North Mecklenburg towns begin competition to see who’s the fittest

The Challenge has begun. On Sunday at North Mecklenburg Park, representatives of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville gathered to begin an eight-week fitness competition between the towns’ residents. With an introduction to multiple exercise options provided by local businesses and organized groups, the kickoff event included some encouraging teamwork talk from the mayors of all three towns and a brief summary […]

Municipal elections deliver close mayoral race, new town board faces

Changes are coming to the governing boards of most Lake Norman area municipalities following Tuesday’s local elections. While incumbents ruled the day in Mooresville, each of the three north Mecklenburg towns will have new commissioners – with a monumental upheaval in Cornelius – and Huntersville will welcome a new mayor. Here’s a recap of Tuesday’s results. Cornelius Promoting a platform […]

Here’s how to keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween

Trick-or-treating is back. However, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means there are extra factors to consider when planning your Halloween activities, the American Red Cross cautions. “Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in the U.S. and with most communities returning to normal activities this school year, people should expect a higher volume of visitors in search of tricks and […]

Home-sales slump still driven by inventory shortage 

Lake Norman-area home sales continued to slump in September as low inventory gave buyers few choices while driving up prices and competition for the limited choices available, according to the latest data from the Canopy Realtor Association. Declines in closed sales ranged from nearly 5% in Denver to almost 35% in Huntersville compared to September 2020. Over the same period, […]

Sept. home sales by neighborhood in north Mecklenburg

Here are north Mecklenburg home sales by neighborhood in September, according to records from the Canopy Realtor Association: Huntersville ZIP code 28078 Arbormere 9012 Krestridge View Drive $425,000 Arbormere 9105 Rayneridge Drive $365,900 Arbormere 10402 Barnmore Drive $460,000 Biltmore Park 12121 New Bond Drive $385,100 Cambridge Grove 16900 Taft Court $360,100 Carrington Ridge 5604 Colonial Garden Drive $379,000 Cedarfield 8529 […]

Check out the most-expensive Lake Norman homes sold in September

Nearly half of the million-dollar-plus homes sold in the Lake Norman area in September were in Mooresville, according to sales data from the Canopy Realtor Association. Of the 22 seven-figure deals, nine were in Mooresville, followed by five each in Cornelius and Davidson, two in Denver and one in Huntersville. The lake-area total dropped from 27 last month and 38 […]

2020 Census: In north Mecklenburg, land drives growth

The delayed 2020 U.S. Census numbers released last month revealed what most Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson residents already knew. The area is booming, and new subdivisions — along with shopping centers and office parks — are overtaking pockets of former farmland and forests that offered fading snapshots of north Mecklenburg’s rural past. Huntersville, which grew by 31 percent from 2010 […]

Check out the 27 most-expensive homes sold in the Lake Norman area in August

The Lake Norman area remains a desirable destination for high-end home buyers. In August, 27 lake-area homes sold for at least $1 million, according to an analysis of figures from the Canopy Realtor Association. That’s down from 38 in July but three more than June’s total. Check out August home sales by neighborhood for north Mecklenburg, Mooresville, Denver Cornelius led […]

Check out Lake Norman’s 38 million-dollar-plus homes sold in July

Lake Norman homes While dwindling inventory cooled a previously hot residential real estate market in the Lake Norman area in July, buyers continued to lap up local luxury homes at an aggressive pace. At least 38 homes in the area sold for at least $1 million, including an 8,000-square-foot lakefront mansion in The Peninsula in Cornelius with a $4.9 million […]

Census confirms explosive Lake Norman-area growth

Among Lake Norman-area communities, southern Iredell County has experienced the most-significant population growth over the past decade, according to just-released (and delayed) data from the 2020 U.S. Census. Mooresville’s population surged more than 53 percent and has surpassed 50,000, while Troutman grew by 55 percent, to 3,698. Huntersville, which grew by 31 percent for the decade, remains the largest lake-area […]