Home to the North Carolina Auto Hall of Fame, as well as many NASCAR drivers and teams, Mooresville is referred to as “Race City, USA”. Founded in the 1850s as a railroad town, Mooresville has kept a strong sense of its past and has preserved several historic buildings in the downtown area, where lovely antique shops line the streets. Many Mooresville residents live on the waterfront of Lake Norman, or in new home communities surrounding the area. Exclusive waterfront golf communities like The Point, feature mega-million dollar waterfront estates.
Some well-known communities in Mooresville include: The Point, The Harbour at the Pointe, Bay Crossing, Copper Ridge, West View, Teeter Farms Estates, Pinnacle Shores, Malibu Pointe.
Besides the allure of the lake, local attractions include: The Lazy 5 Ranch, which features over 750 exotic animals, Carrigan Farms for fruit and vegetable picking, the Depot Visual Arts Center, the Citizens Center and several local car racing shops.