High Point is part of the Piedmont Triad, which consists of High Point, Winston Salem, and Greensboro. The Piedmont Triad is a dynamic market that is poised for tremendous growth due to its temperate climate, centralized location, relatively low population density, and high quality of life. High Point, known as North Carolina’s International City, attracts over 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from all over the world twice a year for the High Point Furniture Market.
While the city of High Point itself is a relatively small city, it is centrally located in the state of North Carolina and offers several attractions nearby. North Carolina is known for its beautiful outdoors and many of our students take advantage of the mountains to the west and beaches to the east during weekends and on University breaks.
Downtown Greensboro (approximately 30 minutes away) offers a vibrant urban center that offers a mix of shops, restaurants, bars, offices, museums, festivals, parks, and growing residential enclaves. The city of Charlotte (approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes away) is the largest city in North Carolina and the second largest banking center in the country after New York City. Charlotte is a cultural hub with several museums, performing arts centers, exciting nightlife and restaurants, while also serving as the home of two major professional sports teams, the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Raleigh, the state’s capital, is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes from High Point and features several museums, performing arts centers, and is home to professional National Hockey League team, the Carolina Hurricanes.
High Point University is also centrally located amongst three major airports: Piedmont Triad International, Raleigh-Durham, and Charlotte. HPU students are able to travel to several major cities in less than a two hour flight, such as Atlanta, Washington, DC, New York, Miami, Nashville, etc.