Cornelius is a charming town with more to it than a fantastic lake.

Welcome to Cornelius

An up-and-coming lake town full of local parks
Major water sources provide a serene backdrop to almost any setting and tremendous opportunities for cities and towns. Cornelius sits on the shores of Lake Norman so locals have an endless list of recreational activities at their fingertips. Having access to the lake also drives commerce within the area, allowing the town to continue investing in its future. The investment Cornelius makes in its local parks, updated streets, and sidewalks, and services make residents want to stay. They are also why visitors fall in love with the town and desire to live here. 

What To Love

  • Access to Lake Norman
  • Many community parks 
  • Walkable neighborhoods 
  • Wide selection of local businesses with plenty of parking
  • Easy access to a major highway for commuting or traveling

Local Lifestyle

Any day can be a lake day for the residents of Cornelius. Residents can spend their days on the boat, out fishing, or just sitting by the water enjoying a sunset. In Cornelius, you are fortunate enough to have direct access to Lake Norman making it easy to squeeze in as much fun as possible between the functions of daily living. Everything is near the quiet neighborhood streets of Cornelius, which makes the routine errands, like grocery shopping and picking up the children from practice, a simple task. Cornelius is a charming town with more to it than a fantastic lake.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Local businesses help to develop a community and supply, not only delicious food, amazing products, and services, but also create a sense of pride in the town. Cornelius has many local businesses to choose from, but here are a few highlights.

Everyone will be pleased with Chef Wes creations at Choplins, where you will find the perfectly cooked steak or seared scallops. This family-owned and operated business provides an elevated level of service, fantastic food, and high-quality drinks. 

Fresh Chef has a fantastic menu with items created from scratch. You can savor all their delicious protein entrees, but they are famous for their seafood dishes, such as the Cajun trout. They are happy to cater your next event, or intimate gathering at your home, also.

Healthy eating is not always easy, especially if you have to prepare all of that food yourself. Nekter Juice Bar is an ideal place to keep you on track and feeling full of supreme goodness with their bowls, juices, shakes, and more.

Does your dog love to socialize? Do you love to hang out with your friends and enjoy a drink while your dog socializes? You and your pup will love every second of your time at Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.

Wakeboarding and wake surfing are popular activities, especially on a lake the size of Lake Norman. The adrenaline associated with flying through the water while hanging onto the back of a speeding boat is not for everyone, but if you think you would like to try it out, IcyWakes Surf Shop will give you some direction. You can rent the equipment you need before investing in something you may not like. IcyWakes also has camps and lessons if you would like to learn more about it before you get onto the water. 

Decorating your home is never a challenge thanks to Knotty and Board. It is a local home goods store with everything you need to turn your house into a home. They have lots of styles to choose from and personal design services.

Things To Do

Art and music come together in a large celebration during the Catawba Walk. Two stages showcase live music by local musicians and the food trucks and local breweries supply the substance you need to keep going. Over one hundred local artists and vendors show off their creations for you to purchase. 
Every second Friday, the town comes together with live music, shopping, and fun for the entire family at the Second Friday Street Festival.

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