Set in the rolling hills of North Carolina’s Piedmont region, with convenient access to the Charlotte metro and Raleigh Durham area, you’ll find a dynamic county that is well positioned for growth. You can enjoy the town and country lifestyle you desire to explore your passions and live a full life.
There’s a lot you will love about Rowan County, North Carolina with its ample job opportunities, easy access to outdoor recreation, charming downtowns, beautiful countryside, and quality lifestyle. You don’t have to travel far to find the day-to-day or special occasion amenities you’re searching for. You can take in a Broadway production at one of the three operating theaters, catch a concert during one of the many signature festivals, grab a modern cocktail or craft brew after work with your friends or co-workers, join one of the many social groups, volunteer for a cause you believe in, and so much more! Your possibilities are endless with the flexibility of the geographic location and the comfortable ability to be who you want here. It’s an easy, short drive for you to get to international and regional airports, major cities, the mountains, and even the stunning Carolina coast. Without the congestion of major cities, you are able to live life at your own pace.
Whether you are considering a move to the area, a recent newcomer, or a lifelong resident, original experiences are alive and thriving here for you to enjoy. Get to know Rowan and before you know it, you’ll be an original too.
Discover why smaller is better for you and your family.
No matter your interest, in Rowan County there’s something for everyone. It’s the best of both worlds for those seeking a country setting with a dynamic cultural heart. Life here includes a historical center and the flavorful charm of rural communities. You will always have choices on the kind of experience you want and the cadence of your day.
Advocate, Coach, Mentor, Team Player
Relocated from Thomasville, NC
“I came here for college and fell in love with the community. I had a great opportunity with one of the best employers in the world, so I took advantage of it and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
Teacher, Advocate, Mother, Homemaker
Relocated from England
“I was looking for a challenge and a complete change after retirement. After 25 years living in suburbia in the northeast where my neighborhood had no Main Street or sidewalks, Salisbury seemed like a walkable city. I got lots of encouragement and support from the local community when deciding to open a bed & breakfast.”
Husband, Father, Community Advocate, Coach
Born in Seoul, Korea; Rowan Resident since 1979
“My family moved here when I was 8 years old. I knew when I graduated from dental school, this was the place I wanted to settle and raise a family. This has always been home to me, and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else.”
Wife, Bonus Mom, Friend, Dog Enthusiast
Relocated from Florida
“Coming from a beach community to living in Rowan County was a bit of a culture shock, but after a while I understood what all the hype was about. There may not be an ocean at my back door, but there are lake beaches, beautiful parks, breweries, wineries, delicious food choices, and a community culture to be envied. That’s not something you can find just anywhere. It’s a mixed bag that works in the most original way.”