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North Carolina Retirement Living At Lake Hickory

By Matt Lahtela

You’re at one with nature: the woods and the water. Relax in your boat and reel in a largemouth. Walk through the woods with only rustling leaves and wildlife. Mingle with neighbors at the clubhouse,pool, Nature Parks, or at Granada Farms Golf Club. Here at Anchors Landing on Lake Hickory, the memories are endless.

Anchors Landing Amenities include:

Heavily Landscaped Illuminated Entrance

Electric Security Gate

Paved Roads

Lantern-lit Streets

5 Miles of Walking Trails

Several Interior Lakes Stocked with Fish

Community Boat Slips

Club House


Swimming Pool

Hot Tub

Nature Parks

Secured Boat Storage Area

Lake Hickory Highlights:

4,200 Acres in Size

105 Miles of Shoreline

Regulated by Duke Power

Over 20 miles of shoreline designated as Natural Areas

Fully Recreational Lake (Boating, Sailing, Jet Skis, Water Skiing, Swimming, etc.)

Three great lakeside places to eat: Key West Grill, The Tiki Bar, River side Grill

16 boat launches and 6 marinas, featuring R&N Marina

Fishing tournaments, since the lake abounds with many species of fish

Constant water level, clear water clarity

Granite Falls and the Hickory area are one of the fastest growing areas in North Carolina, now with more than 300,000 people in the metro area. Centrally located between Asheville, Boone, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem, Hickory is becoming an ideal location for many reasons. From Hickory, you can take day trips to the beach or go snow skiing in the mountains. With an average high temperature of 86 degrees in July, it’s no wonder why this region has become so popular.

In fact, Reader’s Digest called Hickory “One of the 10 best places in America to raise a family”. To arrive at the list of the top places to raise a family, researchers went to the source, surveying parents about factors that affect family life. In the Hickory area, parents interviewed cited positive factors including low taxes, the variety of available activities, the quality of the schools, the affordable cost of living, and the sense of a community.

Also Epodunk recently rated Hickory “The Best Hometown in North Carolina”.

Entertainment – 14 movie theater screens, Hickory Crawdads AAA baseball, Hickory Furniture Mart, shopping malls, fitness trails, health clubs, museums, live theater, Hickory Motor Speedway, Hiddenite’s Emerald and Gem Mine, local college sporting events, and of course boating activities on Lake Hickory.

Medical Facilities – 3 Hospitals within 30 minutes, with the closest about 12 minutes away, as well as a variety of local clinics. Frye Regional Medical Center, located in downtown Hickory, is the first hospital in the state of North Carolina to win the JD Power and Associates “Distinctive Hospital” award and also is the first hospital to win it two years in a row. The other 2 hospitals in the area are Catawba Valley Medical Center and Valdese Hospital.

Golf Courses – over 20 private and public golf courses, including Lake Hickory Country Club designed by Donald Ross of Pinehurst #2 fame and Rock Barn Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. Rock Barn Golf Club each year hosts the Greater Hickory Classic Champions Tour Event!

Dining – An abundance of fine eating establishments, offering a wide variety of styles and menus. Some great local places to dine are Michael’s on 4th, Cafe Gouda, Frankie and Johnny’s (authentic NY style cafe), 1859 Cafe, Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurant and the Vintage House.

Seeking a second home –

We want to say thank you for your assistance in finding us a great piece of lake property on Lake Hickory. Barbie took care of all the details. She made it easier than opening a new account at the bank! Now, if we could just agree on the house plans!!

Thanks again.

The Koch’s

Naperville, Illinois

About the Author: Matt Lahtela – Director of Sales and Marketing at Realty. Realty is one of the largest sales and marketing companies focusing on North Carolina Lake Properties, and continues to grow everyday.


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