Hudson, NC Real Estate, Hudson Area and Community Information
Hudson, North Carolina, offers an unparalleled small town feeling in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Today, the community is a home to about 3,000 citizens. The town has been recognized by Readers Digest as one of the best 10 areas in the country to raise a family. The areas directly surrounding Hudson have also been heralded as some of the most picturesque places in America. For all its natural beauty and small town charm, Hudson is a wonderful place to call home!
The community began as a sawmill camp well over a century ago. Great stands of virgin pine attracted entrepreneurial activity. Evocative of the frontier spirit of the times, an early 1830s church was called "Gunpowder Baptist." The community became known as Hudsonville in the 1880s. Telephones arrived in 1900, and the community was incorporated in 1905. At about that time, cotton mills came to the area, and prosperous days ensued. A chair factory was added in 1912. Businesses could convert from steam to electric power starting in 1920. The price for the electricity was a flat $1.50 per month.
Parks and Recreation
Grandfather Mountain State Park
was just created in 2008. Its namesake park is the tallest in the Blue Ridge chain. The 2,500-acre expanse runs along the crest of the famous mountain. Hiking trails invariably offer panoramic and memorable views of the dynamic countryside. Naturalists and environmentalists come here to understand more about a unique eco-system that is home to about six-dozen endangered species of both flora and fauna. The lands of this grand and important park have been named an International Biosphere Reserve.
A private facility adjacent to the state park has been in operation since the 1950s. A swinging bridge that stretches a mile above the valley floor will both inspire and invigorate the intrepid adventurer. The "Singing on the Mountain" event is held here each year. The facility also hosts the Highland Games, which invoke the spirit of the Scottish games that commenced long ago.
Attractions and Activities
Redwood Park is a favorite of those that want a swimming pool and a large playground for the kids. There's also an array of baseball diamonds and softball fields.
Hudson’s Railroad Depot Museum is home to memorabilia of the renovated depot along with a completely restored 1912 Wood-Sided Rear Cupola Caboose. The caboose is furnished with railroad artifacts. The Hudson Railroad Depot Museum is open during special events and by appointment.
Catch a show at the Hudson Uptown Building
. Here you will find a variety of events including concerts, public parties and the ever popular dinner theater.
Golfers do not have to venture far to enjoy their passion. The fabulous Cedar Rock Golf and Country Club
is a 7,153-yard test in nearby Lenoir. In Granite Falls, there's the 6,616-yard, par 72 layout at the Granada Farms Country Club. Lenoir also offers the sporty, 5,500-yard Coves Golf Course.
A series of summer concerts entitled "Pickin' In The Park" attracts music lovers. The performance series takes place at Hudson Windmill Park during the first Friday of each month from June through September. It is here that you will find, on an outdoor stage, local bands performing a variety of music which ranges from bluegrass to jazz.
The Hickman Windmill and Depot Museum Park
includes a century-old windmill and a restored old train depot. The parks red caboose is the focal point of many a visit and a favorite of the children.
The facility also plays hosts to several other popular events including the Butterfly Festival every May as well as the Kitty Car Parade on the Fourth of July.
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