Hickory is located about an hour northwest of Charlotte, North Carolina. The region is growing rapidly due to the outstanding highway infrastructure. The Charlotte sprawl is advancing quickly but Hickory is just far enough away where it likely will not experience the insane growth as other areas like Gastonia, Iron Station, Denver & Mooresville.
My cousin lives in Iron Station and chose this spot because they wanted to be far enough away from all the craziness. Growth is still coming their way, unfortunately.
But, Hickory, has my heart. It is well developed, with zoning, parks and its own infrastructure. Nestled along Lake Hickory, there are historic spots and more modern places where you have access to today’s modern amenities. It is about 45 minutes away from my friend Brandon’s roofing company, Southern Star Roofing. He has done a number of jobs around Conover, Maiden and Newton and got us turned on to the Hickory area.
It is only an hour south of Blowing Rock & 90 minutes to Boone. Hickory is only 90 minutes east of Asheville where so many people like to flock.
Hickory has a great moderate climate because its elevation is just high enough and near the mountains where it experiences slightly cooler weather that Charlotte just cannot.
It feels like an old-American city with its own charm and history with many Victorian homes lining its streets within walking distance of downtown.
If you are considering checking out Hickory as a place to visit, I HIGHLY recommend it. Check out this aerial of this area. It really is beautiful!…