Lake Rhodhiss – The Lake for all Ages

Built in 1925 by Duke Energy, Lake Rhodhiss is located in the Western NC foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Lake Rhodhiss is nestled between Connelly Springs, Granite Falls, Morganton and Valdese. Close enough to larger cities such as Asheville, Charlotte or Hickory, and yet still far enough away to be surrounding by the stunning mountain views and the pristine natural beauty. The community around Lake Rhodhiss is embraced by arts & entertainment, shopping, dining, golf and other sporting activities.

Lake Rhodhiss has 90 miles of shoreline and 3,000 acres of water for permanent residents and vacationers to enjoy.

Lake Rhodhiss is a fully recreational lake for swimming, boating (gas or electric engines), kayaking, jet skiing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing and much more. With the healthy population of fish, fishing is one of the most popular activities at Lake Rhodhiss. 

Lake Rhodhiss offers very affordable real estate that provides an exquisite and laid back lifestyle with a lakeside setting. Lake Rhodhiss makes for the perfect retirement destination or anyone who is looking to relocate to Western North Carolina. There are several Lake Rhodhiss communities to choose from that offer an assortment of amenities. Enjoy the gated Lake Rhodhiss communities with stunning water and mountain views. Compared to other lakes in the area such as Lake James or Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss has more lot availability to build your forever home, with less than 1 house per mile of shoreline on the lake. 

Featured Lake Rhodhiss Neighborhoods & Real Estate

Harbor Ridge on Lake Rhodhiss – A well established gated community at Lake Rhodhiss located in Burke County and just 15 minutes from Hickory. Harbor Ridge offers community boat slips, secure boat/RV storage and a picnic pavilion area. There is public water and septic. HOA dues are paid annually. Short term rentals are not allowed. Harbor ridge offers properties that are waterfront, water view or water accessible.

McGalliard Pointe on Lake Rhodhiss –  A private, gated community that features 10+ acre waterfront, dockable sites.  McGalliard Pointe is one of Lake Rhodhiss’ newest communities. This community provides excellent lake and long-range mountain views and is conveniently located close to downtown Valdese in Burke County!

Waterside on Lake Rhodhiss – Located in Burke County, Waterside features paved roads, private/gated entrance, and a common access area to Lake Rhodhiss with community boat slips. HOA dues are paid annually. There is a 1400 sqft minimum to build. Short term rentals are allowed.

Lake Vistas on Lake Rhodhiss – Lake Vistas is a beautiful community on tranquil Lake Rhodhiss, but is in close proximity to amenities. With easy access to Interstate 40, you can be Hickory in less than 25 minutes, or to the larger metro areas of Charlotte, Asheville, or Winston-Salem in about an hour. There is a 1700 sqft minimum to build and HOA dues are paid annually. Community features security gated and paved roads.

Lake Rhodhiss Estates – Formerly The Settings at Lake Rhodhiss, this community offers gated entry, paved roads, underground utilities, city water and septic and four miles of natural shoreline. There is a 1600 sqft minimum to build. There is a pavilion with a full kitchen and bar, community garden and fire-pit. HOA dues are paid annually.

Paradise Harbor – A gated, waterfront community located in Connelly Springs that incredible views of Lake Rhodhiss. Paradise Harbor has city water and private septic. HOA and boat slip dues are paid annually. There is boat/RV storage and also a community picnic area. City water and septic. The minimum to build is 1700 sqft. 96 Interior lots have boat slips.

Lakeside Reserve – Offering amazing, walk to the water, dockable lakefronts and beautiful creekfront and lake view estates up to 4.7 acres. All properties have lake access at the spectacular lakefront park featuring a pool, open-air clubhouse with large living area, fireplace, kitchen, bar, bathrooms and pickleball courts. Or relax by the lake at the lakeside beach with lake access. You can also take advantage of the views and creeks along the community trail system throughout Lakeside Reserve.

If you are looking to buy or sell property at Lake Rhodhiss, our local real estate advisors can help. Contact Engel & Völkers Foothills today for inquiries about Lake Rhodhiss NC real estate!