why live in high point?
Known as North Carolina’s International City, High Point is home to more than 70 international companies. High Point is also known as the furniture capital of the world. It is home to the High Point Market, which attracts 100,000 to-the-trade exhibitors and buyers from around the world, and many open-to-the-public furniture, lighting, and accessories showrooms.
Residents of High Point have easy access to the Piedmont Triad International Airport, local outdoor attractions like the Piedmont Environmental Center and Oak Hollow Lake and Marina, universities like High Point University and Laurel University, and shopping at local spots like Palladium Shopping Center, as well as ease of travel to other Triad cities and towns like Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and RTP.
High Point has a total population just under 105,000, with a high population density of 1,882 people per square mile. Residents of High Point are educated—approximately 85% of people over 25 have a high school diploma, while 29% have a bachelor’s degree or higher. The area is considered middle class, with an average household income of more than $57,000/year.