Located in Catawba County near Lake Hickory and Lake Norman (part of the Catawba River)

Distance to Larger Cities: 50 miles northwest of Charlotte, 60 miles west of Winston Salem and 80 miles east of Asheville

Area Hospitals: Catawba Valley Medical Center and  Frye Regional Medical Center a Duke Lifepoint Hospital

Area Colleges and Universities: Lenoir-Rhyne University, Catawba Valley Community College and Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute,

Population:  8,301.