High Point, North Carolina

Home of “Premier Learning” at High Point University & the World’s Largest Selection of Furniture

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Founded in 1859, High Point was named for being the highest point on the North Carolina Railroad between Goldsboro and Charlotte. Our forefathers capitalized on the city’s central location in the state appealing to industry and commerce that remains prosperous to this day.

High Point is home to a variety of events that draw visitors from across the globe, including the High Point Market, the world’s largest furnishings industry tradeshow. Twice annually, in April and October, 75,000 professionals in the business including retail buyers, designers, architects, and bloggers from across the United States and 110 countries, descend to downtown High Point, to see the latest trends in furnishings and design.  

Whether you’re attending the High Point Market; visiting our world-class experiential learning institution, High Point University; shopping the area’s 100+ furniture stores and outlets, or enjoying our Labor Day weekend tradition, the John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival.

High Point offers the connectivity, service, and ease of an enjoyable experience. Explore our branding DNA in home furnishings as well as other notable historical perspectives in innovation, entrepreneurship, and civil right history with a visit to High Point Museum. Your history book comes to life with a tour of Mendenhall Homeplace where you’ll find one of only two remaining false-bottom wagons used to transport slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. For family outdoor fun, enjoy a local favorite, City Lake Park featuring a putt-putt golf course, train, and large playground overlooking the scenic beauty of Arnold Koonce, Jr. City Lake. Download the Piedmont Discovery App to find additional 40 nearby parks and trails. High Point University offers beautifully landscaped gardens and statues to explore along with unlimited cultural and sporting events to attend throughout the academic year.

High Point, known as the “Home Furnishings Capital of the World!”TM, is the destination for home furnishings

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