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Iredell County is located in North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 122,660. It is a major hub of NASCAR racing, with many race shops located in the county. Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid population growth, largely due to the popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city. Prices of homes for sale in Iredell County vary greatly depending on the properties proximity to Lake Norman. We specialize in helping buyers purchase foreclosures in Iredell County.
Lake Norman, in Iredell County, was created between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy, it is the largest manmade body of fresh water located in North Carolina. Lake Norman is sometimes referred to as the “inland sea”; it offers 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles.
Lake Norman provides electricity to the Piedmont region of the Carolinas. It powers the generators at the hydroelectric station at Cowans Ford and is used by Marshall Steam Station and McGuire Nuclear Station to cool the steam that drives their turbines. The lake supplies water to Lincoln County, Charlotte, and other towns in Mecklenburg County, particularly Davidson and Huntersville.
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Ingersoll Rand has its North America headquarters in the Iredell County side of Davidson. Lowe’s has its corporate headquarters in Mooresville.
Farming is still a major source of income for many Iredell County residents. Dairy farming has been particularly popular in Iredell County for centuries, in both the northern and southern sections of the county. However, the rapid population growth and development in southern Iredell County is putting increasing pressure on farmlands, and many farms in this section are giving way to shopping centers, housing developments, and large corporate office parks.
Universal Technical Institute operates NASCAR Technical Institute under licensing agreements. The school offers racing-related instruction to prepare the student for their job search in the racing industry. Many NASCAR drivers live around Mooresville and Lake Norman. Although northern Iredell County has retained much of its rural character, the southern half of the county is experiencing rapid suburbanization and population growth, largely due to the immense popularity of the Lake Norman area for residents of nearby Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city.