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Things To Do & Where To Live In The Town Of Mooresville NC

Nicole Leininger May 9, 2022

Located just 30 minutes from Charlotte, NC, Mooresville, NC is a rapidly growing area that is now home to a myriad of businesses and new developments. All the new things to do in Mooresville, NC continue to make this growing city a desirable place to live, work, raise a family, or retire. 

Mooresville is known as Race City, USA. It’ situated on the northern part of stunning Lake Norman and is now the home of nearly 40,000 people and growing every day. This charming spot continues to see new and exciting businesses, homes, and developments as people who want to get away from the city flock to its refined, leisurely style.

Mooresville is a hotbed of activity and boasts a mix of luxury homes, apartments, lake houses, businesses, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and much more. There are also numerous parks in Mooresville NC and the best restaurants in Mooresville, NC are some of the best in the entire Charlotte Metro. Whether you are visiting Mooresville or planning a move to the area, there is something for everyone to love here. Mooresville is also packed full of unique and delicious eateries. 

This article will serve as your own personal tour to Moorsville so you know what to do and where to live when you get here. 

Merino Mills

Our first two stops are both located in the one-stop destination of Merino Mills. Once a furniture warehouse, Merino Mills has been redefined by developers into a hub of activity that boasts restaurants, local artisans, breweries, office space, and more. This hotspot welcomes more than 100 thousand visitors per month and offers year-round farmer’s markets and live music every week. 

Barcelona Burger Bar and Brew Garden

It isn’t every burger joint that can claim its burgers were voted “best cheeseburger in North Carolina.” Barcelona Burger has been named a favorite in the state numerous times since 2017. This award-winning restaurant also serves up vegetarian burgers, chicken, and a large selection of craft beers on tap.

Alino Pizzeria

Another award winner on our list is Alino Pizzeria. This authentic pizza parlor offers up delicious Italian wood-fired pizzas made from scratch using San Marzano tomatoes, Caputo Italian flour, extra virgin olive oil, and buffalo mozzarella that arrives weekly from Italy. While you’re there, you can also indulge in imported wines, beers, and Italian desserts.

Hoptown Brewing Company

Hoptown is one of Mooresville’s newest and best-known watering holes. Here you will find many different and delicious craft beers, fun weekly events, and rotating food trucks that give patrons many opportunities to try a variety of different foods while enjoying the unique atmosphere of the brewery. 

Be sure to stop in for music trivia on Thursday evenings – one of our favorites. Even better, Hoptown Brewing will support four local charities each year with the proceeds from certain craft beer sales or events. Hoptown is committed to donating their spent grain to local farmers and to be stewards to the environment while creating delicious brews for its customers.

Ghostface Brewing

This Mooresville favorite offers its patrons up to 20 unique beers, mead, and ciders. Ghostface rotates its beer selection regularly while maintaining a core selection that is always available, including gluten free beers for customers with Celiac Disease. 

If you’re feeling hungry, Ghostface serves authentic, New York Style pizza, including a craft pizza special every month. 

​Ghostface Brewing Scratch Kitchen

Ghostface also owns a gastropub by the name of Ghostface Scratch Kitchen also features a gastropub menu with everything made fresh each day using ingredients from local farmers. The Scratch Kitchen also offers patrons hand-crafted cocktails and 18 taps of Ghostface Brewing beer. Offerings include burgers, salads, flatbreads, paninis, and sandwiches all under $15.

Mooresville Ice Cream

Looking for a sweet treat while doing some shopping downtown? Look no further than Mooresville Ice Cream. Founded in 1924, Mooresville Ice Cream has been serving up its homemade ice cream to local families for generations. This iconic part of downtown Mooresville offers its famous Deluxe ice cream flavors with something to suit everyone’s tastes. Enjoy a nice cold treat during your visit to downtown Mooresville.

158 On Main

One of our favorite cocktail bars in Mooresville is 158 on Main. This charming, upscale bar and cocktail lounge is in a reimagined historic space in the heart of downtown Mooresville. It features lite fare, live music, and entertainment. This lovely destination also features event space and cocktail classes. Don’t miss it on your next trip downtown!

Epic ChopHouse

Epic Chop House is a local award winner for the best fine dining experience in the Lake Norman area. Located in an historic building, this former general store has been transformed into an elegant and refined local eatery in the heart of Mooresville, NC. Treat yourself to indulgent large portions of superb steaks and seafood in a unique atmosphere. 


If you are looking for a more intimate dining experience, look no further than the last restaurant on our list of Mooresville favorites. Bringing Italy to Mooresville, at Caruso’s you will find fine Italian dining with a touch of culinary artistry. 

Caruso’s welcomes adult diners to an elegant, romantic setting that sets the stage for an authentic Italian dining experience like no other. Choose from a traditional Italian menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts, wines, and beers. It’s important to note that proper attire is required at Caruso’s.

Living in Mooresville NC

If you’re in the market for real estate in Mooresville, NC and looking for a residential community that offers a wide variety of luxury homes with amenities near all of this, you’re in luck. Here are a two of our favorites.

The Point

The point is a well-known area where you will find both single-family homes and ultimate luxury waterfront estates, all situated on over 1200 acres. The Point is where you will find Trump National Golf Club which boasts an 18-hole champion golf course that also offers swimming, tennis, and luxury dining. Expect home prices in this area to start in the $900s and exceed $10 Million.


Langtree offers residents luxury living with waterfront apartments and condos in this vibrant lakeside community full of amenities to suit everyone. This community is full of restaurants, bars, boutiques, outdoor celebrations, and concerts. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty will be opening our new office in Langtree this June. 

Let Us Help!

When moving to a new town, you should never underestimate the power of an experienced realtor to help you navigate your way through the best neighborhoods, restaurants, and hotspots. Nicole Leininger is that experienced real estate pro and she is here to help you find your way around Mooresville. Contact Nicole today to find your new home in Mooresville, NC!

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