Located almost directly west of the metropolis of Charlotte, Gastonia, NC is a thriving community filled with endless possibilities. Though it’s just a short drive from Charlotte, Gastonia is so filled with its own attractions, amenities, and employment opportunities that a commute to the big city might not even be necessary! Come explore Gastonia and find the perfect place for your next home.


Gastonia at a Glance

Getting Around

Downtown Charlotte: 23 miles, 30 minutes
Major Roads: I-85, US-74, US-321
Airport: Charlotte Douglas International Airport
Public Transit: Amtrak Crescent Line at Gaston Station, CATS Bus


Population: 73,877
County: Gaston
Median Rent: $781
Median Home Value: $135,900

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It’s home to the Hall of North Carolina Natural History, Henry Hall of the American Indian, and the James H. Lyn Planetarium.


Blossoming new businesses include retail and antique stores, delicious restaurants, unique taverns and bars, art galleries, and more.


Picnicking, fishing, disc golf, hiking the Highland Rail Trail, horseshoes, paddling, a Skeet and Trap Range… what’s not to love about this park?

Gastonia Attractions

What You'll Love in Gastonia

With so many great local cities, towns, and communities from which to choose, it's hard to know which one will be best for you! So here's what local residents (and visitors) truly love about Gastonia.

So Much to Enjoy

There’s always something happening in Gastonia! From shopping, dining, and nightlife in Downtown to the fast-paced races of “The Action Track” dirt race track at the Carolina Speedway, there’s something for everyone. There are tons of events to enjoy, like the Downtown Gastonia Summer Concert Series, and plenty of programs for all ages and interest, like yoga, dance, cards, and sports.

Nearby, you can also enjoy fantastic attractions like the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (in Belmont) or the US National Whitewater Center (in Charlotte).

Amazing Outdoors

Get outside and explore the beautiful Gastonia countryside! A variety of parks feature ball fields and courts, playground, picnic areas, swimming pools, trails, and more. There are miles of greenway trails, including the Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway and the Highland Rail Trail, both of which are part of the Carolina Thread Trail. There’s also the Catawba Creek Golf course and the South Fork River Park, where you can enjoy hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

Just a short drive from home, Crowder Mountain State Park features some of the most spectacular hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, and paddling in the Charlotte metro area.


Plenty of Businesses & Employers

Though Charlotte is only a short drive away, Gastonia is home to many of its own major businesses and employers. These include public employers, like Gaston County Public Schools and the County of Gaston, and private employers like Wix Filtration, Freightliner, CaroMont health, American & Efird, and Gaston College.

Gastonia is also home to many major business and commercial centers, including the indoor Eastridge Mall, as well as the expansive Franklin Square. Franklin Square is home to a variety of major big-box retailers, including Walmart, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Gander Mountain, Pier1 Imports, and a 14-screen movie theater.

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