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Retirement Living In Lake Norman - North Carolina

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Area Description

Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Norman are the Towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville. These unique towns present a wide array of leisure amenities for visitors and guests including shopping, golfing, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities. Lake Norman, the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas, is the place for fun in the sun! Created in 1963 by Duke Energy, Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. Lake Norman offers numerous attractions to explore. From Lake Norman, you may enjoy the ease of traveling anywhere in the state. We're just north of Charlotte, and the mountains and coast are only a short drive away. Whatever your desire, find it outside your door in Lake Norman.

Includes Cities/Towns: Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Lake Norman offers plenty of options for those that love outdoor adventures and trails. With 520 miles of shoreline, the area offers locations where people can camp, fish, and enjoy water activities such as boating and paddle boarding. There are several tennis courts, golf courts, soccer fields, walking/running trails, and more. You can find an indoor swimming facility at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center. Festivals and local events are continuously happening throughout the year. Each year you can attend the annual April is for Arts, Loch Norman Highland Games, Asian Festival & Dragonboat race, NC Brewers & Music Festival, Sheepdog Trials, Carolina Renaissance Festival, Amazing Maize Maze, along with many other small local events. You can expect indoor and outdoor live music as well as an outdoor movie series that occur during the summer and fall months. And of course, if you want to just sit by the lake, there are a few different waterfront locations open to the public that you must visit.

Cultural Activities

The Lake Norman area is rich in arts and culture. The towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville have preserved several historic sites, including architecture and rural farms with one of them being the oldest standing store in North Carolina. Several locations hold periodic historical re-enactments and living history events. With various art galleries to visit, films to watch, plays to enjoy, and history to learn, it's all waiting to be explored.

Public transportation

CATS has bus and rail routes to get you where you want to be. Rental cars, taxis, and Uber are also available. For those of you traveling, the Charlotte Douglas Airport is only 19 miles away.

Medical Facilities

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center provides emergency services, outpatient services, acute care beds and maternity care to the residents of north Mecklenburg County and surrounding communities. The Lake Norman Community Health Clinic is the oldest and largest medical provider serving the uninsured in North Mecklenburg and South Iredell counties. They are open five days a week with an evening clinic on Wednesdays. Lake Norman Community Health Clinic was awarded level III accreditation through the North Carolina Association of Free Clinics. Level III accreditation is the highest level a clinic can receive.S

What Will The Climate And Weather Be Like If I Retire In Lake Norman, North Carolina?

Summers are nice and warm for those that love to be outdoors and in the lake. As fall approaches, the leaves beautifully transform into shades of red, orange, and yellow. The cold hits once winter comes along, and the snow may or may not appear. But if the snow does decide to show in January or February, it is perfect for sledding and will dissolve soon after a few days. Flowers start to bloom and the sun comes out to play again during the spring time. Great for getting back out after hibernating.

Monthly Temperature Ranges

 Month  Low  Avg  High
 Jan  28  40  51
 Feb  31  43  55
 Mar  38  51  63
 Apr  46  59  72
 May  56  67  79
 Jun  65  76  87
 Jul  68  79  90
 Aug  67  78  88
 Sep  60  71  82
 Oct  48  60  72
 Nov  38  51  63
 Dec  31  42  53

Monthly Average # of Hot and Cold Days

 Month  Days Greater Than 90 F°  Days Less Than 32 F°  Days Less Than 0 F°
 Jan  0  20  0
 Feb  0  16  0
 Mar  0  8  0
 Apr  0  1  0
 May  2  0  0
 Jun  9  0  0
 Jul  15  0  0
 Aug  11  0  0
 Sep  4  0  0
 Oct  0  1  0
 Nov  0  9  0
 Dec  0  19  0

Rain & Humidity

 Month  Rainfall  Rainy Days  Humidity
 Jan  4 "  9  28 %
 Feb  3 "  9  30 %
 Mar  4 "  9  35 %
 Apr  3 "  9  44 %
 May  3 "  9  55 %
 Jun  4 "  10  64 %
 Jul  4 "  11  68 %
 Aug  4 "  9  67 %
 Sep  4 "  7  61 %
 Oct  4 "  7  50 %
 Nov  3 "  8  40 %
 Dec  3 "  9  32 %


 Month  Snowfall  Snow On Ground Days  Snowy Days
 Jan  1 "  1  1
 Feb  1 "  0  0
 Mar  0 "  0  0
 Apr  0 "  0  0
 May  0 "  0  0
 Jun  0 "  0  0
 Jul  0 "  0  0
 Aug  0 "  0  0
 Sep  0 "  0  0
 Oct  0 "  0  0
 Nov  0 "  0  0
 Dec  0 "  0  0

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Cost of Living for Lake Norman, NC

Lake Norman, North Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Lake Norman offers any home to fit you. Whether you want to rent or own, a gated community, or a pet friendly area, you will find a comfortable home you will enjoy. Lake Norman is filled with charming towns suitable for the single, the young family, or the elders looking to settle for one last time.

Senior Assistance in Lake Norman, NC

Lake Norman, North Carolina offers the following assistance for seniors:

What Job or Volunteer Opportunities Does Lake Norman Offer For Retirees?

Ranging from sports programs to the hospital to animal shelters to Habitat for Humanity, Lake Norman provides many options to choose from when searching for volunteer opportunities. There are also job opportunities plus job seeking events, networking events and leadership programs.

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