Hickory

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 Block, Hickory Community Theatre, City Walk/River Walk (in process & coming soon) and much more!

City of Hickory Water/Sewer/Trash: 828-323-7500 76 N Center St in Downtown Hickory