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Area Description

The local businesses, lovely neighborhoods, and beautiful parks and lakes make the perfect recipe to accommodate your lifestyle. As the 37th largest metro area, the cost of living is among the lowest in the nation. Greater High Point is centrally located in the Piedmont, anchored by four major interstate highways. Travel with ease by taking a drive to our state’s largest metro areas, mountains or beaches, all easily accessible from High Point. Located on the highest point of the North Carolina’s railroad system between Goldsboro and Charlotte, High Point is known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World™.” Its history with the industry dates back to 1889 when High Point Furniture Company first opened — followed by the opening of more than 40 furniture factories. After World War II, an estimated 60 percent of all furniture made in America was produced within a 150-mile radius of High Point. While High Point is known for furniture and textiles, today’s economic base is diverse, with nearly 80 headquartered companies. Not too big, not too small – High Point is the best place to make yourself at home.

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   Families here enjoy the arts, concerts, a rich choice of athletics and outdoor activities at Oak Hollow Lake and City Lake Park. High Point has two signature fall events for the community and visitors that include The John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival and The High Point Autumn Rowing Festival. The blues festival pays homage to the jazz giant who continues to inspire generations of musicians. The Autumn Rowing Festival brings hundreds of competitors and spectators to the area from greater North Carolina and surrounding states and is the largest rowing event to ever take place in North Carolina. The High Point Country Club has two beautiful clubhouses and one of the state’s top golf courses while Oak Hollow Golf Course is considered a prime public golf course. High Point is home to the String & Splinter Club, the Triad’s finest city club, and great civic clubs including Rotary International and Kiwanis International. High Point features more than 50 retail furniture stores and outlets offering products that span every category, style and price point.

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For history buffs, High Point offers the High Point Museum, the Heritage Research Center at the High Point Library, Mendenhall Plantation, the Trinity Historic House Museum and the Dr. Thomas Winslow House. The Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum is rich with African-American History as is the February 11 Sit-In Monument, the Washington Street district and the John Coltrane statute, a tribute to the jazz legend who grew up in High Point. If you or a loved one has served our country, the North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, the High Point Veteran’s Memorial in downtown High Point, and the new Carolina Field of Honor all feature displays and memorials honoring those who have bravely served in our armed forces. The High Point Area Arts Council offers programs for kids and adults that feature their affiliates; the Carousel Theatre for kids; regionally known High Point Ballet; The High Point Community Concert Association featuring professional music, theater and dance programs; the High Point Community Theatre featuring local talent; and Piedmont Artists. The Theatre Art Galleries features local and regional exhibits, while offering ongoing art education programs and events.

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Getting around town to explore all that High Point has to offer couldn’t be easier with public transportation including buses, trains, taxis, shuttles as well as specialized transportation for elderly and handicapped residents. The Hi-tran offers thirteen fixed route buses within the High Point city limits and to Guilford County Technical Community College, with reduced fares for senior citizens ages 60 and over. For those who cannot utilize Hi-tran's fixed-route system, Dial-A-Lift offers a specialized transportation service, for those who qualify, to and from employment, medical appointments, school, recreational activities, meals, shopping, and personal business trips. The Piedmont Authority Regional Transportation (PART) bus routes also allow easy transportation from High Point to Winston-Salem and Greensboro.

Medical Facilities


Two of the state’s top healthcare providers are located in the area: High Point Regional UNC Health Care and Cornerstone Health Care. High Point Regional Hospital offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients and serves over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional offers six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center. Other services offered through the organization include the Rehab Center, the Millis Regional Health Education Center, the Regional Wound Center, the Diabetes Self Care Management Center, The Vascular Center and High Point Behavioral Health. In addition, there are four regional hospital systems within driving distance of the area, including Baptist and Forsyth Hospitals in nearby Winston Salem.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 Jan  29.6  39.7  49.8  4.1 "
 Feb  32.1  43.4  54.7  3.5 "
 Mar  39.0  51.0  63.1  4.3 "
 Apr  46.6  59.5  72.3  3.7 "
 May  55.0  67.0  79.1  4.2 "
 Jun  63.1  74.3  85.5  3.9 "
 Jul  67.4  78.2  89.0  4.3 "
 Aug  66.1  76.8  87.4  4.2 "
 Sep  59.8  70.7  81.6  3.9 "
 Oct  48.0  60.0  72.0  3.5 "
 Nov  39.6  50.8  61.9  3.2 "
 Dec  32.5  42.7  52.9  3.4 "


Climate is an important factor for retirees. North Carolina caters to individuals from the North and South looking for milder temperatures throughout the summer and winter months. The average high temperature in High Point usually occurs in August, at 78.7 degrees; the average low temperature is usually in January, at 41.9 degrees. The highest precipitation rates typically occur in June, averaging around five inches.

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Cost of Living for High Point, NC

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We offer it all, from apartment and town home dwelling, to senior communities with assisted living and nursing homes, to houses and gated communities.

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The area offers 30 home healthcare providers, several urgent care centers, hearing aid centers, over 15 exercise and wellness centers, nine pharmacies, and ten long-term care facilities.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

While the area is known for furniture and textiles, today’s economic base is diverse, with nearly 80 headquartered companies representing industries such as financial services, education, manufacturing, healthcare, and customer service, just to name a few. Many retirees seek part-time employment or volunteer work to supplement their retirement incomes and stay active. In High Point, nearly 25 percent of the top 25 employers categorize themselves as customer services operations, which consistently ranks among the top part-time jobs for retirees. Volunteer opportunities are available through dozens of community service organizations such as United Way, the YMCA, High Point Regional UNC Healthcare, the High Point Public Library, local museums and historical parks, Habitat for Humanity, Hospice and the American Red Cross.

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