Troutman, North Carolina, is a quaint town of just under 2,000 people located in the Piedmont of North Carolina, in the southern end of Iredell County. Troutman is approximately 5 miles south of the City of Statesville, the Iredell County seat, and 30 miles north of Charlotte. Because of its close proximity to large urban areas, residents of Troutman are able to enjoy small town living, and still take advantage of nearby Charlotte, which features the NFL Carolina Panthers, an NBA expansion team, NASCAR racing, and many cultural events.
Lake Norman, North Carolina's largest inland lake, offers abundant water recreation opportunities only minutes from town. Troutman is less than 2 miles from the Lake Norman State Park, in the northeast corner of the lake.
Troutman is the home of the annual National Balloon Rally, held at the Iredell County Fairgrounds, which brings colorful hot-air balloons from across the country.