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Hickory, North Carolina was originally settled by European immigrants in the mid-18th century. The town was officially incorporated in 1870 and was named for the hickory trees that grew abundantly in the area. Hickory grew rapidly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, fueled by the booming furniture industry. The town became known as the “Furniture Capital of the South” due to the large number of furniture manufacturers located there. Hickory’s economy thrived as a result of the furniture industry, attracting workers from all over the country to find employment in the bustling factories. In the decades that followed, Hickory diversified its economy to include other industries such as textiles, healthcare, and technology. Today, Hickory is a thriving city with a strong economy and a rich cultural heritage. The city’s historic downtown district is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and galleries that celebrate its past while looking towards the future.

1- The top 10 industries that are hiring locally:

  • Healthcare
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Government
  • Transportation

2- The top 10 recreational activities the area is known for:

  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Biking
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Boating
  • Snowboarding
  • Rock Climbing
  • Camping
  • Wine Tasting

3- Average low and high temperature for the month:

  • Low: 50°F
  • High: 75°F

4- Average precipitation for the month:

  • 3 inches

5- Elevation:

  • 5000 feet

6- Average home price:

  • $300,000

7- Average household income:

  • $60,000

8- The top 10 tourist points of interest:

  • Historic Downtown
  • National Park
  • Waterfalls
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Museum of Art
  • Local Wineries
  • Zoo
  • Scenic Overlook
  • Amusement Park
  • Historical Landmarks

The top 10 restaurants:

Notions

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

This restaurant offers a huge amount of outdoor seating for a beautiful day and big umbrellas in case the weather isn’t to your liking. The indoor area consists of 2 floors, both decorated in a cute, southern hospitality style. Notions is known for its unique and incredible-tasting food options.

Fourk

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

The filet is a popular choice at Fourk, unless they have steak tacos, which are also delicious. The Brussels app is fabulous, and the staff is always friendly. Outdoor seating and takeout options are available.

Olde Hickory Tap Room

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

This classic Irish pub atmosphere is known for its welcoming staff and great food suggestions. It’s a popular spot for enjoying outdoor seating, delivery, and takeout.

Frothy Rooster

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

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Hickory Social House

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

Visitors are often surprised by the superb atmosphere, live music, food, and service at Hickory Social House. The burgers and tacos are highly recommended.

Bubblys

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

Description not available

Hugh’s Q

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

This veteran-owned and operated restaurant offers barbeque, salad, and sandwiches. It’s a great stop for a meal while traveling between Asheville and Winston-Salem.

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar is a great option for an afternoon or evening out. The outdoor garden space is perfect for a casual dining experience.

Olde Hickory Station

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

Description not available

Chili’s

Area: Hickory, North Carolina

Description not available

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