Mooresville

Charming, relaxing, and fun, with many things to do

Welcome to Mooresville

Situated in Iredell County and teeming with small-town charm is the community of Mooresville, a centrally located North Carolina destination home to picturesque and recreationally abundant Lake Norman. Residents can take the 20-mile trip to Charlotte or spend their days exploring an abundance of attractions, such as premier watersports, lakefront dining, and a thriving retail scene.
 
This lakefront town is also known to many as Race City USA. The area is home to numerous prominent NASCAR destinations, including the NASCAR Technical Institute, which boasts famous drivers, their teams, and racing technology suppliers. As one of the area’s fastest-growing communities, Mooresville also features a range of desirable amenities for residents, such as top-level schools, many corporations and businesses, thriving economic development, and many parks. Homeowners have their pick of luxury properties, including amenity-laden apartments and lake houses.
 

What to Love

  • Great restaurants and shopping opportunities
  • Always something to do
  • A plethora of water recreation
  • Close to I-77 for easy commutes 
 

Local Lifestyle

Mooresville offers a unique blend of dense suburbia and friendly, Southern charm. It is a highly attractive place to work, live, and retire, largely due in part to its lake access, commuter-friendly location, and a plethora of activities. However, despite its bustling, fun atmosphere, the town offers a leisurely, welcoming, and refined vibe that makes it the perfect place to call home.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Families with young children love spending the day at Lazy 5 Ranch, a popular zoo showcasing more than 750 animals, both exotic and domestic, from six continents. The zoo works to educate and entertain its guests while also providing critical care to several endangered species. Inside Lazy 5 Ranch, visitors will enjoy a petting zoo, wagon rides, and a drive-thru safari. Another beloved destination for animal lovers in Mooresville is Zootastic Park, a family-owned zoo with a vast number of animals, such as tigers, leopards, lemurs, giraffes, and much more. One of the most exciting features of this North Carolina destination is its hands-on, up-close contact with some of the animals.
 
Family-owned and operated, Carrigan Farms features special events, educational tours, field trips, swim parties, and weddings on its vast lands, which house gardens full of fresh vegetables and fruits. People come to see the beauty of nature and taste the richness and freshness of its produce.
 
Ready to enjoy Moorseville’s culinary scene? Look no further than The Blue Parrot Grill for an evening of delectable seafood, crafted cocktails, spectacular service, and waterfront views, all located in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Guests can reach The Blue Parrot Grill via land or boat at the grill’s private dock.
 

Things to Do

Mooresville Ale Trail takes guests from Mooresville to Cornelius on a tasting experience like no other as they try specialty craft beers created by local breweries and restaurants. Each beer is created using state-of-the-art methods and fine, fresh ingredients, creating an authentic, elegant, and delicious taste.
 
Along the edge of Lake Norman, Queens Landing is the foremost entertainment venue in the area. With dinner cruises, boat rentals, weekend concerts, live music, wedding venues, banquet rooms, a lakeside patio, and stunning views, the popular spot has impressed guests since it opened in 1991. Between its unique setting, fun events, and one-of-a-kind cruise boats, any adventure here will be truly unforgettable.
 
The NASCAR Technical Institute is where fans learn about the ins and outs of automotive technology and develop the skills needed to enter the racing world. Since its opening 55 years ago, over 220,000 people have graduated from the institution. The school’s quality teaching, industry connections, and successful programs have only added to its stellar reputation. 
 
Trump National Golf Club Charlotte boasts advanced amenities for golfers of all ages and skill levels. The private club boasts an award-winning 18-hole, nationally-ranked course along Lake Norman’s serene shores. In addition to the golf course, the club provides a large swimming pool complex, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a beautiful private venue for special occasions.
 
 
 

Overview for Mooresville, NC

45,346 people live in Mooresville, where the median age is 42.9 and the average individual income is $58,226. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

45,346

Total Population

42.9 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$58,226

Average individual Income

Around Mooresville, NC

There's plenty to do around Mooresville, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
29
Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including K Craft Beer and Wine, Jeremiah's Italian Ice, and Gracie Lake Norman.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.45 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.11 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 0.7 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.35 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Mooresville, NC

Mooresville has 17,736 households, with an average household size of 2.56. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mooresville do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 45,346 people call Mooresville home. The population density is 1,159.66 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

45,346

Total Population

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.9

Median Age

49.81 / 50.19%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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17,736

Total Households

2.56

Average Household Size

$58,226

Average individual Income

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Schools in Mooresville, NC

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The following schools are within or nearby Mooresville. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Langtree Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Goddard School Of Mooresville
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Woodland Heights Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
5/5
Hope Christian Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Lake Norman Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
5/5
Liberty Preparatory Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
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