Happy 4th and Free Fishing Day

What better time to come enjoy any Lake in North Carolina than on Free Fishing Day. This day happens once per year and is open to anyone, regardless of age, even if you don’t have a fishing license in the state. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is stocking some of the waters so you have a better chance of catching a fish. To learn more about the event, click here.

The event runs from 12 am until 11:59 pm and is open to everyone even if you are not a resident of North Carolina. There are length and daily possession limits and restrictions on bait and tackle. This event occurs every July 4th, and promotes fishing as a sport. This year, with Covid-19 restrictions, this event is more appealing than ever as you can be socially distanced on the many miles of lakes in the area. Fishing can be done from a boat or from the shore and is great for anyone.

There are bound to be lines at the public boat launches so patience and a good attitude are key to enjoying this event. If you are tired of waiting in line for the public spaces, there are many other smaller lakes sites you can visit that you can look up at www.ncwildlife,org on the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission website.

Another option if you have the means is to purchase a waterfront home on a lake or purchase a property that has private lake access. This way you can enjoy the lake year round and can purchase a fishing license so you can enjoy fishing all year round.

If you are interested in purchasing a home on Lake Wylie or a home that has private lake access, give us a call at 803-831-8588. You can view current listings and create custom searches of listings on our website here.

Fall Festivals have Arrived

Labor Day has come and gone and this means that it is almost fall! This amazing time of year is perfect for picking apples, pumpkin patches, and festivals of all sorts. The cooler (hopefully) weather makes being outside with the community a great way to connect. Here are just a few of our favorite festivals close to Lake Wylie:

  • Grandiflora Glass – now through September 29th at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. This is a botanical glass art exhibit within the gardens. Tickets are $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for children with children 2 and under free.
  • Mid Autumn Fest – September 14, 6-9 pm at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. This is an Asian tradition of celebration beneath the harvest moon. Tickets are $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for children with children 2 and under free.
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest – September 14th – October 27th at Carowinds. Free with your $48 park admission, celebrate the season with a corn maze, hay bale maze, challenge course, crafts and more.
  • Flow Fest – September 21st and 22nd 7 am – 10 pm at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Enjoy two days of yoga, mindfulness, and wellness. Cost is free to attend, workshops are an additional cost.
  • GO FEST – September 26th 6:30-9 pm in Downtown Gastonia. The streets will be closed for live music and local brews and food trucks.
  • Riverfest – September 28th 1-6 pm – Kevin Lofton Park in Belmont. This free festival will include log rolling and kayaking to highlight the river. Expect food trucks and vendor booths.
  • Fall Festival – October 5th 9 am to 6 pm, U. S. National Whitewater Center. Enjoy fall yoga, obstacle courses, apple cider and a build-your-own boat competition. Free to enjoy.
  • 20th Anniversary Festival – October 5th 11 am until 2 pm at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens. Visit this family party with petting zoo, crafts and activities. Free to members, $8 adults, $4 kids 2-12, under 2 free.

These are just some of the many festivals worth attending. While you are checking out these festivals, check out the communities they are in. If you are thinking of relocating your family to one of these great spots, call us. If you are interested in a private tour of neighborhoods and homes in the Lake Wylie area, call us at 803-831-8588 to schedule with us. To view current listings and create custom searches, click here.

More potential development for Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and more

Plenty of residential and commercial development is on the horizon in Lake Wylie, Fort Mill and all over York County. Many projects are still in the planning phases, but locals  could expect some big changes around town.

Lake Wiley’s Mill Creek Commons could be the potential new site for a new apartment community right across from the Harpers Green subdivision. This will be a significant residential addition as Mill Creek Commons is already home to many commercial retailers, including Walmart, Lowe’s, McDonald’s, Bank of America, Wachovia, Walgreens and Zaxby’s.

Furthermore, the 13-acre Public Storage site at the corner of Bonum Road and SC 49 could be home to even more new mini warehouses.

Fort Mill may be getting a new vet clinic at the North Carolina state line just off of Hamilton Place. Also in Fort Mill, a 5,000 square-foot space at 3004 US could undergoing a change from retail space to restaurant space.

There are also talks of building a 157-lot subdivision in the Rock Hill area just east of Hands Mill Highway. County planners are also discussing expanding another home subdivision at Shadow Lane and Brush Creek Road, and expanding a single-family subdivision west of SC 901.

These are just a few of the projects that county and city planners are deliberating over. For more details on these potential developments and others in the area, be sure to read the full article at heraldonline.com.


Philly food comes to Lake Wylie

New dining options seem to be popping up all over town in Lake Wylie, and it is always exciting when there is a new type of food for residents to enjoy that wasn’t previously easy to find.
A new restaurant just opened that will make Philadelphia transplants and cheesesteak lovers alike very happy. Now, Lee’s Hoagie House has roots in Lake Wylie, South Carolina.

It is the first franchise for the company to open outside of the Philadelphia area, and with Lake Wylie not having a cheesesteak and hoagie dining option, the company thought the town seemed like a great fit to move to. Furthermore, Lee’s plans to open a location in Asheville in the next three months, with a possible Charlotte location on the horizon as well. The Charlotte region is known to be home to many transplants from the northeast region, so the move for the company to this area of the country seemed only natural.
The Lake Wylie location of Lee’s Hoagie House will be located at 312 Bulkhead Way, Suite 101, in Lake Wylie Commons.

Lee’s Hoagie House has been serving cheesesteaks and other hoagie sandwiches in and around Philadelphia since 1953.  For more information on the new sandwich shop in town, be sure to read the full article that CharlotteObserver.com.

Fish away on Lake Wylie

As the weather starts to warm up and winter turns into spring, residents of the Lake Wylie region can fully take advantage of all that life on the water has to offer. Avid fishermen can get excited about the several large fishing tournaments that are on the calendar for March, and the following is a lineup of what to look forward to.

March 4 will feature the Carolinas Bass Challenge. The Ebenezer Park Launch in Lake Wylie is the second stop on the four-part series that also has stops on Lake Norman, Lake Hickory and High Rock Lake. The events and the challenge are team fishing tournaments and competitors can work in pairs or alone. The first place prize is at least $8,000 and the Big Carolinas Best Challenge Classic can pay out $50,000.

Another fishing tournament series that is already underway is the Carolina Anglers Team Trail which features smaller events with smaller payouts, but feeds into larger events in both the Carolinas and Virginia. Part of this series is the CATTFish event on March 11, and it’s the final event after five qualifying events.

Stay tuned for what is up next for fishing enthusiasts in and around Lake Wylie, and for more details on these specific events, be sure to read the full article at Heraldonline.com.

Shop local for the holidays at this new Lake Wylie retail spot

screen-shot-2016-12-04-at-8-26-57-pmThe much-anticipated retail season is in full swing with December underway and the holidays right around the corner.

Holiday shopping just got even more fun and inspiring in Lake Wylie, with the opening of the Shoppes @ Five Points, located at 440 Five Points Court. The destination features 16 vendors, each of which sell handmade and wholesale products. You can find artisan jewelry, soaps, decor, crafts and so much more.

The Shoppes @ Five Points occupies a two-story, 2,500 square-foot house, aimed at bringing local artisans and craftsmen in the community together. New vendors will continue to be welcomed to The Shoppes, and there are plans to host a yard sale every Saturday encouraging the community to participate.

Vendors throughout York County as well as throughout the greater Charlotte region have expressed interest in having an area to rent space as a means of promoting and selling their products, and this common desire among artisans throughout the community is the foundation for the Shoppes @ Five Points.

This creative kind of shopping and retail experience brings something new not only to Lake Wylie, but to the entire surrounding Charlotte area. Residents easily can shop local and support their community. What could be better during the most active retail season of the year? For more details and information on the Shoppes @ Five Points, as well as on the The Shoppe’s founder, be sure to read the full article at heraldonline.com.

Copper Premium Pub opening in Lake Wylie

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 10.08.54 PMThe dining scene in Lake Wylie just continues to get better and better. The demand for more options and gourmet offerings continues to grow, and now even more fantastic food and great beer are coming to Lake Wylie. A confirmed opening date is still to be determined, but plans for Copper Premium Pub are in the works for an August opening.

The former site of Café 49 at 4516 Charlotte Highway will soon be the new location for this exciting pub opening. The site has been under construction for many months, with a focus on expanding the outdoor seating area so diners can maximize warm weather dining.

Copper Premium Pub is bringing the long awaited top notch pub experience to Lake Wylie. The focus of the establishment is on a family friendly environment aimed at serving great food and drinks “artfully crafted by hand” by a professional staff with service that cannot be beat. There will be 30 craft beers on tap and a fantastic food menu offering a fun casual dining experience for the whole family.

The restaurant will be open daily, from 11 AM to 11 PM Sunday through Thursday, and from 11 AM to midnight on Friday and Saturday.  The menu is still in the works, however, be sure to check in to their website for updates at copperpremiumpub.com. You can also visit their Facebook page here for updates and information.

Looking forward to the opening!


Wylie Commons breaks ground at The Shoppes at The Landing

wyliecommonsNew commercial development is in the works for The Landing on Lake Wylie. The Lake Wylie area, given its strong economy and local demographic, has several companies looking to develop the area. The recent opening of Publix at the Shoppes at The Landing makes it a hot area.

The Shoppes at the Landing, a major retail hub in the community, is getting three new great businesses. Wylie Commons has broken ground on a property that will include Moe’s Southwest Grill, SportClips and TK Nails Spa & Waxing.

The  building will total approximately 9,000 square feet, and will be a multi-tenant retail building that is currently seeking two other tenants to stabilize the project and to fill out the area.

The new building will be situated between S.C. 49 and Nautical Drive at the intersections with Bulkhead Way. Moe’s Southwest Grill, which will be located at the far left of the project and will include patio space, will neighbor a 1,800 square foot space that would be a great fit for a large business or could be subdivided into smaller spaces. At the opposite end of the project from where Moe’s will be situated lies a 1,400 square foot space with a patio that will most likely be another restaurant, coffee shop or cafe.

The entire Wylie Commons project is scheduled to be completed by August 1st with an official opening slated for no later than October 1st. The one and a half acre site will offer 62 parking spaces, which should accommodate the additional retail, dining and business that Wylie Commons is bringing.

For more details on the development at the Shoppes at The Landing, read the article here.

And, be sure to take a look at all of the spectacular residential property available for sale in the Lake Wylie area by clicking the link to our website, or call 803-831-8588.


Spotlight: Lennar’s Southern Trace neighborhood

Located just around the corner from The Palisades on Youngblood Road is  Southern Trace being built by Lennar Homes.

In addition to being convenient to the interstates, restaurants and retail, Southern Trace is convenient to McDowell Nature Preserve, Lake Wylie and Carowinds. Lake access is really close at the Copperhead Island public boat launch next to McDowell Nature Preserve.


This is a 5-bedroom hardboard-sided home that sold in Southern Trace.

Access to I-485 is approximately 20 minutes away. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 12 miles from Southern Trace via Steele Creek Road, and Uptown is just under 40 minutes away depending on traffic. If works take you to the Ballantyne area then that is only 15 miles away. The closest everyday shopping is less than 3 miles away at Rivergate just east of McDowell.

Southern Trace has a pool and cabana for resident use.

The community offers several floor plans for 2- and 3-story homes on average size lots of a half acre or smaller.

Lennar is offering plans from two of its different home collections – Traditions and The Hall. Many of the homes feature brick and stone veneer with hardboard siding and large front porches.

Traditions homes are priced from $276,990s to $346,490s and are sized from 2,642 square feet to 4,734 square feet. Homes in The Hall collection start at $355,490s up to $429,990s. They are considerably larger starting at 3,567 square feet to more than 6,000 square feet. These plans include 3-car garages and 3-story homes.

There are 25 homes currently listed for sale in Southern Trace and all are new construction. Fourteen of the homes are under contract as of March 30.

Lennar sold 34 homes in the community during the last 12 months. Because it is a new home community, the sales data is not very useful for analyzing the market for Southern Trace homes, but the homes that have sold are averaging $100 per square foot.

The neighborhood is zoned for Palisades Park Elementary School, Southwest Middle School and Olympic High School.

There are many great Lake Wylie-area communities to choose from and Southern Trace is a great choice, especially if you want to be near Lake Wylie and also convenient to the Steele Creek area or South Charlotte.

Lake Wylie Area September/October Fun things to do

Lake Wylie September sunset

 Lake Wylie Luau:

SEPTEMBER 13th 2014 6:00pm, The Red Fez Club 16600 Red Fez Road Delicious food, Great Music and Dancing, Silent Auction with great items for sale, Door prizes. Costs only $20.00 in advance. Benefiting The Lake Wylie Rotary Club Foundation’s local education and Community Projects.

Info http://www.lakewylieluau.org



Lake Wylie/River Hills Realtors Open House: September 21,2014

Come see Homes and Condo’s in River Hills from Lake Wylie Realty and others from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm


 featuring the famous Co Co Colada.



Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00 to 1:00pm THE CATAWBA RIVER FOUNDATIOIN. Come out and enjoy the day on Lake Wylie helping to clean our Beautiful Lake.  www.catawbariverkeeper.org