What are the Best Neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC?

Beth Sterner
Beth Sterner
Published on June 5, 2017

What are the Best Neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC?

best subdivisions in cornelius nc

Living near Cornelius, NC, I have an incredible understanding of the local neighborhoods. The list below was compiled after polling local residents their opinion of the best neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC and why.

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Cornelius, NC is located in Mecklenburg County. It is home to a growingly popular downtown, gorgeous landscapes and waterfront communities on Lake Norman. As of 2014, the census bureau reported over 24,000 residents in Cornelius, NC. The neighborhoods in Cornelius are popular for people who commute to Charlotte. The Cornelius area is home to some of the area’s best dining and shopping. The outdoor enthusiast will feel right at home in Cornelius, with greenways and close proximity to the US National Whitewater Center and Lake Norman. You will find some of the best neighborhoods to buy a home for sale in Cornelius, NC as you read through this blog. If you have any questions about neighborhoods or homes for sale in Cornelius, NC, please give me a call today!

Today, Cornelius growth moves east and west with multiple new communities. The closer you stay to interstate 77, or downtown, the more developed Cornelius is. If you head toward Lake Norman, there are incredible waterfront homes for sale in Cornelius.

So according to area residents, what are the best neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC? Find them below listed in no particular order.

100 Norman Place

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The 100 Norman Place neighborhood in Cornelius, NC is located at the East Channel and approximately 17 miles north of Uptown Charlotte. Homes in 100 Norman Place community range from 2900 to 4500 square feet. Designs include transitional, contemporary and traditional so you will find something that meets your architectural preference.

Amenities at 100 Norman Place include tennis courts, access to Lake Norman and even deeded boat slips. If you love the water, this neighborhood in Cornelius is the perfect place for you! Anyone looking for a larger house close to the lake or waterfront will likely find a home for sale in 100 Norman Place to fit their lifestyle.

To View Homes for Sale in 100 Norman Place click here!

Bailey’s Glen

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The Bailey’s Glen neighborhood is an active adult community (55 and up) in Cornelius that is encased in natural surroundings. This community shares borders with Bailey Park and only a couple of miles from Lake Norman.

The Cottage in Bailey’s Glen is the new 12,000 square foot clubhouse which features a full-time activity director. The Cottage features an aerobic studio, 5 game and hobby rooms, library, computers, pool tables and a ballroom. Outdoor amenities including a pavilion with grilling area, pickleball and bocce ball courts, tennis courts, horseshoe courts and even a swimming pool.

The area of Bailey’s Glen also includes a gardening area, a dog park and several pocket parks. It is a short walk to Bailey Park, which offers softball fields, basketball court and amphitheater. There are several golf courses nearby and Lake Norman is only 3 miles away from Bailey Glen neighborhood in Cornelius, NC.

To View Homes for Sale in Bailey’s Glen click here!


Jetton Cove

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Jetton Cove, a popular neighborhood is located adjacent to Lake Norman and is situated on 119 acres. The community includes single family homes and townhomes and was designed and built to be bicycle and pedestrian friendly. This great subdivision in Cornelius is located next to Jetton Village, a shopping center including restaurants, various shops, fitness facility and even a 24 hour grocery store.

The walk and bike trails are lined with trees and a pond, and connect this popular neighborhood to Jetton Village. Jetton Cove boasts a community swimming pool with beautiful views of Lake Norman. The character of the Jetton Cove neighborhood is one of activity and social interaction for residents of all ages.

Jetton Park, one of the most beautiful public parks in Mecklenburg County is a short, 5 minute walk from Jetton Cove subdivision. Jetton Park hosts miles of walking trails along the shores of Lake Norman, sandy beach, mountain bike trails, tennis courts and many picnic areas.

If you are a water enthusiast, Jetton Cove has many boat launches and docking facilities in close proximity. Also, a half mile from Jetton Cove you will find the Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club and the Peninsula Yacht Club. There are so many reasons Jetton Cove is considered one of the best Neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC and I encourage you to see for yourself how you will fit perfectly into this community.

To View Homes for Sale in Lake Jetton Cove click here!


The Peninsula

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The Peninsula is one of Lake Norman’s best neighborhoods and is located in Cornelius. It is home to some of the area’s most luxurious homes, priced from $600K to more than $4M. The Peninsula claims 11 miles of gorgeous Lake Norman shoreline and is home to an incredible number of amenities.

The Peninsula is home to the Peninsula Club, a private country club at the center of the community. The Peninsula Club features a massive 35,000 square feet clubhouse including a ballroom and main dining area. You can enjoy more casual dining at Mulligans or grab a snack at the poolside snack bar. The Peninsula Club members gain access to the swimming pool, fitness center with personal trainers, tennis courts and massage therapy center.

For those looking for an affluent neighborhood in Cornelius, NC, The Peninsula should be your their first stop. Homes in The Peninsula are nothing short of elegant. Many of them including large rooms for entertaining, multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, gourmet kitchens, billiard rooms, media rooms, offices and wine cellars. Outside the homes in The Peninsula neighborhood you can find incredible outdoor living spaces with patios, hot tubs, pools, lake access and much more.

Many of The Peninsula residents commute to Uptown Charlotte for work, which is only about 20 miles south of this popular Cornelius neighborhood.

To View Homes for Sale in The Peninsula click here!



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Another one of the best neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC is Oakhurst. It is a wonderful community located on the southeast side of Cornelius and is only a few miles from Lake Norman.

The homes for sale in Oakhurst range from the $180k’s to the $320k’s with square footage between 2,000 and 3,000+. At the center of the Oakhurst subdivision you will find an open park with expansive gazebo, hosting many events throughout the year. Many of these events are geared toward families like the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Many of Oakhurst’s residents enjoy the community sidewalks which are lined with trees throughout the neighborhood. The homes in Oakhurst were built by Gandy Homes, who constructs nice homes at an affordable price. Also part of the Oakhurst community are the Oakhurst Townhomes and The Terraces at Oakhurst Condos. This creates a great blend of single-family homes along with townhomes and condos.

Oakhurst neighborhood amenities include swimming pool, playground, clubhouse, basketball court and open field.

To View Homes for Sale in Oakhurst click here!

To View Townhomes and Condos for Sale in Oakhurst click here!


Sterling Pointe

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Sterling Pointe neighborhood in Cornelius, NC is located off Hwy 73 just to the north of Blythe Landing. Sterling Pointe homes for sale vary in size from around 2,800 square feet to close to 5,100 square feet with lot sizes 0.23 acre to 0.57 acre.

This community has a HOA and includes access to Lake Norman, a playground, recreational area and walking trails.

To View Homes for Sale in Sterling Pointe click here!


Robbins Park


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Robbins Park has earned it place among the best neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC. It is located among the most exciting and active parts of Lake Norman. Robbins Park boasts a beautiful wooded preserve with nature trails that connect with the McDowell Creek Greenway.

Amenities in Robbins Park subdivision include a playground, open fields, tennis courts, disc golf, swimming pool and much more.

Robbins Park is located across the street from Morningstar Marina, Freedom Boat Club, and Carefree Boat Club for those Lake Norman enthusiasts. Also adjacent to Robbins Park is Birkdale Village, one of the Lake Norman areas favorite destinations. The location of this Cornelius neighborhood allows residents to walk or bike to enjoy a new movie, eat at one of the many restaurants and shop at a variety of local shops.

If you are a golfer, the Birkdale Golf Course is right around the corner.

To View Homes for Sale in Robbins Park click here!


Complete List of Popular Subdivisions in Cornelius, NC

100 Norman Place

Admirals Quarters


Bailey’s Glen 55+

Crown Harbor

Edinburgh Square


Heritage Green

Jetton Cove

Jetton Place

Norman Shores


Oakhurst Townhomes & Condos

Robbins Park

Sterling Pointe

The Courtyard at Jetton 55+

The Courtyards on Lake Norman 55+

The Peninsula


Vineyard Point Condos

Windward Waterfront Condos


Final Thoughts on the Neighborhoods in Cornelius, NC

This list is only a few of the incredible neighborhoods in Cornelius. When picking the best or most popular neighborhoods in Cornelius I wanted to give you a list compiled by the opinions of local residents. Cornelius, NC is a fairly large town and you can often find several great neighborhoods within a short distance of each other. If you already live in Cornelius or thinking about relocating to Cornelius, I can help you find a new home in an area that fits your needs.

After interviewing clients and other Cornelius residents I have put together a list of pros and cons about living in Cornelius!

What do you love about Cornelius, NC?

  • Location
  • Affordability
  • Amenities
  • Schools
  • Lake Norman

What would you change about Cornelius, NC?

  • Walkability is not great
  • Small yards in some neighborhoods
  • Traffic (better infrastructure)

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