Mountain Island Lake, just northwest of Charlotte, is a stunning 3,281-acre body of water created in 1924. It’s a great place for swimming, water skiing, tubing, standup paddle boarding, and more. And the communities that have grown up around the lake offer every kind of home imaginable, plus you can enjoy everything nature has to offer.

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Steele Creek was once just farmland south of Charlotte, named after Scotch-Irish immigrants who settled near a small creek in the area. A quiet place for decades, Steele Creek started to boom in the 2000s with the widening of Highway 49, the replacement of the old Buster Boyd Bridge, and the opening of I-486. Today Steele Creek is the fastest growing region of Charlotte/Mecklenburg County.

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Indian Land, SC, mixes beautiful homes, a growing commercial area and a hint of the quiet rural life. With its reasonable home prices and low South Carolina taxes, people are drawn to this booming area, located in the northern panhandle section of Lancaster County where SC 160 intersects US 521. It’s an easy 30-minute commute to uptown Charlotte or the airport.

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Waxhaw is a rapidly expanding Union County town of more than 11,000 residents 12 miles southeast of Charlotte. The town’s population grew 370 percent from 2000 to 2010, according to census data and the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. Named after the Native American tribe that lived there prior to colonial settlement, the area is where gold was first discovered in the United States. Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, was born nearby in 1767.

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The small town of Weddington just 15 miles southeast of metro Charlotte is one of the fastest-growing towns in the area. According to the 2010 Census, the average family income was more than $139,000, making Weddington one of the most affluent cities in the state and far above the NC average household income of $46,000. Weddington was settled by immigrants from Germany, England, Wales, and Scotland, and there’s an annual Scottish Festival held every year in nearby Rural Hill.

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 Tega Cay, which means “beautiful peninsula” in Polynesian, was founded on 1,600 acres of land on a peninsula jutting into Lake Wylie. This planned community is tight-knit, with a variety of activities for residents throughout the year, including food truck rallies, festivals, ski shows, holiday celebrations and City Birthday Party.

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