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As one of the oldest continuously populated areas in United States history, Rowan County combines historic grandeur with beautiful river views. Located where the Yadkin River meets the South Yadkin, Rowan County, NC land and farms benefit from rich soil, plentiful water sources, and a good dose of summer sun. Proximity to Charlotte grants residents access to big city amenities and jobs while preserving the county’s rural, home-town feel. The Rowan County Center of NC’s Cooperative Extension provides resources to local farmers and agricultural producers, particularly the county’s growing number of horticultural farms and apiaries. Having many beekeepers in Rowan County, NC means lots of pollinators for any agricultural effort, while nurseries full of flowers offer a splash of color to the more suburban and urban of Rowan County, NC’s land and farms. Available properties include estates of all sizes and price ranges, farmland, ranchland, riverfront and creekfront land, clear and forested acreages, and commercial spaces.
Life in Rowan County, NC land and farms combines arts and culture with a gorgeous natural environment. Agriculture is still a major part of life and Rowan County advertises four farmer’s markets, eleven pick-your-own-farms, and several roadside stands. The Autumn Jubilee craft fair and festival attracts 50,000 visitors annually, while the yearly Cheerwine Festival celebrates everything North Carolina has to offer. Local attractions like the North Carolina Transportation Museum and the African-American heritage trail offer opportunities to learn about Rowan County and North Carolina history. In addition to educational attractions, kids can also learn a lot from the Rowan-Salisbury School System’s 35 public schools, while older students can attend one of five local colleges, including Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. After a day of working or learning, it’s great to explore local businesses, restaurants, and Rowan County community haunts.
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