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                                   Charlotte by the Lake - it's not just a place, it's a lifestyle.                                                             


Mountain Island Lake has long been a hidden jewel in Charlotte's crown. Today, the scenic community of Overlook makes it possible for residents to enjoy nature to the fullest on its beautiful lakeshore, while enjoying the proximity to the conveniences, entertainment and cultural offerings just minutes away in Charlotte. 


Enjoy a pristine, wooded setting where every luxury home is situated on a home site at least one-half acre in size. Special care is taken to protect and preserve the natural beauty and features of this lakeside enclave.

Mountain Island Lake


Perhaps the most appealing feature of the Overlook community is its location on Mountain Island Lake, which is part of the Catawba River chain of lakes just below Lake Norman.  Any resident can launch a canoe from the neighborhood's shores.   Whether you're interested in fishing, boating, water sports or quiet contemplation of nature's beauty, you'll delight in the opportunities Overlook provides.  Boat slips throughout the community allow Overlook's boat owners to keep their watercraft close to home. 


Life with nature 


Overlook is a natural choice for those who love the outdoors.  Pass through Overlook's stone monument entry and you are greeted by a half-mile entrance flanked by towering pines and hardwoods, as well as beautiful landscaping and flowers.  Wooded walking trails wind throughout the neighborhood, connecting homes to two community parks, picnic areas and the Swim and Tennis Club. 


Overlook Swim and Tennis Club


All residents can take advantage of the Swim and Tennis Club, which features:  a clubhouse for private and community events, a competition-sized pool, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and community boat slips.


Overlook Park


The community's meandering trail system connects to Overlook Park, a large wooded common area overlooking Mountain Island Lake.   The park includes a gazebo with a fireplace for cookouts, a picnic area, a basketball court, a playground and a community boat launch. 


Caring for the environment


Crescent Communities received a Blue Thumb Award from the Mecklenburg County Water Quality Coalition for Overlook, the first Crescent community on Mountain Island Lake.  The coalition recognized the efforts to protect the lake's watersheds with 100-feet shoreline setbacks, installation of flush basins, landscaping guidelines and other erosion control procedures.


Close to Charlotte

From shopping to arts to entertainment, you can find it in the growing city of Charlotte, N.C. You can lose your cares at Overlook and still enjoy the convenience of living just 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte.  The community is close to regional shopping at SouthPark Mall and Concord Mills, NorthLake Mall, Charlotte's uptown cultural district, major employers and a wealth of restaurants and entertainment venues.  Highway 16 connects residents of Overlook with major regional interstates, I-485 including I-77 and I-85, making it easy to reach Charlotte, N.C., Columbia, S.C. and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport only 15 minutes away. 


All the Conveniences

Just around the corner from Overlook, you have everything you need for your daily life. Markets, fast food,  Pharmacy, Hardware, Restaurants, etc. 


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