Statesville Real Estate
Situated in Iredell County, Statesville is known for being one of the best “micropolitans” in the country. Statesville is in west-central North Carolina, 43 miles north of Charlotte and 43 miles southwest of Winston-Salem. Its strategic location north of Lake Norman where Interstates 77 and 40 meet supports a thriving economy, excellent schools, quality healthcare and endless recreational opportunities.
The city was established in 1789 and originally known as the Fourth Creek Settlement. Since then, the area has grown into a strong manufacturing center that accounts for more than 12,000 of the 77,000 jobs available in the community. This skilled workforce attracts many businesses to the area and customized training programs are offered at local institutions. Site Selection magazine has ranked the area as the Top Micropolitan Area in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Historic Downtown Statesville offers lots to see and do in the form of quaint shops, fine restaurants and a variety of services. For residents looking to do some traveling, Statesville provides direct access by highway in every direction. I-77 runs north and south, and I-40 runs east and west. Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is less than an hour’s drive south on I-77 for all your air travel needs. If you prefer water to land, Lake Norman offers more than 30,000 acres of water surrounded by more than 500 miles of shoreline that is perfect for boating, skiing, swimming, and fishing.
Students in Statesville also benefit in this flourishing community. The Iredell-Statesville School System educates 20,000 children, and students consistently improve each year on SAT scores, graduation rate, and writing scores to be one of the best districts in North Carolina.