Newton, North Carolina
Newton, NC Real Estate, Newton Area and Community Information
Newton, North Carolina, is a community of about 14,000 citizens situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, northwest of Charlotte. Newton is the county seat of Catawba County. Newton has created a wonderful home town which offers residents friendly neighborhoods and hospitable businesses, shops, and restaurants.
Early development of the community was centered around the county courthouse that was built in 1843. The court square bustled with activity as storefronts appeared near the courthouse. The railroad arrived just prior to the Civil War. After reconstruction, the Gilded Age heralded in a new era of expansion and industrialization. The textile and furniture industries would employ many of Newton's citizens for many decades.
Parks and Recreation
Newton advances the beauty of the community and the quality of life for residents through a diverse and comprehensive program of recreational, educational, and cultural programs for both old and young alike. The City Parks & Recreation Department maintains five parks, a swimming pool, two recreation centers with gymnasiums, and a fitness center. The department also sponsors many athletic and entertainment activities throughout the year.
Of the numerous parks which Newton offers residents the largest one by far is Jacob Fork Park. This 100-acre park includes a canoe/kayak launch. The softball fields are complemented by bleachers, concession stands and dugouts. The 27-acre Southside Park is located behind the National Guard Armory. Its extensive facilities include an open air amphitheater, a mile-long hiking trail, picnic shelters, ball field, soccer area and play area. Those that live in Newton homes can also enjoy two sand volleyball courts here. Northside/Broyhill Park encompasses 12 acres. It includes a lighted ball field, youth baseball and soccer fields, lighted tennis courts and a basketball court. Look for a 0.5 mile hiking trail here as well.
Attractions and Activities
Downtown Newton includes the city government complex, the historical museum, and residential properties. In the Square in the downtown area, once can get a sense of Newton’s past at the Catawba County Museum of History. At the museum the region’s story is artfully displayed and all in the unique setting and historic former Catawba County Courthouse. Other town attractions include the Historic Newton Depot and Museum, and the Newton-Conover Auditorium.
When those with Newton NC real estate want to seek out arts and culture, one destination to consider is the nearby Museum of Art in nearby Hickory. The collection of folk art is particularly impressive here. This regional museum also exhibits a wide range of artwork, sculptures and historic photographs.
Many that live in Newton NC homes look forward to the community's major event, the Soldiers Reunion Parade. Citizens stake out their spots along the parade route with lawn chairs a day or more ahead of time. This mid-August event actually begins days before the parade with a "Cruisin Car Show" on the Sunday before the Thursday parade. On Monday, there's the Gospel Music Night, and Tuesday brings Beach Music Night. On Wednesday, there's a street dance. The parade itself last about ninety minutes. On the following Saturday a 5k run is held, and Sunday brings a 100-mile "Century" Bike Ride.
A prospective Newton home buyer will find a diverse array of Newton homes for sale at any given time. The buyer in search of a custom-designed country estate on acreage will find appropriate real estate in Newton to consider. Young families looking for starter homes will find affordable ranch homes and bungalows. There are also newer Newton properties in modern subdivisions that your Newton real estate agent can show you. Some of this Newton real estate will include great amenities like energy-saving systems, multi-car garages and custom landscaping. Simply tell The Joan Killian Everett Team what you need, and we will show you the right homes for sale in Newton.