Founded in 1859, High Point was named for being the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. Our forefathers capitalized on the city’s central location in the state appealing to industry and commerce that remains prosperous to this day.
High Point is home to a variety of events that draw visitors from across the globe, including the High Point Market, the world’s largest furnishings industry tradeshow. Twice annually, in April and October, 75,000 professionals in the business including retail buyers, designers, architects, and bloggers from across the United States and 110 countries, descend to downtown High Point, to see the latest trends in furnishings and design.
Whether you’re attending the High Point Market; visiting our world-class experiential learning institution, High Point University; shopping our 100+ furniture stores and outlets, or enjoying our Labor Day weekend tradition, the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival; High Point offers the connectivity, service, and ease of an enjoyable experience. Explore our branding DNA in home furnishings as well as other notable historical perspectives in innovation, entrepreneurship, and civil right history with a visit to High Point Museum. Your history book comes to life with a tour of Mendenhall Homeplace where you’ll find one of only two remaining false-bottom wagons used to transport slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. For family outdoor fun, enjoy a local favorite, City Lake Park featuring a putt-putt golf course, train, and large playground overlooking the scenic beauty of Arnold Koonce, Jr. City Lake. Download the Piedmont Discovery App to find additional 40 nearby parks and trails. High Point University offers beautifully landscaped gardens and statues to explore along with unlimited cultural and sporting events to attend throughout the academic year.
High Point, known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!”TM, is the destination for home furnishings. Whether you are shopping for that one custom piece or your entire home, nowhere else will you find the volume and selection that High Point offers. High Point is home to the largest furniture store in the nation, Furnitureland South, with more than a million square feet of furniture. In addition to our 100 + furniture stores and 50+ showrooms, High Point is the central hub to 100+ furniture buying opportunities in an easy drivable 60-mile radius. For those looking to connect with a designer, our Design Access program offers an exclusive experience, to shop where the designers shop utilizing a professional to customize your home.
Located downtown High Point, is Truist Point Stadium, home to the High Point Rockers. The stadium anchors what will become a year-round, walkable downtown, with amenities including restaurants, retail, condos, and Stock + Grain Assembly, the Triad’s first Food Hall. Check out this video provided by Elliot Sidewalks to get a glimpse into the future development of downtown. Uptowne High Point, just blocks from the stadium, offers nightlife and a variety of restaurants. For those that travel with dogs, Sweet Old Bill’s and Brown Truck Brewery are great outdoor options for you and your pup. Enjoy additional nightlife and dining throughout High Point.
Not only is High Point a great place to visit, but also a great place to call home. Just an hour from the mountains and three hours from the coast, High Point’s central location in the Piedmont is easy living centered between our sister cities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem. In 2016, the High Point/Jamestown area became a certified retirement destination through Retire NC, offering close proximity to airports, major highways, numerous healthcare facilities, greenspaces, volunteer opportunities and continuing education. Access our digital relocation packet or request a complimentary relocation packet by mail.
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