Gastonia is a large suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina and is one of North Carolina’s most-populated cities. It is also the largest city in Gaston County and its county seat. Residents are drawn by the great location – just minutes west of Charlotte – and the natural beauty of the area. Gastonia is snug between the Catawba River and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Schiele Museum of Natural History holds the largest collection of land mammal species in the southeast. Gaston County Museum of Art and History features North Carolina’s largest collection of horse-drawn vehicles, and the Daniel Stow Botanical Garden is one of the finest perennial gardens in the southeast.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the US National Whitewater Center. Go biking, hiking, jogging, or walking on 14 miles of trails or go whitewater rafting, kayaking, or canoeing. King’s Mountain and Crowder’s Mountain are both located in Crowder’s Mountain State Park, the perfect park for rock climbing, hiking, camping, boating, and fishing.
When you select your Gastonia apartment to rent, you’ll be surrounded by several major shopping centers. Eastridge Mall is the only indoor mall in the area, attracting visitors from all over the Charlotte metro area. This regional shopping mall contains roughly 70 stores and is anchored by Dillard’s, Belk, and JCPenney. Franklin Square is another huge shopping area with several phases. Franklin Square is home to a Sam’s Club, Ross, PetSmart, and a 14-screen movie theater.
The Gastonia Grizzlies Baseball Club, the AAA Baseball Charlotte Knights, and the Carolina Panthers NFL team are all located nearby for sports fans to cheer on. NASCAR fans will enjoy the Lowes Motor Speedway, located a short distance away in Concord.
Gastonia offers a public transit system (GT) that offers bus service throughout the city, so you’ll be able to enjoy easy commutes throughout the area after choosing your apartment for rent in Gastonia. Amtrak’s Crescent is a passenger train with service in Gastonia. This train takes passengers to New York, Washington DC, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Birmingham. Gastonia also offers two airports, the Gastonia Municipal Airport and the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.