With Lexington, North Carolina more or less at its center, Davidson County is situated between Charlotte and the state's Piedmont Triad region of Winston-Salem, Greensboro and High Point. Homes priced well below the national average are readily available in Davidson County, and mini-mansions that would fetch millions elsewhere can be found for $600,000. Home to world-famous BBQ, the Yadkin Valley wine region, Davidson County offers a unique cultural experience.
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Lexington, Thomasville and part of High Point are located within Davidson County, each with their own particular charms. Lexington is very proud to be the home of one of North Carolina's very distinct types of BBQ, and is home to over 100 BBQ restaurants. Thomasville might be a little more low-key in terms of pork products, but it's historically prolific furniture industry has made it home to The Big Chair, a 30-foot tall landmark representing local woodworking culture. Davidson County also shares the city of High Point with three other counties. High Point is also known for furniture and textile manufacturing, and has many parks, festivals and a small university. Throughout the county, homes range from 19th Century millhouse styles, to large spacious farmhouses back to modern single-family abodes closer to the cities.
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The furniture industry no longer dominates the region, as most companies moved overseas to cut manufacturing costs. Now Bank of America and High Point Regional Health System take up the largest portion of the job market, with High Point University and Davidson County school systems also employing thousands of individuals. It goes without saying that a region so crazy for BBQ employs thousands of people to cook and serve at the countless restaurants throughout Lexington and beyond. There is ample work opportunity in a variety of professions in Davidson County, with the option to commute to the larger cities of Greensboro and Winston-Salem for an even wider spectrum. The unique, easy-going culture and mild climate make this an attractive in which to settle down.