This is the perfect weekend to tour McLean’s South Shore neighborhood on Lake Wylie and enjoy the surrounding Belmont community as well. In fact, here are five great reasons to visit!


peachtreemay51. Rooftops!

You will spot new homes rising through the trees as soon as you near our information center at 175 Armstrong Road. Peachtree Residential has five homes under way on Seven Oaks Landing – the entrance road closest to New Hope Road. Drive a bit further through South Shore to Cape August Drive to see the impressive lakefront home being crafted by McSpadden Custom Homes. Arthur Rutenberg Homes has broken ground nearby, as well.


cyclistsmay52. Blazing-fast cyclists

Many of America’s fastest cyclists will race around downtown Belmont on Sunday as they compete in the CaroMont Health Criterium.

McLean is helping sponsor the Criterium, which includes amateur races, a Kids Zone and many displays and vendors.




watermay53. Take in the water
Boaters flock to Lake Wylie this time of year. Park at the lakeside cul-de-sac on Cape August Drive and spend a few minutes watching the boats race by. South Shore residents won’t need a lakefront home to enjoy boating on Lake Wylie.

A short walking path will lead from the north end of Cape August Drive to adjacent Harbortowne Marina, where slips are available to lease.


weehousemay54. Wee Houses at the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, next door to McLean, celebrates the opening of its exhibit, “Wee Houses: Places We Play,” this weekend. Our five custom-home builders are helping sponsor the display of fantasy and craftsmanship. Special programs are planned all weekend.



entrancemay55. Beautiful first impressions

McLean’s focus on natural beauty is evident throughout the South Shore neighborhood. The latest example: the freshly laid lawn, young plantings and new entrance monuments along Armstrong Road.

A walking path has also been added on part of Seven Oaks Landing.

McLean will have many miles of paths and more than 100 acres of parks, ponds and natural areas.

Begin your visit at the Historic McLean House

McLean HouseTo get the most out of your first visit to McLean’s South Shore neighborhood, begin with a brief stop at our information center, in the historic 1858 McLean House at 175 Armstrong Road. The center is open 11 am – 5 pm Tuesdays thru Saturdays and 1 – 5 pm Sundays thru Mondays.
We have prepared a brief video and large community map to help you understand this special place. We also have literature on South Shore and its builders, and a street map for your tour.
Our staff is available answer to questions about McLean and the broader community.
Ready to explore? Ask for a bottle of cold water (we always have some on hand) and enjoy your tour. Come back soon! Visit us online anytime, at