Land For Sale In Lake Hickory


Lake Hickory is a scenic lake located in western North Carolina just north of the City of Hickory.

Lake Hickory

Created in 1927 from the Oxford Dam to supply water to the geographic region, today, Lake Hickory is surrounded by lake front homes, luxurious properties, spacious clubhouses and pleasant communities. Lake Hickory is also a popular recreational area where residents and visitors enjoy the boating, fishing, waterskiing and other activities on the lake. When searching for Lake Hickory real estate and homes for sale, this website supplies you with access to all the latest listings on the market including featured local listings.

If you are investing in a fine home in Lake Hickory, please feel free to utilize the search features provided conveniently on this website to view real estate for sale in Lake Hickory. Search for Lake Hickory homes in the location of your choice, where you can sort by price range, sq ft, amenities and other features. Plus, view relevant information on Lake Hickory by accessing its demographics, including those of surrounding counties, find conveniently located schools if you have children or young adults, and read community pages and other facts.

Lake Hickory homes for sale are situated along over 100 miles of shoreline. Lake Hickory is located in the west-central region of North Carolina in Alexander County. It provides ample opportunities for water recreation. There’s no shortage of things to do, take in and explore at and around the lake. When looking for waterfront homes for sale in North Carolina, Lake Hickory real estate is the place to go.

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There is so much outdoor fun to be had at Lake Hickory. It’s a recreational lake, allowing for boating, water skiing, jet skis, swimming, tubing and fishing. The lake’s seasonally warm waters, fluctuating depths, and water flows all help to support healthy populations of fish. Lake Hickory is best known for its bass. The area has many fishing tournaments throughout the year for residents to enjoy.

Lake Hickory homes for sale are ideally located. They are bordered on the west side by NC hwy 321 and on the east side by NC Hwy 16.  Hwy 16 may be a small 2 lane highway but it very conveniently runs directly north from Charlotte all the way to Virginia. Lake Hickory real estate is also only 8 miles away from I-40, which runs directly through Hickory and can take you to the North Carolina Mountains and the city of Asheville or East to Winston Salem in about 1 hour.

There is so much natural beauty surrounding Lake Hickory homes for sale. Aside from the sparkling clear lake, there’s many native species of animals and vegetation. Bald eagles can sometimes be viewed soaring overhead. There’s also Blue Herrons all around the lake, many species of native ducks and migrating species. It is a serene and enchanting place to live.

Also in close proximity to Lake Hickory homes for sale is the Lake Hickory Country Club. There are two golf courses available here. Golfers can choose from either the 9-hole Town Club or the 27-hole Catawba Springs. Also available at the country club are tennis courts, a fitness center and restaurants.

There are a variety of Lake Hickory real estate options. There are gated communities that surround the lake and many other neighborhoods with lots and houses available. There are lakefront homes for sale offering private swimming access. Many homes are nestled in quiet cul-de-sacs and feature spacious floor plans with vaulted ceilings and upgraded kitchens. Home price ranges from $59,900 to $1,499,000. Home size ranges 756 square feet to 7,132 square feet.

For gorgeous waterfront homes for sale, look no further than Lake Hickory real estate. If you would like to learn more about Lake Hickory homes for sale, please contact area expert, Chris Spencer, at 828-328-8900.

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Homes For Sale In Upper Lake Norman

As an overview Upper Lake Norman is the biggest Lake in the State of North Carolina with over 520 miles of shoreline and 32,475 acres.

Due to the massive Chris Spencer Realty Executivessize of the Lake many local residents break the lake down into “Upper” and “Lower” Lake Norman. Upper Lake Norman is typically defined as properties on the North side of Hwy 150 which runs east to west roughly over the middle part of the lake.
I currently live on Upper Lake Norman myself and love the versatility of this area of the lake. It has a beautiful state park, is much quieter than the rest of the lake offering less waves and more isolated coves to explore, but it also has the dining and marina options coveted by all.

A lot of folks when thinking of Lake Norman think of the 40 ft cabin cruisers, multi million dollar mansions, and a busy busy lake. While all of that is great it is simply not for everybody upper Lake Norman is able to offer a much different vibe. Being further from the metropolis of Charlotte the upper part of the lake features a far more laid back life style and less lake traffic. The hwy bridges crossing the lake keep the sailboats and huge cabin cruisers from being able to access the upper parts and thus keeping it a little more protected.

One of my personal favorite parts of Upper Lake Norman are the waterfront Dining options.

Just being able to hop in your boat and visit your favorite restaurant for dinner and drinks is a great way to spend a friday evening. Upper Lake Norman has some great options for this. One of my favorites is The Landing restaurant which features a lake side vollyball court, a live music stage and arcade for the kids. Unlike some of the other restaurants where the dock fills up and the party is limited to a certain size the owner of this restaurant employs the “tiki party boat” to allow you to anchor your boat in the cove and they come pick you up. It adds a nice little wrinkle and ensures you can enjoy the shore side fun at anytime. Another favorite Upper Lake Norman restaurant I love is the Blue Parrot. The owner is a New York transplant and loves to mingle with guests and take a hands on approach to running his restaurant. Some great island inspired cocktails really set the mood and go great with the menu which includes everything from bar food to Sizzling Steaks.

One of everybody’s favorite parts of Upper Lake Norman is the Lake Norman State park. 

The park is a wonderful feature for nature lovers, hikers, mountain bikers, beach lovers, and property owners anywhere on the lake. The nature trail system features 3 different trails that introduce you to different areas of the park.

The Alder Trail is a 0.8-mile loop that begins at Park Lake near the main entrance of the Park. This trail passes through the picnic area and circles the peninsula between Norwood and Hicks Creeks near Park Lake. This trail is my favorite mostly because it is short but also gives you plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities in different environments. From woodlands to Lakefront, to Marshy Wetlands.

Lake Shore Trail is a 5-mile (8.0 km) trail on the shore of Lake Norman. This is certainly the most beautiful trail with almost the entire trail being lakefront.

Itusi Trail is a 10.5-mile (16.9 km) mountain biking trail designed, built and maintained by the Tar Heel Trailblazers, a Charlotte based mountain biking club. I personally have never been on this trail but have been told that it can be very challenging with a mostly woodlands environment but also some spectacular Lake Vistas.

Wildlife Viewing
It’s almost impossible to drive or take a walk through the park and not see at least one White Tailed deer but there are many other native North Carolina Piedmont species found throughout the park. The more common mammals of the park are opossum, White-tailed deer, red and gray foxes, rabbits, muskrats, raccoons, and gray squirrels. Amphibians and reptiles can also be found on the shores of Lake Norman and in the woods of Lake Norman State Park. The most common amphibians are a variety of frogs. A variety of snakes and turtles can also be seen at the park. Birds commonly seen at the park include, Carolina chickadees, pine warblers, Red-tailed Hawks, Wild Turkey, osprey, mallards, geese, and herons.

Upper Lake Norman State Park Beach
The beach is a great place for meeting friends or just enjoying the sun. The 125 yard long beach is often packed on the weekends in the summer and gives boaters a great place to go and socialize with others or stop for a picnic and swim. The boat docks near the beach are free for public use and also a great place to stop for a bathroom break when out on the lake.

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Homes For Sale In Lake Lookout Shoals

Lake Lookout Shoals located just north of I-40 and east of hwy 16 is a lake that shares mLake Hickoryany of the same qualities as other lakes along the Catawba River but also has a few distinct qualities. It was formed in 1915 when duke energy put the Lookout Shoals Hydroelectric plant into use. Lake Lookout Shoals was then and still is one of the smallest lakes on the Catawba River with 37 miles of shoreline and 1,305 acres of surface area. Although Lake Lookout Shoals is smaller than some of the neighboring lakes there are no restrictions on boat size or speed on the lake.

Currently this lake has some of the best pricing I have seen. Specifically we have a main channel lot with long range views available for $79,900.

Locals often refer to the lake simply as “Lake Lookout” and find it to be the least crowded lake in the area. One of the reasons for this is that duke energy who owns all the lakes in our area still owns a large portion of the 37 mile shoreline. Another 450 acres bordering the Lake is owned by the Riverbend County Park. This park on the northwest end of the lake features.

River Bend Park

1 mile of Lake Lookout shoreline and a 3/4 acre pond for fishing
Canoe/Kayak access to the Catawba River
1,000 sq ft Meeting/Educational facility
20 x 45 open Picnic Shelter near river
Wildlife habitat viewing areas
2 acre fenced Dog Park
7.8 miles of mountain biking trails
Picnic Tables
Leashed dog walking
A.D.A. accessible river observation platform
Educational and Volunteer opportunities
Bird checklist

As you can see from the above picture Lake Lookout starts as a flowing river before becoming running into the flat water of the main lake a few miles downstream. This rare aspect allows you to enjoy the lake for its swimming, skiing, and power boating while also enjoying the flowing river for its canoeing, fishing, and hiking.

Canoeing the lake is simple.

Put in at the top of the lake at the park when the hydroelectric dam is discharging water. (Prime times are after 3PM during the week and at various times during the weekend) Simply let the current and your paddeling lead you downstream. From top to bottom it can take anywhere from 4-6 hours depending on how hard you paddle, breaks, etc. At the bottom of the lake there is a public lake access called the Sharon Lake access. You can arrange for a ride to pick you up there. Or ideally you own a piece of land on the Lake and you simply canoe back to your dock or have a boat pick you up once you reach the flat water.

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Homes For Sale In Lake Hickory


Lake Hickory is a scenic lake located in western North Carolina just north of the City of Hickory.

Lake Hickory

Created in 1927 from the Oxford Dam to supply water to the geographic region, today, Lake Hickory is surrounded by lake front homes, luxurious properties, spacious clubhouses and pleasant communities. Lake Hickory is also a popular recreational area where residents and visitors enjoy the boating, fishing, waterskiing and other activities on the lake. 

If you are investing in a fine home in Lake Hickory, please feel free to utilize the search features provided conveniently on this website to view real estate for sale in Lake Hickory. Search for Lake Hickory homes in the location of your choice, where you can sort by price range, sq ft, amenities and other features. Plus, view relevant information on Lake Hickory by accessing its demographics, including those of surrounding counties, find conveniently located schools if you have children or young adults, and read community pages and other facts.

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There is so much outdoor fun to be had at Lake Hickory. It’s a recreational lake, allowing for boating, water skiing, jet skis, swimming, tubing and fishing. The lake’s seasonally warm waters, fluctuating depths, and water flows all help to support healthy populations of fish. Lake Hickory is best known for its bass. The area has many fishing tournaments throughout the year for residents to enjoy.

Lake Hickory homes for sale are ideally located. They are bordered on the west side by NC hwy 321 and on the east side by NC Hwy 16.  Hwy 16 may be a small 2 lane highway but it very conveniently runs directly north from Charlotte all the way to Virginia. Lake Hickory real estate is also only 8 miles away from I-40, which runs directly through Hickory and can take you to the North Carolina Mountains and the city of Asheville or East to Winston Salem in about 1 hour.

There is so much natural beauty surrounding Lake Hickory homes for sale. Aside from the sparkling clear lake, there’s many native species of animals and vegetation. Bald eagles can sometimes be viewed soaring overhead. There’s also Blue Herrons all around the lake, many species of native ducks and migrating species. It is a serene and enchanting place to live.

Also in close proximity to Lake Hickory homes for sale is the Lake Hickory Country Club. There are two golf courses available here. Golfers can choose from either the 9-hole Town Club or the 27-hole Catawba Springs. Also available at the country club are tennis courts, a fitness center and restaurants.

There are a variety of Lake Hickory real estate options. There are gated communities that surround the lake and many other neighborhoods with lots and houses available. There are lakefront homes for sale offering private swimming access. Many homes are nestled in quiet cul-de-sacs and feature spacious floor plans with vaulted ceilings and upgraded kitchens. Home price ranges from $200,000 to $2,750,000. Home size ranges 756 square feet to 12,132 square feet.

For gorgeous waterfront homes for sale, look no further than Lake Hickory real estate. If you would like to learn more about Lake Hickory homes for sale, please contact area expert, Chris Spencer, at 828-320-6231.

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Homes For Sale In Lake Norman

Lake Norman also known as the inland sea is the largest lake in North CarolichrisSpencerLakeHomesna and is often described in terms of Upper and Lower Lake Norman due to its massive size. This page describes lower Lake Norman. Unlike the northern part of the lake where much of the land remains undeveloped and the lake takes on much more of a naturistic feel the Lower part of Lake Norman is a bustling Hub of activity. Residents and guests alike flock to the area for amenities including upscale shopping, year-round golfing, NASCAR, fishing and other water activities. Surrounding the Lake are several bustling cities that offer something for everyone. 

Town of Cornelius

Cornelius was established in 1905 and originated as a mill and farm community. Originally incorporated as ‘Liverpool’, the town’s name was changed to Cornelius to honor Joseph Benjamin Cornelius. When Lake Norman was formed, Cornelius added 54 miles of shoreline. Today, Cornelius is a laid-back town offering unique attractions, restaurants, lakeside parks and shopping.

Town of Davidson

Davidson is a charming, Southern college town. Davidson was founded in 1837, with the establishment of DavidsTown of Davidson on College which remains a vital part to the town’s identity today. In 2011, Davidson was awarded its first Tree City USA designation. Davidson one of just 72 communities in North Carolina and just 3,000 nationwide to receive the award. In 2004, Davidson was a Smart Growth Award winner for Overall Excellence in town planning and design, the main street of Davidson offers a variety of shops, restaurants, wide sidewalks and a public library. Davidson is bicycle and pedestrian friendly, so take a walk around the town and enjoy Davidson’s more than 12 miles of greenways and bike lanes, parks, national arboretum, and beautiful flowers throughout town.

Town of Huntersville

Incorporated in 1873, Huntersville has grown from a small, mill town, to a new, dynamic area combining retail and residential areas with historic cultural attractions. Home to diverse attractions and entertainment, shopping,Huntersville Logo NASCAR and natural parks, Huntersville has something for everyone! The town’s historic sites include the historic homesteads Rural Hill and Latta Plantation. Visitors can tour the sites and explore the beautiful grounds and nature preserves. Huntersville is a destination for shopping and dining. Birkdale Village offers shopping, dining and entertainment, with its colorful buildings, bubbling fountains and beautiful gardens.

Town of Denver, NC

Denver lies along the less populated but growing daily western side of Lake Norman. Denver and the west side of the lake feature close proximity to three great golf courses including Verdict Ridge, Westport, and Cowans Ford country club. Verdict ridge often hosts a regional US open qualifier and is known to have some of the fastest and most challenging greens in Western North Carolina. Denver has experienced fast growth since the development of the 4 lane Hwy 16 making the Charlotte city limits a quick 15 minute drive. The Denver area features some of the best pricing on Lower Lake Norman and has become one of our more requested areas.

Lake Norman Facts

  • Year Built: 1959-1963
  • Area: 32,510 acres at full pond
  • Length: 33.6 miles
  • Shore line length: 520 miles
  • Maximum Depth: 110 feet
  • Average Depth: 33.5 feet
  • Maximum Draw-down: 15 feet
  • Capacity: 3.4 trillion gallons of water
  • Volume: 1,093,600 acre-feet
  • Elevation at full pond: 760 feet above MSL
  • Retention Time: 207 days (average)
  • Drainage Area: 1,790 square miles
  • Average River Flow at Cowans Ford Dam: *1,726 MGD
  • Named for: Norman Atwater Cocke (former president of Duke Power)
  • Lake level: Call 1-800-829-5253
  • Location: Latitude: 35.5177689 Longitude: -80.9557724

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Homes For Sale In Lake Rhodhiss

Lake Rhodhiss (pronounced “Road-hiss” by the locals) was formed in 1925 with the creation of the Rhodhiss dam. 

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Lake Rhodhiss is just smaller than it’s neighbor to the east (Lake Hickory) and has 90 miles of shoreline with a surface area of approximately 3,060 acres. Some beautiful mountain views can be seen from this lake and full pond elevation is 995.1 feet. There are four public boat access areas and one bank fishing area on the lake in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Lake Rhodhiss has long been the forgotten lake on the Catawba River chain and really didn’t see any development until the early 2000’s. However in the past 15 years the Lake has really taken off with several large lakefront communities on the north and south shores of the Lake. The explosion of of interest can be attributed to several factors.

  1. Clean Waters Lake Rhodhiss is the second lake from the top of the Catawba River chain (just east of Lake James) meaning it has some of the cleanest/clearest waters in the area. Fish and game from the lake are safe to eat and the nearby town of Granite Falls pulls it’s drinking water directly from the lake.

  2. Location For those wanting the feel and views of the mountains but more moderate temperatures this is your location. Located just north of I-40 in western North Carolina just between the cities of Hickory and Morganton you find yourself right at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  3. Nature A large portion of the Land surrounding the lake is owned by Duke Energy who maintains that their plan is to keep Lake Rhodhiss the most naturalistic lake on the Catawba River chain. As a matter of fact they have recently put into place several new restrictions making it harder to get a dock permit as well as how much of a homesite can be cleared. As for the Wildlife that can be found It’s an almost daily sight to see beaver, raccoon, blue heron, and musk rat along the shoreline of this lake. It’s almost impossible to take a drive through the lakefront community of Paradise Harbor and not see one of the several flocks of turkey that live in the pine forest. Tougher to find species but present in the area are white tail deer, black bear, and soaring bald eagles. This lake is second to none in North Carolina for wildlife viewing.

  4. Excellent Pricing – Post recession this lake has really had some excellent values on vacant land listings due to over supply. I currently have available a beautiful Lakefront homesite with main channel views, and a beach area for $58,000. There are several other quality Lakefront homesites available sub $100,000 With construction prices of around $100 per sq ft you can build the house of your dreams for far less than much older homes currently on the market.

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