The City of Gastonia’s slogan, “Great Place. Great People. Great Promise.” succinctly describes why people and businesses located here rarely leave. A three-time All America City and recent recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors top Livability Award, Gastonia is recognized as one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size, and quality of life. Those factors, combined with the City’s strategic location just minutes west of Charlotte and midway between Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle, attract both industry and new residents.
Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 15 municipalities, 13th largest city in the state, and the second largest in the booming Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Metropolitan Area. Gastonia’s enviable quality of life is the result of a number of desirable qualities: friendly neighborhoods, responsive city and county government, an award winning educational system, a vibrant retail environment, state-of-the-art health care facilities, and “picture postcard” natural surroundings.
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