On the shores of Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, Cornelius is a picturesque town just 20 minutes north of Charlotte. Residents here can enjoy the beauty and recreation of the lake while still being just a short commute from busy downtown Charlotte.
With 520 miles of shoreline, Lake Norman is a gathering place where annual festivals are held, including the Carolina Renaissance Festival in nearby Huntersville. The festival includes an amusement park, circus, and a jousting tournament. Ramsey Creek Park has boat launch areas, walking trails, fishing, and more.
Cornelius is situated near Interstate 77, making commuting into nearby Charlotte, the top tourist destination in North Carolina and the second largest financial center in the US, easy. For those wishing to stay local, the North Mecklenburg Industrial Park is fast-growing and features several large companies.
Lakeside living close to Charlotte makes Cornelius an appealing place for apartment renting.