Discovery Days, Construction Update, and Lake Wylie Trails

On weekends beginning September 26 through October 11, we will offer Discovery Days preview events for our South Shore neighborhood and its initial lakeside custom home and estate home offerings. With five miles of unspoiled shoreline and lovely surrounding countryside, South Shore is McLean’s flagship community. Home sites there vary in size from 1/2-acre to more than an acre.

Discovery Days are scheduled on Saturdays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sundays 1-4 p.m. Representatives of our custom and estate home builders will be on site to share home information and lead property tours. Contact us here to RSVP or if you have questions. 

Fall is the perfect time to visit McLean and see first-hand what makes it so special. Please join us.


House through Cherry TreesConstruction Update

The front porch of our information center in the historic McLean House, looking across Armstrong Road toward the lake, is the ideal vantage point to take in our progress to date.

From there you can see the first paved roads in South Shore. Soon the sites of the first model homes will come into view when custom builders Wieland and Peachtree break ground. Other select custom builders for the community are not far behind.

Entrance landscaping and monuments, as well as trail construction for our first phase of development, will commence later this fall. Meanwhile, comments on social media, website views, visitors to the site and requests for information and project updates reflect continued interest in McLean from near and far.


mclean_00013Neighboring Gems: Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, one of many Lake Wylie Trails

McLean’s appeal is in large part due to the wonderfully diverse amenities that are located nearby.

Just south of where Armstrong Rd. dead-ends into New Hope Road, you’ll find the entrance to the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, one of the finest and most popular Lake Wylie trails in the region for runners, walkers, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Seven Oaks Preserve comprises 78 acres of permanently preserved land managed by the Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC). The preserve safeguards sensitive natural areas around the lake and habitat for wild turkeys, turtles and native wildflowers. It also features unusual swamp chestnut oak trees, huge tulip poplars and persimmon trees, as well as ospreys, eagles and kingfishers that make their homes there.

For nearly three miles, the Seven Oaks Preserve Trail winds along the shoreline of Lake Wylie and connects to other trails at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (visitors do not have to pay the garden to walk on its trails). Segments at either end of the trail form a five-mile loop. The Seven Oaks Preserve Trail is also part of the Carolina Thread Trail, a 1,500-mile network of greenways, trails and “blueways” that will eventually link 15 counties in the Charlotte metropolitan region. More than 220 miles of the interconnected trails are open to the public.

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