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Jan 17, 2012 - 6:46:00 PM

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Hickory, Catawba County, NC

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Downtown Hickory, NC
Hickory NC Real Estate,  located in beautiful
Catawba County, is nestled between the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain foothills and the Catawba River, northwest of Charlotte NC real estate.  Although,  originally called "Chestnut Oak," the name was changed to "Hickory Tavern," after an inn built next a hickory tree by one Henry Robinson.   It wasn't until 1863 that the town of Hickory Tavern permanently changed its name to Hickory.   Now home to over 40,000 people Hickory NC real estate is the core of the Catawba Valley and currently has over 350,000 residents.

Furniture making has been, and is, at the core of Hickory's past, present and future and indeed Hickory area furniture manufacturers make 60% of all furniture sold in the U.S.  There are plenty of great deals to be had on furniture so if you are looking to buy furniture then look in Hickory for the best selection and price.

Hickory NC real estate is also western North Carolina's best bet if you are hunting for antiques, local artisan pottery or browsing through art galleries.  Oh, and don't forget to visit the local wineries for a delightful wine tasting! 

There is much to do in Hickory NC as there are many fabulous annual events in town to keep you busy.  Some of these are the International Springfest, Hickory Motor Speedway races, minor league baseball games of the Hickory Crawdads, Swing Under the Stars Celebration of the Big Band era, Octoberfest, Holiday Tree Lighting, Hickory Jaycee's Holiday Parade and the "A Hickory Holiday" celebration.

Outdoors there are special events and learning experiences put on by the Catawba Science Center such as water sports, hiking, biking and fun at area parks.

There are three school districts that feed into the 7 private and 18 public schools in Hickory NC.  These school districts are Catawba County Schools, Hickory City Schools and Burke County Schools.  Hickory NC home is a great place to live and has been named an "All America City" three times with the latest being in 2007.

The economic development of the city of  Hickory is a high priority and success is shown in the wide-range of service, medical, residential development, retail and its robust manufacturing foundation.   Future goals of the city are to cultivate both economic and job development as well as inviting businesses and manufacturers to relocate and/or stay in Hickory.

So, if you are looking for a wonderful and exciting place to live and raise a family, a place with great shopping, wines and recreational activities, then Hickory NC is for you!

Featured Neighborhoods in Hickory - Single Family Homes

Abernethy Park  -  Brookfield  -  Brookstone  -  Catawba Springs  -  Cherry Grove  -  Deerfield  -  Forest Park  -  Gunpowder Pointe  -  Hampton Oaks  -  Hidden Creek  -  Hillcrest  -  Howards Reach at Bakers Mountain  -  Huntington Downs  -  Huntington Forest  -  Hutton Estate  -  Lake Acres  -  Lakeland Park  -  Lakemont  -  Lakeshore  -  Lawsons Creek  -  Lazy Fox  -  Meadow Creek  -  Melrose Place  -  Mill Creek  -  Moores Ferry  -  North Pines  -  Oakwood  -  Old Mill  -  Old Mill Landing  -  Old River Falls  -  Olde Mill Landing  -  Olivers Landing  -  Pitts Park  -  Providence Forest  -  Rainbow Hills  -  Shuford  -  Suburban Woods  -  The Pines  -  The Pines II  -  The Point  -  Waterstone  -  Westover Woods  -  Woodland Hills  -  Woodmere

Featured Condo & Townhome Complexes in Hickory

21 Vendue  -  Oak Hill Village  -  Quail Run  -  The Cape Townhomes  -  The Cedars  -  The Waterfront  -  Wynnshire Ridge

Links of Interest for Hickory, North Carolina Real Estate

City of Hickory

Hickory, NC on Wikipedia

Hickory Public Schools

NC Report Card on Schools in Hickory NC


Market Statistics on Hickory, Catawba County NC Real Estate

2011
Number of Hickory NC Homes Sold - 123
The Average Hickory NC Home - 2,497 sf, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Average List Price - $221,549
Average Sold Price - $204,250  (92% of List Price)
Days on Market - Average of 174 days
Range Sold -  $15,000 to $1,100,000

Source: Carolina Multiple Listing Services, Inc. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.
Statistics are for Single Family Detached Dwellings Only.

Points of Interest for Hickory, Catawba County NC Real Estate

Catawba Science Center

Hickory Motor Speedway

Hickory Museum of Art

Hickory Crawdads Minor League Baseball


Malls and Marts

Hickory Furniture Mart

Catawba Furniture Mall

Valley Hills Mall


Restaurants

Amos Howard's Restaurant  -  2828 Us Highway 70 SW, Hickory, NC  28602  -  (828) 323-8753

DA Vinci's Italian  -  2968 North Center Street, Hickory, NC  28601  -  (828) 328-6101

Josh's  - 206 Union Square NW, Hickory, NC  -  (828) 324-5674

Olde German Schnitzel Haus  -  403 US HWY 70 SW  -  Hickory, NC  28602  -  (828) 325-0800

Olde Hickory Tap Room  -  222 Union Square, Hickory, NC  28601  -  (828) 322-1965

Thai Orchid  -  1822 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC  28602  -  (828) 267-2746

Umi Japanese Restaurant  -  40 Cloninger Mill Rd NE, Hickory, NC  28601  -  (828) 322-5511

Wild Wok  -  2043 Catawba Valley Blvd SE, Hickory, NC  28602  -  (828) 328-1688

1859 Cafe  -  443 2nd Ave SW, Hickory, NC  28602  -  (828) 322-1859



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