There is a genteel grace inherent in the Statesville community that reaches as much to the heart as to the eye. It is a community steeped in history and rich in tradition. Nestled in the green, rolling hills of North Carolina's Piedmont region, Statesville conveys a sense of quietude; a panorama of Victorian era manners with its four lovingly preserved historic districts, softly rolling farmland and industry, carefully applied to create a well-balanced vitality and economic strength. While this elegant, eighteenth century Scotch-Irish farming settlement lies in the heart of a region known for its furniture and textiles, Statesville has turned a creative eye toward the future economic health of the area by providing room for other industries such as metalworking, rubber, plastics and the nation's largest manufacturer of hot air balloons.
On the ground, there is a strong transportation network that provides, ever-changing possibilities. With I-40 and I-77 located within the city limits, Statesville is less than an hour away from Carolina's largest city, Charlotte, with its progressive business community, international airport, the NBA's Bobcats and the NFL's Carolina Panthers, and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, which hosts many acclaimed touring concerts, plays and musicals. The horizon broadens further with the cultural and educational opportunities of Winston-Salem and Greensboro within easy reach on I-40. Travel north on I-77 or west on I-40 and snow skiing, hiking and camping activities abound.
The Statesville area is a canvas dotted with color and energy that is especially evident in the many annual festivals and events, parks, lakes and abundant outdoor activities. Spring is celebrated with the Tarheel Classic Horse Show and the National Balloon Rally, the second oldest balloon rally in the nation. As winter approaches, the Crossroads Pumpkin Fest provides entertainment with and without pumpkins. Beautiful Lake Norman, one of two lakes in the area, features over 500 miles of shoreline and broad expanses of water perfect for sailing, wind surfing, water skiing and fishing. To the west of town is Lake Lookout, adding its own personality to the shimmering opportunities for water-lovers. Thanks to a mild climate, residents can use the numerous facilities much of the year while a variety of recreational programs and classes are provided by the Statesville Recreation and Parks Department to enhance your enjoyment and appreciation of the area. The Statesville Greenway project will eventually provide a walking trail of 25 miles, passing through Statesville's forests and parks, along creeks and even through the downtown area. If music is your fancy, nearby Union Grove is home to the oldest continuous "Ole Time Fiddlers Contest" in North America.
But the true subject of this ever moving palette of life in Statesville, North Carolina is a portrait of you as a member of Iredell Memorial Hospital's Health Care System. Our 247-bed acute care hospital is a fully accredited facility where commitment to compassion and quality are painted in broad strokes and our strength of progressive treatment in Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Care and Radiation Therapy are bold statements in our picture of health care. As with any great art, Iredell is a work in progress, continually striving to provide up-to-the minute technology in Imaging Services and Laboratory expertise. Iredell is a place where professionalism and skill coexist with a real sense of community, mutual respect, support and teamwork in an environment where growth, advancement and opportunity combine to capture the imagination.
Take in the broad view of life in Statesville, the poetry of history and place, and the music of promise in a landscape filled with opportunity. Join us at Iredell and experience for yourself the art of living.