Surrounded by picturesque views and natural beauty, Mountain Island is just one neighborhood located near Mountain Island Lake and Latta Plantation Park in northwestern Charlotte. Homes in this North Carolina community vary in style from charismatic bungalows to ranch-style single-family dwellings.
The lake makes up a portion of the Catawba River watershed and provides a water source to area residents. This important area of Charlotte is a popular recreational destination filled with a variety of activities and home to various wildlife and natural habitats.
The Mountain Island neighborhood is located in the 28216 zip code. It is bounded at the north by Mountain Island Lake and extends southward to Miranda Road. The western border consists of Rozzelles Ferry Road and Bellhaven Boulevard, while the eastern boundary extends to Beatties Ford Road. This large area borders the Oakdale North and Harwood Lane neighborhoods.
Downtown Charlotte is situated approximately eight miles southeast of Mountain Island. Nearby shopping is to the southwest, on and around Callabridge Court. A few miles farther south is Coulwood Shopping Center, in the Coulwood neighborhood. This neighborhood is also home to Coulwood Park, where athletic fields, tennis courts, playground equipment, and nature trails are available.
Created in 1924, Mountain Island Lake provides many recreational activities to area residents, including fishing and horseback riding. To the north of Mountain Island is Latta Plantation Park, which is actually located in Huntersville. The Historic Latta Plantation is so-named for the Latta family, who owned the land from 1799 to 1841. Mecklenburg County purchased the historic Latta home and the acreage that makes up the park during the 1970s. Visitors to the park can explore the nature preserve, which houses animals and hosts a variety of events throughout the year.