Located in Catawba County near Lake Hickory and Lake Norman (part of the Catawba River). Western portion of NC in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Distance to Larger Cities: 35 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 80 miles E of Asheville and 50 miles NW of Charlotte
Population: 40,000+ in city limits and 350,000-person metropolitan area
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
Major Industries: Furniture, Hosiery, Telecommunications – Fiber Optic Cable, Manufacturing, Banking and Medical
Attractions and outdoor activities: 24 Parks, Lake Hickory w/public access, LP Frans Crawdad Stadium, SALT (Science – Art – Literature -Together) Block, Hickory Community Theatre, City Walk/River Walk and much more!
City of Hickory Water/Sewer/Trash: 828-323-7500 76 N Center St in Downtown Hickory