Located along the Catawba River at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city of Hickory, North Carolina is a small, charming, and award-winning community. Named one of the best places to live and an all-American city, Hickory residents enjoy beautiful scenery, a picturesque town, and a short drive to Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Asheville.
Rock hounds are sure to enjoy nearby Pisgah National Forest. Hike to Looking Glass Falls, go mountain climbing, pan for gold, go camping — this amazing location is perfect for all of your outdoor adventures. Those who prefer skateboards will like Hickory’s skate park, just one of the many local parks. The Catawba Science Center offers touch pools, a planetarium, an inventor’s workshop, and more. Other attractions include the Hickory Museum of Art, the Hickory Motor Speedway, the Western Piedmont Symphony, and the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
Hickory and surrounding areas is the nation’s furniture capitol and home to dozens of furniture producers, outlets, and galleries. There are also many antique stores and other shops to explore.
Lenoir Rhyne University, Catawba Valley Community College, and Hickory Regional Airport are all located in Hickory. Major employers include Corning and Fry Regional Medical Center. With apartment options for everyone, you’ll enjoy living in Hickory.