Lake James, North Carolina (NC) Lakefront Real Estate, Homes, Lots, Communities and Property features North Carolina Lakefront Communities, Homes, Homesites, Property, Lots and Land for Sale.

With 150 miles of shoreline covering 6,400 acres, Lake James North Carolina fed by three rivers in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains, near the lovely towns of Morganton and Marion. Morganton was recognized by Readers Digest Magazine as one of the Top 10 Best Places in America to raise a family and is a featured location in the popular guidebook 50 Best Small Southern Towns. Home buyers looking for a year-round lakefront residence or weekend retreat will find real estate investment options plentiful. This very special North Carolina lake region includes a number of established and brand-new gated communities, lakefront and golf course developments to suit your lifestyle needs. The extraordinary homesites within Crescent Communities newest developments- 1780 and Old Wildlife Club- feature stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Linville Gorge Wilderness, Lake James and the Catawba River.

This small town of 17,000 people is a rich in culture and history, with downtown streets lined by small shops and boutiques. Residents and visitors enjoy summer outdoor concerts on the downtown square and a Historic Festival each year which draws crowds from the entire region. The beautiful greenway walking trail follows the Catawba River where charming restaurants allow people to dine surrounded by the beauty of the river and trees. On the west side of Lake James, the town of Marion is where main street meets the mountains, offering quiet neighborhoods and tree-lined streets.

Surrounded by ancient forests, the lake’s climate is very pleasant with mild winters and cooler summers. From Lake James, the Blue Ridge Mountains tower to the west and many communities offer spectacular homes with outstanding views of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain. Lake James is just 90 minutes from Charlotte, close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Linville Gorge, midway between Asheville and Winston-Salem off of I-40.