McLean on Lake Wylie had an incredible 2018, with record home sales, the opening of our third neighborhood, the launch of Seven Oaks Café and much more. This year promises even more attractive new offerings and events for this captivating community.


Waterfront custom homes at South Shore

2018 marks second year of record sales at McLean!


McLean’s 12 builders sold and completed more than 100 homes for the second consecutive year, including several impressive custom waterfront homes and numerous estate homes beside ponds, woods and common areas in the prestigious South Shore neighborhood.

Evans Coghill Homes model at OverlakeThe Overlake neighborhood, featuring traditional single-family homes by Shea Homes and Evans Coghill Homes, opened in mid-year near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

The Conservancy neighborhood’s focus on easy living continued to charm buyers seeking one-floor-plus homes and low-maintenance yards.

Essex Homes and M/I Homes have nearly finished the neighborhood’s phase overlooking the Seven Oaks Nature Preserve and community green.

Coming in 2019

The Conservancy Entrance

We look forward to expanding into The Conservancy’s Phase II, located across South New Hope Road from Overlake, plus the addition of bocce courts at the neighborhood center that includes a clubhouse fitness center and recently completed pet park.

Overlake’s pool, pavilion and playground will open to residents this year.

In South Shore, Peachtree Residential will introduce new farmhouse-style single-family designs. John Wieland Homes and the team of custom-home builders also have new designs in the works. A new play park will open, as well.


Community garden takes root

Community garden

The agricultural heritage of McLean is celebrated with a new community garden beside the Seven Oaks Café. Several residents and café staff had successful first-year harvests. We look forward to more in 2019!


Seven Oaks Café opens at McLean

7 Oaks Cafe at Christmas 2018Fine dining and catering found a home in McLean in 2018, with the opening of the Seven Oaks Café in the historic John McLean House.

Developed by the people behind Belmont’s popular String Bean restaurant, Seven Oaks Café has built a strong following with its tasty lunches, dinners, Sunday brunches and Low Country Boils. Learn more.


McLean gives back

Our support of community events and programs grew in 2018, including sponsorship of Belmont’s Friday Night Live concerts, the Nightmare on Main Street event, and National Trails Day events by the Catawba Lands Conservancy. McLean also is helping Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrate its 25th anniversary.

One of our builders, Andrew Roby Signature Homes, gave support to the Make A Wish – Pitchin’ for Wishes Cornhole Tourney. Over the last decade, Roby has helped raise more than $1.4 million!


Good times for residents and visitors

Taste of Summer June 23 2018Perhaps the biggest change of 2018 was the emergence of McLean as a living, breathing community with hundreds of neighbors.

Several events helped our residents and guests build lasting bonds, including the July 4th celebration, the South Shore Football Open House, a social event in November at neighboring Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and December holiday parties at the Conservancy and South Shore clubhouses.


Special events in Belmont and beyond


McLean is located in the vibrant town of Belmont, with great dining, shopping, community events and even a small-college atmosphere. Check out the latest news!


2 Belmont restaurants take part in Queen’s Feast

Belmont restaurants in Queens FeastEstia’s Kouzina and Old Stone Steakhouse of Belmont are among 130-plus restaurants taking part in the Queen’s Feast dining celebration, Jan. 18-27.

The event spotlights the best restaurants across the Charlotte Region. Every restaurant provides three courses for $30 or $35.

CLICK for all the Queen’s Feast dining-event details.


Goodbye, T-Bones; Hello, Papa Doc’s Shore Club

A new restaurant and bar with impressive dining connections will replace the popular T-Bones on the Lake.

Papa Doc’s Shore Club will open in 2019 on the water at Lake Wylie, SC. The company behind Papa Doc’s has launched several other popular restaurants, including Brazwells Premium Pub, Whiskey Warehouse and Ink N Ivy. DETAILS


Classical music and theater at Belmont Abbey College

Carolina Pro Musica

Carolina Pro Musica

Our hometown of Belmont is a true college town. Among the benefits are the regular faculty and student concerts and theater performances available at Belmont Abbey College. Here are two upcoming shows:

  • The Abbey Players will present Shakespeare’s comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing,” Feb. 14-24. DETAILS
  • Charlotte Civic Orchestra and Carolina Pro Musica will offer music by Bach, Telemann and Mozart on Feb. 10. DETAILS


Find your McLean home today!


Custom waterfront homes on Lake Wylie

Waterfront homes are under construction throughout our South Shore neighborhood, priced from the high $900s. Visit McLean’s Custom Home Center in the South Shore Clubhouse to learn how our team of six custom-home builders can turn your dream into your dream home. Directions. Hours are 11 am-5 pm Thursdays-Saturdays; 1-5 pm Sundays; and every day by appointment. To schedule your visit, contact Anne Brade of RE/MAX at or 704-650-4951.

Featured custom waterfront homes at South Shore

  • 229 Cape August Place (Lot 23) – J. Barwick Construction. Details
  • 241 Cape August Place (Lot 26) – Andrew Roby Signature Homes. Details


South Shore Estate Homes

Estate homes at South Shore

Estate homes on large home sites overlooking woods, ponds and natural areas, from the $400s. Details

  • 120 Shimmerlake Lane (Lot 154) – John Wieland Homes. Details
  • 216 Seven Oaks Landing (Lot 79) – Peachtree Residential. Details
  • 208 Seven Oaks Landing (Lot 81) – Peachtree Residential. Details



Traditional single-family homes from the low $300s. Details

  • 1009 Overlake Drive (Lot 141) – Evans Coghill Homes. Details
  • 1013 Overlake Drive (Lot 140) – Evans Coghill Homes. Details
  • 2021 Rockbrook Lane (Lot 82) – Shea Homes. Details
  • 1017 Overlake Drive – Evans Coghill Homes (under construction). Details
  • 6004 Sandy Point Lane – Evans Coghill Homes (under construction). Details


The Conservancy

One-floor designs with room to expand upstairs. Homes starting in the mid $200s. Details

  • 209 Conservancy Drive (Lot 3) – Essex Homes. Details
  • 817 Mayapple Way (Lot 39) – Essex Homes. Details
  • 516 Trillium Way (Lot 108) – Essex Homes.
  • 716 Wood Lily Drive (Lot 57) – M/I Homes. Details


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