Mooresville, North Carolina is a city with a lot of history. Of course, it is most famous for a long association with stock car racing. Playing home to many NASCAR teams and sporting many racing tracks have earned Mooresville the moniker, “Race City, USA.” While racing is an undeniably important part of the area’s culture, there’s a lot more to know about Race City than racing. If you’re looking at a move to the area, getting familiar with Mooresville, NC real estate, local schools, attractions, and opportunities could help you make yourself at home.
The Lay of the Land: NASCAR and More
First, you have to address the car craze. Iredell as a whole (including Mooresville, Concord, Cornelius, and Charlotte) is an area that bleeds NASCAR. The NASCAR Hall of Fame is in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mooresville is within driving distance of Atlanta, Darlington, Martinsville, Bristol, Daytona, Talladega, Richmond, Dover, Watkins Glen, Rockingham, and a host of other racing tracks. Additionally, more than 60 motor sports teams call Race City home.
That does permeate the culture of the area, and it isn’t uncommon to see regular folk proudly wearing the colors of their favorite race team. It’s also a great place for recreational driving, as there are tracks where common folk can do laps in the fastest cars in America.
Working in Race City, USA
For anyone who works in an industry tied to NASCAR – which could mean anything from automotive supply or repair to any product that sponsors the sport – Mooresville is a land of opportunity. The NASCAR Technical Institute is based in town, as are major hubs of Penske Racing, NGK Ceramics (manufacturer of ceramic catalytic converters for automobiles), and a host of other automotive companies.
For those working outside of the town’s favorite sport, there is plenty of work to go around. Lowe’s Home Improvement is based in Mooresville, and their regional headquarters employs over 1,000 people in town. The area also has a lot of work in healthcare, education, and manufacturing. Also, on the topic of education, the area’s schools have consistently earned national recognition, particularly for technology programs.
Living and Lifestyle in Race City, USA
The retail market hasn’t been unkind to Mooresville. Their downtown main district is filled with boutique shops and retail chains. From the trendy to the eclectic, cutting-edge or antique, getting dress and décor down pat is a snap. Mooresville is also a short jaunt from Charlotte and the very upscale Northlake Mall.
Real estate in Morresville NC shouldn’t be a challenge for new residents, either. Real estate agencies should be able to find the ideal property for any mindset. Craving the urban lifestyle? Downtown it is. For those with a little more country in mind, the area is surrounded by properties with serious acreage. If you’ve got a craving for the marine lifestyle, nearby Lake Norman is the largest manmade body of freshwater in the history of North Carolina, boasting marinas, fishing, and more. No matter your personality, somewhere in picturesque Iredell is a life you could call your own.
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Ashely is a college graduate that has an interest in writing about real estate. If you want to see more, follow her on Twitter @ashelymarie1985.