The Peninsula

The Peninsula

In The Peninsula, life is a tapestry of luxury, recreation, and community.

Welcome to The Peninsula

A gem in Cornelius, NC
Nestled on the pristine shores of Lake Norman in Cornelius, North Carolina, The Peninsula is more than just a neighborhood; it's a harmonious blend of luxury, natural beauty, and community spirit. It's a place where life's rhythms are set by the gentle waves of the lake, and the horizon is painted with the hues of serene sunsets.
As its name suggests, The Peninsula stretches out into the waters of Lake Norman, ensuring many of its exquisite homes boast waterfront views that are nothing short of spectacular. Each morning, residents can gaze out over the shimmering expanse, watching as the world awakens and the lake comes to life with the gentle hum of boats and the distant laughter of waterside revelers.
The architecture within The Peninsula mirrors its surroundings — opulent yet tastefully designed homes that blend seamlessly with the landscape. Here, manicured lawns meet tree-lined streets, and the aroma of blossoming gardens fills the air, painting a picture of suburban paradise.
In The Peninsula, life is a tapestry of luxury, recreation, and community. It's a place where every day feels like a vacation, and every moment is a reminder of the beauty that life has to offer. So, if you're seeking a lakeside haven that offers the best of luxury and nature, The Peninsula beckons.

What to Love

  • The Peninsula's unrivaled location along Lake Norman provides residents with private access to one of North Carolina's most scenic lakes
  • Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the Rees Jones-designed course that beautifully meanders along the water's edge, offering a challenging and picturesque game
  • Access to The Peninsula Yacht Club and The Peninsula Club, each featuring their unique sets of amenities and offerings
  • With an active social calendar, a variety of clubs, and a strong sense of community, The Peninsula offers a vibrant and engaging lifestyle
  • The nearby Birkdale Village and Jetton Village Shoppes ensure residents have access to a diverse range of upscale shopping and dining options

Local Lifestyle

At its heart lies The Peninsula Club, a beacon of social and recreational activity. Its championship golf course, designed by the legendary Rees Jones, offers golf enthusiasts rolling greens and challenging fairways, all framed by Lake Norman's breathtaking vistas. Beyond golf, the club features tennis courts, a swimming pool, fitness facilities, and a dining area, ensuring there's something for everyone.
And if water is your calling, The Peninsula Yacht Club awaits. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or new to the nautical world, the club offers a chance to embrace the lake's allure. With boat slips, a vibrant social calendar, and even gourmet dining, it's a hub for those who find solace on the water.
Yet, what truly sets The Peninsula apart is its community spirit. Residents share more than just an address; they share moments, memories, and a love for the beautiful enclave they call home. Neighborhood gatherings, community events, and casual lakeside BBQs are the norm, fostering bonds that last a lifetime.

Dining and Entertainment

Dining at The Peninsula is not just a meal; it's an experience. Set against the shimmering backdrop of Lake Norman, every bite taken is complemented by views that soothe the soul and ignite the imagination.
The Peninsula Club stands as the community's culinary pinnacle. Every dish served here is crafted with precision, passion, and fresh ingredients, embodying the essence of upscale dining. Whether it's a celebratory dinner or a simple catch-up with friends, the club's dining facilities promise an ambiance that's both elegant and inviting. Large windows ensure that the beauty of Lake Norman is always in sight, turning every meal into a picturesque event.
But for those moments when you crave something laid-back without compromising on taste, the Waterside Bar at the club is the perfect spot. Here, the ambiance is relaxed, the views are uninterrupted, and the menu is diverse. Whether it's a refreshing cocktail at sunset or a gourmet burger for lunch, the Waterside Bar promises both flavor and flair.
Beyond the confines of The Peninsula, the culinary journey continues. A short drive away in neighboring Davidson is the North Harbor Club. This restaurant is a cherished gem amongst locals and visitors alike. Perched on the water's edge, North Harbor Club offers a diverse menu that pays homage to classic American fare while adding a contemporary twist. The wooden interiors, nautical decor, and the gentle sound of lapping waves create an atmosphere that's both cozy and chic. Whether it's brunch on a sunny Sunday or dinner under the stars, the restaurant promises an unforgettable lakeside dining experience.

Things to Do

The Peninsula is a world where leisure and luxury coalesce, offering residents a lifestyle that's both vibrant and refined. Here, every day is an invitation to indulge in activities that rejuvenate the spirit and invigorate the body.
The Yacht Club stands as a testament to The Peninsula's commitment to providing unparalleled nautical experiences. This elite establishment ensures that residents have everything they need for their lake adventures. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or someone seeking their first voyage, the club's extensive concierge services are tailored to meet your needs. 
For those with a passion for golf, The Peninsula's immaculately manicured course is a haven. Designed with both novice and expert players in mind, the course offers a mix of challenging fairways and scenic beauty, making every game a delightful escapade. 
But the commitment to wellness doesn't end there. The Peninsula's state-of-the-art fitness facilities are designed for those who believe in holistic well-being. The spacious exercise room, equipped with the latest gear, ensures that your workout sessions are both effective and enjoyable. If group activities are more your style, the exercise studios host a variety of sessions, from yoga to aerobics, fostering both community and fitness. And for those seeking a tailored fitness regimen, the personal training services are just what the doctor ordered, ensuring that every resident can achieve their health goals in a supportive and motivating environment.

Overview for The Peninsula, NC

29,698 people live in The Peninsula, where the median age is 44.6 and the average individual income is $63,071. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around The Peninsula, NC

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

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Cookies with an Accent, Antojitos El Valle, and CoCo Couture.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining 3.73 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.57 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 0.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.97 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.68 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.91 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for The Peninsula, NC

The Peninsula has 12,479 households, with an average household size of 2.38. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in The Peninsula do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,698 people call The Peninsula home. The population density is 2,124.41 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in The Peninsula, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby The Peninsula. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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William Amos Hough High
9th - 12th
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Cornelius Elementary
K - 5th
J.V. Washam Elementary
K - 5th
6th - 8th
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