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Make Rowan Home

Move to Rowan for affordability, ample employment opportunities, and a strong sense of community.

Where is Rowan located.

Just 45-minutes north of Charlotte and 2 hours west of Raleigh, Rowan is conveniently centered in the North Carolina Piedmont region. Its location also makes the beach or mountains easily accessible within a day or less drive.

What’s the lifestyle like in Rowan?

Despite its more rural landscape, Rowan has a dynamic cultural heart that pushes forward in innovative and progressive ways. Locals respect its ability to honor and preserve history but appreciate that it is a community that strives to grow in exciting new ways. First impressions of Rowan are typically centered around the charm of each community within that allow you to choose the kind of experience you want and the pace of your day.

What’s there to do in Rowan?

For those who want a more urban vibe, you can experience lively downtown communities that feature craft breweries, spectacular public parks, unique local shops and boutiques, flavorful dining, nightlife, theatrical performances, large festivals, street level ballpark, and more.

Individuals who desire a slower pace can enjoy the quaint atmosphere of small towns like Gold Hill, Mount Ulla, China Grove, Granite Quarry, and Cleveland which each offer their own unique experiences.

No matter where you are in Rowan, you are never too far away from the next thing without the congestion of major cities to delay your adventures.

Meet the originals that make Rowan a great place to be!

Sada Stewart Troutman

Executive Director, Downtown Salisbury, Inc.
Native of York, PA

“I love serving organizations that work to promote Rowan County, our businesses and attractions,” she says. “I try to engage at the leadership level AND the citizen level to shop, live, work and play within our county.”

Lonnie Kanetzky

Assembly Manager, Hexagon Agility
Native of Austin, TX

“This is place “where you can be yourself,” Lonnie says, referring to the Rowan County slogan, Be an original™. “If you enjoy farming to living in the city, it’s all here.” 

Sherri Hill

Area Consultant, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Division of Juvenile Justice, State of North Carolina
Rowan County Native

“Rowan County has a lot of history that makes it unique, compared to surrounding counties. Additionally, it has produced talented individuals. The opportunity to create ‘new’ is here, if young adults utilize their talents and resources.”

Karla Foster

Owner, New Pointe Realty
Rowan County Native

“Rowan County offers the best of all worlds — “convenience to larger metro areas, but still being able to live in a smaller community. Lake life, farm life, night life — whatever life you want to build, you can build it here. This community will meet every need that you may have.”

Smaller is Better

and a move to Rowan County may be right for you!