Cornelius, NC Homes for Sale & Community Guide

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Cornelius Highlights

  • 25-35 commute to Charlotte
  • Offers Waterfront Dining
  • Championship Golf Course: The Peninsula Golf Club
  • Home of The Peninsula Yacht Club
  • Average Summer Temp 76℉
  • Includes 70 Miles of Lake Norman Shoreline
  • High School Graduation Rate 93%
  • Student to teacher ratio 26-1
  • Diverse Community
  • Offers 10 Public Parks

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Cornelius Overview

Cornelius is a lakeside town located along the east side of Lake Norman and North of Charlotte. Cornelius was established in 1905, originating as a cotton mill and farm community. Upon the creation of Lake Norman in 1963, Cornelius found itself privy to the largest expanse of shoreline of any town on the lake, boasting approximately 70 miles.

Today, Cornelius is a charming, easy-going town with lots to offer. Walking through the pedestrian-friendly downtown, you will find an array of shopping opportunities from locally owned gift and antique shops to various consignment stores. While you browse, stopping by one of their delectable dessert shops is a real treat!

Sitting on the shores of Lake Norman you will find the Peninsula Yacht Club offering an ideal location for water lovers and boaters alike.  Members enjoy socializing, entertaining and dining, all overlooking the lake.  An array of year-round activities for the kids are provided by the Peninsula Yacht Club’s Kid’s Club from summer camps, movie nights and sailing lessons to paddle boating, kayaking and canoeing.
The Peninsula Country Club, located in the Peninsula Community is a beautiful retreat that offers superb dining, a stunning golf course, tennis, fitness and year-round activities for the entire family.


Cornelius, NC More Facts

  • Population of about 26,898 people
  • Males: 12,818 (47.7%)
  • Females: 14,080 (52.3%)
  • Median resident age: 38.0 years
  • Estimated median household income in 2013: $79,000 (it was $71,259 in 2000)
  • 15 square miles in size
  • Represented by Zip Code 28031, 28036


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