The Statesville Region offers more than just a healthy business climate. Our region features a quality of life that’s hard to match anywhere. Whether you enjoy outdoor recreation, sports, arts, or travel, we have plenty to keep you and your family busy, plus an ideal climate that lets you stay active all year long.
From traditional to contemporary, our residences display a wide variety of architecture. Stately Victorian homes listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Country estates and equestrian-friendly communities. Transitional and post-modern designs, as well as quaint cottages and urban lofts. And of course, our spectacular lakefront properties that have been featured in many magazines. Our diversity lets you choose the home that fits your lifestyle and know you’re welcome wherever you live.
The rolling, wooded landscape of our region makes it easy to relax outdoors and enjoy our natural beauty. Over 600 acres of parks grace Iredell County, Statesville and Troutman, providing walking trails, playgrounds, public tennis and horseshoe courts, softball fields, and a new soccer complex with outdoor lighting to accommodate night games. Lake Norman offers a myriad of boating and fishing activities on its 32,000 acres, as well as hiking along its shoreline.
Here, golf is a year-round sport with five courses in our community, and dozens more within a 45-minute drive. Each May, the PGA stages the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, and the Wyndham Championship each August in Greensboro. We also have a Champions Tour event in October at Rock Barn in Hickory, just 25 minutes away. And when you’re ready for a road trip, legendary Pinehurst Golf Resort, birthplace of American golf, is just two hours east, and in four hours, you can play over 100 courses along Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand.
Venture south and you’ll find the NFL Carolina Panthers, NBA Charlotte Hornets, AHL Charlotte Hurricanes, baseball’s AAA Charlotte Knights, plus minor league baseball in Hickory, Winston-Salem and locally with our own Statesville Owls. In Raleigh, the NHL Carolina Hurricanes take the ice, and you can enjoy exciting collegiate sports with the UNC Charlotte 49ers, Davidson Wildcats and Wake Forest Demon Deacons all within 45 minutes. In addition, our region is the heart of NASCAR, with Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord and NASCAR’s Hall of Fame in uptown Charlotte.
Cultural and Performing Arts
If your interests lean towards the arts, nearby Blumenthal Performing Arts Center attracts world-class performances and Broadway shows. Our Iredell Arts Council also presents a number of interesting events across the region. Several area venues host national musical tours, including bluegrass music’s premier springtime event, Merlefest, which brings Grammy-winning artists to a three-day festival in North Wilkesboro.
Statesville’s annual Carolina BalloonFest thrills a national audience each fall as 50 hot air balloons fill the sky with color. This magical display is the longest-running balloon event on the East Coast. For a tasteful adventure, visit Troutman’s Daveste Vineyards or drive 30 minutes north to the Yadkin Valley Wine Region with over 20 wineries. In addition to Statesville’s own Court Street Gallery, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte houses renowned displays of ceramics and Pre-Columbian art, paintings, sculpture, furniture, costumes and national traveling exhibitions.
The same crossroads that make our region a great business location allow one-day car rides to Washington DC, Atlanta, DisneyWorld, Nashville, New York and many more prime destinations. Two major airports are nearby, with Charlotte-Douglas International Airport providing 156 daily non-stop direct flights to Europe, North America, the Caribbean and South America.
We’re just 90 minutes to Asheville and the famed Biltmore Estate and less than four hours from Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Hilton Head Island. If snow skiing is your passion, we’re an hour from ski lodges in the Appalachian Mountains, a little over two hours away from Virginia slopes, and about four hours from Snowshoe Mountain recognized as one of the best ski resorts east of the Rockies.
When they say, “nothing could be finer than to be in Carolina”, no doubt they’re referring to our weather. We’re blessed with 212 sunny days on average each year, 45.9 inches of annual rainfall, and an average high temperature of 70.9 degrees Fahrenheit, so you can enjoy all four seasons. Because of our location, we’re rarely threatened by natural disasters, making the Statesville Region one of the safest places to call home.
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