Cornelius is a lakeside town located on the east side Lake Norman with approximately 70 miles of shoreline. It is located just 25 minutes North of Charlotte. Cornelius is home to world class waterfront living. Residents enjoy boating on the beautiful waters of Lake Norman, the town's many lakeside parks, a championship golf course, and shopping in the area's many shopping centers.
Cornelius is also home to both The Peninsula Golf Club and The Peninsula Yacht Club. The Peninsula Country Club is a beautiful retreat that offers superb dining, a stunning golf course, tennis, fitness and year-round activities for the entire family. The Peninsula Yacht Club offers members exciting opportunities for boating, sailing, leisure, recreation and fine dining. Cornelius also sports numerous smaller enclaves along its scenic shoreline, while just inland are situated great planned communities like Robbins Park, Heron Harbor, and its charming historic district, which dates back to the 1800's.
Residents also enjoy the 105-acre Jetton Park with lake access, tennis, bike rentals, walking trails, picnic shelters, playground and a beach. There's also Ramsey Creek Park, a 43-acre waterfront park with picnic facilities, a playground, volleyball courts, picnic facilities, fishing and boat slips. The brand new, 18-acre town-owned and operated Torrence Chapel Park features ball fields, tennis courts, jogging trails, basketball and picnic facilites.