Those things, such as hospitals, restaurants and attractions, have blossomed since the lake was built from 1959 to 1963.
So have the prices of homes.
The contrast between the Lake Norman of old and the modern lake is very noticeable, said Travis Dancy, sales director
for Visit Lake Norman, noting the evolution of increased access.
“Over the years, more and more mediums of accessing the lake have come available with the infusion of boat and jet ski rentals, private charter boat services, waterfront restaurants, kayak rentals and paddle boarding,” Dancy said.
Lake Norman, as a fishery, has also evolved, Dancy added.
“For a lake that used to be termed the Dead Sea in the 1980s, (it) now hosts several regional and national bass fishing tournaments a year and has served as an economic engine in attracting anglers from all over the world.”