Lake Wylie

North Carolina

457Listings
$45K-$1B
$257.8MTotal Value
Lake Wylie, North Carolina

The Lake Wylie real estate market is the third largest marketplace for lake property in North Carolina.

The average list price for Lake Wylie homes for sale is $580,000. Normally there are about 270 lake homes for sale at Lake Wylie, and 190 listings for lots and land.

Lake Wylie is one of North Carolina's largest lakes, and has 325 miles of shoreline. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, the closest major airport, is only 16 miles away.

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  • 325Mi. of Shoreline
  • 23Avg. Depth
  • 94Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    Mountains
  • Dam Name
    Catawba Dam
  • Year Built
    1904
  • Managed By Duke Energy
  • Ownership
    Public
  • Acreage
    13,443
  • Public Boat Ramps
    6
  • Counties: Gaston County, Mecklenburg County
  • Fish: Channel Catfish, Channel Catfish, Channel Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Multiple fishing tournaments; USC Bass open
  • Sailing clubs: Catawba Yacht Club
  • Interesting facts: Lake Wylie is the oldest of seven man-made lakes created by Duke Power along the Catawba River to regulate water flow for hydroelectric power.
  • History: Formerly run by Southern Power Company.
Airports
Charlotte Douglas International Airport
5501 R C Josh Birmingham Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28208
16 miles away
Bethel-Lake Wylie Airport
York, SC 29745
6 miles away
About Lake Wylie
Gorgeous Waterfronts and Convenient Location

Lake Wylie is a man-made lake resting on the North and South Carolina border. It is the second oldest lake in the Catawba River chain and is operated by Duke Power.

It is protected by the Catawba River Keepers Foundation, an organization dedicated to preserving the Catawba River, its natural resources, and keeping the waters clean and free of pollution.

Only minutes from Charlotte, Lake Wylie is convenient, scenic, and has impressive depths of up to 94 feet. The Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is around 20 miles away, and the Piedmont Medical Center is around 11 miles away.

With coverage of 13,443 acres and 325 miles of shoreline, there is plenty to do and see. The power company manages the water levels well, preventing radical fluctuations.

Lake Fun for Everyone

Lake Wylie has many activities and amenities to offer residents and visitors. Popular choices are boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing.

Duke Energy has supplied boat launch facilities, and there are plenty of parks and campgrounds to visit.

Lake Wylie has an abundance of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and channel catfish. Anglers of all experience levels will love tossing a line out on these waters. The lake also hosts multiple annual fishing tournaments, including the USC Bass Open.

Ample Wildlife

Part of Lake Wylie's eastern waters banks the McDowell Nature Preserve, the ideal place for camping, hiking, fishing, and various forms of recreation as well as wildlife observation.

The gorgeous landscapes showcase incredible backdrops of natural beauty in all four distinct seasons.

Countless Local Attractions

Because Lake Wylie is located in three different counties across two states, the events and attractions are diverse and refreshing.

Festivals, music, parades, and excellent eateries will keep your appetite for adventure and exploration well satisfied.

Carowinds Amusement Park is seven miles away, loaded with rollercoasters, carnival events, and even haunted houses in October.

A Place of Community

Three sailing clubs, several golf courses, and shorelines dotted with lakefront homes give the area a rich sense of community.

Lake Wylie provides a vibrant and thriving lifestyle for every walk of life and is the ideal investment choice for family fun and serene solitude.