Harbor Watch on Lake Norman – Statesville NC

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Harbor Watch:

Welcome to Harbor Watch on Lake Norman in Statesville NC!  This community is located on the upper end of Lake Norman on the main channel of the Catawba River.  Centrally located between Hickory, Statesville and Mooresville and with easy access to I-40.  You will love the large wooded lots and privacy between homes.  Most of the interior lots range from .75 to over 3 acres!  Waterfront lots range from .5  to over an acre.  As you drive around this neighborhood, you will get the sense you are in the mountains with rolling hills and mature wooded landscape.

Come explore the unique features offered by the Harbor Watch Community.  There are two private islands on Lake Norman offering fun for all.  Bring the family and camp out, hang out on the small beach area, fish or just pull up the boat and visit with your neighbors.  There are also two small interior stocked fishing ponds that are catch and release.  Pull up a seat on the park benches and watch the fun!

If you love boating on Lake Norman, there are community day slips available for you.  Load up the boat in the morning and take off for a day of fun on the lake!  The boat landing has a covered gazebo area, sunning decks and picnic area plus a boat launch area and parking space.  When you finish the day, you can take store your boat in the secure fenced storage area just off Laurel Cove Rd.  This storage area offers plenty of room for RV’s, boats, trailers and additional vehicles.

To get to Harbor Watch on Lake Norman in Statesville NC, take Exit 42 – Troutman- off of I-77 and go north on 21 through town, past the Food Lion.  Take a left on Old Mountain Road to the next light then L on Buffalo Shoals Rd for about 3 miles.  Left on Laurel Cove and the Harbor Watch will be on your right.  You will see the beautifully landscaped front entrance and gate house.

 

HOUSING:

This community has approximately 176 lots and there are still plenty of lots available to build your dream home.  There is an architectural review committee that  will approve your phpjSYYuEAM.jpgplans and provide you with the guidelines for building. Bring you own builder or contact me for recommendations of local building contractors.  You can review the guidelines at the community website:  www.harborwatchhoa.bondwaresite.com

There are a great variety of homes available for sale in Harbor Watch ranging in price from $250,000 to over a million.  There are waterfront lots, waterview of Lake Norman or of the interior lakes and interior lots.  Search all homes for sale  in Harbor Watch or call me for homes that may not be listed or are coming soon to the market.

Harbor Watch is a private community with private roads that are maintained by the HOA.  Annual dues are currently $600 (please verify current dues) and this includes road maintenance, maintenance of the common areas and amenities.  All homes will have their own septic system and water well.

Take a drive through tour of Harbor Watch:

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SCHOOLS:

Living in Statesville NC offers many options for education from public schools, to private options to Higher Education.  Public Schools options with depend on the where you live.  You can visit the Iredell- Statesville Schools Website for school assignments and more information about the school district.  If private schools are what you are searching for, you will find many options such as Statesville Montessori, Cornerstone Christian, Southview Christian Academy and Statesville Christian.  There is also the American Renaissance School in downtown Statesville for grades K-8.  Higher Education options include Mitchell Community College and Gardner Webb University.  Click this link for common questions about enrollment in NC Public Schools.

 

FUN THINGS TO DO:

Statesville is full of activities that will please any age or interest.  Every year you will enjoy the sites and tastes at the Carolina Balloonfest, the Crossroads Pumpkinfest, the annual Christmas Parade or the summer “Friday after Five” Concert series.  Take a visit to the Fort Dobbs Historic Civil War Site or take the kids to Zootastic for a fun fill day with the animals.  You might like to take the downtown guided tour of historic sites or join in on the annual “Amazing Race” sponsored by the Statesville Chamber of Commerce.  Come out for the downtown Art Crawls or take a day visiting one of the local NASCAR Race shops.  If you love horses, a drive out the Love Valley (our very own western town in the Piedmont) and take some horse riding lessons or watch a real rodeo.  You can drive to Troutman for the annual Iredell County Fair or watch the annual Independence Day Parade and Fireworks. Let’s not forget that NC has lots of vineyards in this area and a must see is Daveste Vineyards in Troutman.  A great day of wine tasting and good music!

If enjoying a day on the lake, cruise south below the Hwy 150 bridge and explore Queens Landing for the day.  Enjoy mini golf, outside entertainment, the piano bar and don’t miss the annual 4th of July fireworks.  Check out one of the local waterfront restaurants on Lake Norman and enjoy a fabulous lunch. Find one of the local sandbars and hang for the day or just spend the day skiing, tubing and swimming.  It’s a great place to play for the day!

Located just a few miles away is the Lake Norman State Park where you can enjoy camping, hiking, bike riding through miles of trails, swimming and much more.

OTHER IMPORTANT AMENITIES:

In every city or town you choose to live, some things you must have access to are good hospitals and other resources such as a library and recreational facilities.  Living in Statesville NC will give you many choices when it comes to your health and family.  Statesville is home to Iredell Memorial Hospital and Davis Regional Medical Center and is only a short distance from Lake Norman Regional Medical, Carolinas Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital and specialty medical facilities such as the Lavine Children’s Hospital and Wake Forest Medical Center.

Statesville has a beautiful library close to downtown and offers recreational facilities for families at the Statesville Fitness and Activity Center, the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, ZX Fitness, All American Fitness, Total Fitness and more.

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Work with experience.  I have personally been a part of over 8 transactions in Harbor Watch and know the community very well.  I can answer all your questions or show you any homes for sale.  Feel free to contact me today for my marketing plan or to schedule an appointment.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Call Sonya Leonard with The Home Style Team directly at 704-450-0588 for your personal tour of Harbor Watch or other Lake Norman Communities.  Sign up on my website to be notified of new Harbor Watch Listings as soon as they hit the market!

It was a magical evening for Princess Night at Chick-fil-A Statesville NC 2012

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Well…. I can say that Chick-Fil-A of Statesville NC did it again for the children and especially the princesses of the Statesville area.  Once a year they offer a princess night and go all out to make it a magical evening of fun.  I had the pleasure of escorting my 3 year old granddaughter to the event and oh what fun we had!  We arrived early to beat the crowd and was just the second ride out on the horse drawn carriage rides provided by the Carolina Carriage Company.  My little princess felt just like Cinderella as they cruised around the parking area in near perfect weather.  Then it was inside through the castle doors to a beautifully decorated interior with pink fluff everywhere.

 

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Next stop was to the finger nail station to put on some sparkly pink polish and a purple flower sticker.  Just like the pros!  Then it was off to the makeup station to get some eye shadow and pink lipstick – compliments of a local Mary Kay consultant.  After spotting some friendly princesses in the play area it was off to the play gym to get some of her energy out – whew, it was hot in that room!  After grabbing a kids meal and having dinner with Grammie and Grampie, we headed over to meet the real Princesses and get their autographs.  We met Miss Statesville 2012 – Jordan Rager, Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen – Kristalyn Gill, 2012 Miss Statesville’s Outstanding Teen’s Carolina Princess-Regan Robinson and 2012 Miss Statesville’s Carolina Princess-Maddie Love.  They all graciously took the time to sign a personalized photo with a special note to Jazleena (Thanks girls!)

 

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But wait, the night was not over yet.  After giving hugs to not one, but two Chick-Fil-A cows, getting her bright pink carnation and a fluffy purple tiara, it was back outside for another carriage ride.  Even though we had to wait in a line this time, there was lots of opportunity to meet a new friend and play in the grass.  Finally at 8:00, we headed home and I will say……This was one tired princess that went right to sleep.  Thanks again to Chick-Fil-A of Statesville for always having fun activities for the children and always stepping up to the plate for your community.  Those that put their food receipt in the box helped earn funds for the Carolina Princess Scholarship Program- what a great cause for those beautiful girls that are such great role models for our community.

 

I have always loved visiting Chick-fil-A of both Statesville and Mooresville because of their excellent customer service.  I never wait in a line, the food is always good and hot, they go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need before you sit down and there is always someone nearby checking to make sure you are satisfied.  Those extra touches make a big difference when you decide where to eat.  Keep up the good work!

 

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I also want to thank Chick-Fil-A of both Statesville and Mooresville for sponsoring one of the home sites for the 2012 Realtor’s® Care Day.   This event is put on by the charitable arm of our local Realtor® Association (Charlotte Regional Realtors® Association and the Housing Opportunity Foundation).  This will be the 4th year that local Realtors® get together to help their community by doing minor repairs on the exterior of 23 homes in the area.  Over 600 volunteers come out for a day of painting, roofing, landscaping and much more to help a community member in need.  Without the help of donations from companies like Chick-Fil-A, this project would not be possible.  For a complete list of our sponsors, check out our site.  I have had the pleasure of being a site captain for two years, site volunteer for one year and this year, I am on the core committee as one of the food coordinators.  This is a huge project and one we are proud to say will be duplicated across the state of New Jersey as they will be using our brand to launch their own Realtors® Care Day.  It is our hope this will be a national day in the near future and one we are very proud of.  Thanks again to the all the sponsors!