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Gastonia, NC

Gastonia, NC

Gastonia, NC

Helpful information for moving to Gastonia, NC - Gaston County Seat

Gastonia is home to 72,000 residents and is a suburb of Charlotte, NC. Within the Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury area there is a population of approximately 2,500,000. Gastonia’s city motto is: Great Place. Great People. Great Promise. You’ll love living here!

The weather in Gastonia

Average temperature for the year is 59 degrees with highs in the upper 80s during summer months and lows in the 30s during the winter months. Average precipitation for the year runs around 46 inches and is distributed quite evenly throughout the year. Overall, the weather is quite pleasant in Gastonia!

Sites to see in Gastonia

There are some great places that you won’t want to miss in Gastonia and the surrounding area. Beginning at The Schiele Museum of Natural History, see exhibits of North American Habitats, American Indians, and North American Wildlife, just to name a few. Also visit the James H. Lynn Planetarium there, the Charlotte area’s only planetarium! You might also enjoy visiting the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, located in Belmont which is about ten miles on north on I85. Here you will get to view an orchid conservatory, a crape myrtle grove, a tropical flower greenhouse, an orchid tree, and enjoy a picnic lunch on the terrace or at the picnic tables located at various spots throughout the 400 acres! One other place that might catch your eye is Crowders Mountain, which can be seen from Gastonia, where Crowders Mountain State Park is located! They say you can view 25 miles around from on top of that mountain!

Shopping in Gastonia

Let’s go shopping at the Westfield Eastridge Mall which has its main stores of Sears, JC Penney, Dillard’s and Belk, along with some of your favorites like Bath & Body Works, Charlotte Russe, New York & Company, American Eagle Outfitters and Victoria’s Secret, just to name a few!

Another favorite shopping spot is Franklin Square 2900-3086 East Franklin Boulevard in Gastonia. Check out this helpful link for stores and eating establishments in Franklin Square, such as Lowe’s, OfficeMax, GNC, Old Navy, Walmart, Chili’s, and Krispy Kreme!

Gastonia Educational Opportunities

Gastonia Public Schools are all within the Gaston County School System and are composed of elementary schools, middle schools and four high schools. The high schools are Ashbrook High School, Forestview High School, Hunter Huss High School and Highland School of Technology.

There are no colleges within the city of Gastonia but there are many colleges in the surrounding areas, such as Gaston College in Dallas, NC and Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC.

Useful Links - Moving to Gastonia, NC

City Website
Regional Chamber
Visitor Information
Regional Library
City Services

The service center for Gastonia, NC is located in Belmont, NC.

Information about Gastonia, NC

Est. Population: 71741
County: Gaston
Latitude: 35.2667
Longitude: -81.1833
Zip Codes: 28052