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


-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.


Small-town complex - Western North Carolina half way between Winston-Salem and Asheville See Local Real Estate
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City: Morganton
Zip Codes: 28655
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 897 ft above sea level

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    The unemployment rate in Morganton is 5.10 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Morganton jobs have Increased by 1.22 percent. Learn more...
    Compared to the rest of the country, Morganton's cost of living is 15.70% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Morganton's Cost of Living
    Morganton's population is 16,692 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 10.65 percent. Learn more...
    Average Commute time is 36 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    The median home cost in Morganton is $108,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -0.86%. Check out the homes in the area.
    Morganton public schools spend $8,764 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Morganton. Learn more...

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Life in Morganton

Will be transplanting from the suburbs of Philadelphia and have visited Morganton on our way to Asheville/Hendersonville. It is close to take in what Asheville has to... (Read More)



Living in Morganton nc

It is the best place for schools. cost of living is great. Homes are cheap and affordable. Crime is very low. Recommend moving to Morganton NC... (Read More)



Morganton is small, safe yet close enough to large

Actually grew up in Morganton, NC and it is a small town in the foothills of western NC. Outdoor possibilities are quite endless with Lake James, Mtns, State Parks etc.... (Read More)



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