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Old 09-22-2007, 04:43 AM
 
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Question Lake Norman or Lake Hickory

Hi, we are a family from the UK and our son has recently enrolled at Lenoir-Ryhne Hickory, we are coming to visit him in October and are thinking of renting a house on a lake, but are not sure which one either Lake Hickory or Lake Norman. Not knowing either of the areas at all and having another son who we are bringing with us, we need to keep him occupied as well.
Can anyone advise us which would have most to offer us as we hope to see something of Hickory when we collect our some from school, but also don't want to be confined to one place if it is only small. Any advise would be most welcome.
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail, NC
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Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the Carolinas. Lake Norman is 34 miles long with 520 miles of shoreline. The towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville surround the edge of the lake. These towns offer upscale shopping, year-round golfing, fishing and other water activities. The lake is just north of Charlotte, and the mountains and coast are only a short drive away.

Lake Hickory is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area does have alot to offer, and everything is only a short drive away! The mountains offer snow skiing at beautiful resorts and the amazing fall foliage attracts thousands of tourists every year.Lake Hickory has a much more laid-back, small town feel than the booming Lake Norman.
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:06 AM
 
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How long are you planning to stay and what are you planning to rent?
What is your price point?

Melissa
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:48 AM
 
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Lake Norman hands down.
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Old 09-22-2007, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Lake Norman hands down.
I am not aware of rental homes on Lake Norman. Are there really some there?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I am not aware of rental homes on Lake Norman. Are there really some there?

Yes. I'm looking at over 38 homes available for rent on the waterfront and with boat slip or dock access.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Yes. I'm looking at over 38 homes available for rent on the waterfront and with boat slip or dock access.
But weekly rentals? Not just rentals for people looking to move here?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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But weekly rentals? Not just rentals for people looking to move here?
oops, ok

Weekly rentals, Lake Norman-> here ya go
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:37 AM
 
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oops, ok

Weekly rentals, Lake Norman-> here ya go
Great link I'm sure that will help our op out just fine.

I really am surprised there are homes by the week available there, it's so residental, not touristy.
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:14 PM
 
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I am not aware of rental homes on Lake Norman. Are there really some there?
I have a friend of mine that owns on Brawley School Rd past The Pointe, nice cove lot on the water, rents out weekly and its usually always booked. I want to say he gets somewhere between $1200-1600 a week depending on the time of year.
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