Living Here

High Point’s location midway between the legendary Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains and the famed Carolina coastline - joined with a well-planned transportation network and a mild climate - provides an inherent balance of business, home and leisure for High Point’s residents.

Commuting & Housing
The average commute between work and home for High Point residents living in either an urban or rural setting is less than 20 minutes. Beautiful and affordable homes in a full array of style, size and character reflects a low cost of living for a variety of lifestyles.
Easily accessible public and private primary schools throughout the City offer a variety of educational opportunities and learning environments with standard and special interest curriculums. Four community colleges and 13 colleges and universities are within 25 miles of downtown High Point readying high school graduates for the work place or teaching seasoned professionals new skills. Building a better future through education is a commitment in High Point.
A school bus picks up children at a neighborhood stop
Continuing the tradition of medical excellence is a network of more than 20,000 active healthcare professionals. Anchored by three nationally ranked healthcare systems, High Point Regional Health System, Moses Cone Health System, and Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, healthcare professionals are conveniently located throughout the community and surrounding areas.


Setting the stage for year-round leisure activities is a temperate climate, central location and accessible transportation network. Spend an afternoon at an art gallery, an evening at the theatre, enjoy a concert by the lake or a festival in the park. More than 3,000 acres of parkland provide convenient access to:
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis and more 
Take an excursion to the Blue Ridge Mountains or a trip to the famed Carolina beaches in less than 4 hours and explore North Carolina.