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Lake James Homes For Sale
North Carolina

Lake James Homes For Sale
North Carolina

Lake James Real Estate Specialist

Glenn Fisher

Lake Homes Realty

(828) 358-1019

 
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Total Listings
18
Total Value
$6,709,400
Updated as of
08-16-2017

About Lake James

Location

Located approximately 5 miles northeast of the city of Marion, North Carolina on NC 126, Lake James is at the base of the Linville Gorge. It is part of the North Carolina Park System and is surrounded by the Lake James State Park.

 

History and Topography

Named for the founder of Duke Power and the benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke, Lake James was the result of a hydro-electric project developed by Duke Power between the years 1916-1923.

 

As the largest reservoir in the state, Lake James encompasses some 1,262 acres and has a surface area of approximately 10.2 square miles. The lake actually overlaps two counties, Burke County and McDowell County. Lake James lies behind a series of dams across the Catawba River and its tributaries Paddy Creek and the Linville River. The dams help to control the water level in the reservoir. Lake James depth at the Catawba Dam site is approximately 150 feet with a lake level variance of up to 5 feet. It has an elevation of 1,200 feet above sea level and is surrounded by forested ridges and hilly terrain.

 

Visual Appeal

With its view of the Appalachian Mountain Range (Blue Ridge Mountains) in the background, the lake is picturesque. In fact, Lake James has served as a backdrop for the movie industry. In the early 1990s the lake was utilized in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" as a stand in for Lake George in New York. Movie crews actually constructed a fort on the shore to replicate the New York lake location.

 

Access to Recreation

As the focal point of Lake James State Park, Lake James offers a variety of recreational amenities. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, swimming, boating and fishing are all popular. There are two boat ramps available to access the lake, one at Hidden Cove and the other at Canal Bridge. The Canal Bridge ramp is open 24/7. Other recreational activities in the area include golf at the Marion Lake Club.

 

Potential for Development

Lake James has more than 150 miles of shoreline, much of it lined with acres of protected forest. Although new residential communities are in evidence, the environmental impact of such development is of paramount concern to state and local organizations. In fact, the Foothills Conservancy has sought to prevent privatization of the lake by convincing the State to acquire some 30 miles of shoreline. Working within the parameters set by the State, developers seek to create communities with the least impact on the surrounding natural environment of Lake James.

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About Lake James

Location

Located approximately 5 miles northeast of the city of Marion, North Carolina on NC 126, Lake James is at the base of the Linville Gorge. It is part of the North Carolina Park System and is surrounded by the Lake James State Park.

 

History and Topography

Named for the founder of Duke Power and the benefactor of Duke University, James Buchanan Duke, Lake James was the result of a hydro-electric project developed by Duke Power between the years 1916-1923.

 

As the largest reservoir in the state, Lake James encompasses some 1,262 acres and has a surface area of approximately 10.2 square miles. The lake actually overlaps two counties, Burke County and McDowell County. Lake James lies behind a series of dams across the Catawba River and its tributaries Paddy Creek and the Linville River. The dams help to control the water level in the reservoir. Lake James depth at the Catawba Dam site is approximately 150 feet with a lake level variance of up to 5 feet. It has an elevation of 1,200 feet above sea level and is surrounded by forested ridges and hilly terrain.

 

Visual Appeal

With its view of the Appalachian Mountain Range (Blue Ridge Mountains) in the background, the lake is picturesque. In fact, Lake James has served as a backdrop for the movie industry. In the early 1990s the lake was utilized in the movie "The Last of the Mohicans" as a stand in for Lake George in New York. Movie crews actually constructed a fort on the shore to replicate the New York lake location.

 

Access to Recreation

As the focal point of Lake James State Park, Lake James offers a variety of recreational amenities. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, swimming, boating and fishing are all popular. There are two boat ramps available to access the lake, one at Hidden Cove and the other at Canal Bridge. The Canal Bridge ramp is open 24/7. Other recreational activities in the area include golf at the Marion Lake Club.

 

Potential for Development

Lake James has more than 150 miles of shoreline, much of it lined with acres of protected forest. Although new residential communities are in evidence, the environmental impact of such development is of paramount concern to state and local organizations. In fact, the Foothills Conservancy has sought to prevent privatization of the lake by convincing the State to acquire some 30 miles of shoreline. Working within the parameters set by the State, developers seek to create communities with the least impact on the surrounding natural environment of Lake James.

Lake James Real Estate Specialist

Glenn Fisher

Lake Homes Realty

(828) 358-1019

A longtime resident of Hickory, Glenn Fisher is an expert in local real estate. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about buying and selling real estate in North Carolina. Glenn is a customer driven REALTOR® dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service.

Glenn  Fisher

Contact Glenn:

(828) 358-1019

 
 

A longtime resident of Hickory, Glenn Fisher is an expert in local real estate. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge about buying and selling real estate in North Carolina. Glenn is a customer driven REALTOR® dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service.

 

Glenn and his wife, Carol have raised three children in Hickory and believe that the town is truly a great place to live and raise a family. He is heavily involved in the community and local businesses. Starting his career as a Certified Public Accountant, Glenn moved on to become CFO and part owner of a specialty textile company before becoming a full time real estate agent in 2011.

 

When he's not busy working for his valued clients, Glenn retreats to the local streams, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman, or the coast to fish and relax. He also enjoys gardening and hiking.

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1191 HIGH TRAIL DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

1191 HIGH TRAIL DR

$1,100,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 1258

Acreage: 0.85

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1857 SANDY COVE DR, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

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Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 4032

Acreage: 1.67

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2038 LAUREL RIDGE CT, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

2038 LAUREL RIDGE CT

$895,000

Bedrooms: 4 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 3021

Acreage: 0.78

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2216 NORTH POINT DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

2216 NORTH POINT DR

$585,000

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1865

Acreage: 0.5

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5 LAKE HAVEN DR, Marion, NC 28762 - Image 1

5 LAKE HAVEN DR

$549,900

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1413

Acreage: 9.45

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2052 LAUREL RIDGE CT, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

2052 LAUREL RIDGE CT

$495,000

Acreage: 0.82

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1367 FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

1367 FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS

$475,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 1753

Acreage: 1.45

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5097 WHITEROCK LN, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

5097 WHITEROCK LN

$415,000

Acreage: 1.34

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4100 ROSE CREEK RD, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

4100 ROSE CREEK RD

$355,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 3843

Acreage: 8.17

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2261 LAUREL POINTE DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

2261 LAUREL POINTE DR

$280,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1332

Acreage: 0.52

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1800 BLACK FOREST DR, Marion, NC 28752 - Image 1

1800 BLACK FOREST DR

$189,900

Acreage: 7.98

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00 HARBORSIDE DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1: www.thearborpoa.com

00 HARBORSIDE DR

$79,900

Acreage: 0.79

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2376 BENFIELDS LANDING RD, Nebo, NC 28671 - Image 1

2376 BENFIELDS LANDING RD

$76,000

Acreage: 1.12

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42-11 HIGH TRAIL DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

42-11 HIGH TRAIL DR

$74,900

Acreage: 3.19

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7063 HWY 126, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

7063 HWY 126

$65,000

Acreage: 12.04

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00 GRAYSTONE PL, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

00 GRAYSTONE PL

$49,900

Acreage: 1.41

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Lot #2 GRAND OAKS DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

Lot #2 GRAND OAKS DR

$34,000

Acreage: 0.69

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Lot #1 GRAND OAKS DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

Lot #1 GRAND OAKS DR

$29,000

Acreage: 0.74

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1191 HIGH TRAIL DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

1191 HIGH TRAIL DR

$1,100,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 1258

Acreage: 0.85

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1857 SANDY COVE DR, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

1857 SANDY COVE DR

$960,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 4032

Acreage: 1.67

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2038 LAUREL RIDGE CT, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

2038 LAUREL RIDGE CT

$895,000

Bedrooms: 4 |  Bathrooms: 3|  SF: 3021

Acreage: 0.78

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2216 NORTH POINT DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

2216 NORTH POINT DR

$585,000

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1865

Acreage: 0.5

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5 LAKE HAVEN DR, Marion, NC 28762 - Image 1

5 LAKE HAVEN DR

$549,900

Bedrooms: 2 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1413

Acreage: 9.45

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2052 LAUREL RIDGE CT, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

2052 LAUREL RIDGE CT

$495,000

Acreage: 0.82

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1367 FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

1367 FOREST LAKE HEIGHTS

$475,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 1753

Acreage: 1.45

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5097 WHITEROCK LN, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

5097 WHITEROCK LN

$415,000

Acreage: 1.34

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4100 ROSE CREEK RD, Morganton, NC 28655 - Image 1

4100 ROSE CREEK RD

$355,900

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 4|  SF: 3843

Acreage: 8.17

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2261 LAUREL POINTE DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

2261 LAUREL POINTE DR

$280,000

Bedrooms: 3 |  Bathrooms: 2|  SF: 1332

Acreage: 0.52

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1800 BLACK FOREST DR, Marion, NC 28752 - Image 1

1800 BLACK FOREST DR

$189,900

Acreage: 7.98

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00 HARBORSIDE DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1: www.thearborpoa.com

00 HARBORSIDE DR

$79,900

Acreage: 0.79

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2376 BENFIELDS LANDING RD, Nebo, NC 28671 - Image 1

2376 BENFIELDS LANDING RD

$76,000

Acreage: 1.12

View Details »Lake James, NC
42-11 HIGH TRAIL DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

42-11 HIGH TRAIL DR

$74,900

Acreage: 3.19

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7063 HWY 126, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

7063 HWY 126

$65,000

Acreage: 12.04

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00 GRAYSTONE PL, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

00 GRAYSTONE PL

$49,900

Acreage: 1.41

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Lot #2 GRAND OAKS DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

Lot #2 GRAND OAKS DR

$34,000

Acreage: 0.69

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Lot #1 GRAND OAKS DR, Nebo, NC 28761 - Image 1

Lot #1 GRAND OAKS DR

$29,000

Acreage: 0.74

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