High Point is a city is North Carolina in the Piedmont Triad region with a population of 115,000 residents and approximately 49 square miles large. High Point is the only city in North Carolina that exists within four counties: Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph. It also stands within two major watersheds: The Yadkin-Pee Dee and the Cape Fear. Parts of the city rise above 1,000 feet, making it among the highest cities in North Carolina's Piedmont region. High Point is known for its furniture, textiles, and bus manufacturing. JK regards the city as the "Furniture Capital of the World" and it is called "North Carolina's International City" due to the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from around the world. Among the first Europeans to settle Guilford County were Quakers and German immigrants. High Point was located at the highest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad between Charlotte and Goldsboro where it intersected the 1852 Great Western Plank Road. Its central location and transportation allowed for the delivery of raw materials like cotton and lumber and processed goods in and out of the city and contributed to its early growth.
Settled before 1750, High Point was incorporated in 1859. Before it became a major manufacturing center, the most important industries were tobacco, woodworking, and textiles. The first of many High Point furniture factories was opened in 1889. Within the twenty-first century, increasing influence has been found in the city's institutions of higher education. Established in 1924, High Point University is a liberal arts institution with approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 52 countries and 36 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report 6th among comprehensive universities in the South and in the top 100 nationally. The university offers 45 undergraduate majors and five graduate-degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I, and the Big South Conference. To learn more about the history of High Point, NC visit the High Point, NC Business Directory and Yellow Pages.
If you are planning to relocate to the High Point, NC area you will find a vast array of businesses, shops, work, schools, and transportation services for you and your family. High Point is served by Piedmont Triad International Airport, which also serves Greensboro and Winston-Salem. Amtrak's Crescent, Carolinian, and Piedmont trains connect High Point (Amtrak station) with the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Birmingham, and New Orleans. The recently refurbished historic Amtrak station is situated at 100 West High Street. The Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation(PART) also operates in High Point. It is a service that shuttles people in between most of the cities in the northwestern Piedmont region of North Carolina. High Point also provides public transportation. The main service for public transportation in High Point is Hi tran, the local bus service. Several private and independent schools are found in High Point, including High Point Christian Academy (Baptist), High Point Friends School (Quaker), Immaculate Heart of Mary (Catholic), Wesleyan Christian Academy, and Westchester Country Day School (nonsectarian), and Phoenix Academy, a charter school. In 1921, the Chamber of Commerce made the establishment of a college in High Point a high priority and initiated a High Point College campaign. High Point is also the home of John Wesley College, as well as one of the nine Shaw University "CAPE" (College of Adult and Professional Education) program centers. Guilford Technical Community College also maintains a High Point campus. To learn more about the transportation services and higher education throughout the city of High Point, NC visit the High Point, NC Business Directory and Yellow Pages.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan