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Lake Hickory and Mountains
Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community.
Come experience Life. Well Crafted.
Hickory Crawdads Game
and so much more!
Enjoy walking and biking trails, boating, restaurants, minor league baseball,
Downtown Hickory
or craft your life here.
A city known for craftsmanship and community, a great place to start your business,
Lowes Foods City Park
26 parks that include playgrounds, splash pads, fitness equipment,
soccer and baseball fields, an all children’s accessible tree house
…the list goes on and on.
Trivium Corning ITM
There are opportunities for businesses to develop or expand here.
Hickory is revitalized!


Check Out the Hickory Foothills Cam

Bond Information

In 2014, the voters of Hickory overwhelmingly approved a $40 million dollar Hickory Bond Referendum, including a City Walk, Riverwalk, Streetscapes and Gateways, and a corporate business park.

Things To Do

Hickory is the metro hub for 365,000 people. There are numerous parks, mountain bike trails, Lake Hickory, restaurants, breweries, events in the downtown, major retail, local shops, and so much more


Pay Your Water Bill Online

The City recently launched a more convenient online payment system.  You need to set up a new account to access and pay online.


The City of Hickory’s goal is to deliver high quality services to citizens and visitors through excellent coworkers who are customer focused, innovative, team players, and perform at their best every day.


City Meetings & Events

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

City e-Newsletters

Stay up to date on City information. Sign up for the City of Hickory, Library and/or the Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism e-newsletters.


City Publications

City publications, like the Crafting Hickory Magazine, the City’s annual budget, the City Snippets from the water bills, Leisure Pursuits, as well as City brochures, are located here.

Business Development

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

Welcome to Hickory,
where Life is Well Crafted!

Hickory is for doers and makers seeking a well-rounded community, located an hour from 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!


Dec 02, 2021

Decorating Safety for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially upon us. While we take this time to cook holiday meals, spend time with family, and decorate our homes, we must also remember that this is a peak time for fires. Most of these incidents can be avoided by practicing good…

Dec 02, 2021

Dementia 201—It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s

You are invited to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 10 a.m. for Dementia 201 – It’s Not Always Alzheimer’s. Join Karen Phoenix, Family Consultant with Project C.A.R.E., for a look into the signs and symptoms for…

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