Located by the west shores of Lake Norman, some 25 north of Charlotte, Denver is a quaint census-designated place (CDP) that offers peaceful, suburban living, as well as a deep connection to American history.
The area welcomed its first settlers in the late 1740s. Adam Sherrill, along with his eight sons, and John Beatty were the pioneer families that established a home along the west bank of the Catawba River. Because of its location adjacent to a swamp area, it was first known as “Dry Pond.”
By 1770, larger numbers of Scotch-Irish and German settlers began to populate the emerging Dry Pond community. In the late 1800s the town was renamed Denver – after the capital city of Colorado – in an effort to merit inclusion in then-ongoing construction of a rail service through the area. Unfortunately the railroad builders decided not to bring a rail line through Denver.
Denver was also the site of several historic Revolutionary Wars. One of them was the Battle of Cowan’s Ford, a town that is now submerged. Monuments around the area commemorate the battle.
Real Estate in Denver, NC
Connected to Charlotte via the North Carolina State Highway 16, Denver offers a quick, suburban escape from the bustling metropolis. It takes just half an hour to reach its tranquil and laidback neighborhoods.
This CDP has an impressive real estate market that offers plenty of opportunities to own a luxury manor or an idyllic waterfront estate.
Homeowners are sure to get the best deal for home living here – both within the home’s four walls and outside them. In addition to generous 2-story floor plans, 4- to 6-bedroom accommodations, and top-of-the-line appliances and amenities, Denver luxury homes sit on acre-sized lots.
Every day is an opportunity to enjoy the surrounding natural growth, professional landscaping, and – in the case of lakefront properties – soothing views of Lake Norman.
Among the most desirable neighborhoods in Denver, NC are:
- Ashley Cove Waterfront Homes
- Governors Island
- Norman Estates
- Verdict Ridge
- Webbs Chapel Cove
Schools in Denver include:
- Catawba Springs Elementary School
- Rock Springs Elementary School
- St. James Elementary School
- North Lincoln Middle School
- East Lincoln High School
Attractions and Activities in Denver, NC
- Beatty’s Ford Park
A favorite among residents, this park is an inviting recreational stop. Families enjoy its numerous picnic shelters, walking trails, horseshoe pits, disc golf fields, and children’s playgrounds. In the summer months, a splash pad adds guaranteed excitement among youngsters, while grown-ups enjoy boat access to the sparkling waters of Lake Norman.
- East Lincoln Optimist Club
Headquartered in Denver, this volunteer-driven organization captures the lively and active spirit of the Lincoln County community. Aiming to contribute to local youth development, the Optimist Club organizes sports tournaments with events like basketball, baseball and softball, football, and volleyball.
- Rock Spring Camp Meeting
Denver, NC’s best-known tradition is one that dates back more than 200 years. The Rock Spring Camp Meeting is an annual religious gathering that began in 1794, back when churches in North Carolina were few and far between. It was founded by Methodist minister Daniel Asbury. The camp meetings are held during August and last for a week, with 10,000 to 15,000 attendees from all denominations.
North Carolina real estate specialist Laura Bowman-Messick will be happy to help you find the finest homes for sale in Denver, NC. For inquiries, call 704.200.4015 or email Laura(at)LBMHomes(dotted)com.
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