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Best Places To Live In Hickory, NC

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  • Hickory, NC
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 40,274
  • Hickory,North Carolina. I love history. So when I learned about this towns history i was inspired. It all was started by a guy named Henry Robinson. He built a tavern under a huge hickory tree. The…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score79
  • Northlakes, NC
  • 3.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,521
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  • Valdese, NC
  • 14 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,467
75
  • Denver, NC
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,287
  • When you think of Denver, you usually picture the mountains in Colorado. But alas, there truly is a Denver of North Carolina! Sitting on the west side of Lake Norman, and around 30-45 minutes from…[read more]
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  • Mountain View, NC
  • 4.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,655
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  • Rutherford College, NC
  • 11.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,434
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  • Claremont, NC
  • 9.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,455
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  • Hildebran, NC
  • 5.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,076
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  • Lincolnton, NC
  • 19.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 10,593
  • I've lived in Lincolnton for about 10 years. The town combines country living and some of the city life that some people might enjoy. There aren't many large businesses in the town, but there are enough…[read more]
69
  • Hudson, NC
  • 11.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,733
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  • Newton, NC
  • 7.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 12,999
  • Newton has a great downtown area, lined with nice restaurants and shops along Northwest Blvd and Main Ave. Whether you're looking for a nice tavern, great steak, Chinese food, Southern cuisine, or want…[read more]
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  • Maiden, NC
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,373
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  • Rhodhiss, NC
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,026
68
  • St. Stephens, NC
  • 3.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,483
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  • Cedar Rock, NC
  • 15.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 324
67
  • Bethlehem, NC
  • 5.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,961
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  • Conover, NC
  • 6.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8,263
66
  • Connelly Springs, NC
  • 9.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,676
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  • Taylorsville, NC
  • 14.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,999
66
  • Hiddenite, NC
  • 17.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 491
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  • Westport, NC
  • 25.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,923
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  • Stony Point, NC
  • 18 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,761
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  • Iron Station, NC
  • 22 miles away (City)
  • Population: 719
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  • Lenoir, NC
  • 16.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 17,956
  • I've lived in Lenoir for about two years now. There isn't a whole lot to do in the small town, but I enjoy the atmosphere and the people. If you're looking for a town to move to with a lot of jobs, then…[read more]
64
  • Granite Falls, NC
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,686
  • If you are looking for an area where most of the residents share the same last name, have never seen the outside of Caldwell county, share one set of real teeth, and are mostly addicted to pain killers…[read more]
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  • Lake Norman of Catawba, NC
  • 21.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 7,918
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  • Icard, NC
  • 7.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,002
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  • Drexel, NC
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,966
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  • Sawmills, NC
  • 10 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,119
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  • Catawba, NC
  • 14.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 600
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  • Cajah's Mountain, NC
  • 14.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,752
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  • Brookford, NC
  • 2.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 393
60
  • Long View, NC
  • 3.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 5,071
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  • Gamewell, NC
  • 17.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,967
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  • Love Valley, NC
  • 25.6 miles away (City)
  • Population: 103
  • Day 44. I was in Love Valley NC, they are very awesome and generous people. They helped me with a place to stay, thank you Abbi and Linda. I didn't get to meet Abbi as she was called up by the National…[read more]
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  • Belwood, NC
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 972
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  • Casar, NC
  • 22.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 275

Listed above are the best places to live in Hickory, NC for 2020. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Hickory, NC, followed by the best places to live near Hickory, NC, sorted by Livability Score.

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