There is a genteel grace inherent in Iredell County that reaches as much to the heart as to the eye. It is made up of communities steeped in history and rich in tradition. Nestled in the green, rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region, Statesville conveys a sense of quietude; a panorama of Victorian era manners with its four lovingly preserved historic districts, softly rolling farmland and industry, carefully applied to create a well-balanced vitality and economic strength.
Iredell County is a canvas dotted with color and energy that is especially evident in the many annual festivals and events, parks, lakes, golf clubs, and other abundant outdoor activities.
Surrounding Statesville are poultry, livestock, dairy and crop farms that have been family-owned and maintained for generations. Among the icons in the northern part of the county are the Brushy Mountains, an Amish village, and a large family campground that's been the home of the oldest continuous fiddler's and old-time music convention in North America.
Statesville is home to Fort Dobbs Historic Site, an 18th century fort. The large blockhouse has been restored and is open for tours. Reenactments are also performed at the location.
Mooresville, a rapidly growing town in the southern end of Iredell County, is best known as the home of many NASCAR racing teams and drivers, along with an IndyCar team and its drivers, as well as racing technology suppliers, which has earned the city the nickname "Race City USA." Also located in Mooresville is the corporate headquarters of Lowe's Companies and Universal Technical Institute's NASCAR Technical Institute.
On the way to Mooresville, you'll see the quaint town of Troutman serving as a gateway to Lake Norman. The lake is a 34-mile-long, man-made lake that surrounds half of the county. It's the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, with 520 miles of shoreline, and offers numerous attractions to explore.
Lake Norman features broad expanses of water perfect for sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing and fishing. Thanks to a mild climate, residents can use the numerous facilities much of the year while a variety of recreational programs and classes are provided by the local Recreation and Parks Departments to enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the area.
Iredell County is less than an hour away from Carolina's largest city, Charlotte, with its progressive business community, international airport, the NBA's Hornets and the NFL's Carolina Panthers, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, which hosts many acclaimed touring concerts, plays and musicals. The horizon broadens further with the cultural and educational opportunities of Winston-Salem and Greensboro within easy reach on I-40. Travel north on I-77 or west on I-40 and snow skiing, hiking and camping activities abound. The Great Smokey Mountains and beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway are an easy drive from Iredell.
Why choose Iredell?
There are many reasons to choose Iredell County to live, work and play. There are even more reasons to choose Iredell Health System to work.