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Southwest Region

This 10-county region includes the Charlotte metropolitan area, one of the largest financial centers in the United States and a major international airport hub.  Some of the fastest growing towns and cities in the state are found in the Southwest region of North Carolina.  Whether you drive or take the Carolinian or the Piedmont train to the region, the small and medium-sized towns and cities are actively engaged in developing livable downtown districts that offer all of the conveniences of neighboring Charlotte, but with the ease, comfort, and charm that smaller towns exude.  Walk the streets of these downtowns to take in the architectural style of each community, follow the Carolina Thread Trail to explore the textile history of the region, stroll through the specialty shops, take in a show, dine in the restaurants, and enjoy handcrafted chocolates and the fizzy wild cherry taste of Cheerwine, a uniquely southern soft drink that is native to the region.  The Southwest region is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Charlotte Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets, the Uwharrie National Forest, and some of the state’s largest manmade lakes.  Sports, cultural venues, outdoor recreation, appealing small towns, and lots of great food and spirits: this region has it all.  Whether you spend a day, a week, or a lifetime here, you will always find something new to see and do in the Southwest region of North Carolina.

NC Main Street Communities

Southwest Region

1. BELMONT

NC Main Street Designation Year: 2000

Gaston County

Downtown Belmont

115 N. Main Street

Belmont, NC 28012

 

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3. KINGS MOUNTAIN

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2009

Cleveland County

Downtown Kings Mountain

132 W. Virginia Avenue

Kings Mountain, NC 28086

 

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5. CHERRYVILLE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2015

Gaston County

Downtown Cherryville

109 East Main Street

Cherryville, NC 28021

 

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7. STATESVILLE

NC Main Street Designation Year: 1982 

Iredell County

Downtown Statesville

112 S. Center Street

Statesville, NC 28677

 

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9. CONCORD

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1990

Cabarrus County

Downtown Concord

30 Cabarrus Avenue West

Concord, NC 28025

 

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11. MONROE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1998

Union County

Downtown Monroe

232 East Franklin Street

Monroe, NC 28112

 

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2. BESSEMER CITY

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2015

Gaston County

Downtown Bessemer City

132 W. Virginia Avenue

Bessemer City, NC 28016

 

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4. SHELBY

NC Main Street Designation Year: 1980

Cleveland County

Uptown Shelby

104 E. Warren Street

Shelby, NC 28150

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6. MOORESVILLE

NC Main Street Designation Year: 1988 

Iredell County

Downtown Mooresville

215 N. Main Street

Mooresville, NC 28115

 

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8. SALISBURY

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1980

Rowan County

Downtown Salisbury

217 S. Main Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

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10. ALBEMARLE

NC Main Street Designation Year:  1993

Stanly County

Downtown Albemarle

155 N. 2nd Street

Albemarle, NC 28001

 

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12.WAXHAW

NC Main Street Designation Year:  2015

Union County

Downtown Waxhaw

107 West Main Street

Waxhaw, NC 28105

 

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