High Point

High Point is in North Carolina. High Point is often referred to as the furniture capital of the world due not only to the large number of furniture manufactures in the area, but also because of the International Home Furnishings Markets held each Spring and Fall. Over 8 million square feet of showroom space is used to draw over 70,000 people from all over the world to each market. This nearly doubles the population of High Point resulting in an economic boom to the entire Triad Area as hotel and motel rooms sell out and many residents rent out rooms, floors, or even their entire home for all or part of the 7 to 10 days during the market period.

Get in

By plane

Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO), has around 75 daily flights to most major hubs on the east coast. 12 miles to downtown

By car

From the South. Travel north on I-85. Near Lexington, take Business 85 North. When Business 85 North and Highway 52 split, remain on Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 North (Main Street).

From the West. Take east I-40 past Winston-Salem to Highway 311 South (Exit 196).

From the North. Travel south on I-85. At Greensboro, when I-85 South and I-40 West split, take I-85 South. then, take Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 BR north (Main Street).

From the East. Take I-40 west to Greensboro. When I-85 South and I-40 West split at Greensboro, take I-85 South. Then take Business 85. Exit at Highway 311 BR north (Main Street).

By train

Amtrak's Carolinian, Piedmont, and Crescent lines stop in High Point. The station is located at 100 West High Avenue.

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Routes through High Point

Lynchburg Greensboro  N  S  Salisbury Charlotte
Charlotte Salisbury  W  E  Greensboro Raleigh
Durham Greensboro  N  S  Thomasville Charlotte
Danville Greensboro  N  S  Thomasville Lexington
Lexington Thomasville  W  E  Greensboro Durham


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