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  • Jen McGivney

5 Waterfront Homes for Under a Million

If your idea of a dream home comes with visions of waterfront views, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re in the market to shop or just need a few minutes of real estate gawking, here are five homes for sale in Gaston County, ranging from $485,000 to nearly $900,000, all designed for the water lover.



Luxury waterfront living on Lake Wylie

Gaston County Waterfront Homes

The Bottom Line: 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,784 square feet, .84 acres

The Highlight Reel: Indoor, heated pool; park-like grounds; dock; gourmet kitchen

Would it be worth the stress? Having to decide each day whether to swim in the lake or in your private, heated, indoor pool? Having to choose between sitting on your deck or by your firepit amid your perfectly landscaped grounds? We’re willing to take a chance to know firsthand. View home listing on Zillow.


Mount Holly


Secluded waterfront with private boat launch


The Bottom Line: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,326 square feet, 2.42 acres

Highlight Reel: Big yard, private boat launch

This yard is meant to host a party. With nearly two and a half acres, a secluded lakefront, and even a boat launch, the future owners of this Mount Holly home should assume regular guests. View home listing on Zillow.




Stunning dual-master home near Robinwood Lake


The Bottom Line: 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5,865 square feet, 1.41 acres

The Highlight Reel: Dual master suites, gourmet kitchen, pool with large yard

This stunner of a custom home has just about every amenity you can think of, and it’s part of a neighborhood with a community lake and park, with easy access to the Warlick Family YMCA. If you prefer the water a little closer? Hit the in-ground pool out back. View home listing on Zillow.




A beautiful front porch looking out onto a quiet Lake Wylie cove


The Bottom Line: 3 bedrooms, 5 baths, 3,078 square feet, 1.26 acres

The Highlight Reel: Lakefront porch, floating dock, and 300 feet of waterline

A quiet cove. A big front porch. The only things missing are a cup of coffee, a book, and a morning with nothing to do. The secluded cove means this is an ideal home for birdwatching and fishing. View home listing on Zillow.


Mount Holly


Watch the Whitewater Center fireworks while sitting on your dock.


The Bottom Line: 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3,314 square feet

The Highlight Reel: Water views all year from the main living area

From the living room, this house boasts views of the water and the sunrise. From the dock, you can watch the fireworks shows at the Whitewater Center. It’s hard to believe that a house with these kind of views is only five minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from uptown Charlotte. View home listing on Zillow.

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