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.
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.
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,
IN HIGH POINT.
GREAT PERFECT AND ACCURATE,
SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES
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,
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.
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.