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Seeking positive comments about Hickory, pros of living in Hickory, reasonable weather, not overcrowded, nice parks, family friendly area, forty minutes from Charlotte

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Old 05-01-2007, 03:30 PM
 
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For the residents or those nearby, please tell me some things you like about Hickory.......
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Old 05-01-2007, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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You can check my profile and read my raves about the local weather and the Grace Chapel area of Caldwell County.
I also like the fact that it is one hour from the Charlotte Airport and 11/2 hours from the one in Greensboro.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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Default From Hickory

Hello,
There are many thing's I like about Hickory. The weather is seasonable. Our city is not over populated, and the traffic is not a nightmare as it is in larger cities. We have nice park's, a baseball stadium, a race track, places to take children to enjoy. Most people in Hickory are friendly, and helpful. I am a Hickory native, I do enjoy visiting other cities, but I'm alway's glad to get back home. Medium size city that has lot's of rural area's surrounding it. Fourty minutes to Charlotte, and fourty minutes to the Blue Ridge Mountain's. We are just an All American City.
CATHY
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:10 PM
 
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Default Thanks Hapalee and Quincy for your input

I will check out your profile Hapalee. Sounds like a great place. I'll be heading north soon for a family visit and I'm thinking of stopping over. Best to you.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Ya know? All and all it is a great place. We went for a sunset motorcycle ride last night and wound up west of Hickory at Lake Rhodhiss as the moon came up full. What a nice evening.
If, after checking out all my posts about Hickory, you have any questions feel free to drop me a PM.
Hap
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:38 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman Area
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For the residents or those nearby, please tell me some things you like about Hickory.......
Its away from huge metro areas like Charlotte or Raleigh. Most people living there are native to the area.

The city is growing, but at a much more controlled pace than almost any other growing city in NC.

Everything you need is there. Shopping, eating, entertainment is there. Hickory has a small downtown area, and the main area of downtown is known as "Union Square" with locally owned small shops.

Hickory has a mall, Valley Hills Mall, AAA Baseball team - Hickory Crawdads, Hickory Motor Speedway.

Quick drive on Interstate 40 to the mountains, or head east to the coast. There are also quite few small surrounding towns as well.

The city seems to becoming more of an interest to people, which is good. Hickory is not a bedroom community of any other city, and does not rely on other cities for its existence (like Huntersville, Mooresville, rely on Charlotte).
You also have quite a few nearby lakes, Lake Hickory, Lake Rhodhiss. All around a great area. Ofcourse it has its drawbacks like any other place, but the good outweighs the bad.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:30 AM
 
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Hickory is also home to the very prestigious, well known, private liberal arts college, Lenoir-Rhyne College.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:20 PM
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Location: Sebastian/ FL
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My husband has mentioned to relocate to hickory, and it seems like a nice place to be. The question I am having is, where exactly do people work in hickory? My husband is in the restaurant industry (barmanager/ bartender), and his concern is finding a job if we move there. Any input on this is greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-12-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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It's a nice, self-contained small metro. Very pretty with nice weather. Only an hour from Charlotte, Asheville, and Winston Salem.
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Old 05-12-2007, 07:21 PM
 
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My husband has mentioned to relocate to hickory, and it seems like a nice place to be. The question I am having is, where exactly do people work in hickory? My husband is in the restaurant industry (barmanager/ bartender), and his concern is finding a job if we move there. Any input on this is greatly appreciated!
To be honest, the job market in that part of the state has been weak. However, with so much increasing interest in Hickory for out-of-staters, that could change things. My guess is that the hospitality industry would stay strong. People come to Hickory from other nearby towns to shop and eat. One thing you want to keep in mind in that area are the liquor laws, as they vary from county to county. Some areas are dryer than others.

Best wishes.
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