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Area Description

Recently named an All-America City by the National Civic League, Asheboro is conveniently located in the Heart of North Carolina approximately 70 miles from both the North Carolina state capital of Raleigh, and its largest city, Charlotte. Asheboro also boasts other area attractions including the American Classic Motorcycle Museum, North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame, Historic Pisgah Covered Bridge, and Richland Creek ZipLine & Canopy Tour. Asheboro is served by three major airports, each within an hour’s drive; five area hotels including Choice, Marriott, and Hilton rewards properties; and one inn, The Cottage in the Pines. Asheboro is also a North Carolina Certified Retirement Community.

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Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   The North Carolina Zoo provides an experience like no other zoo anywhere. With five miles of exhibits, nearly 2,000 animals and 52,000 plants it is the largest natural habitat zoo in the world and an international leader in wildlife conservation. Find yourself surrounded by some of Africa’s giants including elephants, rhinos, and giraffes; share the love of gorillas with Mosuba and his six-member troop; welcome polar bear Nikita as he joins Anana in polar plunges every day at their Rocky Coast Exhibit; or join in the fun at the Mud Café in the Kidzone. New to the Zoo this season is Zoofari, offering guests an up-close look at the 38-acre Watani Grasslands and the animals who reside there, as well as Air Hike, a 23-obstacle ropes course offering visitors a first ever peek at the Zoo from the trees.

Just a few miles from the zoo guests zip through the forest along Richland Creek at the base of locally renowned Purgatory Mountain on more than one mile of cable at Richland Creek ZipLine, recently voted a Top 100 Expo Adventure.

The Table Farmhouse Bakery, AsheboroVisit Downtown Asheboro to experience one-of-a-kind food, entertainment, and shopping including Collector's Antique Mall, Brightside Gallery, The Table Farmhouse Bakery, Bia's Gourmet Hardware, Four Saints Brewing Company, Lumina Wine & Beer, Positano Italian Restaurant, Magnolia 23, and The Flying Pig! Located in the heart of downtown Asheboro, the Historic Sunset Theatre and Bicentennial Park, a beautiful green space park situated in the center of downtown, showcase a variety of concerts, plays, movies, and special events…all located along Sunset Avenue recognized as a "Great Main Street" by the 2015 Great Places in North Carolina awards program.

American Classic Motorcycle Museum showcases one of the largest private collections of antique Harley-Davidson® motorcycles in the country including 45 bikes ranging from 1936 to 1978.

Immerse yourself in aviation history at the North Carolina Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame located by the Asheboro Municipal Airport just eight miles southwest of downtown. Tot Hill Farm Golf Club, just off Hwy 49 near the aviation museum, is the only 4.5 star rated golf course in the Piedmont Triad, and has been ranked the 7th Hardest Course in America by Golf Digest. Asheboro Country Club, located in the Caraway Mountains area west of Asheboro, is an 18-hole championship course that cuts through tall oaks and towering pines and features a spring-fed lake. Designed by the famed Donald Ross in 1935, Asheboro Municipal Golf Course is a popular public nine-hole course on 56 acres of property that features beautiful tree-lined greenways.

Asheboro Copperheads summer baseball is a popular summertime entertainment choice drawing thousands to Asheboro's tradition-rich McCrary Park for collegiate wooden bat play featuring the Coastal Plain League’s rising stars. McCrary Park is also home to the 2016 & 2017 American Legion Southeast Regional Tournament!

Popular with outdoor enthusiasts, the Uwharrie National Forest has two entrances in Asheboro on Tot Hill Farm and Lassiter Mill Roads. Also located in the Uwharries, guests from near and far visit the Historic Pisgah Covered Bridge, one of only two remaining covered bridges in North Carolina; and a great spot for photography, picnics, and nature walks.

Cultural Activities

The Historic Sunset Theatre in the heart of downtown Asheboro showcases a variety of concerts, plays, special performances and events, as well as films and classic movies.

The Sara Smith Self Gallery features works from local, national, and international artists in a spacious exhibit hall located in the heart of downtown Asheboro.

State of the art movie theater featuring all digital cinema and stadium seating with surround sound and RealD 3-D; closed captioning/listening devices/wheelchair accessible.

Nearby - Seagrove, the handmade pottery capital of the United States where artisans create handcrafted pottery inspired by the traditions that began in this community more than 200 years ago. With nearly 100 shops and galleries scattered throughout the area, you will find everything from traditional tableware to folk and collectible art pieces and historical reproductions.

Public transportation

Regional Coordinated Area Transportation System (RCATS) provides public transportation service to all Randolph County residents on an advance reservation basis. Curb-to-Curb transportation services for older adults, persons with disabilities, human service agencies, and the general public are provided on a county-wide basis. Clean, dependable vans (some of which are equipped with special accessibility features) are used to transport passengers. Drivers are trained in First Aid, CPR, defensive driving and in other safety-related areas.

Medical Facilities

Randolph Hospital is a nationally recognized facility for the quality care it provides patients each and every day. The hospital offers the following services: Breast Center, Cancer Center, Cardiac Services, Colonoscopy Services, Community Health Services, Emergency Center, Imaging, Human Motion Institute, Maternity Services, MRI Center, Peripheral Vascular Lab, Piedmont Integrated Health, Pulmonary Services, Surgical Services, Vein Services, Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  30.2  39.4  48.5  4.4 "  2.1 "
 Feb  32.7  43.0  53.2  3.7 "  1.2 "
 Mar  39.7  50.7  61.7  4.3 "  0.4 "
 Apr  47.0  59.0  71.0  3.5 "  0.0 "
 May  55.6  66.5  77.4  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Jun  63.9  73.9  83.9  3.9 "  0.0 "
 Jul  68.6  78.2  87.7  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Aug  67.4  76.5  85.6  4.3 "  0.0 "
 Sep  61.1  70.3  79.6  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Oct  49.0  59.6  70.3  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Nov  40.1  50.4  60.7  3.2 "  0.0 "
 Dec  33.0  42.3  51.5  3.3 "  0.2 "

Spring temperatures are cool with averages in the upper 50's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's. Summer temperatures are warm with averages in the mid 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are mild with lows in the mid 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 50's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 40's and highs in the low 50's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 30's.

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Cost of Living for Piedmont-Triad, NC

Piedmont-Triad, North Carolina cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Assistance in Piedmont-Triad, NC

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Job or Volunteer Opportunities

The Volunteer Center of Randolph County currently provides volunteer opportunities in the following agencies: 4-H Cooperative Extension, AARP Tax-Aide, Amercian Red Cross, Arts Guild, Asheboro Day Care, Ash-Rand Rescue, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Carolina House of Asheboro, Central Boys & Girls Club, Christians United Outreach Center, Communities In Schools, Family Crisis Center, Girl Scouts, Guardian Ad Litem, Habitat for Humanity Hospice of Randolph County, MERCE Health & MERCE Dental, North Carolina Zoo, North Point of Archdale, Pregnancy Care Center, Randolph County Animal Shelter, Randolph County Partnership for Children, Randolph County Senior Adults Association, Randolph Hospital, Regional Consolidated Services, Salvation Army, Society of St. Andrew, SWRHS Project Unify, United Way, Victory Junction Camp, YMCA, Zoo City Young Life.

Piedmont-Triad Region Jobs by Occupation
The following is a list of occupations with the highest ratio of potential candidates in the workforce system that were looking for work to job openings advertised online in Piedmont-Triad Region, North Carolina on December 15, 2016 including how many candidates in the workforce system were looking for work in that occupation and how many jobs were available in that occupation: Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive (Candidates : 339 - Jobs : 4), Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders (Candidates : 74 - Jobs : 1), Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers (Candidates : 68 - Jobs : 1), Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity (Candidates : 63 - Jobs : 1), Administrative Services Managers (Candidates : 519 - Jobs : 11), Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teachers and Instructors (Candidates : 47 - Jobs : 1), Graphic Designers (Candidates : 80 - Jobs : 2), Couriers and Messengers (Candidates : 37 - Jobs : 1), Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters (Candidates : 34 - Jobs : 1) and Child, Family, and School Social Workers (Candidates : 133 - Jobs : 4) (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).

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