Nestled in the western Piedmont region of North Carolina, Catawba is a gorgeous semi-rural escape just under an hour away from Charlotte Center City and 15 to 25 minutes east of Newton and Hickory, respectively.
With a population of roughly 620 residents, Catawba’s distinct small-town charm presents a welcome respite for those who work in the city. Its verdant landscapes and location along the banks of the Catawba River create a nature-embraced enclave that boasts unparalleled peace and tranquility.
The town of Catawba is part of the county of the same name, which was formed in 1842 and was named after the indigenous people that once inhabited the area. The region’s earliest settlers who arrived in the area in the 1700s were Germans, the Swiss, and those of Scottish-Irish descent.
The Catawba region has a storied reputation as an important furniture manufacturing center. Textiles, gloves, cables, and, in more recent years, telecommunications equipment were also significant drivers of the local economy. In the 1800s, the area was part of the lucrative, yet short-lived gold rush that started at the Reed Gold Mine in Cabarrus County.
Real Estate in Catawba, NC
There are fewer than 300 households in Catawba, ensuring a genuine small-town feel that guarantees serene and private living. Homes for sale in Catawba, NC include impeccable rustic luxury estates set on multiple acres. Mature foliage is a common bonus on these expansive lots, lending to a combination of natural privacy and healthy surroundings.
Other exceptional luxury living opportunities here include riverfront properties, sprawling farmland, and equestrian-friendly pastures.
Georgian, Victorian, and Colonial architecture reflect the area’s ties with its past, while new construction boasts various modern influences. You can find fitting cottage-style homes among the riverfront housing options, as well as Tuscan villas blending beautifully into wooded surroundings.
Popular choices among Catawba, NC neighborhoods include:
- Long Island Airpark
- Russell Ridge
The Catawba County Schools is the local public school district. It includes:
- Catawba Elementary School
- Bandys High School
- Catawba Rosenwald Education Center
Attractions and Activities in Catawba, NC
- Alexander Moore Farm
One of several notable historic attractions in the town of Catawba, the Moore Farm features a main house that was built in 1843, a log wagon shed, smokehouse, and two barns. The two-story farmhouse is built in the familiar local Federal style. The Farm was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
- Catawba Historic District
Featuring 48 buildings and one contributing structure, this well-preserved slice of 19th century living proudly displays the tracts of farmland that served as the foundation for what the town has become today. Various historic homesteads and other community buildings can be found here, showcasing Gothic Revival, Victorian, and Craftsman architecture.
- Veterans Garden of Honor
This landscaped garden is a living tribute to the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving the country. Featuring memorials commemorating war veterans and servicemen and women who are missing in action, the Garden of Honor adds names to five granite tribute walls every Veterans Day.
If you’re looking for property for sale in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas like Catawba, call me, Laura Bowman-Messick, at 704.200.4015. You can also send your inquiries via Laura(at)LBMHomes(dotted)com.
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