is our ultimate amenity

One-of-a-kind surroundings
It begins with the private setting. Beautiful homes. Mature trees swaying in the breeze. You see children playing, birds singing and nature embracing it all. Then it hits you – you’re home.


Discover Palisades, a 1,500 acre master planned community nestled into mature natural surroundings along the shores of Lake Wylie in Charlotte. Beautifully designed homes are set against a scenic background and family is never far away.

Active and connected to those near them, this community enjoys the finer things that Palisades offers. The homes. The surroundings. The views. Add in the quiet, friendly environment and Palisades provides a stress-free lifestyle that’s ideal whether you’re raising a family or simply spending time with the family you’ve already raised.

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Audubon Society

Lake Wylie

Lake Wylie



Palisades Parkway

McDowell Nature Preserve

Palisades Parkway

Palisades Country Club

Palisades Parkway

Swim, Tennis and Soccer

Palisades Residents Club

Palisades Private Residents' Club

Audubon Society

The plethora of green spaces, undisturbed wildlife, eco regions, and watersheds have earned Palisades the coveted Audubon International Certification as a Gold Signature Community — the first golf course and commercial and residential combination to be awarded this distinction.

Audobon Society

Area Birds

  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Tufted Titmouse
  • American Robin
  • Carolina Wren
  • Carolina Chickadee
  • Mourning Dove
  • Northern Mockingbird


  • Canada Goose
  • American Goldfinch
  • Eastern Towhee
  • Red-winged Blackbird
  • Eastern Meadowlark
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Blue Jay

Area Wildlife

  • White-tailed Deer
  • Red Fox
  • Eastern Cottontail

Stewards of the land:

  • Maintaining a high standard of environmental management
  • Wildlife conservation and habitat enhancement
  • Waste reduction and management
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Water quality management and monitoring

Lake Wylie

Palisades shares its shoreline with beautiful Lake Wylie. A serene, yet popular destination, it offers Palisades residents a well deserved getaway. Only 1/2 mile from Buster Boyd Bridge and Pier 49 Marina, residents enjoy weekends filled with boating, as well as breathtaking views that serve as a daily reminder of the peaceful existence that Palisades delivers.



Palisades features 4.17 miles of scenic woodland trails. Each features varying degrees of challenges from simple walking trails to hilly terrains — perfect for biking, running, or even a quick stroll.


McDowell Nature Preserve

Just down the street from Palisades is the McDowell Nature Preserve. With over 1,007 acres, the preserve is the oldest in Mecklenburg County and is 90% undeveloped protecting a mostly forested, rolling terrain along the banks of Lake Wylie. The park has nearly 7 miles of trails and is a habitat for 119 species of birds and an abundance of flora and fauna. It’s a great place to go fishing and camping.

Learn More. McDowell nature preserve

Palisades Country Club

The Jack Nicklaus designed course was developed within the guidelines of the Audubon International for low environmental impact. This picturesque course protects natural resources preserving the heritage of the game as well as the wildlife that inhabits the course and surrounding areas.

Visit the Club House. 13704 Grand Palisades Prkwy Charlotte, NC 28278


Swim, Tennis and Soccer

For the ardent tennis player, you’ll score big with clay, Wimbledon-style grass and regulation hard courts, along with leagues, clinics and individual lessons. If it’s swimming you desire, a zero entry pool, double slides, lap lanes, children’s pool and splash pad, and expansive deck areas are available for your enjoyment.The cutting edge fitness amenities include high-end Technogym equipment, personal and group training and aerobics facilities. Palisades also has a state of the art soccer complex, featuring seven lighted fields in a truly pristine natural environment befitting the Palisades name. It is also home to the Charlotte United youth soccer league.

Swim, Tennis, Soccer

Palisades Private Residents' Club

We’ve made an even bigger splash in 2015: Announcing our brand new private residents’ club, opened in Spring 2015! Palisades has earned a reputation as a haven for recreation, and this exciting amenity adds even more natural value to our community.


The new complex features a:

  • 6,582 square-foot competition pool with tower slide
  • Kiddie pool with splash pad for our youngest swimmers
  • 17,864 square-foot pool deck with sitting areas, lounge chairs, umbrellas and sun sails
  • Grass lawn for a variety of events
  • Large sports court for impromptu games and tot lot with playground equipment

Palisades also introduces a new 6,257 square-foot resident clubhouse, ideal for gathering with friends and neighbors, hosting parties and receptions, or just unwinding. The two-story building will include:

  • Great room*
  • Warming kitchen*
  • Fitness center
  • Game room*
  • Covered porches on both levels

*Warming kitchen, great room and game room are for rent only. For further information regarding the renting of these spaces, please contact Elizabeth at or (704) 405-2734. Rent is based on availability and must be booked in advance.


Close to
Never far from home

Shop. Dine. Repeat.
Head to nearby Uptown for a premium dining and entertainment experience, including the popular Epicentre shopping complex.


When you live at Palisades, the world is at your doorstep. Not only can you enjoy the serenity of the natural surroundings, but you’re also never far from a livelier scene. Palisades is situated in a tranquil section of southwest Charlotte. Traffic is minimal for a more peaceful lifestyle, yet Palisades is only minutes from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Arrowood Business Parks and convenient to downtown Charlotte and the Ballantyne area.

Palisades Parkway


Shopping is never far away when you live at Palisades. Enjoy nearby RiverGate or Steelecroft shopping centers, or take a short drive to shop and dine at Carolina Place or SouthPark Malls. Enjoy an upscale experience with a trip to Charlotte’s active Uptown area, which boasts more than 30 venues, including bars, restaurants, nightclubs, shopping and entertainment. Plus, there are more shopping options with the 2014 opening of the planned 350,000 square foot Charlotte Premium Outlets in Steele Creek, mere miles from Palisades.



Palisades is situated in a tranquil section of southwest Charlotte. Traffic is minimal for a more peaceful lifestyle, yet Palisades is only minutes from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport and Arrowood Business Parks and convenient to downtown Charlotte and the Ballantyne area.


Professional Sports

If you’re passionate about sports, living in Palisades won’t disappoint. As a hub of sports of every kind, Charlotte offers a variety of action for every interest. From the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Knights, the Triple-A affiliate of MLB’s Chicago White Sox, to the PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship, a number of NASCAR races and even the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte is truly a sports enthusiast’s dream.

Welcome Home Center

Located just off the Palisades Parkway, The Palisades Welcome Home Center is a great way to immerse yourself in all things Palisades. Our helpful staff can answer your questions and help guide you to the neighborhood of your choosing. Stop by any time. We're open Monday through Saturday from 10am - 6pm and Sunday from 1pm - 6pm.

17030 Youngblood Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28278

(704) 405-2734

Welcome Center
Welcome Center

Beautifully Designed

Set against scenic backdrops
15 neighborhoods make up Palisades, but it’s the people and uncompromising community standards that make Palisades the destination it has become.


From traditional families and single parents with children to empty nesters and grandparents wishing to live near family, the people that make up Palisades differ in many ways. However, what they have in common is also why they choose the Palisades — their affluent tastes.

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There are several builders to choose from at Palisades. Choose from a variety of home styles, designs, prices and locations within the Palisades. Build a custom home or select your dream home from a variety of floor plans already available. These trusted builders are here to help.

Knotts Builders

Knotts Builders step by step personal attention is the foundation of our exemplary customer satisfaction and is established through real customer service, treating you the way you would like to be treated.

We pride ourselves on building efficient, structurally sound and livable homes, offering exceptional value to our customers. We are passionate about helping our clients realize their dream of owning a custom built home for a price that can't be beat.

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Shea Homes

Shea Homes is a family owned home builder, with a fourth generation of Shea’s overseeing daily operations in the Carolinas. We have been building new homes in the Carolinas since 1995, with a focus on superior quality and customer service. All homes built may be personalized in our new Design Studio.

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CalAtlantic Homes

With a shared vision of unique new home design, outstanding quality and an unwavering commitment to true customer service, Ryland and CalAtlantic are joining forces as CalAtlantic Homes. Together, we are better than ever with a combined 100 years of experience and expertise building new homes across the United States.

At CalAtlantic Homes we are proud to build what you cherish most of all. Home.

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Toll Brothers

At Toll Brothers, an award-winning Fortune 1000 company, we build more than homes; we build communities. Trusted since 1967, the Company embraces an unwavering commitment to quality and customer service. Each Toll Brothers home blends quality materials with superior design to create a dream home that is uniquely yours. Toll Brothers is currently building nationwide and is a publicly owned company whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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A Nurturing Environment

We’ve got class.
Palisades is located in a blossoming school district. The choices range from public to private to award winning magnet schools.


Area schools have a lot to offer the children who live at Palisades. Nationally recognized programs, award winning teachers, spiritually enriching education and programs like "Field to Fork" are all staples at Mecklenburg County Schools.

Ground will be breaking soon for a new public Palisades Elementary School on Highway 49 at the Palisades entrance for the 2014-2015 school year followed by a new public Palisades High School. There is plenty to choose from.

School assignments subject to change. Contact CMS for more information.

Charlotte—Mecklenburg School District

The mission of Southwest Middle School is to promote positive “attitude”, increase student “effort” while enhancing “academic achievement."

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Gaston Day School
gaston day school

For forty-five years, their classrooms have been filled with the voices of leaders, musicians, poets, artists, and athletes. Gaston Day students are all connected by tradition and a strong sense of pride in their school.

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Palisades Episcopal School

As a private Christian school, Palisades Episcopal School prides itself on providing a classical education that challenges the mind, body and spirit. The nine-acre campus offers an impressive student teacher ratio of 9:1 and serves grades JK-8.

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St. Anne Catholic School

We welcome all K3-Grade 8 children who are seeing a Catholic, academically strong education. We provide an environment conducive to the development of the whole child: intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially and culturally.

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Palisades offers an exceptional, sustainable environment with a variety of upscale amenities and features that blend seamlessly into their natural setting. All so residents can experience the best life possible, at the best value too. We invite you to find out more. Tell us about yourself so we help you find the right environment at Palisades.