One of the original Mecklenburg County Townships, Steele Creek has a long history. This community was founded in the late 1600s along a creek in south Charlotte, North Carolina. Eventually, Steele Creek was annexed by Charlotte and today is a large neighborhood. A lot of the older structures have been lost, but one of Mecklenbug County’s first churches still stands in the neighborhood. The Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and Cemetery dates back to the 1740s.
Steele Creek has a paved community bike and walking trail. It is just two miles east of Lake Wylie and three miles northeast of McDowell Nature Preserve, a 90 percent undeveloped area along Lake Wylie. The park features a nature center, a campground, seven miles of hiking trails, boating and fishing at Copperhead Island, a playground, and picnic areas. Carowinds, a large amusement and water park, is four miles away. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is north of Steele Creek.