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Why Hickory Metro is one of North Carolina's best rated cities to live and raise your family! 

The Hickory Metro area is located in the foothills of the North Carolina mountains. Lake and mountain views offer scenic surroundings, as well as, recreational opportunities for the most active lifestyle or an easy paced way of life.

We are only 45 minutes from the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock and the Boone area. There you can enjoy Winter snow skiing plus year-round shopping with various vacation and recreation ties. Interstate 40 and Highway 321 are major arteries that make commuting and access to Charlotte a pleasant drive of less than an hour.


History of Hickory....

First settled by the Catawba Indians

Catawba County was established by the General Assembly in 1842

Early settlers were German and Scottish descent

Present city had its origin in a Tavern

Hickory became a city on March 11, 1889


General Hickory City Links:

Hickory Regional Airport

City Parks & Recreation

Hickory Metro Convention Center

Catawba Science Center

Government Links



Hickory Public Schools

Newton Conover City Schools

Caldwell County Schools

Burke County Public Schools  


Chambers of Commerce:

Catawba County Chamber of Commerce

Burke County Chamber of Commerce

Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce

Alexander County Chamber of Commerce



Hampton Heights

River Crest

Catawba Springs

Rock Barn

HICKORY - The City of Hickory has scheduled a variety of entertainment for the "The Sails on the Square" in Downtown Hickory.

Tastin’ Tunes and Tomatoes Downtown Hickory Farmers’ Market is bringing a new twist on Thursdays during the summer with good food, music, and more! The featured musician for August 7, 2014 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm is The Del Greco & Gorman Band. For more information visit