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At Home in Mooresville

March 03, 2017

Downtown Mooresville

Home to more than 60 NASCAR teams, an Indy Car team, and many racing businesses, Mooresville, NC, is Race City, USA!

That is certainly one of the first things you’ll learn when researching what it’s like to live in this city of 35,300 residents. Yet, there is so much more to life in historic Mooresville.

Mooresville, which sits 25 miles north of Charlotte, was incorporated in 1873, but actually dates back to the mid-1700s when it was originally settled. There were several cotton plantations in the area including Mount Mourne Plantation. Over the years, Mooresville has transformed from a textile town, as was very common in the south, to its unique reputation as Race City, USA.

Today, a stroll through historic downtown Mooresville includes sights like the D.E. Turner Co. store, which has continued to serve the town for more than 100 years! This store used to sell horse-drawn buggies for a cost of anywhere from $23 to $123, and also was the site of the first gas station. Many more historic buildings and sites are included on the Mooresville Walking Tour.

These days, there is much more to Mooresville than the old downtown that centered itself on the train depot more than a century ago. Today, the downtown area features several small specialty shops and restaurants where you can find everything from leather goods to gourmet olive oil. There are farmers markets, food truck festivals and holiday events.

One big draw to living in Mooresville is the close proximity to major interstates of I-77 and I-40. This suburb is only a 30 minute drive to the heart of Uptown Charlotte, too. Many homeowners also say the Mooresville Graded School District is a reason they choose to live here. Did you know, that beginning in the fourth grade, students are provided a laptop they can take home every day!

If Mooresville’s numerous racing tours and related activities, and shopping centers, and spas, aren’t enough to get your motor revving, then Lazy Five Ranch may be the wild destination you have been looking for. This drive-through safari is not in a sub-Saharan destination. It’s in Mooresville, and it features more than 700 animals from six continents in a natural habitat! 

But quite possibly the biggest draw to Mooresville is nearby Lake Norman. Residents can enjoy lake life by renting a boat for a day on the lake, or simply relaxing while enjoying a cruise on the Queens Landing Boat Tours. Fishing buffs and water enthusiasts will have no shortage of options on North Carolina’s largest manmade lake, with options including paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and guided fishing tours. And, if you manage to get tired of the water, Lake Norman State Park is a great place for hiking! Want to combine the best of all worlds: lake and golf? Then Mallard Head Golf Course, which sits on the shores of Lake Norman, is a perfect destination. 

Just outside of town, and only a short 10 minute drive away, Eastwood Homes is building two communities perfectly positioned to take advantage of the draw of Mooresville and nearby Lake Norman, while offering the peace and tranquility of a slower pace of life. Our communities offer something for folks of multiple price points, with the brand new community of Crosby Woods offering homes starting in the $250s, while the more established Wellesley offers homes starting in the $270s and up.

Homeowners in Wellesley describe their neighborhood as “peaceful.” The tree-lined streets offer neighbors the perfect backdrop for a morning jog or leisurely evening walk to the pocket park. Wellesley also offers additional amenities including a playground, sidewalks and a dog station. 

Eastwood offer homesites in this neighborhood that sit on a third of an acre and are tucked away for an even more tranquility, giving our homeowners more privacy from their neighbors. Our future residents can choose one, two, and three story homes with HardiePlank exteriors and side-load, two and three car garages. Basement and cul-de-sac homesites are also available.

Crosby Woods is a new community of only 43 homesites. Homeowners here will be able to choose from one, two or three story homes and wooded homesites. There is already a playground in the neighborhood, and as the community is further developed, there will be a pocket park and sidewalks, as well. 

In between cruising on the lake, or racing around the track, we hope that you’ll stop out and visit us in our newest communities of Wellesley and Crosby Woods. Both of our model homes are fully decorated and open for you to tour! Just give Amanda a call at 866-551-7995 to set an appointment to visit our communities!

Can't make it out for a personal tour right now? Check out our Facebook Live tours of the Wellesley model, and the Crosby Woods model.