Cornelius, NC

Population: 27,426 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Cornelius has a Livability Score of 89/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Cornelius crime rates are 57% lower than the North Carolina average
  • Cost of living in Cornelius is 18% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Cornelius real estate prices are 65% higher than the North Carolina average
  • Rental prices in Cornelius are 41% higher than the North Carolina average

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      Top Rated Schools in Cornelius

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Bailey Middle6 - 81,61275%
      William Amos Hough High9 - 122,68373%
      J.V. Washam Elementary SchoolKG - 51,07863%
      Cornelius Elementary SchoolKG - 561457%
      Thunderbird Preparatory AcademyKG - 712535%
      Grace Covenant AcademyPK - 5130n/a
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      Cornelius Reviews

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      Cornelius, NC Is A Dream
      Attractions10/10
      Community8/10
      Nightlife9/10
      Dining9/10
      Shopping9/10
      This is one of the most beautiful areas in not just North Carolina, but all of the South. Many people think of hoop dresses, plantations, columns, and forest pavilions when they think of Southern architecture, but Cornelius is something else entirely.

      Living in Cornelius, NC is like embracing nature itself while holding the greatest achievements of mankind's grace on your shoulders. Sound pretentious? Well, it's not pretentious enough.

      The city sits on Lake Norman with a landmass that dances over the water like graceful fingers playing against Neptune's piano. Beautiful homes, dazzling lights of summer warmth, and all of it embracing the greenery that the South is known for. It's like living in some kind of futuristic Southern paradise.

      The best areas in Cornelius, NC are Jetton Park, the Davidson College area, and every piece of waterfront that the area has to offer.

      I have no complaints about Cornelius as a wonder of city building or as a community. I'm cost-conscious, so the only real complaint would be the price. That said, to bring down the cost at all would make me wonder what's wrong with the area if anything.

      If you want to live like a wealthy Elven prince in a fantasy world that touches reality for just a brief moment, you have to live in Cornelius. I'd trade mansions in California for this.
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      Source: The Cornelius, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).