Cornelius NC New Homes for Sale - Video
Cornelius NC new homes for sale include luxury waterfront homes priced $1,000,000 - 2,000,000 and up, 55+ Active Adult homes from Epcon Communities, as well as new construction builders and developments in Cornelius with pricing in the $300,000 - 400,000 range. Call or Text Roger at 704-345-3400 to tour any of the listings currently displayed here directly from our local MLS (more accurate than Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Movoto).
History of Cornelius, North Carolina
The Town of Cornelius history date back to 1893, said to have originated in a dispute over the weighing of cotton. History tells us that there were two prosperous cotton companies in nearby Davidson, North Carolina (just north of Charlotte NC) that had a huge disagreement about cotton weighing. Political in nature, it caused one of them to relocate most cotton operations just south of Davidson. Funny how strife like this leads to calamity, as heavy rains made the route so muddy that cotton farmers found it better to just do business south of Davidson. Not long after, a cotton mill was built, turning raw cotton into cloth. Joseph Benjamin (J.B.) Cornelius, born in 1833, provided the money to build the mill and named the town after him. Decades later, the creation of nearby Lake Norman in the early 1960's fueled further growth into this friendly small town on the outskirts of Charlotte. Miles of Lake Norman shoreline in Cornelius did not hurt! The town's beauty is linked to its many parks, as well as their championship golf course, and of course, good old North Carolina small town friendliness.