Hickory is located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the western part of North Carolina. Born and raised in Caldwell county, just over the bridge, I've spent about half of my life, longing to be back home. You see, I left this area in 1989, searching for something more. I lived for more than a few years in Alaska, Vermont, Czech Republic, Massachusettes and finally settled on the island of Martha's Vineyard. Until returning to The South in 2005, I'd grown content in the Northeast, but inside I felt that something was missing. There's something to be said for Southern Hospitality and no other place in the world can even compare.
We experience four very distinct seasons here in Hickory which add to the comfort of home. Whether you're new to the area or are a Southerner who's never left, Hickory is a place where everybody's welcome. People are friendly and living is affordable. We're only about a half hour drive to the Blue Ridge Mountains and maybe 4-5 hours from the coast. The crime rate is low and everyone knows their neighbors. Hickory is a wonderful place to raise a family or to retire. We have state of the art medical facilities and more physicians per capita than the US average. With a year round population of a little over 50,000, we don't have the hustle and bustle of the big city and if you long for that, then Charlotte is only 45 minutes away and Asheville, maybe one hour. I am convinced that it really doesn't get any better than this!
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