is one of three cities that make up North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad area. Known for its annual furniture market, visitors from around the world come to find unique home furnishings. Local residents proudly celebrate High Point as the birth place of Jazz Great John Coltrane, as well as 2004 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.
Outer High Point
sits in the north eastern section of the city, near the Greensboro city line. High Point University, along with several locally owned businesses, call this area home.
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Restaurants & Nightlife
Don’t worry about going hungry in Outer High Point. Locals say that Becky and Mary’s Restaurant cooks the best soul food in town. Start your day with a salmon and egg breakfast platter. For dinner chow down on the juiciest fried chicken you ever experienced, accompanied by candied yams and homemade potato salad.
For a higher end dining experience, spend an evening at Hampton’s. Decorated in the style of a 1920s hotel, this establishment is a real dining experience. The four star menu includes maple leaf Farm Duck’s Breast, prepared with cranberry almond cous cous.
Locals drop into the Brewers Kettle for a good drink in a relaxing atmosphere. The establishment maintains an impressive selection of more than 100 varieties of beer. Visitors can also choose from several wine varieties or opt for a cigar from their humidor. When planning your visit, note that it's only open during limited hours, closing at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
When it comes to nightlife, Blue Bourbon Jacks keeps the locals returning with live bands and Mad Mondays with half off drinks. Dance the night away, play a game of pool or chill out on the patio with some appetizers.
History & Culture
Incorporated in 1859, High Point's central location within the state made it a manufacturing location for cotton and lumber. Area artisans asserted themselves as master builders and the first of numerous High Point furniture factories opened in 1889.
High Point University opened in 1924. The first 75 years consistently brought small enrollment numbers, but in 2005, the school launched a growth initiative. As a result, its enrollment numbers grew and the population of Outer High Point swelled accordingly.
The High Point Museum maintains exhibits about the city and its history makers. The facility is open Wednesday through Saturday with free admission. Celebrate the holiday season at the museum’s annual open house. Local artists also present their collections at the High Point Museum. Each month, a new exhibition is chosen and displayed for visitors to enjoy.
The Hi Tran, as locals call the city’s public transportation service, moves you from point A to point B within the Outer High Point area. Service runs through 7:00 p.m. on the weekends and 5:00 p.m. on the weekdays. For night time excursions, consider a taxi cab. Call ahead to schedule a pick-up because you won't be able to hail one on the neighborhood streets. Uber also services the area.
The local government encourages cycling within the city, even publishing a bike route map to assist cyclists in their journeys. Bike lanes exist in certain areas of the community to promote rider safety. Pedestrian safety also takes priority, with sidewalks located in many parts of the neighborhood.
Outer High Point drivers access the highway with little difficulty. Two major interstates frame the city, with numerous access points throughout. Parking also causes little problem. The city maintains several parking structures to cut down on the congestion of on-street parking, but prepare to spend a few dollars when parking in these structures.
The cost of living in Outer High Point runs slightly lower than the city average as a whole. Renting a one bedroom
in the Outer High Point area costs a median rate of $564.61 per month, less expensive than High Point which generally costs about $690 per month. When preparing to fill up your gas tank, check the national average gas price because this city’s average generally falls right in line with it. Save your gas and take public transportation downtown. A round trip only sets you back $2. A glass of beer at your favorite area bar costs $4, but visit during Happy Hour and that same beer decreases to a just couple of dollars.
The Outer High Point area provides a variety of shopping plazas and two malls. Travel along Harley Drive and you'll find Target, Dillard's, Barnes and Noble, and a CVS Pharmacy. For even more shopping, head down Main Street, where you'll find High Point Mall. This shopping plaza contains Staples, Ross, TJ Maxx, Harris Teeter, and Rack Room Shoes.
Main Street is a busy area filled with a variety of shops and restaurants. Over on Lexington Avenue, Wicked Purple brings upscale women's clothing and accessories to High Point. The owner opened the store with the hope of giving an eclectic energy to the community. The shop even carries pieces from up-and-coming designers.
Adams Furniture puts style into your living space with distinctive and stylish pieces. From upholstered pieces to unfinished wood furnishings, shoppers choose from a collection of designs to fit individual preferences. In addition to Harris Teeter, Outer High Point residents have a variety of options for grocery shopping, including Food Lion and Save-A-Lot. Living in a High Point apartment gives you access to a state-run farmers market. The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market opens daily to provide the best in local produce selections.
Living in Outer High Point keeps you in close proximity to the city’s numerous parks. The High Point City Lake Park ranks among the most enjoyable. Adjacent to the city lake, officials secured the land as a plant and animal sanctuary. Walking trails appeared and environmental education classes soon followed. The walking trails remain open from sun up to sun down, with no admission charge.
Oak Hollow Park also gives you a healthy dose of nature. This 1,500 acre location features a lake and several picnic areas. You can work on your fitness
routine by utilizing the park’s fitness stations, while letting the little ones play on the many playgrounds. Admission is free and bring your pets
Each year, Oak Hollow hosts a starter pageant for girls 10 through 16. The facility also hosts summer concerts and the annual July Fourth celebration.