About Hickory, N.C.

Welcome to Hickory, N.C., where almost every doorway says, "come on in," and every smiling face greets you with Southern hospitality. Located in Catawba county, Hickory's population is around 40,000. We're nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina.

Our historic sites and museums weave a rich tapestry of tales, memories and discoveries. There are plenty of places to go hit the trail and marvel at our countryside. The arts are alive and well, stirring the soul through music, dance and drama. And there are enough nearby attractions and special events to keep you well-entertained.

Hickory among top United States Hometowns

Money magazine has called Hickory "One of the Best Places to Live" in the United States. Hickory has also been nominated as an All-America City three times.

Major metro areas are within easy reach. And the Great Outdoors is, well, right outside your door.

If you're a nature lover, you couldn't be in a better spot. Hickory is close to the Appalachian Trail, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman, and ideally situated for hiking, biking, kayaking, sailing, you name it. For more urban entertainment, it's an easy drive to Asheville, Charlotte, or Greensboro. Even Atlanta is only about four hours away.




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