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Moving to Hickory, NC
Hickory is a city located in Catawba County in North Carolina. It is the principal city in the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton metro area. In 2010, the population was 365,497. Hickory was named when Henry Robinson built a tavern of logs under a huge hickory tree in the 1850s. The city “Hickory Tavern” was established and eventually changed its name to “Hickory” in 1873.
Sports in Hickory. Cheer on the Hickory Crawdads, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers. They play in the Class-A South Atlantic League.
Jobs in Hickory. Today, Hickory is home to many manufacturing companies making furniture, optic cable, and pressure sensitive tape. 40% of the world’s fiber optic cable is made in Hickory. Hickory is also a datacenter corridor, as it is home to large datacenters for Apple and Google. Apple’s billion-dollar datacenter campus in Hickory is one of the world’s largest! Hickory is also home to the largest shopping mall in the region, Valley Hills Mall.
Education in Hickory. The Catawba County School District serves the area. There are six high schools, one education center, five middle schools, and 16 elementary schools. For higher education, you can attend Catawba Valley Community College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, or Mountain State University just to name a few.
Public Parks. Hickory is overflowing with wonderful parks and recreational facilities. Bakers Mountain Park has the highest point in Catawba County (1,780 ft.) and features 189 acres of chestnut oak forest with almost 6 miles of trail. For an afternoon of fun, go to Henry Fork River Regional Recreational Park! It has plenty of picnic shelters with tables and grills, seven soccer fields, an Alpine Tower ropes course, two playgrounds, and paved walking.
Eating in Hickory. When moving to Hickory, you must try some great new restaurants. First, try Umi Japanese Restaurant for delicious flavors of Japanese foods. Then, go to Youssef 242 for a casual dining experience. Be sure to ask for the lamb tenderloins with scallops! Yum! There are tons of places in Hickory to try new foods, so get to exploring!
Family fun. Have fun with the family at AMF Colonial Lanes (bowling), Hickory Dickory Dock (33,000 sq. ft. indoor activity space), Bo’s Family Fun (laser tag, bumper cars), and Hickory Motor Speed Way, entertaining sports fans since 1950.
You’ll want to take the kids to the Catawba Science Center, where there are freshwater and saltwater aquarium exhibits. You can touch LIVE sharks and stingrays!
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Hickory, NC 28602
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