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Living in Steele Creek Including Ayrsley and Lake Wylie

Situated right on Lake Wylie and backing up to the South Carolina line, Steele Creek is one of the most booming areas of Charlotte.

New neighborhoods have brought thousands of new residents to the area, with sparkling new magnet schools and retail centers following.

The planned community of Ayrsley offers the Steele Creek area its own main street, with trendy restaurants, gleaming office buildings, hotels and apartments creating a true live-work-play environment.

And you can’t forget the lake. The Steele Creek area offers scores of miles of lakeside real estate. Not bad for a 30-minute drive to Uptown Charlotte.


Population: 52,581

Commute distance to Uptown: 30 minutes

Median age: 34

Median household income: $70,388

Median home value: $186,417

Average rent: $1,112

Things to do in Steele Creek and Lake Wylie

Charlotte Premium Outlets. This new outlet mall offers some of the best shopping in the region, with stores from Brooks Brothers, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike. Details.

Piedmont Social House. Stop in for a beer and wings while rolling a few frames on the bowling alley. Details.

A Piece of Havana. One of Charlotte’s best Cuban restaurants is right here in Steele Creek. Details.

McDowell Nature Preserve. This public park offers more than 1,000 acres for hiking, camping and fishing. Details.

Steele Creek and Lake Wylie real estate

Home values in Steele Creek’s neighborhoods have started to appreciate rapidly — but they remain great deals on single-family homes at a variety of sizes and price points.

As you move toward Lake Wylie, the real estate gets more luxurious and more expensive.