High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of the State of North Carolina. As of the 2014, the estimated population was 108,629 in 2014 and is currently ranked the ninth-largest municipality in North Carolina.
High Point is the only city in North Carolina whose borders span over 4 county lines. The bulk of the city is located in Guilford County with some of the city also extending into adjacent Randolph, Davidson, and Forsyth counties.
High Point is known for furniture and is sometimes referred to as the “Furniture Capital of the World”. Not surprising since the official city slogan is “North Carolina’s International City”. This slogan is because of the High Point Furniture Market. The semi-annual market boasts 100,000 exhibitors and attracts visitors from around the world.
Other than furniture, there are many attractions to keep you busy during a visit to High Point.
For a mix of history and art visit Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library to learn about the history of furniture and interior design before taking a stroll through the Pat Plaxico Sculpture Gardens. A visit to the High Point Museum and Historical Park or the Millis Regional Health Education Center which features interactive experience may be on your agenda.
For the outdoorsy visitor, the High Point City Lake Park is a must. A 540 acre lake provides a backdrop for this popular recreation and amusement park.
The impressive High Point Public Library contains nearly 400,000 resources from books to recordings to a comprehensive genealogy section.
Several museums and galleries make their home in High Point. The Museum of Old Domestic Life was established in 1926 and portrays typical colonial Quaker lifestyle. The Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum established in honor of its namesake depicting a typical mid-century African-American home in the south. On the campus of High Point University you’ll find the Sechrest Gallery. Established in 1975, the Theatre Art Galleries hosts contemporary exhibitions.