If you’re wondering what is it like to live in North Carolina, High Point is not too big, not too small – the perfect place to make yourself at home™. Tree-lined neighborhoods with beautiful parks and lakes serve as the backdrop for a safe and vibrant community of 116,065. Centrally located with easy access to all the state has to offer, from white sandy beaches to the Blue Ridge Mountains, High Point, NC has abundant outdoor activities, a vibrant arts scene, an active faith community, and excellent shopping and fine dining. The natural beauty of four distinct seasons, with an average high of 79 and an average low of 42, is a natural draw for young families and retirees alike. If you’re considering moving to North Carolina, the cost of living is among the lowest in the nation, and High Point home prices are among the lowest in the Triad region. Friendly and welcoming, High Point is known for its gracious hospitality. Whether you’re building a business, raising a family or enjoying retirement, High Point welcomes you to make yourself at home.
DAY TRIPS and MORE!
The city of High Point, NC is the perfect hub for regional activities, whether you are visiting or live here. Head to Greensboro for the International Civil Rights Museum, the Greensboro Science Center, or the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Stop at Replacements Limited the World’s Largest selection of old and new dinnerware off Interstate 40. The Tanger Outlets in Mebane offers great discount shopping. Explore the N.C. Zoo in Asheboro and dozens of potteries in nearby Seagrove. The NC Barbecue Festival and Bob Timberlake Gallery are staples in Lexington. Winston-Salem offers Old Salem, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and the Kaleideum Downtown. Visit nearby Pilot Mountain State Park and the Andy Griffith Museum in Mt. Airy. And, be sure to take in a few wineries along the way!
If you are a golfer, don’t miss the week of activities at the Wyndham Championship, which attracts an international field of professional players. Our state capital, Raleigh, welcomes you to the N.C. Museum of Natural Science and the N.C. Museum of Art. Charlotte is home to the Carowinds amusement park and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Whether you want to head to the mountains to visit the Wild West at Tweetsie Railroad, hike or camp on the Blue Ridge Parkway trails, go whitewater rafting or witness the splendor of Biltmore House, High Point is always a good starting point.
My High Point
Annie Phillip’s My High Point (including a special tour on HPU’s campus)
Come join us on a journey through My High Point’s video series sharing a day in the life of local Annie Phillips. Annie takes us on a very special and personal behind the scenes look at her typical day in High Point and shares what she loves about the city. Annie begins her day at Burn Boot Camp where she is able to find some focus and plan her day. From there, Annie heads to work at High Point University where she is the Director of Student Affairs of the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy at High Point University. This special tour of High Point University gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to work on campus, and the sense of community you will find there. Stops include the Kester International Promenade, the Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy, Cottrell Hall: Home to the Flanagan Center for Student Success and the Starbucks inside. Annie then takes a stroll down Main Street where she passes local favorites like Just Priceless, 83 Custom Coffee and Sweet Old Bills.
David and Abby Williams
David and Abby Williams, longtime High Point locals, show us their High Point. David, a furniture designer and studio owner, has spent his life building a successful design career in High Point’s thriving furniture industry. He explains it’s no surprise that people travel from all over the world to make the most of High Point’s furniture industry opportunities, like the Bienenstock Library, the largest furniture specialty library in the world. Abby and David, however, have done more than build their family’s business in High Point; they’ve built their home. From starting their day at the High Point Medical Center Fitness Center to partnering across the city with their church, First Baptist Church of High Point, Abby and David have seen how High Point is a city that values community. Join them as they savor time at some of their favorite High Point spots like 83 Custom Coffee and Blue Water Grille.
Tag along with Daniel Gray, owner of Uncle Cheesecake
Daniel Gray, owner of Uncle Cheesecake, takes us through a typical day in his life as a High Point local, business owner, and dad. Daniel loves to stay active, and our city helps him do just that – from exercising at the local YMCA to kayaking at the beautiful Oak Hollow Lake . As a successful entrepreneur of two businesses, Daniel also shares how he partners with Guilford Technical Community College to speak to students on topics like business ownership and philanthropy. He also highlights some of his favorite places to grab a bite in our city, like Mediterranean food for lunch from Odeh’s or a bowl of Pho for dinner at 98 Asian Bistro . Tag along with Daniel and his daughter as they enjoy all the activities and opportunities High Point has to offer!