The proud and historic City of Statesville enjoys an idyllic location in the heart of North Carolina’s green and rolling Piedmont region, harmonizing the charm of yesterday with a progressive attitude. From its roots as a small Scottish-Irish farming settlement, the city has emerged as a model of prosperity and growth. Site Selection magazine named Statesville the "number one" small town in America for new industrial and expansion over the past decade. Other accolades for Statesville include All-America City, recognition for low city and county property taxes, and high rankings for business climate in North Carolina. Some of the most highly visible manufacturers on today's market have chosen to settle in Statesville. Designated as a "Main Street City, Statesville has poured millions of dollars into revitalizing and expanding the downtown district. Attractive homes that span many styles and periods, wonderful science centers and museums, Mitchell Community College, two major hospital campuses, delightful shops and restaurants, and popular entertainment venues are just a few of the highlights of this gracious Southern community.