Access is everything!  Within an hour’s drive the best of North Carolina is at your fingertips.  Whether you’re into the Metropolitan vibe, suburb cities, or the cozy comfort of rural towns; there is no lacking for life’s necessities.

The 60-mile radius around Old North State has a proven ability to nurture business and foster corporate success.  A major indicator of economic strength and stability is the presence of Fortune 500 operations. Over 275 of the companies listed on the Fortune 500 are represented in this area including Bank of America, BB&T, Duke Energy, Family Dollar, Lowes and Sonic Automotive which all have their headquarters here.

As they say, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”…so for those who desire diverse choices of things to do, endless possibilities await within an hour from Uwharrie Point. Here are just a few of the nearby by cities and primary attractions / events inviting you to explore the best they have to offer:

arrow Concord – home of the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Zmax Dragway, Concord Mills Mall and the Historic Union Street downtown.
arrow Kannapolis – home of the Intimidators (class “A” affiliates of the Chicago Whites Sox), the NC Music Hall of Fame and the NC Research Campus.
arrow Lexington – known as the Barbecue Capital of the World, host of the Bassmasters Classic and home to the Bob Timberlake Gallery.
arrow High Point – known as the home furnishings Capital of the World with more than 50 furniture stores including the largest in the nation and home to High Point University.
arrow Pinehurst – a storied legacy of golf and equestrian.  Home of the Pinehurst Resort – host of the 2014 U.S. Open and 2014 Women’s U.S. Open and the Carolina Horse Park, host of both national and international competitions.
arrow Winston-Salem – nicknamed the city of arts and innovation with none more noted than Krispy Kreme…arguably the best donut in America.  Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University and Salem College were founded here. (Old Salem)
arrow Greensboro – steeped in history from Revolutionary War sites to Underground Railroad depots, Greensboro promotes one of the State’s top-ranked healthcare systems - Moses Cone Health.  In addition to hosting the ACC College Basketball Conference Championships; UNC-G, Guilford, NC A&T and Greensboro College are also located here.
arrow Charlotte – known as the “Queen City” and the banking capital of the Southeast, Charlotte is the home to more than a dozen colleges and universities, the NFL Carolina Panthers, NBA Charlotte Bobcats, South Park Mall, Carowinds, U.S. National Whitewater center, and the Billy Graham Library.

Having friends and family join you is easier than ever.  Easy access to the area can be found by car on the major interstates of I-40, I-85 and I-77, by rail thru Amtrak or by air into both international airports located in Charlotte (CLT) and Greensboro (PTI) or regional/county airports in Albemarle, Asheboro, Concord, Lexington, Pinehurst, Salisbury and Winston-Salem.

Whether the day calls for great food, exciting shopping, heart-pumping sporting events, world-class arts and theatre, catching your favorite music group in concert, or simply exploring the rich history flourish; there is so much to do within an hour that you might not want to come home…but we’ll keep the lights on for you.

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