Lake Norman is a beautiful area with a multitude of ways to spend quality time with your loved ones, or just get away from reality for a while. While Charlotte is a big city providing the glitz and glamour at times, the lakeside of Charlotte, Lake Norman, is home to many celebrities and household names. You never know who you might run into during your time in the area, whether you call Lake Norman home or you are just stopping in. From sports stars to familiar Hollywood faces, you might run into a celebrity at a stoplight or just eating lunch.
By far the biggest celebrity’s name in the Lake Norman area is one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Michael Jordan. MJ returned back to his roots, buying a lake-front home in Cornelius back in 2012. One of Jordan’s best friends and a top-notch NASCAR driver, Denny Hamlin, also resides in Cornelius.
Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan have created a new racing team, 23XI Racing, which will feature Bubba Wallace in the NASCAR Cup Series. They announced plans to build the team headquarters in Huntersville. The mixed-use project will include commercial space, 300 apartments, a hotel and flex space.
The Lake Norman area is home to an abundance of NASCAR drivers as it’s close to Charlotte, the home of racing. There are many drivers that currently live or have lived on or around the lake. Brad Keselowski is no stranger to the area as he’s even held an autograph session at the Galway Hooker Irish Pub.
Most notably, superstar running back, Christian McCaffrey recently purchased a home on Lake Norman worth around $7.5 million! Its said that this is a record breaking amount ever paid for a waterfront home on the lake. McCaffrey’s girlfriend, Olivia Culpo also posted a picture on Instagram in front of their new home. You never know, you might see McCaffrey hanging on Lake Norman during the warmer months!
Reese Witherspoon and Emma Roberts have both ate at the nationally renowned, Kindred Restaurant. Witherspoon happened to be in Charlotte for a book tour and had to try Kindred! You might say she’s getting pretty familiar with Davidson as she even posted a photo of her reading local Davidson author Megan Miranda’s book, The Last Guest House. Miranda’s book was selected as the book of the month for Witherspoon’s Book Club!
So always keep your eyes open and your cameras ready! But also, respect the celebrity’s privacy. Let them eat and relax in peace. They are people just like us😊