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Best Lakes and Golf Courses Near Charlotte to Build a New Home

When it comes to deciding where to build a new home in Charlotte, you’re lucky to have a choice of so many great areas. This city is bursting with neighborhoods of all types — cool, eclectic, suburban, urban, walkable, and exclusive. And if you’ve always dreamed of living near the water or a beautiful golf course, Charlotte has you covered there, too. Here are the top lakes and golf course neighborhoods in and near Charlotte, NC where you can build a new home.


Best Lakes Near Charlotte, NC


Lake Norman

Located just 20 minutes north of Charlotte, Lake Norman is North Carolina’s largest man-made lake and a premier destination for boating, fishing, and hiking. It’s also a wonderful place to build your new home. With the three quaint towns of Cornelius, Davidson, and Huntersville lining its banks, the historic main streets are full of boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. Its close proximity to Charlotte has created a new wave of homebuyers seeking land and building in the neighborhood.


Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie sits at the border of North and South Carolina and is a short 37 minute drive from Charlotte. Enjoy a resort-like lifestyle with all the water activities and outdoor recreation you can imagine. It’s the perfect daily escape from the hustle of the city, but never too far away. With its beautiful scenery and growing communities, Lake Wylie has become one of the most popular areas to build a new home.


Mountain Island Lake

Even though lake life is meant to be pure relaxation, it can get crowded at some of the larger lakes near Charlotte. For a total escape, consider building your new home at Mountain Island Lake. This popular area for canoeing and kayaking features 61 miles of shoreline and a 6.1-mile blueway stretch where you can explore undeveloped terrain. With limited plots of land available for sale, living on Mountain Lake Island is exclusive, but well worth it for the peace of mind and leisurely lifestyle.





Providence Country Club

This full-service private club in Charlotte features a par 72 championship golf course that provides a challenge to even the most accomplished players, but accommodates all skill levels with its five-tiered skill boxes. With recently renovated, scenic greens, elegant dining options, world-class amenities, and a welcoming atmosphere, Providence Country Club also makes for a beautiful neighborhood to call home. 


Piper Glen

This Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and bustling country club offer recreation, social activities, dining, amenities, and fun for the entire family. Whether you come for the legendary golf setting or the many additional experiences, you’re sure to love your time here. A new home near Piper Glen enables you to enjoy the course, clubhouse, and surroundings anytime you’d like.


Quail Hollow Club

Considered one of the finest golf courses in the United States, Quail Hollow is where the Wells Fargo Championship is played, and in September 2022 it will host the President’s Cup. Club members enjoy exclusive access to the course, clubhouse, events, venues, and more. The neighborhood of Quail Hollow offers a beautiful area to build a home, with plenty of restaurants and parks nearby.


Golf Courses | North Charlotte


Northstone Club

Located near Lake Norman, the lushly landscaped Northstone Club offers great golf opportunities for both the recreational and competitive player. With programs geared to men, women, and juniors of all skill levels, this is one of the premier clubs to receive excellent golf instruction. A new home in this part of Huntersville, NC puts you close to all the action of this in-demand course.


Birkdale Golf Club

As Arnold Palmer’s only daily-fee golf course in Charlotte, Birkdale offers an 18-hole championship golf course spread out over 200 acres of rolling, scenic North Carolina terrain. It has won several recognitions including one of the “Top Five Public Courses in the State” and Charlotte’s “Best Public Course.” With great schools and award-winning health care systems nearby, building a new home near Birkdale is a surefire way to elevate your quality of life.


If you need some help narrowing down your top neighborhoods in Charlotte, or you’re looking for land opportunities near a lake or golf course, contact us — our local real estate experts can help! 



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