Located just minutes west of Charlotte, Gastonia is the largest municipality in Gaston County, the 13th largest city in the state, and the second largest city in the booming greater Charlotte Metropolitan Area. With steady growth over the past decade and a population of approximately 75,000, Gastonia offers some of the best in small-town living with amenities of a much larger urban area. Gastonia offers diverse neighborhoods, responsive city and county government, an award-winning educational system, and abundant natural surroundings.
Thinking of moving to Gastonia? There’s something to fit every budget and style. From the wonderful historic bungalows and two-story Colonials lining the tree-lined streets of the national registered historic York Chester district, to the gracious luxury home neighborhoods of Waterford Green or Monticello Woods, there’s much to love. Move further out from the city center to find suburban neighborhoods and townhomes just waiting for your family to call home.
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. We think the city’s slogan describes it well: Great Place, Great People. Great Promise.