Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman Real Estate: If fitness is your goal, Lake Norman has myriad options!

Woman's legs as she is exercising in Lake Norman


Okay, so I admit it.  Every year one of my New Year’s resolutions is always about fitness.  And, if you turn on a TV or read just about any news or gossip publication while in line at the market you will not escape their annual focus on health and fitness.  If it’s January, it must be time to start that exercise routine, loose the holiday pounds or start focusing on healthy eating habits.

For those of you new to Lake Norman or considering relocating here, you will be happy to know that Lake Norman has an incredible variety of fitness facilities, gyms and parks for every level/age and lifestyle.  Even during this crazy arctic cold spell there are plenty of ways to fight going stir-crazy!

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Lake Norman waterfront homes, Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman Real Estate: What kind of boat is this?

Helicoper on Lake Norman

 On our way to Cornelius one day in our trusty pontoon boat I happened to notice this peculiar looking boat!  Because Lake Norman is so large we have myriad types and sizes of boats from modest fishing dingys to jet skis to Cigarette boats.  Continue reading

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

A Sneak Preview of The Club at Westport in Denver, Lake Norman!

The new Junior Olympic Swimming Pool at Westport

 Picture one facility where you can play competitive tennis on 8 lighted clay tennis courts, watch your children in a Junior Olympic pool swim meet or sliding down their 42 foot slide, working out in a state-of–art fitness center or relaxing on an expansive patio sipping a cold beer or glass of wine.

Starting this Friday, May 15th, you will be able to do just that at Denver Lake Norman’s exciting, new hot spot:  The Club at Westport.

Developers T.G Daniel, his son Tom Daniel and their new builder Brian Robinett invited a group of us to the Westport Golf  Club to learn more about the new direction of their  housing community Westport Club  and the Westport Golf Club.  But, the highlight of  the tour was getting a sneak preview of  The Club at Westport.

The Club at Westport Lake Norman

Owned and operated by Robbie and Pattie Smith, who also own and manage the popular Charlotte Racket Club North, Pattie told us that this spectacular new club is the result of everything they have learned from their other club.

The 6000 square foot Club House is home to their fitness center, a mult-purpose room for such things as aerobics, pilates and yoga, a pro shop, locker rooms, snack bar, meeting room and a member lounge with a big screen TV.

The  wrap around porch overlooks the tennis courts, pool and views of Westport.

8 New clay tennis courts at The Club at West Port Lake Norman

The beautiful 8 lighted clay courts have a special underground watering system so the courts are always perfect and never in need of overhead watering.

Those that know Robbie Smith will remember that he is a former world-ranked tennis player and nationally recognized teaching pro.  This new Tennis Facility will offer year-round programs, league play, club tournaments and lessons for all  ages.

Fitness Center at Westport

The spacious Fitness Center has brand new PRECOR equipment, free weights, and numerous cardio machines from tread mills to stairmasters.    And, they will be open 24/7 to accomodate all of their members’ lifestyles.

Precision Fitness will be staffing the center and will oversee all of the classes and personal training.


The swim club actually offers two pools.  For the serious swimmer, there is is an 8-lane wake-free pool designed for top level competitive swimming.

But, the obvious highlight is the 42′ “double flume” water slide!  For the younger children there is a splash pool as well.

From competitive swim teams to water aerobic classes, there truly is something for everyone, even full-time lifeguards.

The Club at Westport, with the Westport Golf Club just a golf-cart ride away, a variety of  housing opportunities and even plans for a commercial area all combine to make Westport THE community in Denver and even the entire west side of Lake Norman!

Learn More About Life in Lake Norman:

10 Things Lake Norman Waterfront Home Buyers Should Know BEFORE buying

Lake Norman Relocation Resources

Relocating to Lake Norman

60 Things You Should Know About Life in Lake Norman, Part 1

Relocating? Life in Lake Norman

Lake Norman NC has SNOW skiing too!

Snow Skiing in North Carolina

My home buyers relocating or buying real estate in the Lake Norman area come here for the most part for the beauty, the mild weather and quality of life of lake living. Lake Norman is known for it’s great water sports including competitive water skiing. But, what many don’t know is that Lake Norman is only about 90 minutes from some great SNOW skiing as well. From downhill and slalom skiing for all levels, to snow boarding, ice skating and sledding our local Appalachian mountains have it all and they are truly an easy two-hour drive in most cases! Check out the Official Site of North Carolina Ski Areas


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