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  • Kiwanis Park
    Zahra Baker All Children's Playground is a premiere playground.
  • Lake Hickory
    The lake covers 4,200 acres and has over 100 miles of shoreline.
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    a city known for craftsmanship and community, is a great place to start your new business, project, or life!
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Welcome to Hickory, where Life is Well Crafted!

Hickory, North Carolina, has a history of craftsmanship. Hickory's past and future prospects have drawn to this place a people with an eye for detail and a hand for hard work, a passion for making something of themselves and of the future.

From furniture capital to fiber optic center, natural wonder to fine arts splendor, recreational heaven to entertainment haven, small town values to big city drive, the people of Hickory have crafted a living and a life that's rich both in tradition and promise.

Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality. Hickory is Life. Well Crafted!

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From the comfort of home, citizens can review such information as payment history, pending payments, and account status, while also providing several convenient payment options.

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At the City of Hickory, we focus on delivering high quality services to our citizens and visitors through excellent coworkers. Positive innovation, communication, and customer service form the core values of our organization.

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A listing of City meetings and events for City of Hickory. This includes boards and commissions, department events and meetings, and more.

Libraries/Recreation

Hickory Public Library connects people with excellent service, resources, and empowering opportunities.

Hickory Parks and Recreation provides the highest quality in leisure services, parks and recreational facilities while encouraging and enhancing healthy lifestyles for all citizens of Hickory.

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Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located between Charlotte and Asheville at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, along I-40, where a collective spirit of craftsmanship strengthens any endeavor with detail, artistry, and quality.

The name “Crafting Hickory” is more than an emblem, or logo, it’s an initiative under the ‘Life. Well Crafted.’ brand.

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On November 4, 2014, the voters of Hickory overwhelmingly approved the $15 and $25 million dollar Hickory Bond Referendum.

Business Development

Hickory and the metro area has strong transportation, utility, higher education, cultural and workforce development networks that have produced a strong manufacturing base and extensive medical, retail, service and residential development.

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City Publications

At the City of Hickory we focus on delivering high quality services to our citizens and visitors through excellent coworkers. Positive innovation, communication, and customer service form the core values of our organization.

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