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A+ High Point Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C High Point Cost of Living Cost of living is 2% lower than North Carolina
High Point
937% less expensive than the US average
North Carolina
955% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
High Point cost of living
F High Point Crime Total crime is 34% higher than North Carolina
Total crime
3,85249% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2649% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
High Point crime
D- High Point Employment Household income is 10% lower than North Carolina
Median household income
$43,32222% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,03819% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%27% higher than the US average
High Point employment
D High Point Housing Home value is 9% lower than North Carolina
Median home value
$142,70023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79316% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%14% lower than the US average
High Point real estate or High Point rentals
F High Point Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%27% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
High Point K-12 schools or High Point colleges

Living in High Point, NC

High Point, North Carolina is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,982 inhabitants. High Point is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (52%) and Black or African American (33%). If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in High Point. With average one way commute time of only 21 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Living in High Point can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of North Carolina, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in High Point and in the areas around High Point is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics High Point has received a livability score of 64 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 37th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that High Point ranks well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that High Point does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in High Point, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Assuming that High Point meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in High Point. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in High Point are simply unattainable. The median home price for High Point homes is $142,700, which is 9.2% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in High Point, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 0% lower than the North Carolina average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in High Point will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In High Point, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.6%.

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Capital of Self-entitlement

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I've lived in New York City and Florida, both with alot of rude people but here in High Point... Doesn't matter what the background or religion or color or country they are from the people of high point have in common is they are Self-entitled, rude, inpatient, no commonsense, hateful eaters and facetious. I've work and shopped in high point. I refuse to go to high point because of how the people act. I've stood in like for 15 minutes at Wal-Mart and a lady came up behind me a minute after I got in line, I finished my transaction as I bagged the lady told the cashier she was in line for 45mins. No she wasn't and it seems to occur all over, sheetz, rite aid, taco bell, office depot, staples, Ross, pet smart, Walgreens, etc. All different types of people from high point. The people there are disgusting. Puss filled infection of society. Avoid this place.
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One of the most unsafest places

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I lived in High Point NC for over 30 years, It used to be a great place to live, then it got so out of control, The High Point Police has lost the respect of its citizens, Police do not care, and they harass people over nothing, and if you complain, nothing is done. Schools are out of control, all the people I know took their children out of the public school system and are home schooling them. Unless you have a lot of money and can live in the Emery wood section, you will have serious problems, and this is not a good place for single females to live. Crime is just to bad. All the great restaurants are in Greensboro. I now live in another state, and feel very safe. In High Point it is not safe to work third shift, if you live in a area other then very expensive homes. My advice is if you have to live there, get yourself a Concealed Weapons permit, and ALWAYS carry a gun. I did for the last 10 years I lived there.
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Need a High Point in your Life? Visit High Point, North Carolina!

Attractions7/10
Community8/10
Nightlife6/10
Dining6/10
Shopping7/10
I lived just outside of High Point, North Carolina for about 25 years from the late 1970s to the early 2000s. The city is located in the piedmont region of NC and has a population of about 105,000. It is the only NC city that spreads into four neighboring counties: Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph, and Davidson Counties. It is also home to the Methodist-affiliated High Point University, the interdenominational Christian Laurel University, and South University as well as an extension campus of Guilford Technical Community College. The town was established at the crossroads of the Great Western Plank Road and the North Carolina Railroad. The location was the highest point of the railroad that connected Charlotte and Goldsboro which is where the name originated.

One thing that I remember the most is the Furniture Market. I worked in a pizza place as a waitress and was always warned of the approaching markets as an incredibly busy time. Indeed it was, and I would always make a month's worth of tips in that one week! The Furniture Market is a trade show held twice a year in October and April. It is the largest trade show for furniture and other home furnishings on the planet! It is reported that over 100 different nations attend bringing in over $5.4 billion! Of course I was more interested in the tips I earned at the pizza joint!

High Point always reminded me of a large city with a small town feel. The people are friendly and always say hello. There were 4 distinct seasons which I loved. Seasonal variations are not that apparent in many southern locations. City Lake Park was a great place to go for a picnic, boating, and fishing. There's also plenty for the kids to do with playgrounds, a miniature train, a Merry-go-round, and much more.
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LIFE IN HIGHPOINT

Attractions8/10
Community6/10
Nightlife4/10
Dining4/10
Shopping8/10
HELLO EVERY BODY
I M HERE FROM 23NOV2013 IN HIGHPOINT,
WELL YOU PEOPLE WILL LAUGH AT ME.
I M LIVING FROM VERY SHORT TIME,
AND HOW I GUESS ABOUT HIGHPOINT,
BUT
GUYS
IN HIGH POINT.
EVERY THINGS
GREAT PERFECT AND ACCURATE,
NOW HOW
TRAFFIC
JOBS
HOSPITALS
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
FOOD STORES
SHOPPING MALLS
FACTORIES
M SOO HAPPY,
WELL NO ONE SAY VERY HIGH LIFE HERE,LIKE NEWYORK OR TEXAS.
BU EVERY THING HERE.
SWEET PEOPLE U FIND MORE THAN BAD OR THIEF.EVERY ONE GAVE U PROPER GUIDENCE.
RELIGIOUS AND GUD ATTITUDE PEOPLE.
BUT U CAN SAY HAPPY LIFE HERE,
IN SIMPLE WORDS
IF U WANA SPEND A LIFE WITH OUT NOISE.
HIGHPOINT IS A BEST CITY IN NORTHCAROLINA,
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City going down

Attractions4/10
Community5/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping4/10
When I moved back in year 2000 this was a great city to live and raise your children, however, for the past 13 years I have seen this city fall dramatically into the garage, I mean crime has been ignored, younger generation children have made this city nothing but a fallen play ground. They have no respect for the police, the community, or the people have deviated their life here, and can not afford to move. The police here do not care as what they have before about protection the community of the people that live here. They school are garage, they do not care anymore about the education for the children, and they rather just seem then fell instead of finding a way to make it better. Now, I would never call myself a citizen of this city, it is just an embarrassment.
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The Benefits Of Living In High Point, NC

Attractions7/10
Community7/10
Nightlife3/10
Dining3/10
Shopping9/10
I moved to High Point with my wife and kid three years ago. The reason for our move was strictly business. I have a job in the furniture industry, which is what led us down to High Point from Wisconsin. We were not very excited about the move at first. We had heard mixed reviews about the city. The only thing we were sure would be an improvement was the weather. The average high temperature in High Point in January is 42 degrees, and the average high temperature in July is 80 degrees. There are other benefits to living in High Point aside from the weather.

Aside from the moderate weather, the best thing about High Point is the dining and the many restaurants. There are many excellent restaurants in the area, but our three favorites are the Liberty Steak House and Brewery, Austin's Restaurant, and the Blue Water Grille. There are some neat attractions in High Point as well, including the Queen Anne Ecker House of 1908 and the World's Largest Chest of Drawers. But since we have kids, the number one and most visited attraction is Triangle Park. They have a great playground there, and there's a lot of space in general. We don't shop much, but High Point is known as the furniture capital of the world. So, if you're looking for great deals on furniture, High Point is the place to be.

Overall, we're not disappointed or thrilled with our move to the city of High Point. We're content.
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Source: The High Point, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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