A three-time All-America City and recipient of the U.S. Conference of Mayors top Livability Award, Gastonia is recognized as one of the area’s best places to live and work with an ideal combination of location, size, and quality of life. The City’s slogan describes it well, Great Place, Great People. Great Promise.
Strategically located just minutes west of Charlotte and midway between Atlanta and North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Gastonia is the largest of Gaston County’s 15 municipalities, 13th largest city in the state, and the second largest in the booming Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Metropolitan Area. Gastonia’s enviable quality of life is the result of a number of desirable qualities: friendly neighborhoods, responsive city and county government, an award winning educational system, a vibrant retail environment, state-of-the-art health care facilities, and “picture postcard” natural surroundings.