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Complete Moving Guide to High Point, NC
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|It is the only city in North Carolina that exists within four
counties, and is known for its heavy influence on the furniture industry.
Located in the Piedmont Triad region ot the state, High Point offers opportunity
for business expansion.
Interested in moving to High Point, and need
help making a decision? Look no further than here at Movers.com. This guide will
offer tips and information to help make your decision to relocate an easier one.
After that, you can get started by comparing free moving quotes from reputable services
here as well.
High Point ClimateIf you move to High Point, you will experience four
seasons, but the city has a humid subtropical climate. Rainfall averages 111
days out of the year, evenly spread out throughout the four seasons.
Winters are mild, with highs in the mid 50s during the day, but dropping
in temperature at night. Fall and spring temperatures are also mild, ranging in
temperature from high 60s to low 80s.
Summers are typically humid and
range from the mid 80s to high 90s. The area has, in the past, been hit by
tornadoes and hurricanes, but these occurrences are generally rare.
High Point NeighborhoodsIf you have children that will need to
go to public school, locals say to look into neighborhoods in High Point that
are in Davidson County. The Delmar neighborhood has single-family homes that run
from approximately $150,000 to $250,000, and is generally more upscale than some
other areas of High Point.
Other residential neighborhoods in High Point
include: Hampton Park, Emerywood West, Ashton Oaks and Laurel Oak Ranch.
Registering Your CarNew residents wishing to obtain a North
Carolina driver's license and license plates must visit the North Carolina
Division of Motor Vehicles. Upon moving to High Point, you must transfer
your license within 60 days of relocating. To receive a license, you must pass
the road sign recognition, written and vision tests.
paperwork to get your new license includes two forms of identification, Social
Security card, proof of residency (a bill, for example, addressed to your new
home), and proof of insurance.
To register your vehicle, you are
required to present documentation proving you have liability insurance and that
your car was inspected.
High Point SchoolsSince High Point is the only municipality in
North Carolina to span four separate counties, four different public school
systems service public education in the city. Guilford County Schools serve the
area of High Point in Guilford, and the district has over 100 schools in the
system, including six charter schools. Davidson County Schools serves High
Point's Davidson County students, Randolph County Schools serves the Randolph
County area, and Forsyth County Schools serves Forsyth County with five charter
schools in addition to various public schools.
There are also several
private and independent schools in High Point like High Point Christian Academy
and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
For higher education opportunities, High
Point is home to Laurel University, High Point University and a Shaw University
High Point EmploymentThe economy in High Point is influenced
dramatically by the furniture and textiles industry, and draws international
business to the area. The High Point Market is said to be the largest
furnishings industry trade fair in the world.
According to the city's
2011 annual financial report, some top employers in the area are: Bank of
America, 2,145 employees; High Point Regional Health System, 2,036 employees;
Guilford County Schools, 1,769 employees and City of High Point, 1,289
As of May, 2013, the unemployment rate in the High
Point-Greensboro area was at 9.5 percent, higher than the national state
Living Costs in the CityFor the most part, North Carolina is
lower than the national average in terms of living costs, and High Point is even
lower still. According to Area Vibes, you will spend more than average on health
care and groceries, but less on goods and services, housing, transportation and
utilities. As of early July, the average listing price for single-family homes
in the area was approximately $183,000, whereas the median sales price was
If you rent, one-bedroom apartments begin at approximately
$500 per month and upwards, depending on size and accommodations in the
Gas pump prices are slightly lower than the rest of
the country, depending on where you previously lived. Electric bills for a
smaller apartment run at least $80 a month, but will rise during hotter or
colder months, and will be more towards $120. These prices will rise based on
usage and the size of your home.
High Point Moving ResourcesMoving and storage companies are
eager to service your move to High Point, whether you're moving from out of
state or from another county in North Carolina. Make sure you get estimates from
multiple moving services before you commit to hiring any (at least three
estimates). Check back to our guides for tips on how to choose your moving
service wisely with important
questions to ask, differentiating between types
of estimates, and mistakes
to avoid. Visit the following pages at Movers.com to get quotes for the
High Point TransportationFor traveling by rail, Amtrak's
Crescent, Carolinian and Piedmont trains connect the High Point Amtrak station
to large eastern cities like New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington,
Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh and Richmond. These trains also provide
transportation to Birmingham and New Orleans.
If you need a bus, the
Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation (PART) operates within the city,
shuttling riders between cities in the northwestern Piedmont region.
When traveling by personal car, highways most used in the city are:
Interstate 40, 74 and 85; U.S. Route 29, 70 and 311; and North Carolina Highways
62, 66, 68 and 610.
Culture & Contemporary LifeFor the outdoor adventurist or the theatre buff, High Point has
something for almost anyone. You can explore the Mendenhall Plantation to get a
glimpse of historic Quaker living, then head off to view the World's Largest
Chest of Drawers, built in 1926, to commemorate High Point as a heavy hitter in
the furniture industry. You may also want to check out some other outdoor
recreational facilities like Oak Hollow Festival Park, that offers a performance
stage and picnic areas that can accommodate up to 10,000 people, or one of High
Point's golf courses like Blair Park Golf Course. There's also the All-A-Flutter
butterfly farm and Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) that offers visual art exhibits
and community education.
Of course, you can also find your fair share of
restaurants and retail stores, including the Amish Trading Post. In addition,
you can try boating or paddling at High Point City Lake Park to enjoy the
High Point Relocation Tips
- The unemployment rate isn't ideal, so it is a good idea to do plenty of
research and job applications prior to your move, so you will have employment
- Get a subscription to your local newspaper so you can have a sense of what's
going on in your new city.
- You might want to get a head start on hooking up your utilities so you don't
have to worry about the lights not being on when you get to your new
Author : Jenna Farmer
on July 17, 2013
Movers.com - Moving Expert