April 7th, 2017

Get to Know the Community: Bailey’s Glen

Bailey’s Glen is a retirement community tucked away in Cornelius, a growing suburb outside of Charlotte and sitting on a large part of Lake Norman. One of our real estate agents, Karen Spell, has lived in Bailey’s Glen for almost two years and has enjoyed helping clients buy and sell homes in the community during that time. Spell gave us some advice for home buyers and sellers in the Bailey’s Glen area.

Bailey’s Glen is an active 55+ community, but Spell likes to call it “55 and better”.  She explains that there is as much to do as you want to be a part of.  With two full time lifestyle directors, there are constantly opportunities for residents to be social and have fun. The lifestyle directors plan things like classes and events as well as group outings such as dinner groups, apple picking in the fall, theater excursions and more. Some community amenities include a ball room, game room pub, gym, craft room, library etc.


Spell explained that living in Bailey’s Glen makes her appreciate helping buyers and sellers in the neighborhood even more. She said 20 percent of new residents move there because they already know someone who loves living there.

Some of Spell’s tips for home buyers looking at Bailey’s Glen would be to get preapproved for financing if necessary and contact someone with extensive knowledge of the homes and amenities that Bailey’s Glen has to offer. Spell also explained that the homes, when marketed appropriately, do not stay on the market long in the community, so buyers should act fast if they know that they have found the right home.

Near Bailey’s Glen, you’ll find great places around town like Birkdale Village, the many amenities of Lake Norman, a short drive to the mountains and much more.

Karen Spell is a real estate agent at Helen Adams Realty’s Lake Norman office. She said that in her efforts to escape the Florida heat, she found out about Bailey’s Glen online and moved to North Carolina so she could experience all four seasons and be close to the airport and mountains. The Charlotte area, specifically Bailey’s Glen, has ended up being everything she hoped for and more!

For more information on Bailey’s Glen and to find homes for sale in the area, check out Helen Adams Realty’s website’s search tools. You can also learn some quick facts, statistics and more at our Bailey’s Glen community page.