We can’t wait to wow you with our beautiful historic architecture, incredible streetscape, public art and our distinctive vibe. Built over 2 centuries ago, on the business of whiskey, medicinal roots and herbs, we are proud to be the quintessential North Carolina community in the middle of one of the world’s most dynamic regions. 

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Dine. Shop. DISCOVER!

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Downtown offers historic architecture with magnificent shopping and dining experiences. Come discover how cool Downtown Statesville really is.

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Calendar of Events

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Find out about upcoming events, live music and all the things there is to do in Downtown Statesville.  Up next - Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours.

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Visitors often become residents, falling in love with our vibrant downtown. We are dedicated to creating a strong culture of fun and charm, guaranteed to be experienced on our sidewalks and seating areas, inside our restaurants and breweries and, of course, within our unique shops and boutiques. 

Statesville features everything from live music to challenging escape rooms, live theater to amazing art. We look forward to sharing our story with you.

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Business Directory

Check out the more than 350 shops, restaurants, services, professionals, businesses and organizations in our easy-to-use directory. 

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Invest in Downtown

From our access to I-77 and I-40 to our historic charm and business mix, downtown is a wise investment. Come grow with us!

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About Downtown

Downtown is the hub of shopping, dining, education, cultural arts and entertainment experiences and urban living opportunities.

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Living Downtown

No matter which type of housing fits your needs, you are sure to find a home within our welcoming community.

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As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

*All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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Statesville is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.

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