Lake Wylie is a man--made lake located in North Carolina and South Carolina. The lake covers a surface area of about 13,400 acres has 325 miles of shore line. Lake Wylie is located in three different counties: York (SC), Gaston (NC), and Mecklenburg (NC). The unique diversity in the three counties offers potential residents a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Tega Cay, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, Belmont, and southern Charlotte have different "personalities", different school opportunities, variety in shopping and amenities.
Whether you're looking for a rural lifestyle, upscale neighborhoods with amenities, or somewhere in between, you can find a home in the Lake Wylie area.
Lake Wylie is one of eleven lakes on the Catawba River, the second oldest lake in the Catawba River Chain. The Catawba River Chain of lakes is operated as a system by Duke Power, with water being moved around each lake as needed by the power company. The
Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation
exists to protect our natural resources relative to the River Chain, and is an excellent source of information as well.
Because lake levels are managed by the power company, Lake Wylie generally does not experience radical fluctuations in lake water levels. Residents enjoy activities on and around the lake year round!