Winter is is traditionally a slow time for new homes, but not at McLean.
Maybe it’s the recent warm weather, which helped our builders make good headway. And maybe it is our region’s vitality, which lures nearly 50 newcomers a day.
This we do know: McLean has become a destination for discriminating homebuyers wanting both a great home and a good life. Come see why.


Tour our New Home Development in the Charlotte area!

Tour map of McLean on Lake Wylie Waterfront Homes For SaleWith so much to see, we have prepared this short tour of South Shore and The Conservancy neighborhoods at McLean.

Feel free to stop, get out and explore. (For safety, please do not enter construction sites, and please have adults with children at all times).

1 – Begin at the Information Center
We recommend starting at the Information Center at 175 Armstrong Road, open 11 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays and 1-5 pm Sundays-Mondays. Learn what’s new, pick up complementary bottles of water, and check out the community map. We love visitors!

Peachtree Residential model at McLean with Lake Wylie Waterfront Homes For Sale2 – Explore award-winning Peachtree model
Turn right out of the Information Center and enter South Shore at Seven Oaks Landing.

Ahead you’ll see Peachtree Residential’s award-winning model home, named 2016 Charlotte Parade of Homes Best of Show for homes in the $650k-$750k range, plus other Peachtree homes.

Be sure to stop and tour the model, open 11 am-5 pm Mon-Sat and 1-5 Sun-Mon.

South Shore Residents Club at McLean New Construction Charlotte NC3 – Residents Club will be hub of activity
Follow Seven Oaks Landing to South Shore Drive and the future South Shore Residents Club, under construction on a knoll with lovely lake vistas.

The club will be finished this summer and will offer a wide range of amenities including a large pool.

Nature at McLean Development with New Home Construction Lake Wylie 4 – Take a lakeside hike
Miles of nature trails will crisscross McLean. One of our favorites offers a short walk to Lake Wylie and a quiet pond.

Take South Shore Drive to the cul-de-sac near Lake Wylie.

Walk the gravel path to your left into the nearby woods to the pond and lakeshore.

Cape August Drive homes for sale in Belmont NC5 – McSpadden and Rutenberg homes
Follow South Shore Drive toward Cape August Place. You’ll soon spot 2 waterfront custom homes – the expansive McSpadden Custom Home nearing completion, and one of two Arthur Rutenberg Homes under construction next door.

Coming soon – more custom homes!
As you drive through South Shore, you’ll see signs marking waterfront lots reserved for our custom builders, including J. Barwick, Fairwood and Andrew Roby. A few select South Shore waterfront homes are available for under $1 million on spacious lots with optional docks. Learn more

Rutenberg new homes for sale in Charlotte NC6 – Rutenberg and Wieland homes
Arthur Rutenberg is building this waterfront custom home with a beautiful elevated view of the lake, across Cape August Place from two spacious estate homes by John Wieland Homes.

Wieland also has waterfront sites available nearby.

New Home Construction Lake Wylie at McLean7 – John Wieland model home
Continue along Cape August Place to Shimmerlake Lane, then turn left. You’ll soon come to John Weiland Homes’ model under construction on the left, beside one of South Shore’s many walking paths.

The Conservancy at McLean offering New Homes Near Charlotte NC8 – The Conservancy unfolds
The Conservancy is rapidly taking shape. Proceed to Armstrong Road, then turn left.

Turn left again at S. New Hope Road, where McLean is funding construction of the new traffic circle.

The Conservancy entrance is nearby, on the right.

Essex Homes McLean Construction of New Homes Lake Wylie9 – Essex Homes
Essex Homes has several homes under construction on Trillium Way, with prices starting in the mid-$200s.

Essex is premiering a new collection of one-story floor-plan designs that can be expanded up to 3,200 sf with optional living space on the 2nd floor.

M/I Homes new construction Charlotte NC area10 – M/I Homes
M/I Homes recently broke ground on its first homes, on Gardenbrook Trail.

Most M/I homes in The Conservancy can be built with one-floor layouts and optional bonus room or upstairs living room. Prices start in the $230s.

Seven Oaks Preserve at McLean Development on Lake Wylie11 – Escape into Seven Oaks Preserve
The Conservancy will have three paths connecting to the Seven Oaks Preserve and its nature trail along Lake Wylie.

You can access the 2.8-mile trail now from a small parking lot and trailhead on South New Hope Road near the Conservancy entrance.

Information Center1 – Learn more at the Information Center
By now you probably have questions about what you’ve seen.

Our staff at the McLean Information Center is there daily until 5 daily to help. Or call the center anytime at 980.987.9040.


See The Conservancy and McLean’s Lake Wylie New Home Construction from the air via YouTube

M/I Homes has started construction in The Conservancy and recently posted this great aerial video that captures the beauty and the breadth of McLean. Our landscaping looks even better now than when the video was shot early last fall! Click on the image to watch.

There’s always plenty to do!

Here’s a sampling of the many events taking place near McLean.

Merling Trio at Belmont Abbey CollegeThe Merling Trio
Arts at the Abbey concert – Feb. 20 at Belmont Abbey Basilica – The Merling Trio performs Brahms’ Hungarian Dances and American standards. Details

Hearts-a-Bustin’ 5K
Trail run at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and 7 Oaks Preserve – Feb. 11. Great way to experience natural beauty right next to our neighborhood, The Conservancy. All runners will get free coffee of cocoa courtesy of McLean, too! Details

Gaston County Parks and Rec
Arts and Orchids feature exhibit – Feb. 3 through March 19 at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Free with admission ticket and to garden members. Details

The Woman in Black
Theater performances – Feb. 16-18 and 23-25 at Belmont Abbey College. Running for over 26 years in London’s West End, the late Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation of Susan Hill’s suspenseful novel is a thrill-seeker’s paradise! Details and tickets