Posted by: Roby Robertson | October 22, 2008

Lake Norman Real Estate: Some Truths About Relocating to Lake Norman

Lake Norman Relocation

I have been fortunate enough to meet many people relocating to the Lake Norman area and I have compiled a list of questions that I am often asked. 

One of the funniest questions asked is “Do you guys really eat that stuff?”  This question was in reference to a client seeing ‘pickled pigs feet’ in one of our stores.  Funny thing is that I have tried it.  Anyway, grocery stores are always a topic of conversation.  

We have plenty of them in the area.  Our grocery options range from our Super WalMart, Super Target to Food Lion, Lowe’s, Bloom and  two Harris Teeters.  The Harris Teeter has a fresh fish counter, fresh squeezed juices and a full service deli.  Plus, it is not uncommon to come accross numerous roadside fresh produce stands.

 In addition to the grocery store question, I have been asked about shopping.  Around Lake Norman, we have Super WalMart’s, a Super Target’s, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Best Buy, Petsmart, Pet Co, Staples, Linen’s n’ Things, World Market, Michael’s, Dicks Sporting Goods, Goodys, Lowe’s Home Improvement and too many to count small non-chain affiliated shops.

And yes we have numerous Starbucks!

The next most asked question concerns our traffic! Lake Norman Traffic   I have found that the traffic is not near as bad as people have heard.  However, there are some areas of congestion worth noting.

Our infamous Brawley School Road has, for years, been a huge issue at Lake Norman.  Brawley School Road is a two lane road that is only access on and off the Brawley Peninsula.  Couple the two lanes with 3 of the most sought after subdivisions, 3 schools, public lake assess and numerous other single family communities, you can see how traffic can build.  Traditionally school hours and rush hours can be a nightmare.   The good news is that the utility poles have been moved, the trees have been cut down and the water and sewer work completed.  Official widening is scheduled to begin October 27,2008!

 Highway 150 which runs East/West connecting Mooresville on the East side of Lake Norman to Denver on the West side of Lake Norman can be very congested race weeks (May and October).  Also, with the addition of numerous restaurants and shopping, this area has a tendency to back up at different times.  However, we not are talking hours to sit. 

The west side of Lake Norman has highway 16 running North South from Charlotte to the Denver area.  This two lane road is having it’s congestion relieved by the new 4 land highway 16 being constructed approx. 1 mile west of the current 16.

I77 is the main access North and South from Troutman to Charlotte.  Only way to describe this road is maddening at times.  From Troutman exit 42 until you get to Huntersville exit 23 (19 miles), I77 is 4 lanes with 6 exits in the middle.  As you can imagine each exit has commuters all going to Charlotte.  One wreck and POW, things stop.  I have found once you live here a little while you find the right times to travel and learn where to look to see if an accident has occurred.  This is still not as bad as major cities like Atlanta but potentially frustrating none the less.

In the next addition to Some Truths about Relocating to Lake Norman, I will talk about schools, restaurants and shopping malls in the vicinity.

In the meantime,  please feel free to comment here if you have a question.  Also, if you would like a FREE relocation package, please contact your Lake Norman Agent at 704 451 7051 or by email.
See Also:

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Why Lake Norman is such a great Destination

Roby Robertson


Saving My Clients Thousands



Real Living In Style
Davidson NC


Ph: 704 451 7051
Fax: 704 892 9766

Committed to Saving My Clients Thousands When Buying and Selling Real Estate


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