No holiday says “home” quite like Thanksgiving. Family, friends and food – truly good times and precious memories. Dozens of families will experience that joyful time for the first time this week in their new homes at McLean – a place rich in traditions.

We hope you’ll visit soon, too. Savor the brisk autumn walks on lakeside trails tinged in gold. Explore our beautifully crafted homes. And begin your own traditions at McLean on Lake Wylie.

Homes in South Shore


Our memorable first Homecoming on the Lake

Homecoming on the Lake photosWe could not have had a better autumn afternoon to host McLean’s first Homecoming on the Lake, on Nov. 4.

Many of our new residents mingled with visitors at the recently opened South Shore clubhouse and pool while enjoying lunch catered by our soon-to-open Seven Oaks Café.

Thanks to all who stopped by, and to our McLean neighbors for making them feel welcome.





Welcome our newest neighborhood and builders

Overlake is on on South New Hope Road near Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

McLean continues to grow, with the addition of our third neighborhood, Overlake, on South New Hope Road near the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden.

Shea Homes and Evans Coghill Homes will begin work soon on model homes, set to open next spring.

Located on a quiet Lake Wylie cove, Overlake will feature family friendly amenities such as a pool/cabana and playgrounds for children, numerous green spaces and an adjacent mountain biking trail.

Shea Homes will offer one- and two- story homes ranging from 2,090 to 2,900 square feet and having first- or second-floor owner’s suites. Homes prices are expected to start in the low $300s.

Evans Coghill Homes will feature bedrooms on the main level, guest suites, back porches, skylights, available built ins and tile floors. Prices are expected to start in the mid-$370s.

Learn more about the builders

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Harris Teeter joins Publix and The String Bean near McLean

Opening-day shoppers at the new Belmont Harris Teeter

Opening-day shoppers at the new Belmont Harris Teeter

Just in time for holiday feasts, one of the Charlotte region’s most popular grocers, Harris Teeter, has opened its newest store just 8 minutes north of McLean at 905 South Point Road, Belmont. The store includes a pharmacy and fuel center. Details

McLean also is just 8 minutes away from another highly regarded grocery chain, Publix. The supermarket is due south at 158 Hwy. 274 in Lake Wylie, SC. Details

The String Bean Market, 106 N. Main St. in Belmont, offers fine meats, seafood, specialty dishes, craft beers and fine wines, as noted by five Wine Spectator awards of excellence. Details



Remodeling begins for Seven Oaks Café

Historic McLean House

Seven Oaks Cafe will be in the historic McLean House at 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont

When you visit McLean over the next several weeks, our information center at 175 Armstrong Road, Belmont, will be closed as we remodel the historic structure for a new tenant, the Seven Oaks Café. The café will offer breakfasts and lunches.

The café is the first commercial component of McLean and is being done by Front Porch Hospitality, the parent firm of The String Bean, the popular Belmont eatery and market.




Our four model homes welcome your visits

McLean’s four model homes and our home-site office in the South Shore Residents Club will be open most days through the end of the year.

Holiday closings: All model homes will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s days. Some may be closed on Friday, Nov. 25, as well, so call ahead if you plan to visit. Here are locations, hours and contact information.

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John Wieland Homes

  • Shimmerlake Lane near Armstrong Road.
  • 1-5 pm Sundays-Mondays;
  • 11 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays.
  • 800-958-9083. Website

Peachtree Residential

  • 200 Seven Oaks Landing.
  • 1-5 pm Sundays-Mondays;
  • 11 am-5 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays.
  • 704-201-5401  Website

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Essex Homes

  • 301 Conservancy Drive
  • 1-6 pm Sundays and Mondays;
  • 11 am-6 pm Tuesdays-Saturdays
  • 704-609-2721  Website

M/I Homes

  • 508 Gardenbrook Trail (GPS: 6690 S. New Hope Rd)
  • 10 am-6 pm Monday-Tuesday and Friday-Saturday;
  • noon-6 pm Wednesday and Sunday.
  • 704-228-3892  Website


So many holiday events to enjoy near McLean!

Boats glow with holiday lights near T-Bones on the Lake

We never lack for things to do near McLean. Here’s a sampling of the many holiday-themed events taking place nearby and even next door!

  • Belmont Holiday Home TourSponsored in part by McLean, this popular event featuring five homes in Belmont’s historic district decorated for the holidays. Noon-5 pm Dec 2.
  • Belmont Christmas Parade – More than 100 floats, bands and many other entries, including Santa! 3:30-5 pm Dec. 5 on Main and Catawba streets in downtown Belmont.
  • Belmont Christmas Village – Shopping with a true holiday spirit, 6-9 pm Dec. 8 in historic downtown Belmont. Enjoy carriage rides sponsored by McLean, hay rides, hot cider and Santa!
  • Holiday Boat Parade – Gather at T-Bones on the Lake in Lake Wylie, SC, to view this watery holiday tradition. The parade starts at the dock at 6:30 pm Dec. 16.
  • Holidays at the Garden – Our neighbor, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, transforms into a glittering winder wonderland. Visit 5-9 nightly through Dec. 31 except Christmas Day.
  • Christmas Town USA – Nearby McAdenville offers the granddaddy of holiday light displays, with the whole village aglow nightly Dec. 2-26 starting at dusk. Drive through or park and walk!