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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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