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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Cost of living
-Small-town feel

Cons

-Employment
-Arts and culture
-Low ethnic diversity


What Bert Has To Say About Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton Metro Area


This interesting tri-city area is located in the broad Catawba Valley at the eastern base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As the name “Hickory” implies, this is an area of hardwood forests, the original resource for Hickory’s active furniture-making industry. According to local sources, 60% of the furniture made in the United States is made within 200 miles of Hickory, and names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon among many others are headquartered locally. Furniture factory outlets draw people from miles around. The area is also home to the one of the country’s largest fiber optic cable plants operated by Corning.


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Quick Facts About Hickory


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Hickory is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Hickory jobs have Increased by 1.15 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Hickory's cost of living is 12.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Hickory's population is 40,374 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 42.66 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Hickory is $127,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.98%.
    SCHOOLS
    Hickory public schools spend $8,611 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Hickory.

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  7/9/2011
Hickory

I was born and raised in Hickory and I was finally able to escape. For anyone looking for a place to live and work, try somewhere else. The job market is absolutely... (Read More)

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  9/21/2008
It doesn't really get any better than this!

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... (Read More)

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  4/10/2007
Hickory is a great city!

Hickory is a great city to live in. Located in the North Carolina foothills in Catawba county, it is also bordered by Lake Hickory. The city is growing but is not... (Read More)

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