Rich in history and architecture, downtown Statesville’s friendly shops, restaurants, and historic landmarks exemplify southern hospitality and tradition. Statesville, North Carolina is located in the heart of Iredell County, the tenth fastest-growing county in the state. Located at the intersection of I-77 and I-40, Statesville is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Charlotte, and the Triad area.
Lake Norman — North Carolina’s largest lake with over 500 miles of shoreline and a host of recreational water activities — is just 15 minutes away. Other nearby attractions include the NASCAR Hall of Fame and Lowes Motor Speedway, Love Valley, Fort Dobbs, and Zootastic Park. Hickory’s furniture outlets and the wine regions of Yadkin Valley and Swan Creek are all a short drive away.
The Iredell-Statesville School District is among the best in the state, with high SAT scores and graduation rate. Mitchell Community College, UNC-Charlotte, and Wake Forest University are all located within commuting distance. Travelers will appreciate the convenience of Statesville Regional Airport. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is less than an hour away.
Two of North Carolina’s favorite festivals — the Carolina BalloonFest and the Crossroads Pumpkin Festival — take place in Statesville.