Charlotte North Carolina Lakefront Living

Overlook is an award winning community located in Northwest Charlotte, on the banks of Mountain Island Lake

Overlook led the way for explosive growth in northwest Mecklenburg County, NC. It was developed by Crescent Resources, the real estate arm of Duke Energy, as a way to demonstrate that neighborhood development can successfully co-exist with the valuable natural environment of Mountain Island Lake.  One third of Overlook’s homes are directly on the lake, one third have deeded community boat slips and one third have use of the community’s boat storage lot. Overlook is truly a lake community.

The neighborhood features private lake access, a clubhouse and pool, playgrounds, and nature trails. Because Mountain Island Lake is the water source for Charlotte and several counties, trees and natural vegetation remain undisturbed — one reason why residents marvel at being away from it all while still being close by. 

Features & Amenities 

Overlook residents enjoy the many amenities that make our community so special. In addition, the neighborhood features beautiful landscapes, and a year round social calendar of events. 


The clubhouse overlooks the pool and entails a central entertaining space with ensuite half kitchen, stereo system, large flat screen TV and his & her restrooms, including showers.

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Recreational Courts

Overlook features two tennis courts, a basketball court, soccer field and sand volleyball court. The tennis and basketball courts are accessed using a key FOB.

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Pool & Swim Team

Generally speaking, the Pool opens up on or around Memorial Day and closes on or around Labor Day.  The Overlook Pool is also home to the Overlook Hurricanes swim team.

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Parks & Playgrounds

The community features two parks, one on Andrew James Dr with a playground and soccer field, and the other on Overlook Mountain Dr with a playground and the community gazebo.

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Boat Ramp & Storage

Overlook features a private boat launch for resident use into Mountain Island Lake. Resident kayak storage is available via a lottery at the launch. Overlook also maintains a large boat storage lot for residents.

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Nature Trails

The Nature trails in Overlook are like secret passageways that connect our streets together. Each trail is beautifully landscaped and has ground level path lighting for safety and security.

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Community News & Events

To keep up with all the latest community chatter, Overlook residents are encouraged to join our private community facebook page, Overlook on the Lake

Overlook Community Yard Sale

Overlook Community Yard Sale

The 2022 Overlook community yard sale will be held Saturday May 14th from 7:00am to 1pm. Many houses will have sales running during that time. Houses participating will have a balloon on their mail box, and signs will be put up at the entrance of Overlook as well. See...

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Located just 20 minutes to the Northwest of Uptown Charlotte, NC, Overlook is situated close to many of the metro area’s best attractions. 

Riverbend Village, located across the street from Overlook, features a large Harris Teeter Grocery Store, many restaurants and shops, as well as the headquarters of Corning Optical Communications

Overlook is also just a short drive away from Northlake Mall, The U.S. National Whitewater Center, and Charlotte Douglas International Airport