Shelby, North Carolina Piedmont Best Place
Nicknamed the "Front Porch of the Blue Ridge Mountains," Shelby North Carolina is located at the point where the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains meet the South Mountains, in the bustling Piedmont Region.
Shelby was named an “All-American City,” in 1970, and one of North Carolina's first “Main Street” Communities in the 80's.
If you're not familiar with the NC Main Street Program, the Center works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation.
It also provides downtown revitalization to assist communities across the country. And it's made it's impact on Shelby's downtown.
With the creation of an Art's center where local artisans can sell their works, a historical museum and festivals throughout the year.
Shelby, NC is a town that is warm and embracing, feeling small and friendly for the variety of services and beauty it offers.
I'm sure you'll be impressed by the town’s very genuine civic pride.
If you find you want some big city life now and them, or you want to work in the city and live in a smaller town, Shelby is only an hour outside of Charlotte NC.
Shelby's elevation of nearly 1,000 feet helps to protect it from some of the humidity that lower elevations experience. Combine this lack of humidity with moderate yearly temperatures, and you have a great area to live, work and play.
An escape to the mountains is convenient, with Asheville NC and the Blue Ridge Mountains only an hour and a half away. As a bonus, the route to Asheville brings you through the lovely towns of Chimney Rock and Forest City NC.
Shelby has a population of about 25,000 people and is the county seat of Cleveland County North Carolina, which has a total population of around 98,000 people.
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