Lake Norman vs Lake Wylie Waterfront Homes


Why Lake Wylie? See the difference…

Choose from a variety of single-family home options including luxury homes on Lake Wylie (comparable to Lake Norman waterfront homes for sale with similar amenities, a strong community, and 325 miles of shoreline) and estate homesites overlooking three scenic ponds, woods or countryside.

Homesites in South Shore range from a half-acre to more than an acre in size, ensuring the spaciousness and privacy that so many homebuyers are seeking. Amenities at South Shore will be as spectacular as the homes, views and setting with an impressive clubhouse and pool overlooking the lake and a network of trails, parks and gardens.

charlotte’s oldest and closest lake

Charlotte’s closest lake laps at our 5 miles of shoreline. That leaves you 320 miles more of shoreline to explore as you fish for trophy bass or cruise to lakeside destinations including several marinas, the towns of Lake Wylie and Tega Cay and the region’s largest nature preserve, McDowell Park.

Quality Homes, A Little Further South

The South Shore builder group includes a host of builders known for high quality designs and craftsmanship. John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and Peachtree Residential are building  homes on South Shore’s estate homesites.

J. Barwick Construction, Fairwood Construction, McSpadden Custom Homes, Andrew Roby and Arthur Rutenberg are constructing luxury homes on the lakefront, most of which will include docks. Each of these builders has developed design plans especially tailored to McLean’s setting and the architectural styles envisioned for the community.  Construction is underway on the first lakefront homes, including clearing and framing for pre-sold luxury and waterfront homes for sale.


When contemplating the purchase of a waterfront home in the Charlotte area, discerning buyers often find themselves comparing Lake Norman and Lake Wylie. While both locations offer unique attractions, Lake Wylie stands out for its serene beauty, intimate community feel, and exceptional waterfront properties.


Lake Wylie’s allure lies in its peaceful waters and smaller scale, which foster a sense of community and retreat not always found in larger lakes. With 325 miles of shoreline, it offers a quiet, cozy setting ideal for those seeking privacy and a close-knit neighborhood atmosphere. The scenic beauty of Lake Wylie is unparalleled, with lush greenery and waters that reflect the stunning sunsets, making it a perfect place for those who appreciate nature and a peaceful lifestyle.

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