Sherrills Ford

A beautiful and peaceful oasis along the lake

Welcome to Sherrills Ford

Found along Lake Norman’s quiet shoreline, Sherrills Ford is an eclectic community featuring a unique combination of incredibly beautiful lake views and luxury waterfront neighborhoods with private, hidden coves. A toll road freeway nearby creates easy access to Charlotte, making it an ideal area for those seeking peaceful lakefront living without sacrificing proximity to major cities.
While Sherrills Ford is rural with a small-town, calm atmosphere, the area has its own desirable amenities and attractions. This hidden gem along the lake boasts some of the area’s best sunsets, water recreation, and luxury properties, and it’s no surprise that so many are interested in making this sought-after location their home. 

What to Love

  • Near Mooresville and Charlotte
  • Lakefront properties abound
  • Close to Highway 150 and I-77
  • A quiet, peaceful oasis

Local Lifestyle

Sherrills Ford is far enough from Lake Norman’s busy, fast-paced east side to maintain a quiet respite along the shoreline. Residents come here to decompress, relax, and escape busy city life. However, its ideal location means locals have ample opportunities to experience world-class attractions and urban conveniences.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Lineberger’s Cattle Company Steakhouse & Saloon boasts a rustic design and a cozy, welcoming feel beloved by many Sherrills Ford residents. Opened in 1972, the laid-back grille serves seafood and chops with delicious appetizers, sides, and an expansive salad bar. The service is personal, friendly, and fast.
Waterfront dining is at its finest at the Landing Restaurant on Lake Norman. This family-operated eatery located on the shore boasts a peaceful atmosphere perfect for special occasions, gatherings with family and friends, and date nights. Pizzas, pub fare, and fresh seafood are the menu favorites at this drive-up or boat-up location. After dinner, grab a drink from the outdoor tiki bar, or stop by on Thursdays for live music.
With a rotating New American menu made of locally sourced ingredients, Choplin’s Restaurant has quickly become a staple near Sherrills Ford. Located in nearby Cornelius, this long-standing locale boasts incredibly high dining standards, from flavorsome dishes and handcrafted drinks to exceptional service.
Smart and casual, nearby Cornelius’s 131 MAIN Restaurant boasts fine wine, spirits, and an impressive selection of New American cuisine. Distinctive decor, plank siding, and gas lamps line the entrance, leading to an open kitchen and sprawling fire pit. Dine inside or on the outdoor veranda.

Things to Do

Perhaps the most popular event in Sherrills Ford is the annual Cocofest Music Festival. Visitors come from all over to spend the day listening to various musical styles and genres from local and regional performers.
Spend time in nature at the nearby Lake Norman State Park in Troutman. In less than a 20-minute drive, Sherrills Ford residents can enjoy a massive park teeming with biking trails, 17 miles of shoreline, and almost 31 miles of trails. Enjoy fishing, camping, boating, hiking, biking, and more here.
Covering 606 acres on Lake Norman’s northwestern point, Mountain Creek Park features a multi-use trail network of 19.52 miles. Amenities at this well-loved include a mountain bike skills course, tool stations, an adventure playground, a dog park, a kayak and canoe launch, a fishing pier, pickleball courts, an observation platform, and much more.
Aquaventure Boat Club is an ideal way to enjoy the lake. Members get unlimited access to the club’s jet skis, equipment, kayaks, and boats. Spend the day soaking up the sun on the club’s variety of vessels, from waterboards to pontoons to kayaks and more.

Overview for Sherrills Ford, NC

6,688 people live in Sherrills Ford, where the median age is 48 and the average individual income is $52,972. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Sherrills Ford, NC

There's plenty to do around Sherrills Ford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Gold Mine Store and Grill, Lake Norman Boat Club, and Cannon Water Adventures.

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Dining · $$ 4.28 miles 16 reviews 4.4/5 stars
Active 2.59 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 19 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.74 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.3 miles 15 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Beauty 3.3 miles 4 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Sherrills Ford, NC

Sherrills Ford has 2,751 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Sherrills Ford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,688 people call Sherrills Ford home. The population density is 850.046 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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