

Lake Norman waterfront home built in the 1970's

The house on the left was built in the late 1970’s and was torn down several years ago; replaced by a new home similar to the one on the right.

Can you imagine that in 1975 you could buy a waterfront lot on Lake Norman for under $1000? In fact, I have met a number of “locals” who sold their waterfront lots for even less than that thinking that they were pretty useless given how remote Lake Norman was before our Interstate I-77 was built.

So why am I writing about Lake Norman’s lot prices from 40 years ago?  It just happens that I attended a great panel discussion last week at Davidson College “Exploding Canons Under the Lake and also began reading the just released book about Lake Norman: A History of Lake Norman, Fish Camps to Ferraris.  I have always been struck by how important it is to put Lake Norman in its historical context to truly appreciate not just how lucky we are today but how many people and places were displaced and lives forever changed in order for us to enjoy our wonderful lives as “Lake People”. Continue reading

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Discover Mooresville’s Harris Teeter Shopping Center: A Mini Birkdale Village!

Mooresville's Harris Teeter

This Harris Teeter has been MY Harris Teeter since moving to Lake Norman in 2005.  Because the shopping center doesn’t have a formal name or great layout, I don’t think many of us locals think of the shops, restaurants and services as a shopping center or village.  However, over recent years a number of really good restaurants and shops have opened so now it truly is a destination for me and my husband. Continue reading

Lake Norman News, Events and Celebrations, Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman’s new Mooresville Town Square is coming to life!

Mooresville Town Square Rendering

If you haven’t checked out the Mooresville Town Square on the corner of Brawley School Rd. and Williamson Rd lately then you are definitely in for a great surprise! After a slow start thanks to the recession, it is now a happening place to go. With it’s upscale architecture, beautiful gardens and walking paths it reminds me a little bit of a Birkdale Village in it’s early stages. This 200,000 square foot “lifestyle center” offers great food, hangouts, shopping and services all walkable. Continue reading

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Relocating to Lake Norman? Look no further than this Lake Norman Real Estate Blog!

Gorgeous Lake Norman cove view from waterfront home

Back in May of 2007 I launched this Lake Norman Real Estate Blog in hopes of providing meaningful information to Lake Norman home buyers and sellers. But, I was and still am particularly passionate about helping those relocating to Lake Norman just as my family did in 2005.  In the past 7 years I have met and sold homes to buyers from as far away as Russia, Australia and England who contacted me after reading my blog; some times for years!  How cool is that?

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Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman Real Estate’s Business of the Week: Josh’s Farmers Market!

Lake Norman Real Estate's business-of-the-week


Josh's Farmers Market Mooresville Lake Norman

 Josh’s Farmers Market in Mooresville Lake Norman

If you have reason to be on Williamson Road in Mooresville you might have seen a crowded parking lot nestled in some trees on the east side of the street just south of Highway 150.  This is where Josh Graham and his wife Alicia own and operate  their popular Josh’s Farmers Market which sells seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers and from Columbia S.C.

Fresh, Locally Grown Fruits Lake norman

It’s truly like an entire farmers market all under one large tent.  The day I took these photos I bought some of the North Carolina  peaches which were ripe, and incredibly sweet as I have found all of their fresh fruits to be.  What a difference from store-bought fruits!

Fresh vegetables at Josh's Farmers Market P1020695

Besides seasonal fruits and berries, Josh also has a great variety of vegetables, fresh corn, and of course, several varieties of  juicy red tomatoes, some grown on their own land!

Every week they drive down at 2:00am to Columbia SC to “get the freshest produce” according to a recent article in the Mooresville Tribune.  “There’s not many places that you can go when the squash or blueberries were picked an hour before you buy them” according to Graham. Continue reading

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman Real Estate’s Business of the Week: Shoals Grill in Mooresville

Shoals Grill in Mooresville lake norman

Opened in 2010, Shoals Grill  has been a great Lake Norman restaurant success story as it has evolved and perfected it’s menu and service over the years to become a local favorite hangout.  Located in the Food Lion Shopping Center at Stutts Rd and Brawley School it has plenty of seating and a wide variety of food sure to please everyone!

Lake Norman sign in Shoals Restuarant

As you enter Shoals, you immediately feel like you are on vacation.  The fun, whimsical nautical decor with the weathered wooden walls reminds me of hanging out at the lake or beach in the summer.  It feels like it is time to relax.  Shoals Grill  pretty much demands that you leave your stress at the door!

The food is awesome.  I am so addicted to their Chopped Chicken Salad that I have it every week! My hubby loves their Southwest Burger with their to-die-for Tabacco Onion Rings and swears it is the best burger in Lake Norman!  Did I mention their desserts?  My favorite is their brownie topped with ice cream, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate and carmel sauce.  But then again, I have yet to try their Lemon Cheese Cake Brulees or Smores.  (Of course, their ice cream is made locally at Mooresvilles Deluxe Ice Cream). Continue reading

Lake Norman waterfront homes, Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman’s Waterfront Neighborhood Video Tour

So, you all are my guinea pigs!  Here is my first Lake Norman video tour using my new GoPro.   This is a quick tour of some of the waterfront neighborhoods on the Brawley School Road Peninsula in Mooresville.  While I focused on The Point I also included views of two streets, Tuskarora Trail and Washam Road, that are good examples of what non-subdivision neighborhoods look like.  I also included a more rustic gravel road so that you get a better idea of what they look like.

Hopefully this will provide some insight into Lake Norman’s waterfront lifestyles.  Look for more video tours of Lake Norman in the days to come.  And feel free to request certain neighborhoods, streets or shopping areas.  My plan is also to make specific videos for buyers so they can see the actual neighborhoods they are interested in!  Any requests or input would be welcomed!