Pineville, the home of James K. Polk, the 11th President of the
United States, has a picturesque historic downtown, yet most shoppers
are drawn to the Carolina Place Mall and its nearby chain restaurants
and surrounding big-box stores. Because the town itself is small,
residential options are not as plentiful as in other areas. Numerous
shopping and dining options, however, can make traffic on Highway
51 slow to a crawl on weekends and at rush hour.