Although the downtown area is now a nucleus for excitement, it was not always such a cheery place. In 1855, many downtown buildings were destroyed by the first of several fires to strike the town. Existing buildings today were rebuilt starting in 1860 and date from that time to 1930. A downtown revitalization continues to take place in Statesville and includes more than 110 building renovations since those fires.
"Affordable housing and community activities make Statesville a comfortable fit for those young and old alike."
Located in a lovely rural area atop a plateau in the Blue Ridge foothills, it is convenient to the bright lights of Charlotte and Winston-Salem. Affordable housing and community activities make Statesville a comfortable fit for those young and old alike. History buffs will especially enjoy the historic downtown area that continues to be the vibrant heart of the community. Downtown seems to always be abuzz with festivals including two of North Carolina's most exciting events, the Cross Roads Pumpkin Fest and the Carolina Balloon Fest.
However, the fun does not stop there. Shopping downtown among the specialty retail and boutiques is an ever changing experience.
The town of Statesville has much to recommend it, including its location in the foothills, its rich architectural heritage and its lovely way of life. In Statesville, friends, families and neighbors rejoice in the preservation of their historic town.