Located 37-miles north of Charlotte via I-77 is Troutman, a small town in Iredell County, North Carolina. Troutman exudes a quintessential “Mayberry” small town essence that gives Troutman a distinct personality! Residents enjoy easy access to a variety of job opportunities, entertainment, and activity choices in nearby Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, and Winston-Salem.
The Troutman area is chock-full of fun things to do, including Zootastic, a zoo with mammals, reptiles, birds, and exotics. There are plenty of outdoor recreational activities to partake in at Lake Norman including fishing, boating, hiking, biking, barbecues, and picnics too!
Dating back to the 1750s, the town of Troutman's history runs deep, thanks to the immigrants from the Northeast who first arrived to take advantage of the abundant free land in North Carolina's Piedmont region. The Piedmont Region is an area that lies between the Coastal Plains and Appalachian Mountains. In the decades after the Civil War, the Troutman vicinity was home to sawmills and furniture makers. As the prime timber was cut, the furniture industry gradually moved westward to Hickory and High Point. Cotton farming and textile mills became a mainstay of the local economy after that.
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Life in Troutman is all about life at the lake. Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. It is also known as the “inland sea” as it boasts 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 32,475 acres. Lake Norman was created by Duke Energy in 1963 when it dammed the Catawba River and built the Cowan’s Ford Dam at the border between Mecklenburg and Lincoln Counties along NC Highway 73 in Huntersville.
When living in Troutman you can expect to enjoy the four distinct seasons. This makes living in the Piedmont region (an area that lies between the Coastal Plains and Appalachian Mountains) of North Carolina a great option for a year-round outdoor living. During the summer months, you can enjoy all that Lake Norman has to offer, and you’ll love taking part in the all the festivals and events that happen in the spring and fall.
Nearby Charlotte, Greensboro, Hickory, and Winston-Salem all offer great options for shopping and dining out. Malls, boutiques, fine dining and casual dining, movies, museums, art galleries and more are yours to enjoy. Taking a step back from the hustle and bustle of a big city life, you won’t like living in Troutman, you’ll love it!