Lake Norman Living
While the Lake itself is the main attraction, there are property owners who want to be able to dock their watercraft at the edge of their property. For those who want the convenience of this, it is probably better to look for an existing property with a dock or slip. It is extremely difficult to get permission to build a dock. But, that said it is still possible to launch a kayak or other non-motorized craft from a shoreline home. Duke Energy is the final arbitrator of permission when it comes to those homes with existing docking facilities – and there are strict rules when it comes to maintenance of existing facilities.
The strict rules have kept the Lake in pristine condition – and limited access to those who truly treasure a place where quiet and calm are as valued as the placid waters which lap at the edge of the many properties around the lake. It is a place of great beauty, as well as being a refuge from the stresses of modern day life. It is well worth investigating a property investment in this magical place.
The sheer beauty of the Lake has made buying a property at it edges the dream for many in the State – an those from further away. For those who live at its edges, the Lake lifestyle is one that they would keep secret – however that lifestyle is being sought after by many others – and some are willing to relocate to enjoy the serenity of the Lake lifestyle.
The Beauty of Lake Norman
The beauty of Lake Norman in North Carolina is not only well known to those who call the state home, but also to those throngs of tourists who visit North Carolina each year. The lake, which is supplied with its crystal clear waters by the Catawba River is today refrred to as ‘the inland sea’ by those who are within easy access of its shores – and there is a good reason for this.
The lakes waters reached their current levels in a period between 1959 and 1964. Those waters began to fill a dam (that was named after the ex-president of Duke Power Norman Atwater Cocke) and provide wonderful recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.
Today, at full capacity the dam encompasses about 50 miles of clean and clear water. The 520 miles of shoreline allow those who are lucky enough to visit incredible opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the largest man-made body of water in North Carolina. Adding to the attraction is the fact that the dam is easily accessible -it is adjacent to Interstate 77 and the North Carolina Highway 150, both of which cross the Lake.
The Lake provides all those who wish to enjoy that enviable lifestyle with a choice. One could purchase a property on the main channel or retreat further from the stress of modern society by purchasing a property in one of the quiet coves where a clock that ticks the days away kayaking, swimming or fishing is the way to tell time.
Such is the expanse of the Lake that all early risers will have their fill of wonderful sunrises – while those who wish to relax at the end of a hard day will have a sunset that sets the stage for a wonderful evening.