Cornelius Real Estate Information
Nestled between Charlotte and Statesville off Interstate 77, the Cornelius Real Estate region is anchored by marvelous Lake Norman, sometimes referred to as the "inland sea" of North Carolina. The Lake offers 520 miles of shoreline and the 29,000 residents of Cornelius take full advantage of the Lake’s amenities.
Cornelius Real Estate continues to grow at a rapid rate. While the US Census states Mecklenburg County's population grew approximately 44% from 1990 to 2003, Cornelius' population grew an astounding 460% in that same time period. But don’t let the rapid growth fool you. This town still has an unmistakable heritage giving it the charm of a small town while offering the entertainment, dining and recreation many families desire.
Cornelius Real Estate Gains Strength through Economic Development
In an innovative and strategic move, the Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corporation was formed in 2003 to focus on economic development in Huntersville Real Estate, Cornelius Real Estate and Davidson Real Estate—hoping to ensure these communities thrive for years to come. Together, the three towns have developed an Interlocal Agreement sharing both development costs as well as tax revenues.
Cornelius NC History
Originally a mill and farm community established in 1905, Cornelius real estate has adapted and changed with the times. Both the cotton mill industry and the damming of the Catawba River to form Lake Norman have been influential to the town’s success over the years. The town derives its name from Joseph Benjamin Cornelius who supplied the initial investment to the town’s first cotton mill.
Schools in Cornelius
The educational needs of Cornelius NC students are served by the acclaimed Charlotte- Mecklenburg Schools, which has earned district-wide accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Council on Accreditation and School Improvement. CMS was the first large urban school district in the U.S. to receive this distinction. The district hosts several new schools and a popular magnet school program. A new high school is projected to begin in the next few years.
Accessing higher education institutions is also convenient to Cornelius Real Estate. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College, Gaston College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, Catawba Valley Community College and Winthrop University are all close by.
Homes for Sale in Cornelius NC
If waterfront living is in your future, contact Metrolina Estates to learn more about the Cornelius Real Estate market. The area features a wide variety of options so call us today for a tour of Cornelius NC homes for sale!