High Quality of Place
Lincoln County, North Carolina still displays a small town charm and gracious living, while the fast pace and busy city life is close by. The county is approximately 309 square miles, comprising of the Blue Ridge Mountains that creep into the western region, while Lake Norman, forms the entire eastern border of Lincoln County. Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in the state of North Carolina.
The county seat is Lincolnton, incorporated in 1786. Lincolnton is the only incorporated municipality in Lincoln County and lies in the center of the County. Lincolnton is only minutes away from Interstates I-40, I-85 and I-77. The County and Lincolnton actively use Highway 321, Highway 150 and Highway 73. Other communities include Boger City, Crouse, Daniels-Rhyne, Denver, Iron Station, Laboratory, Long Shoals, Pumpkin Center and Vale.
The western part of Lincoln County is comprised of farms and homesteads while the eastern portion, around Lake Norman, retains the feeling of smaller coastal communities stretching along the beautiful Lake Norman waterway. Lake Norman has 520 miles of shoreline that stretches across four counties and contains over 32,000 acres of water. Sailing, swimming, fishing and jet-skiing keep the residents busy and satisfied. Many of the small communities upon the Lake also offer top quality golf courses for the more land-inclined residents.
Lincoln County citizens hold a strong emphasis on education within both the public and private school sectors. Approximately thirteen or more colleges and universities service the area, including the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Lenoir Rhyne University, Pfeiffer University, Gardner Webb University and Gaston College to name a few.
Lincoln County residents enjoy a mild climate and minute amounts of snowfall per year. Lincoln County sports average annual high temperatures of 70° and annual lows of 43°. NASCAR racing is nearby along with a wealth of professional and collegiate sports games. The rural nature of the County lends itself to hiking, biking, camping, climbing and water activities.
Low taxes and excellent quality of life as well as numerous state and local business incentives make Lincoln County a place to investigate for relocating of businesses or families. With a deep commitment to preserving its natural beauty and historic charm, as well as its nearness to the more modern amenities of big-city living, Lincoln County truly owns the best of both worlds.