Sunday, November 11, 2007

Mooresville, NC: Something special Down Home

Mooresville, North Carolina: In economic despair during the early 1990s, Mooresville stands revitalized today. The home of the NC Racing Hall of Fame, the town is also home to a thriving Downtown community.

Mooresville has benefited by the growth of Charlotte, but not without an influx of new residents, many searching for a bedroom community on the outskirts of the city.

Since 1993, Mooresville has welcomed a host of new businesses, and most recently has received word that the Richard Petty racing organization will be locating itself there.

Closed stores make Sundays a bit dull, but there is a great municipal golf course that was bustling today. A word about real-estate. Checking some real-estate directories, there are new homes, with yards, in good neighborhoods for between $100,000 and $120,000, on the low end, to $350,000-$400,000 on the higher end (and they're basically mansions). Taxation -- or the relative lack of it -- would make New Jerseyans envious (I was) and anyone looking with an eye toward retirement would probably want to check out the area.

No slums, good schools, Charlotte and all it has to offer 20 or so miles away, and an Artisan's Guild that is strong and thriving. The senior and community centers were large, active and apparently well attended.

If Mooresville was "Mayberry" 25 years ago, it is at least a very nice suburb today.

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