About Pineville

This small town is known best as a shopping hub. Home to Carolina Place Mall, major big-box retailers and dozens of other shops, it has 6 million square feet of retail space- or about 1,000 square feet for each of the town’s roughly 6,500 residents. Longtime Pineville residents also point out their links to history. Antique shops fill the brick storefronts that make up the town’s original business district.

The Charlotte homes of Pineville rest in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina which is located between Charlotte and York County, South Carolina. It is perhaps most famous as the birthplace of James K. Polk, the 11th U.S. president.

Pineville was changed forever when the initial segment of Interstate 485 opened to traffic — a one-mile stretch connecting interchanges at NC Highway 51 and South Boulevard. Although it was designed to divert through traffic around Charlotte via a freeway loop, I-485 incidentally passed directly through tiny Pineville.


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