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Renter's Guide to Mooresville

Mooresville is a relatively small suburban city in North Carolina, best known as being the home of many NASCAR drivers and racing teams, IndyCar teams and drivers and racing technology suppliers, giving the city the moniker “Race City USA.”

Mooresville sits just 25 miles north of Charlotte, making it an ideal place for commuters, and 75 miles southwest of Greensboro

The weather in Mooresville makes it a very pleasant place to live, as residents enjoy a beautiful spring and fall, with very mild winters and warm, sunny summers.  

Mooresville, NC Demographics

  • Total Population37,835
  • Female 18,275
    Male 19,560
  • Median Age35.2

Cost of Living in Mooresville, NC

The cost of living in Mooresville is one of its greatest perks, as many people in the area work and commute to Charlotte, but are able to live in Mooresville where prices are significantly lower.   

Two can eat at most area restaurants for about $45, and utilities here are also relatively inexpensive, as the average resident pays $154 for gas, water and electricity every month. 

The city of Mooresville also offers public transportation, called the ICATS bus line, operated by the Iredell County Area Transportation Service, where passengers can get a one­way ticket for just $1. 

Average Rent in Mooresville, NC

  • Mooresville, NC Average Rental Price, June 2021 $1,226 /mo

Mooresville, NC Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,00023%
  • $1,001-$1,50065%
  • $1,501-$2,00012%

Mooresville, NC Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Jun / 2021
Mooresville, NC $972 $973 $1,074 $1,081 $1,151 $1,138 $1,138 $1,123 $1,183 $1,226
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407
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Living in Mooresville, NC

One of the definite pros of living in Mooresville is the close proximity to Charlotte and the relatively low cost of living compared to other suburban areas of Charlotte. The area is also very culturally diverse, and features a wide range of shops, restaurants and entertainment options.   

The only real con is that, outside of Charlotte, Mooresville is really not very close to any major cities. But many people also enjoy the peace, quiet, and limited traffic outside of the major city areas.

Things to do in Mooresville

There’s plenty to do in Mooresville, as the area has several great restaurants and bars for a night out on the town. The city has a wide variety of dining options, including fresh seafood, NC BBQ and even several fine dining spots. 

For those looking for some fun in the sun or something to do in Mooresville, look no further than Lake Norman. The lake has tons of parks with fun recreational options for people of all ages, especially kids, including fishing, paddleboarding, swimming, biking and more.

Visitors can also head to the Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, where the city hosts the annual Music on Main concert series. The concerts are all free of charge, and run on the first Friday of every month from May through October.

Mooresville doesn’t have its own sports teams, but residents still have several great teams close by. Since Charlotte is just a short drive away, Mooresville residents have the option to go see the Carolina Panthers of the NFL, the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA and the Charlotte Knights—a White Sox minor­league affiliate. 

And just like mentioned above, Mooresville is quite the racing city, so for those that are fans of NASCAR or even IndyCar racing, Mooresville is the perfect place.  

Employment and Economy

Although the unemployment rate in Mooresville is slightly high at 5.8%, job growth has been steady and positive, growing at a rate of close to 2% each year.

The area also has several major companies nearby due to its close proximity to Charlotte, including Bank of America, Lowe’s, and Duke Energy, and a large branch of BB&T, creating lots of jobs for the area, especially in the financial and banking sectors.  

Mooresville, NC Households

  • Total Number of Households14,233
  • Family 9,866
    Non-family 4,367
  • Children 5,610
    No Children 8,623
  • Average People Per Household2.64
  • Median Household Income$69,188
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,219

Education in Mooresville

The city of Mooresville has good public school districts, and the area is actually known for being one of the first districts in the country to adopt a digital learning program, which gives each student a laptop computer and integrates it into classroom instruction. 

There are also plenty of opportunities for Mooresville residents to pursue higher education, as the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Queens College, Johnson C. Smith, and Johnson and Wales are all within 25 miles of the city.

Mooresville, NC Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School25%
  • Some College28%
  • Associate Degree9%
  • Bachelor Degree25%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Tips for Renting in Mooresville

Mooresville tenant regulations are governed by North Carolina state law, and are very comparable to other state and federal tenant laws. 

However, North Carolina also has its own policy when it comes to eviction notice. For monthly rentals, the eviction period is seven days: for a year­to­year rental, the minimum eviction notice is 30 days: and for mobile homes, the minimum eviction notice is 60 days.

North Carolina tenants also have the “right to repair and deduct,” meaning they can legally refuse to pay their rent if a major repair is left neglected. 

Search for apartments in Mooresville, NC under $1,500

There’s more than one way to spend $1,500 on rent in Mooresville, NC, so the first step is to start thinking about what you really want from your new home. Be mindful of what makes you tick. Look for 2 bedroom apartments for rent for less than $1,500 if you want to share your living space and don’t mind being further away from the city center. Search for 3 bedroom apartments if you’re moving in with family or planning to share part of your life and living expenses with more friends. If city bustle is what you live for, you might want to search for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment closer to the city center.

The perfect $1,500 rental near you

Don’t dismiss the idea of a studio just because it sounds small and featureless: studios come in many shapes and sizes, and it only takes a few strikes of creativity to go from drab to lively. If an all-in-one-room apartment spells total lack of privacy for you, have a look at the 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Mooresville, NC. Customize your search by using more RENTCafé filters. Decide what amenities you can’t live without and focus your search on the apartments that offer them. Are you bringing in a pet? Narrow your options to pet-friendly apartments for rent. Want more windows so that natural light floods your home? Hardwood floors or plush carpet in the living area? There are 18 apartments for rent below $1,500 in Mooresville, NC for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

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