This Small Town Is Creating a Big Legacy in the Heart of the Foothills
Located in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Newton aims to blend modern-day amenities with old-fashioned Southern hospitality. Once a railroad and manufacturing center, today’s Newton is well-diversified, with a variety of companies and thousands of citizens drawn to the area by the economy and wide-ranging lifestyle, culture and recreational opportunities.
Life in and around Newton begins in the vibrant, eclectic downtown entertainment district, where the culture scene includes museums, theatres, galleries and public art installations, all sprinkled in beside authentic and locally-owned restaurants and shops.
The unofficial epicenter of downtown is 1924 Courthouse Square, where Newton’s and this region’s past is on display at the Catawba County Museum of History. Downtown is also the setting for a number of seasonal events and festivals held here throughout much of the year. Perhaps most notably, there’s the Foothills Folk Art Festival, held in October, and Soldiers Reunion, a nearly week-long patriotic celebration which includes parades and special events in and around the downtown area.
The stages of the Newton Performing Arts Center and Old Post Office Playhouse come alive throughout the year with plays, comedy acts, music and even children’s events and educational workshops. Indeed, there’s no need to head to the big cities for big-time entertainment options, even though Hickory and our neighboring Conover are forever within easy reach.
Indeed, familiar comforts of small-town living with lots of diverse possibilities for fun and recreation make Newton a fine place to live and call home. Situated right near the center of it all is TerraBella Newton, providing a perfect setting for living well and enjoying life right here in the Carolina foothills.