Denver, NC is located in Lincoln County, NC. It is situated on North Carolina State Highway 16 on the west side of Lake Norman on the Catawba River. It is about 25 miles north of downtown Charlotte and just south of the Catawba County boundary.
It was the man-made creation of a much larger body of water, Lake Norman, that led Denver to grow exponentially with new development. In 1962, Duke Power built the Cowans Ford Dam, flooding the fertile farmland along the Catawba River, which had attracted the area's first settlers. Soon, weekend and summer "getaway homes” began to appear lakeside, and after a few years, these were replaced by more luxurious lake homes, as individuals began to move to the area to live near the water.
Lake Norman waterfront homes in Denver range from small rustic cottages to magnificent, new luxury mansions. One major improvement to the Denver, NC area is the recent improvement of Highway 16, which now extends from the city of Charlotte up to Highway 73 (Sam Furr Road) in Huntersville at Lake Norman. This has not only created an easy commute to center city Charlotte and the airport, but has also resulted in a boom in residential and retail development.
Some wonderful new developments in Denver, NC include: Norman Pointe, Sailview, Norman Estates, Governors Island, Pebble Bay, Ashley Cove, Verdict Ridge and Killian Crossing.
Town festivals in Denver include the annual Strawberry Festival and Denver Days.
The Denver, NC area is also surrounded by golf course communities like Cowans Ford Golf Club and Verdict Ridge.