Hickory, NC


Sitting right along I-40, Hickory gives residents a distinctive small-town experience while still convenient to the urban center of Charlotte and the stunning natural beauty around Asheville, both of which are roughly an hour away by car. The city of Hickory prides itself on craftsmanship, and the maker culture runs deep. The city is invested in constant improvement efforts, ranging from citywide beautification projects to the cultivation of the business sector. It’s a great place to rent for folks who love having hands-on involvement in their hometown--living in Hickory puts you at the center of a community that never stops asking itself, “How can we be even better?”

5 Neighborhoods in Hickory, NC

  • Highland

    A relatively new neighborhood in a historic town, Highland provides residents the best of both worlds. Located near downtown Hickory, Highland cultivates a strong sense of community among residents. An area friendly to local businesses, Highland houses a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants and local craftspeople, but very few chain stores, preserving the neighborhood’s historic small-town feel. However, with the neighborhood’s easy access to Interstate 40 and US-321, residents need never feel isolated, being an easy hour’s drive from Charlotte.

  • Outer City Of Hickory

    A mixture of relaxed, quiet vibes and urban sophistication infuses the atmosphere in the outer city of Hickory. The city earned the name “All-American City” in 1968, 1987, and 2007 -- a rare multiple national recognition of its neighborhood residents' cooperative spirit. Find a house for rent near downtown Hickory, or browse the apartments near Advent Crossroads/Meadow Brook Village.

  • Ridgeview

    Just an hour away from Uptown Charlotte, Ridgeview sits a mile southeast of downtown Hickory, within the boundaries of Catawba County. The neighborhood includes a mix of single and multifamily residences, commercial establishments, and community facilities, including a public library branch, numerous churches, and a recreation center. Currently in a phase of redevelopment, this community has deep ties to its rich history and heritage, hosting a number of programs and events throughout the year to celebrate both.

  • Viewmont

    Viewmont, in the Catawba Valley of North Carolina, lies to the north of downtown Hickory, just over an hour from Charlotte and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Residents living in the area's rental apartments enjoy access to the many shops and services lining Highway 127, which runs through the neighborhood. Alternatively, Valley Hills Mall, providing more than 90 specialty stores and a food court, sits just 12 minutes southeast.

  • West Hickory-Westmont

    Situated about two miles east of downtown Hickory, North Carolina, the West Hickory-Westmont community includes houses and apartments for rent alongside manufacturing and commercial businesses. Highway 70 and US 321 make access to other areas easy. With nearby amenities such as a public library, shopping boutiques, and an active event calendar, neighbors can meet neighbors any day of the week.