Our Ideal Location
Sweetwater Village is ideally located between Highway 70 and Interstate 40, which provides easy access to all that this area has to offer. Sweetwater Village is tucked into acres of wooded privacy, yet is just a few minutes from grocery stores, Lowes, dozens of restaurants and shopping center and two hospitals.
Downtown with its cultural center and museums is less than 5 miles away. In addition to the arts, you will find farm to table cuisine, craft beer scene, local boutiques for shopping and professional offices for all your business needs. Don't miss the new City Walk, which offers 9 miles of walking paths that will connect downtown to Lenior Rhyne University, the minor league ballpark, which hosts the Hickory Crawdads baseball team, and beautiful Lake Hickory.
Kiplinger names Hickory “Top 10 Place to Retire” recognizing exceptional affordability, dinning, arts, education, health care, recreation, climate and nearby places to visit. With a population of approximately 40,000, Hickory is large enough to offer any amenity you desire, but maintain its small town southern charm.
Blue Ridge Mountains
AMERICA'S FAVORITE DRIVE
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a quick hour drive from Sweetwater Village. At 469 miles, the parkway offers breathtaking views, charming picnic areas and hiking for any level of adventurer. Stop by Price Lake to rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the beautiful NC weather and outdoors.
Arts & Theatre
This area’s interest in, and support of, the arts has resulted in a cultural smorgasbord of high quality arts programs other cities twice the size of Hickory might envy. From The Green Room Theatre showcasing local adult and student talent to The Western Symphony. We have something for every art lover.
FULLY RECREATIONAL LAKE
Lake Hickory covers 4,200 acres and has105 miles of shoreline. With sixteen boat launches and six marinas you can easily enjoy boating, sailing, jet skiing and water skiing. The constant water level and clear water clarity make fishing a dream as is evident by the many fishing tournaments held here.
Craft Brew Scene
LOCAL IS BETTER
What's better than a icy, locally crafted beer at the end of the day...nothing! Hickory abounds with local crafters willing to share their unique brews everywhere from local pubs to farm to table restaurants. So have a bit and support the local community.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
The Hickory Crawdads are a Minor League Baseball team that have called Hickory home since 1993. The 'Dads, as they are affectionately known, are the High A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Nothing beats a relaxing baseball game, great food and cold beer!
Foothills Folk Art Festival
UNIQUE ARTISTS & MUSIC
This family friendly festival, which is expected to draw thousands of visitors from throughout the region, will showcase a variety of local and regional contemporary folk artists, as well as artist demos, hands-on art activities for kids, live music, food from area restaurants and food truck vendors, beer gardens, and more!